Election Central 2020

Inslee Puts 'Green Energy' Front and Center

The Earth is running out of time, and Jay Inslee was running a little late. The Washington governor, who has made climate change the defining issue of his month-old presidential campaign, was...

Trump Keeps a Sharp Focus on Ohio

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is returning to the state that foretold his 2016 victory and serves as the linchpin of...

GOP Sees Path to '20 Rebound in CA

CARLSBAD, Calif. -- In the days and weeks after California Republicans suffered staggering losses up and down the ticket last November, the party's...

Real Clear Politics Election 2020

Wisconsin GOP Gears Up for 2020 Battle

Scott Walker made multiple calls when the Democratic National Committee decided on Milwaukee. He also called his sons. The former Wisconsin governor, himself a onetime presidential contender,...

O'Rourke Announces 2020 Bid

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke formally announced Thursday that he’ll seek the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, ending months of intense speculation...

Dems in Limbo as Biden Waits

WASHINGTON (AP) — The political world may have to wait yet another “few weeks” to learn whether one of the biggest names in Democratic politics is running for president. With...

FY20 Budget or Re-election Platform? Both.

Russ Vought, acting director of the Office of Management and Budget, was ready to give his first official press conference. The soft-spoken policy wonk with the thick-rimmed glasses stepped to the...

Democrats Aim to Make Inroads in Rural America

DENMARK, S.C. (AP) — Deanna Miller Berry doesn’t often see presidential candidates. So when New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker recently came to Bamberg County, South Carolina, she was primed to...

Sherrod Brown Says He Won't Run for President

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown said Thursday he will not run for president in 2020, becoming the latest Democrat to bow out of the White House race. His decision comes after...

Sanders' 2016 Backers in NH Holding Back for Now

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire has been good to Bernie Sanders, delivering him a 22-point victory in 2016 that was one of his biggest blowouts that year. But as he launches...

Ex-NYC Mayor Bloomberg Won't Run in 2020

Michael Bloomberg is not running for president. The 77-year-old former New York City mayor, one of the richest men in the world, announced his decision not to join the crowded Democratic field in a...

Former CO Gov. Hickenlooper Joins Race

DENVER (AP) — Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper said on Monday he’s running for president, casting himself as a can-do uniter who’s used to overcoming adversity and...