Caucuses

College student Myles Hammond, 22, attends a Mike Bloomberg event, Monday, Feb. 3, 2020 in Sacramento, Calif. On the day the 2020 election kicks off in Iowa, Bloomberg is going his own way in California. Hammond, of. Parker, Colo., is wavering on his vote, mostly between Bloomberg and Bernie Sanders. (AP Photo/Michael R. Blood)
February 03, 2020 - 11:16 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Iowa? Who cares. On the day the 2020 presidential election kicks off with the Iowa caucuses, Michael Bloomberg was half a continent and a leap of faith away in California, where the Democratic candidate sought to bring attention to a campaign that has forsworn early voting...
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FILE - In this, Jan. 26, 2020, file photo, people walk along the shore of Storm Lake in Storm Lake, Iowa. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
February 03, 2020 - 10:31 am
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — What are the Iowa caucuses and why do they matter? They’re essentially small local meetings where neighbors and strangers stand up to show their support for a particular candidate, and to persuade others to join them. Iowa’s 41 national delegates are up for grabs, but the...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., pauses as he speaks to an overflow crowd at a Super Bowl watch party campaign event, Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/John Locher)
February 03, 2020 - 7:54 am
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Presidential politics move fast. What we're watching heading into a new week on the 2020 campaign: ___ Days to Iowa caucuses: 0 Days to general election: 274 ___ THE NARRATIVE The end of the beginning is here. After a year of political drama, the first voting contest of the...
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Democratic presidential candidate former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg, right, looks to his husband Chasten Buttigieg, left, as they meet with members of the audience during a campaign event at Northwest Junior High, Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020, in Coralville, Iowa. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
February 02, 2020 - 3:09 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — On the eve of the Iowa caucuses, Democratic presidential candidates hustled across the state on Sunday trying to fire up voters and make one last appeal to those struggling to make a final decision about their choice in the crowded field. Campaigns and voters acknowledged a...
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A woman holds a caucus card for Democratic presidential candidate former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg at a town hall meeting Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, in Indianola, Iowa (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
February 02, 2020 - 10:41 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Iowa caucuses are never simple. On Monday, voters who have gathered at more than 1,600 caucus sites will begin their night by declaring support for their preferred presidential candidate. After a feverish round of lobbying, supporters of eliminated candidates can make a second...
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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden shakes hands with a member of the audience as he arrives at a campaign stop at the South Slope Community Center, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, in North Liberty, Iowa. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
February 01, 2020 - 9:02 pm
NORTH LIBERTY, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates promised voters in Iowa on Saturday they would unify the party to take on President Donald Trump even as they kept up their criticism of each other and navigated the lingering divides from the 2016 campaign. “I’m confident Americans,...
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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a campaign stop at a Quality Inn, Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, in Fort Madison, Iowa. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
January 31, 2020 - 10:52 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Three days before the Iowa caucuses begin the 2020 nominating process, Joe Biden’s campaign manager downplayed the significance of Iowa and New Hampshire and prepped supporters for an extended primary season. “The vice president has said many times: Monday’s contest begins...
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Democratic presidential candidate former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg, waves at the conclusion of a town hall meeting at the Orpheum Theatre in Sioux City, Iowa, Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
January 31, 2020 - 10:25 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates kicked off a final, frenetic weekend of campaigning ahead of the Iowa caucuses, which will begin the battle to take on President Donald Trump in November. Former Vice President Joe Biden and Pete Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend,...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks at a campaign rally Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, in Sioux City, Iowa. (AP Photo/John Locher)
January 27, 2020 - 5:48 pm
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — As Bernie Sanders exudes confidence in his ability to win next week's Iowa caucuses, his moderate rivals are struggling with how — and whether — to directly take on the progressive Vermont senator who some Democrats worry won't be able to defeat President Donald Trump...
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Democratic presidential candidate former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg speaks at a FOX News Channel Town Hall at the River Center, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
January 27, 2020 - 4:32 pm
FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) — A Democratic presidential race that started as a struggle between the activist left and the moderates has become something far less ideological and more emotional as the first nominating contest has come into view: Should they fight or unite? A year into the campaign,...
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