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2020 Presidential Election

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California Sen. Kamala Harris is dropping out of the presidential race, citing a lack of funds. She informed her campaign staff of the decision on a conference call and later sent an email to supporters, in which she wrote "my campaign for president simply doesn't have the financial resources we need to continue."

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Hillsborough Supervisor of Elections

Democrats in Florida have submitted 18 candidates for the March 17 presidential primary.

The crowded field submitted to state elections officials ahead of Saturday's deadline includes the most recent entries — former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick.

As more than 10,000 supporters of President Donald Trump awaited his arrival at the BB&T Center in Sunrise for a campaign rally Tuesday night, Brock Cline showed up to the exceedingly red party in a green kilt and a bagpipe in hand.

"We just wanna come here and play and see if President Trump will let us play inside in front of everybody,” said the Boca Raton resident. He and his wife Toni broke out into song, playing Amazing Grace for a crowd that gathered around.

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Wednesday's Democratic presidential debate in Atlanta took place in the middle of a flurry of impeachment hearings and less than three months away from the first primary votes.

Democrats Say Voter Registration Key For 2020

Oct 14, 2019

If Florida Democrats could sum up the state party’s early 2020 strategy in three words, they would be registration, registration, registration.

No Candidates In Sight, But Florida Democrats Energized

Oct 13, 2019

Even with no presidential candidate in sight at their state convention on Saturday, Florida Democratic leaders said grassroots party members are energized to defeat President Donald Trump next year.

WUSF News is committed to covering the upcoming presidential election with a focus on the issues – and not the political horse race.

We’re spending time in the community listening – and asking what matters to you and your neighbors.

AP FACT CHECK: In 2020 Debut, Trump Exaggerates Growth

Jun 19, 2019
Manuel Balce Ceneta, AP

President Donald Trump officially opened his 2020 campaign Tuesday with a speech exaggerating what he’s done for the economy and against illegal immigration. 

Protester Alexandra Ale and Trump supporter Gary Snow face off before Tuesday's announcement  that president Trump is launching his reelection campaign.
Danielle Prieur / WMFE

Correction: In an earlier version of this article, the Proud Boys were misidentified. The Federal Bureau of Investigation does not identify domestic organizations as extremist groups. The Southern Poverty Law Center designates the Proud Boys as a hate group. The founder of the Proud Boys is suing the Southern Poverty Law Center for defamation because of the label.

After an afternoon of pre-rally protestors rallied in downtown Orlando Tuesday, close to 20,000 supporters of President Donald Trump up in ‘Make America Great Again” hats and t-shirts to cheer on the commander in chief’s re-election bid.

Monday, Governor Ron DeSantis essentially reversed his predecessors’ actions by giving back $2.3 million  to elections supervisors to spend on cyber security. The money was left over from a $19 million grant the federal government gave the state prior to the 2018 primary election.

Trump, Outsider-Turned-Insider, To Sell Self As Rebel In Orlando Rally

Jun 18, 2019
Paola Chinchilla/WMFE

President Donald Trump captured the Republican Party and then the presidency in 2016 as an insurgent intent on disrupting the status quo. As he mounts his bid for reelection, Trump is offering himself as the outsider once again — but it's a much more awkward pitch to make from inside the Oval Office.

We now know which Democratic presidential candidates will face off during the upcoming debates in Miami. NBC announced the matchups Friday, which were decided by drawing names in New York City.

Trump To Launch Re-Election Bid In Orlando

Jun 3, 2019
Donald Trump rallies at the USF Sun Dome in 2016.
Christopher Collier / WUSF News

As a sign of the importance of Florida in the 2020 presidential campaign, President Donald Trump on Friday tweeted that he will announce his re-election bid at a June 18 rally in Orlando.