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Jul 24, 2023

Change in state’s high court leaves Dems hopeful

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's Supreme Court will flip from majority conservative to liberal control next month and Democrats have high hopes the change will lead to the state's abortion ban being overturned and maps redrawn to weaken GOP control of the Legislature and congressional districts. Democrats in the perennial battleground state focused on abortion to win an April election resulting [...]

Sep 10, 2019

How 2020 Democrats want to overhaul criminal justice laws

By ELANA SCHOR and JUANA SUMMERS Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Every top Democratic presidential contender is touting a detailed overhaul of the criminal justice system to end rules and practices that have been blamed for the mass incarceration of a generation of African Americans. The proposals illustrate the influence of black voters in the […]

Nov 20, 2018

Steyer makes move toward 2020 with ad, trip to SC

California billionaire Tom Steyer made another move Tuesday toward launching a potential 2020 presidential bid with an announcement that he’s planning to return to early-voting South Carolina next month for an event in Charleston. In a news release, the wealthy investor said that he plans to talk about the importance of equal voting. That’s one […]

Nov 15, 2018

After midterms, Democratic hopefuls eye early-voting states

Democrats pondering 2020 presidential bids in the aftermath of the midterm elections are pivoting from campaigning for other candidates across the country to refocusing on their own efforts, including moves in early-voting states like South Carolina. On Friday, former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is set to deliver a keynote address at an Urban League fundraiser […]

Jul 26, 2016

The education of Tim Kaine

Before he was a governor or a U.S. Senator, before he was the Democratic nominee for vice president, Tim Kaine was a lawyer practicing in Richmond, Virginia. He has seen and done a lot since en­tering the Senate; he has built a rep­utation as hard-working and thought­ful, a traditional Democrat but not necessarily a knee-jerk […]

Jun 20, 2016

Bjorn certified as Democrat 2nd District winner by 45 votes

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Arik Bjorn has been declared the winner of the Democratic primary in South Carolina’s 2nd Congressional race by 45 votes out of more than 19,000 cast. The South Carolina Election Commission certified the results Saturday afternoon after a recount mandated by law. Tuesday’s unofficial count had Bjorn bearing Phil Black by […]

Jan 20, 2016

For Sanders, Iowa is chance to turn revolution into reality

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Bernie Sanders was halfway through his opening statement — a stern, 45-minute lecture on domestic policy leavened with a dash of political pep talk — when he realized the crowd had missed one of his rare attempts at humor. “That was a joke!” he bellowed. Laughter briefly rippled through the […]

Jan 18, 2016

In tight race, Democrats debate passion versus practicality

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — With just two weeks to go before the first votes of the 2016 race for president, Democrats Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders engaged in their most contentious debate match-up to date, underscoring their tightening primary race as the Iowa caucuses draw near. The pair tangled repeatedly Sunday night over who’s tougher […]

Oct 14, 2014

Biden in South Carolina just weeks before election

Vice President Joe Biden is continuing his midterm election campaigning, returning to South Carolina to help Democrats on the ballot in November.

Jul 17, 2014

Dems target women with bills on contraception, pay

WASHINGTON— Democrats and Republicans are fervently pursuing a batch of doomed bills in Congress because they target a coveted prize in the Nov. 4 elections: female voters. Wednesday’s Senate vote on contraception legislation is the latest example of Democrats’ win-by-losing strategy, which forces Republicans to vote on sensitive matters that might rile women this fall. […]

May 22, 2014

Meh: Nearly half don’t care who controls Congress

WASHINGTON — Who cares which party controls Congress? Only about half of Americans. The other 46 percent, not so much, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll. Ask people whom they would rather see in charge on Capitol Hill, and Republicans finish in a dead heat with “doesn’t matter.” Democrats fare only a little better: 37 […]

Mar 20, 2014

Deep South Dems mount comeback with familiar names

Democrats in the conservative Deep South are looking to recapture some old political magic in the 2014 elections.

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