Primary elections

In this Nov. 12, 2018 file photo, ballots are prepared for tabulation in Augusta, Maine, in the Second Congressional District's House election, the first congressional race in American history to be decided by the ranked-choice voting method. Gov. Janet Mills has until midnight Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, to sign or veto a bill that would allow ranked-choice voting in the state's March 2020 presidential primary. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)
September 06, 2019 - 2:40 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine is set to become the first state to allow voters to rank candidates in a general presidential election. Democratic Gov. Janet Mills said Friday she'll allow such a bill to become law in January without her signature. The legislation requires ranked choice voting in...
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Democratic presidential candidate former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke greets students after speaking at a event at Tufts University Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, in Medford, Mass. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)
September 06, 2019 - 1:30 am
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire is not accustomed to playing the role of the undercard. But so far in the 2020 campaign, the first-in-the-nation primary state has been more of a destination for lower-tier Democratic presidential candidates than for three of its top contenders. Democratic...
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FILE - In this April 18, 2017, file photo, state Sen. Jake LaTurner, R-Pittsburg, speaks to reporters after his appointment as state treasurer by Gov. Brownback during a news conference at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. LaTurner has abandoned a campaign for an open U.S. Senate seat to challenge first-term GOP congressman Steve Watkins that he describes as vulnerable to Democratic defeat.(AP Photo/John Hanna, File)
September 04, 2019 - 11:32 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' Republican state treasurer on Wednesday abandoned a campaign for an open Senate seat to challenge a GOP freshman congressman that he describes as vulnerable to Democratic defeat. Treasurer Jake LaTurner's announcement came little more than a week after former GOP Gov...
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August 29, 2019 - 9:12 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Democratic National Committee will recommend scrapping state plans to offer virtual, telephone-based caucuses in 2020 due to security concerns, sources tell The Associated Press. The final choice whether to allow virtual caucuses in Iowa and Nevada is up to the party's...
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August 28, 2019 - 12:04 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — A Phoenix-area businessman says he will challenge U.S. Sen. Martha McSally in next year's Republican primary. Daniel McCarthy told The Associated Press on Wednesday that Congress needs "conservative outsiders to step in and push back quickly." His challenge could pose a serious...
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Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, right, is greeted by a supporter as he arrives to vote at his Flowood, Miss., precinct with his wife Elee, unseen, Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019. Reeves faces former Mississippi Supreme Court Chief Justice Bill Waller Jr., for the Republican Party nomination for governor. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
August 27, 2019 - 7:21 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on the governor's race in Mississippi (all times local): 9:15 p.m. Mississippi Republican gubernatorial nominee Tate Reeves says his goal is to unite his party and "ensure that Mississippi does not elect a liberal Democrat to the office of governor." Reeves is the...
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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 25, 2019 - 6:47 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Walsh, a former Illinois congressman ad tea party favorite turned radio talk show host, announced a longshot challenge Sunday to President Donald Trump for the Republican nomination in 2020, saying the incumbent is "completely unfit" for office and must be denied a second term...
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August 24, 2019 - 3:30 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — 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 rejected a resolution that would have...
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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 - 3:33 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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Democratic presidential candidate Rep. Seth Moulton, D-Mass., speaks with reporters, Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019, at the Hillsborough County Democrats Summer Picnic, in Greenfield, N.H. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
August 23, 2019 - 11:32 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Massachusetts Rep. Seth Moulton plans to exit the Democratic presidential primary race on Friday, becoming the second 2020 candidate to drop out this week as the field narrows. Moulton is set to announce the end of his campaign during remarks to the Democratic National Committee...
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