DNC calls for a ‘recanvass’ of Iowa results after delays

WASHINGTON — The chairman of the Democratic National Committee called on Thursday for a “recanvass” of the results of Monday’s Iowa caucus, which was marred by technical problems and delays. “Enough is enough,” party leader Tom Perez wrote on Twitter. He said he was calling for the recanvass in order to “assure public confidence in […]

Trump uses State of Union to campaign; Pelosi rips up speech

WASHINGTON — Standing before a Congress and nation sharply divided by impeachment, President Donald Trump used his State of the Union address Tuesday to extol a “Great American Comeback” on his watch, just three years after he took office decrying a land of “American carnage” under his predecessor. The partisan discord was apparent for all […]

Buttigeg, Sanders lead in early Iowa results

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Clouded by doubts on a chaotic day-after, partial results of Iowa’s kickoff presidential caucus showed former Midwestern Mayor Pete Buttigieg and fiery progressive Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders leading the opening contest in the Democratic Party’s 2020 primary season. Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, former Vice President Joe Biden and Minnesota Sen. […]

At least half of Iowa results expected by day’s end, Dems say

DES MOINES, Iowa — Clouded by doubts on a chaotic day-after, Democratic Party officials planned to release a majority of Iowa’s delayed presidential caucus results by late Tuesday, according to details shared with campaigns on a private conference call. The news did little to stem rising confusion and concern more than 12 hours after voting […]

Big money in elections around Delaware

DOVER — If elections are determined by money, then Sarah McBride can go ahead and consider herself a senator-elect already. Ms. McBride, a Democratic political activist running for the 1st Senatorial District, raised almost $172,000 between July 2 and the end of 2019, according to recently filed campaign finance reports. That sum, her campaign said, […]

Camden-Wyoming’s Brothers to run for Levy Court seat

DOVER — Add another candidate to the Kent County Levy Court election ballot. Camden-Wyoming resident Clint Brothers, a Republican, filed for the 5th Representative District commissioner seat on Jan. 16, challenging incumbent Democrat Jody Sweeney, who filed Jan. 2. Mr. Brothers is a licensed journeyman electrician employed at K. Hovnanian Homes as a warranty service […]

Trump campaign tries robust outreach to expand his appeal

WASHINGTON — Selfies on a “Women for Trump” bus tour through Iowa. Volunteer training at a “Black Voices for Trump” organizing session in Philadelphia. A vice presidential headliner at a “Latinos for Trump” event in Florida. President Donald Trump’s surrogates fanned out across the country Thursday in a show of force that is part of […]

Key takeaways from Democratic presidential debate in Iowa

DES MOINES — Some key takeaways from Tuesday’s Democratic presidential debate in Des Moines, the final forum before the Iowa caucuses: CIVILITY AND SUBSTANCE OVER FIGHTING AND FRICTION After the United States’ killing of Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani, Democrats were bracing for fights over foreign policy. Instead, a whole lot of substance broke out. There […]

2020 Democratic race is wide open in Iowa as caucuses near

DES MOINES, Iowa — Presidential candidates have swarmed Iowa’s rolling landscape for more than a year, making their pitch to potential supporters on campuses, county fairgrounds and in high school gymnasiums. But three weeks before the caucuses usher in the Democratic contest, the battle for the state is wide open. A cluster of candidates, including […]

Redistricting power at stake in 2020 legislative elections

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The reins of political power in the U.S. for the next decade could be determined in this year’s elections — not necessarily by who wins the presidency, but by thousands of lower-profile contests for state legislative seats across the country. In many states, the winners of those legislative races will have […]