Primary elections

Senate Minority Leader Dick Saslaw, D-Fairfax, speaks to supporters at an election party in Springfield, Va., Tuesday, June 11, 2019. Saslaw won the race. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
June 11, 2019 - 11:57 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's off-year elections later this year — when 140 legislative seats and partisan control of the Legislature is up for grabs — may signal what the rest of the country's mood will be in 2020. But a series of surprising primary results Tuesday offered mix messages on what...
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Senate Minority Leader Dick Saslaw, D-Fairfax, speaks to supporters at an election party in Springfield, Va., Tuesday, June 11, 2019. Saslaw won the race. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
June 11, 2019 - 11:56 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's off-year elections later this year — when 140 legislative seats and partisan control of the Legislature is up for grabs — may signal what the rest of the country's mood will be in 2020. But a series of surprising primary results Tuesday offered mix messages on what...
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House Judiciary Committee Chairman, Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., listens during opening statements as as House Democrats start a hearing to examine whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice, the first of several hearings scheduled by Democrats on special counsel Robert Mueller's report, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, June 10, 2019. The panel will focus on testimony from former White House counsel John Dean, a star witness from Watergate who helped bring down Richard Nixon's presidency. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
June 11, 2019 - 12:49 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's highly charged legislative primary Tuesday is being closely watched as a possible political barometer for the coming presidential election year. The state's 2017 elections were an early warning signal that a blue wave of opposition to President Donald Trump was...
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FILE - In a Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015 file photo, Senate minority leader,Sen. Richard Saslaw, D-Fairfax, speaks during debate on a bill during the Senate session at the Capitol in Richmond, Va. Saslaw is facing a primary challenger for the first time in 40 years. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
June 10, 2019 - 10:17 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's highly charged legislative primary Tuesday is being closely watched as a possible political barometer for the coming presidential election year. The state's 2017 elections were an early warning signal that a blue wave of opposition to President Donald Trump was...
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June 09, 2019 - 9:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Activists hoping to defeat House Democrats in next year's primary elections with more progressive and diverse challengers are assessing how to cope with unintended consequences of their 2018 success, even as they hunt for their next Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez . Ocasio-Cortez,...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks during the 2019 California Democratic Party State Organizing Convention in San Francisco, Saturday, June 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
June 07, 2019 - 11:55 am
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Tim Bottaro was ready to endorse Kamala Harris. He planned an event for the California senator in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, buying balloons to match her campaign's colors. But the morning before Harris was due to arrive, her campaign called the former Democratic Party chairman in...
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Former vice president and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden walks with Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, left, on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, in downtown Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
June 05, 2019 - 3:02 pm
Nearly six weeks after entering the race, Joe Biden is defying the norms of the Democratic Party's 2020 presidential primary. The former vice president isn't going to the same places as his Democratic rivals; he's not promoting the same liberal policies; and he's not participating in the same...
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FILE - In this May 25, 2019, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate New York Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks at an event with veterans and military families in Las Vegas. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is picking up the first union endorsement of his longshot presidential bid. The New York Hotel and Motel Trades Council announced Wednesday, June 5, that it is endorsing de Blasio and will send members to campaign for him in the early voting states of New Hampshire, Iowa, South Carolina and Nevada.(AP Photo/John Locher, File)
June 05, 2019 - 8:05 am
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (dih BLAH'-zee-oh) has picked up the first union endorsement of his longshot presidential bid. The New York Hotel and Motel Trades Council announced Wednesday that it is endorsing de Blasio and will send members to campaign for him in early voting...
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May 31, 2019 - 9:10 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Democratic presidential hopefuls have descended on California for a weekend gathering of thousands of party activists. Fourteen candidates including home state Sen. Kamala Harris and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders are set to speak at the California Democratic Party's annual...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand speaks to local residents at a coffee shop, Saturday, May 25, 2019, in Mason City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
May 30, 2019 - 2:01 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand (KEER'-sten JIHL'-uh-brand) has picked up her first New Hampshire endorsement, announcing that state Rep. Sue Ford says she's "the best person" for the White House. In a statement released by Gillibrand's campaign, Ford says the...
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