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Biden and Sanders score big wins on Super Tuesday as voters in 14 states cast their ballots

From left to right: Democratic candidates Bernie Sanders (I.-V.T.) and former Vice President Joe Biden.

by Varsha Rammohan and Arushi Saxena

March 4, 2020

Former Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Bernie Sanders (I.-V.T.) both secured several key states on Super Tuesday as fourteen states held their primaries yesterday. Biden overwhelmingly won the primaries in Virginia, Alabama, Arkansas, Massachusetts, Maine, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas. Sanders clinched a lead in Vermont, California, Colorado, and Utah.  In order to clinch the party nominat...

AP U.S. Government and Politics holds mock primary elections

AP Government student Riva Saksena helps Shray Alag (11) turn in his ballot during fifth period on Monday. Students were able to cast their ballot for presidential candidates from all parties as well as vote on California’s Proposition 13, which regulates funding for education.

by Nicole Tian, Co-Lifestyle Editor

March 4, 2020

The AP U.S. Government and Politics classes held the 2020 Harker Primary elections on Monday ahead of California primary elections this Tuesday, which allows students of all grades to participate in mock elections that mimicked real life polling stations.  After setting up in the morning in upper sch...

Sen. Kamala Harris drops out of presidential race amid limitations in campaign funding and organization

Sen. Kamala Harris looks out at the crowd gathered in her hometown, Oakland, for the official announcement of her 2020 presidential bid. Harris dropped out of the race this morning after publishing announcements on Twitter and Facebook.

by Eric Fang, Kathy Fang, and Gloria Zhang

December 3, 2019

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) is dropping her bid for the presidency, according to her announcements this morning on Twitter and on Facebook. Harris, who has served as one of two senators from California since 2016, credited her campaign suspension to limitations in funding, as she elaborated in a blog post on Medium. Recent articles published by The New York Times and The Washington P...

Presidential candidates, climate protesters and DNC members convene at summer meeting in San Francisco

Tom Perez, chairman of the DNC, addresses DNC members and their guests during one of the

by Eric Fang, Winged Post Editor-in-Chief

August 26, 2019

Outside the Hilton San Francisco Union Square Hotel on Friday, supporters of presidential candidate Tom Steyer cheered and waved blue “Tom 2020” posters. Dispersed throughout the lobby, people of all ages wearing “Kamala Harris for the People” shirts handed out flyers. An older man in an Amer...

‘Repair, restore and renew America’: Presidential candidate Marianne Williamson brings her vision to the Bay Area

Presidential candidate Marianne Williamson spoke to a crowd of over 300 people at Manny's in San Francisco last night as part of her four-day campaign swing in California this week. Williamson's plans to

by Eric Fang, News Editor

August 16, 2019

Over 300 people gathered for a town hall meeting in the restaurant and community space Manny’s in San Francisco on Thursday night. Some of the people fanned themselves with navy and pink “Marianne 2020” posters. Some had brought copies of Marianne Williamson’s books. Others wore bright pink hats...

“Dream big, fight harder”: Elizabeth Warren has a plan for American families

2020 presidential hopeful Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D.) addresses a crowd of thousands at her town hall rally in Oakland yesterday night. Warren put forth a number of policy proposals, including education reform, universal healthcare and anti-corruption legislation.

by Eric Fang and Kathy Fang

June 1, 2019

With the American flag behind her and a crowd of several thousand Bay Area voters and supporters before her, 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) stepped into the spotlight in the middle of a soccer field, both arms outstretched to welcome the cheers of her audience. Before...

Starting from the bottom: Beto O’Rourke builds momentum at town hall in San Francisco

Former Rep. Beto O'Rourke addresses a crowd of supporters and voters at a town hall event in San Francisco this afternoon. O'Rourke announced his bid for the presidency on March 14 and made his first stop in the Bay Area today.

by Kathy Fang and Eric Fang

April 28, 2019

Presidential candidate and Democratic rising star Beto O’Rourke traveled to the Bay Area to host a town hall at the United Irish Cultural Center in San Francisco this afternoon. Introduced by Rep. Jared Huffman (D) of California’s 2nd district, O’Rourke opened the event with an overarching campaign...

“Not me, us”: Bernie Sanders calls for unity, anti-corporate reform at San Francisco rally

Sen. Bernie Sanders rallies supporters of his 2020 presidential bid at Great Meadow Park, gesturing at a podium against a backdrop of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. Sanders completed his California tour this afternoon, after making stops at San Diego and Los Angeles in the past weekend.

by Kathy Fang, Managing Editor

March 24, 2019

In a growing 2020 primary field, Sen. Bernie Sanders draws a crowd of thousands across the Bay Area

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