Political debates

FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2019 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Montana Gov. Steve Bullock speaks at the National Press Club in Washington. Bullock was told how he could qualify for the next presidential debate, but it didn’t make much sense: Spend $60. Attract a $1 donor. And repeat, maybe thousands of times. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
August 27, 2019 - 11:29 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates desperate to qualify for the next debate are spending millions on Facebook to attract new donors, sometimes spending far more than they collect in contributions. They fear not being in the debate could doom their campaigns and they face a...
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FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2011, file photo former U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh, R-Ill., gestures during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Walsh, a former Illinois congressman, says he'll challenge President Donald Trump for the Republican nomination in 2020. The tea party favorite argues that Trump is unfit for the White House. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
August 26, 2019 - 8:31 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — "Never Trump" Republicans are eager to see the president confront a credible primary adversary. But the party will likely erect structural barriers that make that kind of challenge exceedingly difficult. And for good reason: Every incumbent president for four-plus decades who has...
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FILE - In this April 3, 2019, photo file photo, Tom Perez, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, speaks during the National Action Network Convention in New York. The Democratic National Committee is quashing a push from climate activists and some national party members who want a 2020 presidential primary debate devoted exclusively to the climate crisis. The national party committee on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019 rejected a resolution effectively authorizing such a debate by a vote of 222 to 137. The move drew rebukes from the Sunrise Movement and other activists who say the party leadership is ignoring young voters’ priorities. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig), File
August 24, 2019 - 7:16 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Democratic National Committee on Saturday quashed a push from climate activists and some national party members who want a 2020 presidential primary debate devoted exclusively to the climate crisis. The national party committee voted 222-137 at its summer meeting in San...
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Democratic National Committee members join hands as Rev. Dr. William Barber II speaks Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, in San Francisco. More than a dozen Democratic presidential hopefuls are making their way to California to curry favor with national party activists from around country. Democratic National Committee members will hear Friday from top contenders, including Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris and Bernie Sanders. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
August 23, 2019 - 6:33 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Democratic presidential field is shrinking but not quickly enough to ward off the prospect of a long, bruising fight for the nomination. Three candidates dropped out of the race over the last two weeks, and several others could soon follow. What remains will be a...
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August 22, 2019 - 2:44 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Democratic Party leaders are fighting over whether to hold a presidential primary debate exclusively on the climate crisis. Hundreds of activists are at the Democratic National Committee's summer meeting Thursday in California, where an influential party committee is discussing...
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FILE - In this May 31, 2019, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Washington Gov. Jay Inslee waves after speaking during a campaign event at the Unity Freedom Presidential Forum in Pasadena, Calif. Inslee, who made fighting climate change the central theme of his presidential campaign, announced Wednesday night, Aug. 21, that he is ending his bid for the 2020 Democratic nomination. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)
August 22, 2019 - 2:45 am
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, who has ended his climate change-focused 2020 presidential bid, is set to announce Thursday that he'll seek a third term as governor. Two people close to Inslee told The Associated Press that Inslee planned to make the announcement in an email to...
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Democratic presidential candidate and former Housing Secretary Julian Castro, right, with his son Cristian, and daughter Carina, visit with Ivan, a puppy up for adoption, during a stop at the Animal Defense League of Texas shelter, Monday, Aug. 19, 2019, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
August 20, 2019 - 3:26 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Julián Castro said Tuesday that he has qualified for the next presidential debates, reaching a polling threshold for the round taking place in September in Houston. The former Obama housing chief and former mayor of San Antonio announced that...
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Former Vice President and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks during a public employees union candidate forum Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
August 03, 2019 - 5:26 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on Democratic presidential contenders in Nevada (all times local): 1:40 p.m. Bernie Sanders says union workers will be better off under his switch to his government-run "Medicare for All" health insurance proposal because they'll get better coverage and it will give them...
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Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., speaks during the first of two Democratic presidential primary debates hosted by CNN Tuesday, July 30, 2019, at the Fox Theatre in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
August 02, 2019 - 8:55 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar says she has qualified to participate in the third Democratic presidential debate next month in Houston. The Minnesota senator's presidential campaign announced Friday it has amassed 130,000 individual donors, one of the two...
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President Donald Trump gestures to the crowd before exiting a campaign rally at U.S. Bank Arena, Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
August 02, 2019 - 3:04 am
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's rally in Cincinnati (all times local): 9:30 p.m. President Donald Trump has used a revved-up rally in Cincinnati to tear into the Democrats he has been elevating as his new political foils. But the president mostly avoided the racial...
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