Election Central 2020

Biden, Warren Face Same Challenge: 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...

Democrats Shift Strategies as Iowa Draws Closer

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Kamala Harris will "exponentially" increase the time she's spending in Iowa. Bernie Sanders is shaking up...

Joe Kennedy to Challenge Sen. Markey in Primary

BOSTON (AP) - Massachusetts U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III, a scion of one of America's most storied political families, is set to announce he will...

Real Clear Politics Election 2020

Sanders-Biden Feud Ramps up With Union Audience

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The high-stakes fight for working-class voters moved to Pennsylvania on Tuesday as a slate of Democratic White House hopefuls vowed to use the power of the presidency to crack...

Biden's Lead in Media & Online Mentions Trimmed

Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren have consistently topped polls and media-mention rankings of the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate field. While Biden continues to lead, Sanders'...

What Past Also-Rans Can Teach GOP Challengers

When the results were finally in, when there was no more hope, agents from his Secret Service detail took him away. They sent him into surgery. "I didn't drop out until after the California primary,...

Debate Snapshots: 10 Candidates, 10 Strategies

Every candidate who filed on stage Thursday night at Texas Southern University in Houston had the same goal: to secure the Democratic nomination and later the White House. But each took a different...

Dem Primary: Buy, Sell, Hold (September Edition)

On the occasion of the third Democratic presidential debate, which will feature all of the top 10 contenders on stage for the first time, it is worth re-assessing the state of the race. I will use...

Republicans Hold On to NC-09 District in Redo Election

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Conservative Republican Dan Bishop won a special election for an open House seat in North Carolina, averting a demoralizing Democratic capture of a district the GOP has held for...

'Dark Money'-Fueled Ads Heat Up ME Senate Battle

New England suffered through some of the hottest summer months on record this year - and that scorching season has extended to the race for Maine's hotly contested Senate seat, where Susan Collins is...

NC Rally to Be a Test for Trump's Clout, Republicans

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump's rally in North Carolina will serve as a measure of his clout in trying to elect a Republican to the House in a closely watched special election that's seen...

Sun or Rust Belt? Dems Search for Path to Power

DENVER (AP) - As Democrats try to win control of the White House and the Senate in 2020, they face a geographical puzzle - the path to the presidency may conflict with the one to a Senate...