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Category Archives: Party Politics

Iowa 2020 Democratic presidential debate recap: How did the six candidates fare?

Excerpt: The debate was the last before Democratic voters caucus in Iowa, and the candidates appearing onstage in Des Moines were determined to showcase their electability.
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Cory Booker abandons his presidential bid

Excerpt: The New Jersey senator struggled to stand out in a crowded field, hampered by lack of support and interest from Democratic voters.
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Donald Trump’s looming impeachment trial could shift the balance in Iowa

Excerpt: Senators will be forced to stay in Washington D.C. as other candidates enter the final sprint for votes in the Hawkeye State.
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Washingtonians will have thirteen Democratic candidates to choose from in March’s primary

Excerpt: Fifteen candidates filed paperwork to be included on Washington state's ballot, two of whom subsequently dropped out.
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Julián Castro is no longer seeking the Democratic nomination for President

Excerpt: Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro is exiting the Democratic presidential sweepstakes after failing to gain traction.
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We’re watching the sixth 2020 Democratic presidential debate. Join us!

Excerpt: NPI staff are watching and sharing impressions of the sixth 2020 Democratic presidential debate, which is taking place in Los Angeles over the course of two and a half hours.
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Kamala Harris exits contest for 2020 Democratic presidential nomination

Excerpt: The California senator is out of the running for the Democratic Party's nomination to be the next President of the United States.
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Michael Bloomberg is trying to buy the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination

Excerpt: The well known billionaire and former Mayor of New York has poured millions of dollars of his own money into buying television ads, shunning retail politics.
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Deval Patrick enters 2020 Democratic presidential sweepstakes at the eleventh hour

Excerpt: Massachusetts' first African-American governor hopes to win over voters in the early states and black voters in the South.
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Billionaire Michael Bloomberg is poised to seek the Democratic presidential nomination

Excerpt: The former Mayor of New York and media mogul has sent staff to Alabama to gather signatures for a presidential run.
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Senator Elizabeth Warren takes on critics, releases plan to finance Medicare For All

Excerpt: The Massachusetts Senator's plan foresees over $20 trillion in public investment over a decade, and would substantially reduce costs for ordinary Americans.
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Ohio’s Tim Ryan drops out of the 2020 Democratic presidential sweepstakes

Excerpt: The candidate, who represents Ohio's 13th District, announced his decision through a video on Twitter. From start to finish, Ryan's candidacy barely registered in polling.
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Julián Castro may suspend his presidential campaign by the end of October 2019

Excerpt: Castro's cash-strapped campaign has asked supporters to donate at least $800,000 to continue his presidential bid beyond Halloween 2019.
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Watch the fourth 2020 Democratic presidential primary debate tonight!

Excerpt: Twelve Democratic candidates will face each other in Ohio tonight, three weeks after Nancy Pelosi announced an impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump.
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