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Seven confirmed COVID-19 cases linked to Wisconsin's April elections

23 Apr 2020

((This April 21 story refiles to update last paragraph to clarify Oregon's vote-by-mail system)) | Video

REFILE-Seven confirmed COVID-19 cases linked to Wisconsin's April elections

23 Apr 2020

April 21 At least seven people contracted the coronavirus during Wisconsin's primary election on April 7, Milwaukee health officials said on Tuesday, confirming fears that holding in-person voting during the health crisis put people at risk. The seven cases include six voters and one poll worker in Milwaukee, the state's largest city, where nearly 200 voting locations were pared back to five and there were hours-long lines to cast ballots, the office of Milwaukee Health Commissioner Jeanette Kowalik confirmed.

Joe Biden wins climate change campaigner Al Gore's endorsement on Earth Day

23 Apr 2020

WASHINGTON Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden won the support of two of his party's most prominent climate change campaigners, including former presidential candidate Al Gore, on Wednesday.

Washington Governor Inslee endorses Biden, citing 'reasoned approach' to economics, climate

22 Apr 2020

WASHINGTON Washington state Governor Jay Inslee endorsed Joe Biden’s presidential bid on Wednesday, praising his former Democratic rival's “willingness to follow science” in his approach to governing and tackling climate change.

Democrats outraise Republicans in competitive Senate races in first quarter

16 Apr 2020

WASHINGTON Democratic contenders for Republican-held U.S. Senate seats raised more money in early 2020 than their opponents in about half a dozen competitive races, with campaigns amassing cash even as a national health crisis pushed fundraising online.

Democrats outraise Republicans in competitive Senate races in first quarter

16 Apr 2020

WASHINGTON Democratic contenders for Republican-held U.S. Senate seats raised more money in early 2020 than their opponents in about half a dozen competitive races, with campaigns amassing cash even as a national health crisis pushed fundraising online.

Biden earns backing from Warren, swing-state Democrats in show of unity against Trump

16 Apr 2020

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden for president on Wednesday, delivering another high-profile backing from a liberal former rival as he aims to unify the Democratic Party ahead of a bruising contest with Republican President Donald Trump. | Video

Democratic group defies Trump, ramps up ad blasting coronavirus response

27 Mar 2020

WASHINGTON Democratic super PAC Priorities USA said on Thursday it planned to expand its use of an advertisement critical of President Donald Trump's response to the coronavirus pandemic despite the Trump re-election campaign's efforts to stop it. | Video

Solo childbirth, halted fertility treatments: women's healthcare takes hit from coronavirus

27 Mar 2020

In New York, a mother-to-be faces childbirth without her husband. In Texas, hundreds of women seeking abortions are turned away. Across the country, women are facing postponed mammograms and suspended fertility treatments.

Democratic group defies Trump, ramps up ad blasting coronavirus response

27 Mar 2020

WASHINGTON, March 26 Democratic super PAC Priorities USA said on Thursday it planned to expand its use of an advertisement critical of President Donald Trump's response to the coronavirus pandemic despite the Trump re-election campaign's efforts to stop it.

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