Primary elections

Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, speaks with reporters as senators are considering multiple pieces of legislation in an effort to formally rebuke Saudi Arabia for the slaying of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
December 13, 2018 - 3:45 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona, President Donald Trump's most vocal Republican adversary in the Senate, cautioned in his farewell address Thursday that the "threats to our democracy from within and without are real." Flake declined to seek re-election to a second term, acknowledging...
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House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi of California, meets with reporters at her weekly news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
December 07, 2018 - 12:59 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Wondering if Republicans will push Nancy Pelosi over the top in her drive to become House speaker next year? Despite supportive words from President Donald Trump, it's implausible. Twice since Democrats won House control in last month's elections, Trump has said the California...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018 file photo, former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during the UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law 20th Anniversary Gala at the Bellagio Casino in Las Vegas. On Monday, Dec. 4, 2018, Biden said he believes that he is the most qualified person in the country to be president. (Yasmina Chavez/Las Vegas Sun via AP)
December 07, 2018 - 12:19 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Democrats are hitting fast forward. The first major presidential campaign announcements could come before year's end. The Democratic National Committee plans to announce a debate framework by then featuring 15 to 20 candidates. The first primary debate could happen as early as May,...
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New Hampshire Secretary of State William M. Gardner walks down a hall at the Statehouse, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, in Concord, N.H. In New Hampshire's secretary of state race that could affect the state's first-in-the-nation presidential primary standing, lawmakers are going to decide whether to re-elect their longtime veteran Gardner or a challenger younger than the 42 years he's served. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
December 05, 2018 - 5:28 pm
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — With loud cheers and applause, New Hampshire lawmakers on Wednesday re-elected their veteran secretary of state and guardian of the first-in-the-nation presidential primary after two rounds of close votes. Legislators voted to keep Bill Gardner, the nation's longest-serving...
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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, left, with the help of the Mary and Don Miller family from Plainfield, Wis., flipped the switch to light the state Christmas Tree in the Capitol Rotunda, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018 at the Capitol in Madison, Wis. The Senate and Assembly are set to send dozens of changes in state law to Walker's desk Tuesday. (Steve Apps/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)
December 04, 2018 - 11:43 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Demonstrators booed outgoing Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on Tuesday during a Christmas tree-lighting ceremony, at times drowning out a high school choir with their own songs in protest of a Republican effort to gut the powers of his Democratic successor. The governor, wearing a...
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Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks during a news conference after touring the Paulson Electric Company, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
December 04, 2018 - 9:19 pm
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said in Iowa on Tuesday that he would do everything he can to make climate change the defining issue of the 2020 Democratic presidential nominating campaign, despite resistance in regions of the country that his party would likely...
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FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2017 file photo, New Hampshire Secretary of State Bill Gardner is shown in a meeting of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity in Manchester, NH. Lawmakers will decide on Wednesday whether to re-elect Bill Gardner as secretary of state, which oversees elections in New Hampshire. Gardner has held the position for 42 years, fiercely protecting New Hampshire’s place on the primary calendar from other states that want the attention _ and money _ that comes along with being one of the first states to vote for president. (AP Photo/Holly Ramer)
December 04, 2018 - 12:32 pm
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire might celebrate 100 years of holding the nation's earliest presidential primary in 2020 without the man long credited with protecting the state's coveted position. If Bill Gardner is ousted this week after 42 years on the job, some worry the state's ability to...
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People gather to protest outside a lame-duck session of the Joint Finance Committee at the Capitol in Madison, Wis., Monday, Dec. 3, 2018. Wisconsin Republicans moved quickly Monday with a rare lame-duck session that would change the 2020 presidential primary date and make sweeping changes to the duties of the governor and attorney general's offices. (Mark Hoffmanf/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP)
December 04, 2018 - 6:47 am
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Still stinging from an election loss, Wisconsin Republicans on Monday tried to push through measures that would weaken the incoming Democratic administration and allow outgoing Republican Gov. Scott Walker to make one last major mark on the state's political landscape after his...
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December 03, 2018 - 7:52 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's governor named a new state elections board chairman on Monday, tasked with leading an investigation into alleged absentee ballot fraud and other irregularities in a very close congressional race. Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper elevated Vice Chairman Joshua Malcolm...
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In this Nov. 27, 2018, photo, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks about his new book, 'Where We Go From Here: Two Years in the Resistance' in Washington. Sanders is poised to become a dominant force in the Democratic Party’s next presidential primary election should he run. But with his liberal ideology taking hold in the Democratic mainstream, there are signs of cracks in his political base _ even in his own backyard _ as Sanders’ loyalists begin to size up the large number of presidential prospects aligned with their party’s far-left wing. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
December 03, 2018 - 2:16 am
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — An insurgent underdog no more, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is laying the groundwork to launch a bigger presidential campaign than his first, as advisers predict he would open the 2020 Democratic presidential primary season as a political powerhouse. A final decision has not...
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