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Democrats fight to keep Ohio a 2020 battleground

As a dozen Democratic presidential candidates descend on Ohio for their debate on Tuesday, a larger political question looms: Is Ohio still a winnable swing state worth fighting for in the general election?

How to watch CNN LGBTQ town hall

CNN and the Human Rights Campaign Foundation will team up to host a town hall featuring Democratic presidential candidates answering questions on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer issues.

10 presidential candidates to appear at LGBTQ town hall

Editor's note: This story, originally published on October 1, has been updated to reflect Bernie Sanders will not appear at the event. Sanders has canceled events related to his 2020 presidential campaign as he recovers from a heart attack.

DNC raises polling and donor thresholds for November debate

The Democratic National Committee on Monday announced higher polling and donor thresholds to qualify for the party's 2020 presidential primary debates -- changes that could soon reduce the number of candidates on stage and, in turn, effectively winnow the field.

De Blasio drops out of 2020 presidential race

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Friday that he is dropping out of the 2020 presidential race, ending a campaign that failed to gain traction amid a crowded Democratic primary field.

CNN announces details for LGBTQ town hall

Nine Democratic presidential candidates have accepted the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's invitation to participate in a CNN town hall next month focused on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer issues. HRC is billing the October 10 town hall in Los Angeles, "Power of our Pride," and it coincides with the 31st anniversary of National Coming Out Day on October 11. It will air live on CNN from 7 p.m. ET to 11:30 p.m. ET. HRC says it will be the largest audience for a Democratic...

Biden: Had ‘good night' but ‘could have done better'

Former Vice President Joe Biden said Friday he'd had a "good night" in the third Democratic presidential debate -- and that he is getting more comfortable in the party's 2020 primary debates, though he sees room for improvement.