MSN - AP World http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a MSN - AP World Copyright © 2010-2018 The Canadian Press. All rights reserved. http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Wed, 26 Jun 2019 03:50:58 +0000 Biden makes 20 seeking to beat Trump in 2020 http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a/e3388799009043da8f41ee24b20510ea As former Vice President Joe Biden formally joins the race for president, a crowded field of democratic presidential hopefuls are gearing up for a fight to determine who's really best positions to beat Donald Trump in 2020. (April 25) e3388799009043da8f41ee24b20510ea Thu, 25 Apr 2019 19:32:28 +0000 RESTRICTION SUMMARY:  AP CLIENTS ONLY SHOTLIST: BIDEN FOR PRESIDENT CAMPAIGN FACEBOOK PAGE - AP CLIENTS ONLYUnknown location - Recent1. Joe Biden's 2020 campaign Facebook page with video announcing his bid for president ASSOCIATED PRESS - AP CLIENTS ONLYNew York - 25 April 20192. SOUNDBITE (English) Steve Peoples, AP political reporter:"Joe Biden makes number 20. This is the largest field of Democrats we've seen since 1988 which, by the way, is the first time Joe Biden ran for president. And it's largely settled, this field is largely settled there are still a few stragglers that might come in." ASSOCIATED PRESS - AP CLIENTS ONLYNew York - 25 April 20193. Graphic showing the faces of a number of the 2020 Democratic presidential field ASSOCIATED PRESS - AP CLIENTS ONLYNew York - 25 April 20194. SOUNDBITE (English) Steve Peoples, AP political reporter:"Democrats right now are having that debate about who's really best positioned to beat Donald Trump in 2020. It's unclear. Certainly a lot a lot of people feel like all the energy in the party right now is on the far left so that in order to prevent folks from staying home in 2020 that the party needs to nominate someone like a Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren or even a mayor Pete you know, the mayor of Indiana who's who's come on recently. Of course, there is a completely different argument on the other side saying that Democrats need to elect someone who can win over the middle, win over the working class that Trump peeled away in 2016. Right? So, I'm not sure that that anyone really knows right now who is best positioned to win." ASSOCIATED PRESS - AP CLIENTS ONLYCouncil Bluffs, Iowa - 7 March 20195. Vermont independent Senator Bernie Sanders steps up to podium, people waving signs ASSOCIATED PRESS - AP CLIENTS ONLYMemphis, Tennessee - 17 March 20196. Democratic party presidential candidate, Senator Elizabeth Warren, on stage ASSOCIATED PRESS - AP CLIENTS ONLYSouth Bend, Indiana - 14 April 20197. Pete Buttigieg (BOOT-EDGE-EDGE) speaking to a crowd of supporters ASSOCIATED PRESS - AP CLIENTS ONLYNew York - 25 April 20198. SOUNDBITE (English) Steve Peoples, AP political reporter:"2020 offers a kind of a unique situation because there's so many small dollar donors that are just flooding money into the campaigns of people like Bernie and Beto O'Rourke down in Texas, Elizabeth Warren has had some of that although not as much as she'd like but, small dollar donors really have changed the equation for some of these candidates and could keep them in the race long after voting begins." ASSOCIATED PRESS - AP CLIENTS ONLYWashington, 21 January 20199. Sen. Kamala Harris holding press conference after her announcement ASSOCIATED PRESS - AP CLIENTS ONLYPortsmouth - 16 February 201910. Cory Booker at a campaign event ASSOCIATED PRESS - AP CLIENTS ONLYNorth Liberty, Iowa - 7 January 201911. Julian Castro talking to Iowa Democrats ASSOCIATED PRESS - AP CLIENTS ONLYEl Paso, Texas - 11 February 201912. Beto O'Rourke at a rally, tilt up to see his son on his shoulders ASSOCIATED PRESS - AP CLIENTS ONLYNew York - 25 April 2019++WHITE FLASH++13. SOUNDBITE (English) Steve Peoples, AP political reporter:"Interestingly I think we'll learn a lot about the future of the Democratic Party. Which direction is it going? Is it going further left? Is it going more to the middle? Will there be irreparable damage here as both kind of wings duke it out over these next nine months. It's going to be fascinating to watch it play out." STORYLINE: Former Vice President Joe Biden formally joined the crowded Democratic presidential contest on Thursday, declaring the "soul of this nation" is at stake if President Donald Trump wins re-election. The 76-year-old Biden becomes an instant front-runner alongside Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who is leading many polls and has proved to be a successful fundraiser . Biden has legislative and international experience that is unmatched in the Democratic field and he is among the best-known faces in U.S. politics. He quickly racked up endorsements on Thursday morning, becoming the first Democrat running for president with the backing of more than one U.S. senator. Steve Peoples, a political reporter for The Associated Press points out that Biden has many political assets but a huge list of political liabilities as well. Biden struggled last month to respond to claims that he touched 2014 Nevada lieutenant governor nominee Lucy Flores' shoulders and kissed the back of her head before a fall campaign event. A handful of other women have made similar claims, though none has alleged sexual misconduct. Still, Biden must compete in a field that now spans at least 20 Democrats and has been celebrated for its racial and gender diversity. As an older white man with occasionally centrist views, Biden has to prove he's not out of step with his party. He's yet to outline his positions on the issues defining the 2020 Democratic primary, most notably "Medicare for All," the universal health care plan authored by another presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders that has been adopted by virtually the entire Democratic field. Privately, Trump allies have warned that Biden might be the biggest re-election threat given the former vice president's potential appeal among the white working class in the Midwest, the region that gave Trump a path to the presidency. Biden is paying special attention to his native Pennsylvania, a state that swung to Trump in 2016 after voting for Democratic presidential candidates for decades. 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As former Vice President Joe Biden formally joins the race for president, a crowded field of democratic presidential hopefuls are gearing up for a fight to determine who's really best positions to beat Donald Trump in 2020. (April 25) Biden makes 20 seeking to beat Trump in 2020