Inside the battle to host the 2020 Democratic convention

WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials in Houston, Miami and Milwaukee are scrambling to lure the Democratic National Convention in 2020, but each city has something left to prove. Democratic N...

2 stages, up to 20 candidates in first 2 Democratic debates

WASHINGTON (AP) — The first two Democratic presidential debates for the 2020 election will have two heats with room for a total of 20 candidates who meet certain polling or grassroots fundraising thre...

DNC chair: 2 stages, 16 spots for first 2 Democratic debates

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic Party's first two presidential debates will have two stages for a total of up to 16 participants. Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez di...

APNewsBreak: Howard Dean to head new Dem voter data exchange

Howard Dean is back. The one-time presidential candidate, former Vermont governor and ex-Democratic National Committee chairman is set to return to prominence as head of a new operat...

Virginia Dems brace for 2020 political fallout from scandal

The political crisis in Virginia threatens to turn a state that has trended Democratic back into a battleground, a development that could complicate the party's effort to defeat President Donald Trump...

Countering Trump, Stacey Abrams to offer case for community

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams will deliver her party's response to President Donald Trump's State of the Union address by arguing for a more unified society that gives every American a...

Stacey Abrams to take to Georgia airwaves during Super Bowl

ATLANTA (AP) — Stacey Abrams is taking her voting rights campaign to the airwaves in her home state during the Super Bowl. Abrams' political group has bought airtime on Georgia affil...

LA Mayor Garcetti skips 2020 and big-name Democratic field

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti explained his decision to sit out the 2020 presidential contest in simple terms — the city, he said, "is where I want to be." The c...

Eyeing 2020, Jay Inslee pitches himself as climate candidate

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee introduced himself by first name to one college student after another this week as he toured the state that's home to the nation's first presidential...

Los Angeles teachers' strike shows Garcetti risks in '20 bid

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti will soon decide whether to enter the 2020 White House contest. He'd anchor his candidacy to the idea that local government is where things get done ...

Man in the middle: DNC chair prepares for tough primary

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez is at the center of the biggest test his party has faced in recent history. The party has rebounded from its disast...

Democrats fight over who owns data ahead of 2020

Democratic National Committee officials and a group of state party leaders are trying to resolve an increasingly ugly dispute over how the party manages and pays for the voter data used in campaigns. ...

Too old to run? Biden wrestles with age as he eyes 2020 run

Joe Biden is talking with friends and longtime supporters about whether he's too old to seek the White House. That's according to several sources who have spoken with the former Demo...

Andrew Gillum to address Democratic donors amid 2020 buzz

WASHINGTON (AP) — Florida Democrat Andrew Gillum is set to address top Democratic Party donors gathered in Washington amid speculation he's considering a 2020 presidential bid. The T...

Perez takes final tour of Democratic convention finalists

Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez is headed to Milwaukee on Monday as he begins the final round of the selection process for the party's 2020 presidential nominating convention. ...