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Rival Democrats accuse Bloomberg of trying to ‘buy’ election

Rival Democrats accuse Bloomberg of trying to ‘buy’ election

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — With the Nevada caucuses less than a week away, Democratic presidential candidates campaigning Sunday were fixated on a rival who wasn’t contesting the state. Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden, Amy Klobuchar and Pete Buttigieg all targeted billionaire Mike Bloomberg, accusing him of buying his way into the election and making clear…

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Go West: 2020 Democrats seek their fortunes in Nevada

Go West: 2020 Democrats seek their fortunes in Nevada

LAS VEGAS (AP) — As the Democratic presidential race hurtles toward Nevada, candidates in the still-crowded field are jumping into their first test in a racially diverse state with solid union muscle and shaky plans for a presidential caucus. Nevada has no obvious front-runner, though Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders heads into the contest on strong…

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Democrats step up attacks to blunt Michael Bloomberg’s rise

Democrats step up attacks to blunt Michael Bloomberg’s rise

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates hoping to revive their flagging campaigns increasingly took aim at Mike Bloomberg on Thursday, blasting their billionaire rival for trying to buy his way into the White House and raising questions about his commitment to racial equality.Struggling to recover from poor showings in the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire…

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Some Democrats fear fallout from Sanders atop the ticket

Some Democrats fear fallout from Sanders atop the ticket

DENVER (AP) — The resurgence of Sen. Bernie Sanders in the presidential nominating process is triggering alarm in the Democratic Party, with many warning that a ticket headed by the self-declared socialist could be devastating to the party’s chances of winning the Senate and holding the House in November.In anxious huddles, apprehensive Democrats are sharing…

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AP VoteCast: NH Democrats angry, seek alternative to Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic voters in Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary were angry at President Donald Trump’s administration and eager to pick the candidate most likely to oust him from office.Roughly three-quarters of voters said they were not just dissatisfied but also angry with the Trump administration, according to a wide-ranging AP VoteCast survey of Democratic…

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Democrats on edge after 2020 election season’s ragged launch

CONCORD, New Hampshire (AP) — For Democrats, this was supposed be a moment to begin easing three years of built-up of anxieties. Instead, the launch of the 2020 presidential primary has left the party deeply unsettled and President Donald Trump gleeful about the chaos. Party leaders are on edge over embarrassing technical issues that marred…

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Democrats prepare for New Hampshire debate as urgency rises

Democrats prepare for New Hampshire debate as urgency rises

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The Democratic Party’s seven strongest presidential contenders are preparing for what could be the fiercest debate stage clash of the 2020 primary season as candidates look to survive the gauntlet of contests that lie ahead.The field has been shaken and reshaped by chaotic Iowa caucuses earlier this week, and Friday’s debate…

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Analysis: Iowa Democrats drawn to two faces of change

Analysis: Iowa Democrats drawn to two faces of change

WASHINGTON (AP) — Iowa Democrats were drawn to two faces of change. After a daylong delay, partial results from the state’s Democratic caucuses showed Pete Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, with a narrow lead over Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.By many measures, Buttigieg, 38, and Sanders, 78, are a study in contrast. They…

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