Black caucus chairman opposes DNC plan to weaken superdelegate influence

Intensifying a dispute over superdelegates ahead of a Democratic National Committee meeting next week, Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Cedric Richmond on Monday urged committee members to oppose a plan to weaken superdelegates’ influence in the presidential nominating process. In a letter to DNC Chairman Tom Perez, Richmond (D-La.) said the proposal would “disenfranchise elected officials”…

Primary night: Democrats plot a Midwest comeback

Wisconsin Democrats selected state education official Tony Evers in a primary Tuesday, seeking to spark a Midwestern comeback for the party by defeating Republican Gov. Scott Walker in the fall. President Donald Trump’s victory in Wisconsin and his narrow loss in neighboring Minnesota spurred renewed Democratic activism in both states. Party leaders hope to channel…