Primary elections

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a campaign event in Sumter, S.C., Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
February 29, 2020 - 12:07 am
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Joe Biden is confident that he is poised for victory in Saturday's first-in-the-South primary, just weeks after his third presidential campaign left New Hampshire badly wounded and close to broke. The question is whether Biden is correct that a win in South Carolina...
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Voters wait in line at an early polling site in San Antonio, Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. Friday is the final day for early voting and Election Day is Tuesday. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
February 29, 2020 - 12:04 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — March is crunch time for Democratic presidential candidates, with a nominee likely to emerge over the next several weeks, if not sooner. Nearly two-thirds of the party’s national delegates are up for grabs in a 30-day time period starting with Saturday’s South Carolina primary...
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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden meets with attendees during a campaign event, Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, in Spartanburg, S.C. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
February 29, 2020 - 12:02 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Democrats' 2020 nominating fight turned to South Carolina on Saturday for the first-in-the-South primary, with Joe Biden confident that his popularity with black voters will seal him a victory and help blunt some of front-runner Bernie Sanders' momentum. The primary stands...
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President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in North Charleston, S.C., on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
February 28, 2020 - 10:16 pm
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump lashed out Friday at Democrats who have questioned his handling of the coronavirus threat, calling their criticism a new “hoax” intended to undermine his leadership. At a political rally in South Carolina, Trump sought to steal some of the...
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Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during a campaign rally in Aiken, SC., Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. (Michael Holahan/The Augusta Chronicle via AP)
February 28, 2020 - 9:01 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Democrats' 2020 primary season enters a critical four-day stretch that will help determine whether the party rallies behind Bernie Sanders or embraces a longer and uglier slog that could carry on until the national convention. This marks a dangerous moment for a political...
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President Donald Trump speak at a campaign rally, Friday Feb. 28, 2020, in North Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
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February 28, 2020 - 8:22 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the Democratic presidential primary contest (all times local): 8:20 p.m. President Donald Trump has asked the crowd at his rally in South Carolina whether Bernie Sanders or Joe Biden would make a better Democratic opponent for him. Trump held the rally in North...
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Anti-abortion lobbyists from left, Brittany Jones, of the Family Policy Alliance of Kansas; Jeannette Pryor, of the Kansas Catholic Conference, and Jeanne Gawdun, of Kansans for Life, confer outside the state Senate chamber ahead of a debate on a proposed constitutional amendment on abortion, Wednesday, Jan. 29. 2020, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kansas. The amendment would overturn a Kansas Supreme Court decision protecting abortion rights. (AP Photo/John Hanna)
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February 28, 2020 - 11:34 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Abortion opponents who've become used to giving orders to Kansas lawmakers on the exact wording of new restrictions are stymied now that they face compromising to get a proposed anti-abortion amendment to the state constitution on the ballot. After falling short in a House vote...
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A man wearing a face mask walks past statues of bulls in Beijing, Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. Asian stock markets fell further Friday on spreading virus fears, deepening an global rout after Wall Street endured its biggest one-day drop in nine years. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
February 28, 2020 - 6:34 am
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. GLOBAL STOCKS TUMBLE ON VIRUS FEARS Outbreaks in Italy, South Korea and Iran fuel fears the coronavirus is turning into a worldwide threat that might derail trade and industry. 2. VIRUS...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during a campaign event, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, in Spartanburg, S.C. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
February 28, 2020 - 12:38 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Rep. Elaine Luria is the kind of up-and-comer the Democratic Party would like to keep in Congress. But the former Navy commander with a moderate bearing, who flipped a coastal Virginia House seat in 2018, said she's afraid that will be far more difficult if her party nominates...
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Democratic presidential candidate former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg, center, takes park in a roundtable discussing health equity with Stephania Priester, left, and Jalen Elrod, right, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, at the Nicholtown Missionary Baptist Church in Greenville, S.C. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
February 27, 2020 - 9:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The New Hampshire primary and Nevada caucuses have passed, and South Carolina’s vote is just days away — but there’s still no winner of the Iowa caucuses. Final results of the first contest to decide the Democratic Party's nominee to challenge President Donald Trump were released...
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