Politics

Gabbard ends long-shot 2020 bid after disruptive candidacy

Hawaii congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard is suspending her presidential campaign, ending a long-shot 2020 effort that saw her feuding with Hillary Clinton and raising fears among Democrats that she would mount a third-party candidacy. She's offering her full support to Joe Biden. Gabbard attracted a sizable following in New Hampshire but largely failed to resonate elsewhere. Gabbard publicly feuded with Hillary Clinton during her 2020 run and ended up suing her for defamation. Democrats have feared she would mount a third-party run for the presidency, potentially siphoning votes away from the eventual Democratic nominee. But Gabbard has said she isn't considering that.

The Latest: Sanders camp says he'll 'assess his campaign'

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Democratic presidential primaries (all times local):8:30 a.m.The manager of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign says his candidate “is going to be having conversations with supporters to assess his campaign." But he also…

5 questions heading into Tuesday's Democratic primaries

Only three of the four states that had been scheduled to hold Democratic presidential primaries amid an outbreak of the novel coronavirus are going ahead. Leaders in Ohio called off Tuesday's election just hours before polls were set to open. Elections officials in Arizona, Illinois and Florida say they're moving forward with plans to vote. But there are questions about what voter turnout will look like, with people being warned to stay away from crowds. The states allow early voting, so there's a good chance many people cast ballots remotely by mail. If Joe Biden widens his lead over Bernie Sanders, it could spell the end of the presidential primary.