Takeaways from the 2018 primary season

The stage is set for a November brawl that could loosen President Donald Trump's grip on Washington. Elections in New York Thursday marked the end of a long, dramatic and sometimes t...

Booker to headline SC Democratic fundraiser amid 2020 talk

Fueling speculation about his White House ambitions, New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker will headline a Democratic fundraising event in South Carolina in October. That will put Booker in fr...

Jimmy Carter cautions Democrats not to scare off moderates

ATLANTA (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter sees little hope for the U.S. to change its human rights and environmental policies as long as Donald Trump is in the White House, but he has a warning for...

Jimmy Carter: To beat Trump, Dems cannot scare off moderates

ATLANTA (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter is cautioning Democrats that their path to defeating President Donald Trump depends on independents and moderates. Speaking at his presid...

GOP makes Pelosi issue even for Democrats who keep distance

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Paul Davis kicked off a promising Democratic campaign to flip a GOP-leaning Kansas congressional district with a pledge to oppose Nancy Pelosi's return as House speaker. It didn't ...

What to watch during elections in Florida, Arizona, Oklahoma

Voters in Arizona, Florida and Oklahoma head to the polls in the final multistate elections of the 2018 primary season. They offer another test of President Donald Trump's imprint on the Republican Pa...

APNewsBreak: DNC, TV networks discuss presidential debates

CHICAGO (AP) — The Democratic Party has begun conversations with television networks about a series of presidential primary debates in 2019, a top party official has told The Associated Press. ...

Democrats now say hacking attempt was test from within

CHICAGO (AP) — What the Democratic Party first thought was a malicious attempt to hack the party's massive voter information file turned out to be just a security test. The admission...

Democrats seek to keep focus on corruption, not impeachment

CHICAGO (AP) — Democrats aren't ready to embrace the I-word. A day after separate legal hammers dropped nearly simultaneously on two former members of Donald Trump's inner circle, De...

Democrats gather to confront lingering 2016 frustration

Democrats are bullish about their prospects in the November midterms, and are peeking around the corner at a 2020 rematch with President Donald Trump. But first, they're confronting the lingering frus...

Stacey Abrams' record complicates 'radical' label from GOP

DALTON, Ga. (AP) — Democrat Stacey Abrams is running for Georgia governor as a progressive who knows how to negotiate with Republicans to get things done. That's not what the officia...

Next mission for women with military service: Run for office

WASHINGTON (AP) — A dragon winds around a cherry tree in the tattoo across MJ Hegar's arm and back, over the shrapnel wounds she had, at one point, not wanted to see with her young children around. ...

Democrats look to longshot territory for midterm gains

MASON, Ohio (AP) — As Aftab Pureval campaigns for Congress in southwest Ohio, he sometimes smilingly introduces himself as "a brown dude with a funny name." The Ohio native is the so...

AP analysis finds Democratic voters hold an enthusiasm edge

ATLANTA (AP) — Democratic voters were more enthusiastic than Republicans in nearly a dozen federal special elections since President Donald Trump took office, an Associated Press analysis found, givin...

AP Analysis: On enthusiasm, Democrats have advantage

ATLANTA (AP) — Democratic voters were more enthusiastic than Republicans in nearly a dozen federal special elections since President Donald Trump took office, an Associated Press analysis found. ...