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Democratic presidential race shows generation split in black vote

ATLANTA - When civil rights elders signed on to support Hillary Rodham Clinton's run for president, it was seen as a coup in the competition for the black vote, especially in the Deep South.

February 02, 2008 | By SHANNON McCAFFREY Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Giuliani pins his hopes for GOP nomination on a victory in Florida

NEW YORK - Republican Rudy Giuliani challenged political convention in shrugging off early primaries while staking his presidential candidacy on delegate-rich, later-voting states, a strategy that could be a colossal failure or a masterful calculation.

February 01, 2008 | By SARA KUGLER Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Clinton accusing Obama of $1 trillion tax increase for plan she also would consider

HENDERSON, Nev. - Hillary Rodham Clinton is accusing rival Barack Obama of proposing a $1 trillion tax increase with a plan to require high income earners to pay more Social Security taxes.

February 01, 2008 | By NEDRA PICKLER Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Republicans eye possible deadlocked convention, mass uncertainty

WASHINGTON - The Republican presidential race is so unsettled that some party officials are openly talking of a scenario that seemed almost unthinkable until now: the first contested GOP convention in 60 years.

February 01, 2008 | By CHARLES BABINGTON Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Court battle over caucus rules could determine which Democrat gets momentum from Nevada vote

LAS VEGAS - A last-minute federal court battle over caucus rules demonstrates just how important a tight three-way Democratic presidential contest in Nevada has become in the battle for momentum headed into Super Tuesday's votes.

February 01, 2008 | By KATHLEEN HENNESSEY Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Republican hopefuls struggle for edge in uncertain race, focus on South Carolina, Nevada

WASHINGTON - The race ever more chaotic, four Republicans are angling for superiority in a fast-approaching presidential primary in South Carolina, a state known for rough-and-tumble politics and predicting the outcome of the GOP nomination.

February 01, 2008 | By LIZ SIDOTI Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Judge dismisses Nevada caucus challenge, in boost for Obama

LAS VEGAS - A union with ties to Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton failed in court Thursday to prevent casino workers from caucusing at special precincts in Nevada.

February 01, 2008 | By KEN RITTER Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Republicans wrestle over conservative mantle in SC as Democratic race heats up in the west

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Republican presidential hopefuls Mike Huckabee and Fred Thompson tussled Wednesday over who's the true conservative while the Democratic contest in Nevada indicated the truce called over racially sensitive matters does not extend to other points of dispute.

January 31, 2008 | By TOM RAUM Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


White House campaign puts the focus on Mormons; many resent the misconceptions and stereotypes

SALT LAKE CITY - To Don Lounsbury, it's just another chapter in the same old story - his church is being maligned, misrepresented and misunderstood - only this time it's happening as part of the campaign for the White House.

January 31, 2008 | By JENNIFER DOBNER Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Michigan voters cast ballots in tight GOP presidential primary race

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. - John McCain sought to keep his momentum going strong. Mitt Romney looked to keep his candidacy afloat. And Mike Huckabee simply wanted to keep defying expectations.

January 30, 2008 | By GLEN JOHNSON and LIZ SIDOTI | Campaign 2008


Democratic presidential rivals take contest to court, debate and voting booth

LAS VEGAS - Democratic presidential rivals and their supporters vied for advantage in the courts, on a debate stage and at the ballot box on Tuesday in an unsettled race for the party's nomination to the White House.

January 30, 2008 | By NEDRA PICKLER and DAVID ESPO Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


McCain, Romney, Huckabee seek Michigan victory

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. - John McCain sought to keep his momentum going strong. Mitt Romney looked to keep his candidacy afloat. And Mike Huckabee simply wanted to keep defying expectations.

January 30, 2008 | By LIZ SIDOTI and GLEN JOHNSON Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Racially tinged disputes heat up between Clinton and Obama

LAS VEGAS - Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama have become embroiled in racially tinged disputes as large numbers of black voters prepare to get their first say in the Democratic presidential campaign.

January 29, 2008 | By NEDRA PICKLER Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


His appeal wide, McCain has automatic advantage when Michigan votes

HOWELL, Mich. - John McCain has an automatic advantage Tuesday when Michigan votes.

January 29, 2008 | By LIZ SIDOTI Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Presidential campaign fuels debate over sexism, racism: Is one more taboo than the other?

NEW YORK - Expressions of sexism and racism emerging from the contest between Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama have been blatant, subtle and perhaps sometimes imagined, and they are renewing the national debate over what is and isn't acceptable to say in public.

January 29, 2008 | By DAVID CRARY AP National Writer | Campaign 2008


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