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FILE- In this May 22, 2018, file photo Georgia's Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams waves in Atlanta. Abrams is trying to reach voters who don’t usually vote in midterm elections in the hopes to drive up turnout in her race against Republican Brian Kemp. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
October 13, 2018 - 3:31 am
FOREST PARK, Ga. (AP) — Matrice Peavy is thrilled to see a young staffer for Georgia's Democratic gubernatorial nominee on her front stoop, and the 46-year-old mom assures the canvasser that she wants to help Stacey Abrams win. "She's for all the people ... and she loves her family," Peavy says,...
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FILE - In this June 29, 2018, file photo, former Vice President Joe Biden speaks to the media in Cincinnati. Home to the first-in-the-South primaries, South Carolina is accustomed to the parade of presidential candidates who frequent the state in hopes of boosting their national credibility. But, with eager Democrats’ open 2020 contest, that competition has begun here early, with candidates lining up visits with a frequency accelerated from years past. Biden, who has said it’ll be at least January before he decides about 2020, has been keeping an elevated profile in South Carolina this midterm cycle, even for him (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
October 12, 2018 - 4:28 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Even by South Carolina standards, this is a lot. There's no set date for the state's pivotal 2020 presidential primary. But that's not stopping a half dozen potential Democratic contenders from swarming the state over the next week, connecting with voters and political...
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This combination of Sept. 21, 2018, file photos show Republican U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, left, and Democratic U.S. Representative Beto O'Rourke, right, during their first Senate debate in Dallas. O'Rourke says there's still work to do after being asked about Hispanic outreach in his race against Cruz. O'Rourke needs a broad electorate in November to have a chance at pulling off one of the biggest upsets of the 2018 midterms. His path to victory includes getting more Latinos to the polls, which Texas Democrats have struggled to do for decades. (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News via AP, Pool, File)
October 12, 2018 - 1:10 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Democrat Beto O'Rourke said Friday that he raised more than $38.1 million for his Texas Senate campaign in the last three months, a record haul that more than triples rival Ted Cruz's total despite recent polls showing a widening lead for the Republican incumbent. O'Rourke said...
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In this Sept. 29, 2018, photo, Rep. Jacky Rosen, D-Nev., right, embraces Carmen West during a breakfast event at TC's Rib Crib as she campaigns in Las Vegas. In the high-stakes race for Senate in Nevada, Rosen is taking on one of the biggest names in GOP politics by painting Sen. Dean Heller as someone without firm principles. (AP Photo/John Locher)
October 12, 2018 - 2:15 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Many Republicans are breathing easier this week, confident that the fight over Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination fired up their voters. Dean Heller isn't one of them. Facing a female challenger in a state gradually becoming more Democratic, the senator and longtime fixture...
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President Donald Trump arrives to speak at a campaign rally at Erie Insurance Arena, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, in Erie, Pa. As Hurricane Michael pounded the Southeast on Wednesday, Trump took shelter at the campaign rally in Pennsylvania, where he sought to boost Republicans before the midterms. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 10, 2018 - 7:56 pm
ERIE, Pa. (AP) — As Hurricane Michael pounded the Southeast on Wednesday, President Donald Trump took shelter at a campaign rally in Pennsylvania, where he sought to boost Republicans before the midterms. Trump acknowledged the hurricane at the top of his rally in Erie, offering his "thoughts and...
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October 10, 2018 - 4:54 pm
The main Republican campaign committee is pulling out of a hard-fought race in a southern Arizona swing district. The National Republican Congressional Committee has canceled its remaining advertising buys in Arizona's 2nd district. That's according to a Republican familiar with the situation who...
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FILE - In this July 27, 2018 file photo, Michael Avenatti, the attorney for porn actress Stormy Daniels, talks to the media during a news conference in front of the U.S. Federal Courthouse in Los Angeles. In Washington and early battleground states, Michael Avenatti is pitching himself as a Democrat willing to take the fight to President Donald Trump in the 2020 election. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
October 10, 2018 - 10:43 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Michael Avenatti held court last month with a dozen Democratic strategists in the main dining room at The Palm — a see-and-be-seen table at one of Washington's most prominent power lunch spots. Avenatti did most of the talking. While he offered few details about how he planned to...
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October 09, 2018 - 5:45 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A newly formed political action committee says it's trying to "encourage" former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, a Democrat, to run for president. The group called "Tenaciously Moving for American Change in 2020" announced its formation Tuesday. The group's name is a play on...
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FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2018, file photo, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt, gestures as he speaks during a campaign stop for Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Andrew Gillum in Tampa, Fla. Sanders is embarking on a nine-state tour on behalf of Democratic candidates competing in the November elections, returning to the campaign trail ahead of a decision on another White House bid. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
October 09, 2018 - 8:50 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Bernie Sanders is embarking on a nine-state battleground tour on behalf of Democratic candidates competing in the November elections, returning to the campaign trail ahead of a decision on another White House bid. The packed October schedule marks the Vermont independent's...
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FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2018, file photo, Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., left, shakes hands with Republican former state Rep. Mike Braun following a U.S. Senate Debate in Westville, Ind. Donnelly is hoping a visit from former Vice President Joe Biden will help his effort to run up the vote in the Democratic stronghold of northwest Indiana. Vice President Mike Pence will be appearing at a fundraising dinner in Indianapolis around the same time to rev up support for Braun. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, Pool, File)
October 08, 2018 - 10:58 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Democratic Indiana Sen. Joe Donnelly and Republican businessman Mike Braun don't agree on much. But both conceded one point Monday night, during their first debate: they support President Donald Trump. "I go against my party all the time," Donnelly said from the debate stage in...
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