Former Iowa governor says Biden has ‘heart of a president’

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack is endorsing Joe Biden, saying his personal losses give him the “the capacity to comfort” and “the need to heal” a divided nation. ...

AP sources: Ex-Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack plans to endorse Biden

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack plans to publicly endorse Joe Biden for president at a rally on Saturday, two people close to Biden’s campaign told The Associated Press. ...

Buttigieg touts military service, wary of overstating role

MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — Pete Buttigieg (BOO'-tuh-juhj) is leaning hard on his seven-month deployment as an intelligence officer in Afghanistan as a powerful credential, but the Democratic presidential...

Buttigieg backed by former Charlottesville, Va., mayor

The former mayor of Charlottesville, Virginia, endorsed Pete Buttigieg’s presidential campaign on Friday, citing him as one of the people whose advice he sought ahead of the deadly 2017 clash between ...

'Epic moment:' Democratic candidates to woo voters in Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democrats seeking the White House are facing their most meaningful test in Iowa to date. Fourteen presidential candidates are scheduled to speak to more than ...

Buttigieg starting to pay price for success: More scrutiny

NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — Pete Buttigieg is starting to pay the price of success. The South Bend, Indiana, mayor has glided through the Democratic presidential campaign, raising large sums...

Buttigieg calls Facebook's political ad policy a 'mistake'

NASHUA, New Hampshire (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg (BOO'-tuh-juhj) says Facebook's policy to not filter out phony political ads is "a mistake" and he says breaking up big te...

Can Pete Buttigieg, cool and cerebral, second that emotion?

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — John McAnear, a 77-year-old Air Force veteran, stood in an audience of hundreds in suburban Des Moines with an oxygen tank at his side, wheezing as he implored Pete Buttigieg to ...

AP Interview: The hopes and fears of Buttigieg's mom

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Several times a week, Anne Montgomery makes her way a few miles from her home to a fifth-floor office in downtown South Bend that teems with young adults working to elect her s...

AP Interview: The hopes and fears of Pete Buttigieg's mom

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — As the first openly gay man to run for president, Pete Buttigieg (BOO'-tuh-juhj) carries an optimistic message about acceptance and belonging. Yet his mom's not completely conv...

Biden, Warren face same challenge in Iowa: keeping momentum

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A fire truck, a marching band and hundreds of supporters ushered Joe Biden into this weekend's Iowa Steak Fry, a show of force intended to solidify the former vice president's ...

Steak, beer and politics: 2020 Democrats descend on Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — When Barack Obama marched into the 2007 Iowa steak fry flanked by 1,000 supporters, skeptical Iowans were put on notice that he could win the caucus. A dozen years later, a new...

Is America ready for gay president? Iowa casts first votes

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The nation's first gay presidential candidate to reach his party's top tier, Pete Buttigieg, is scheduled to be among 10 Democrats at a LGBTQ forum in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Fr...

Buttigieg calls Warren 'extremely evasive' on health taxes

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg (BOO'-tuh-juhj) is accusing his 2020 rival Elizabeth Warren of being "extremely evasive" when it comes to explaining how she'd finance a universal heal...

No millennial bump for Buttigieg, but hints of broad appeal

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Pete Buttigieg would like to turn the fight for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination into a contest about generational change. But there's one looming problem: He has ye...