2020 Presidential race

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WBEN Newsroom
May 09, 2020 - 7:30 am
NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) — An appeals court should let a June 23 primary election in New York state proceed without voters and poll workers being forced to risk exposure to the coronavirus to vote for a Democratic candidate for president when the race is essentially over, lawyers for the state said...
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Presidential Primary
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April 27, 2020 - 12:52 pm
Albany, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) - In an unprecedented move, New York has canceled its Democratic presidential primary originally scheduled for June 23 amid the coronavirus epidemic. The Democratic members of the State’s Board of Elections voted Monday to nix the primary. New York will still hold its...
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Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders
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March 16, 2020 - 1:00 am
WASHINGTON (WBEN/AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders sought in the Democratic debate to cast themselves as best-positioned to lead the nation through a global pandemic, uniting in their criticism of President Donald Trump's response to the fast-moving coronavirus but...
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Joe Biden
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March 03, 2020 - 11:13 pm
WASHINGTON (WBEN/AP) — Bernie Sanders seized victory in Super Tuesday’s biggest prize, California, while a resurgent Joe Biden scored wins in the upper Midwest and African American strongholds in the South, in a dramatic offensive. The two Democrats, lifelong politicians with starkly different...
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Mike Baggerman
April 25, 2019 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) – Joe Biden made it official early Thursday, tweeting his official entry into the 2020 Presidential sweepstakes. The core values of this nation… our standing in the world… our very democracy...everything that has made America -- America --is at stake. That’s why today I’m...
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March 13, 2019 - 1:01 am
WASHINGTON (WBEN/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 frustration mounting about his indecision, former Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday teased out themes for a possible...
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Brendan Keany
January 22, 2019 - 12:26 am
BUFFALO (WBEN) - On Monday, Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul was in Buffalo to attend the 29th annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Breakfast at the Buffalo Convention Center. After her speech, which focused mainly on the legislative initiatives to ensure equality and justice for...
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January 20, 2019 - 2:30 pm
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (WBEN/AP) — New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand introduced herself to Iowa Democrats as a commonsense fighter for family and children issues as she made her first visit to the early-voting state as a 2020 presidential prospect. Unlike some of her potential rivals, Gillibrand was...
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January 15, 2019 - 7:17 pm
NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) — Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand entered the growing field of 2020 Democratic presidential contenders Tuesday, telling television host Stephen Colbert that she's launching an exploratory committee. "It's an important first step, and it's one I am taking because I am going to run," the...
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January 14, 2019 - 3:53 pm
WASHINGTON (WBEN/AP) — Several people familiar with Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's plans say the New York Democrat is expected to take steps toward launching a presidential campaign in the coming days by forming an exploratory committee. One person says Gillibrand will likely announce her intentions...
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