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Barnes raises $20 million more in Wisconsin Senate race

Oct. 05, 2022 09:55 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Mandela Barnes said Wednesday his campaign had raised $20.1 million for the three-month period that ran through September, which included the period after he won the August primary. Barnes faces Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson...

Sheryl Sandberg steps into abortion fight with ACLU donation

Oct. 04, 2022 12:32 PM EDT

Sheryl Sandberg opened her next chapter as a full-time philanthropist Tuesday with a donation to the American Civil Liberties Union to fight state abortion bans across the country. Sandberg, who officially left her position as Facebook’s parent company Meta’s chief operating...

Trump files $475 million defamation lawsuit against CNN

Oct. 03, 2022 22:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Donald Trump on Monday sued CNN, seeking $475 million in damages, saying the network had defamed him in an effort to short-circuit any future political campaign. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, focuses...

Cha-ching! Biden embraces his election-year fundraising role

Oct. 01, 2022 19:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Whenever a donor’s unsilenced cellphone goes off at a fundraiser while President Joe Biden is talking, he has the same joke ready to go: It’s Donald Trump on the other line. “If that’s Trump calling me again, tell him I’m busy,” Biden said at an event...

Walz has $3.2M, Jensen has $864K for final weeks of campaign

Sep. 28, 2022 15:00 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tim Walz has $3.2 million in cash on hand heading into the final weeks of the campaign, while Republican challenger Scott Jensen has $864,000 left in the bank. The Jensen campaign said it raised $1.8 million in the two-month reporting before...

Steamed about lobster: House candidates snippy over donation

Sep. 27, 2022 19:39 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Congressional candidates in a hotly contested Maine race snipped at each other on Tuesday about a contribution from the leader of a conservation group that has discouraged consumers from buying lobster. Democratic Rep. Jared Golden is defending his seat in...

New Mexico candidate removes gun-for-$100 donations offer

Sep. 22, 2022 16:47 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's Republican nominee for secretary of state has removed an online campaign flier that offered the chance to receive a firearm in return for $100 donations to her campaign. The gun “giveaway” offer on a Facebook campaign website for candidate...

Portland candidate fined $77K over campaign office deal

Sep. 21, 2022 20:19 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A man running for a seat on the Portland City Council has been fined $77,000 for accepting and failing to report a steep discount on campaign office rent. Since May, Rene Gonzalez’s campaign has paid a paltry $250 a month to rent more than 3,000 square feet...

Former public works official pleads guilty to corruption

Sep. 20, 2022 17:35 PM EDT

MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. (AP) — A longtime public works official in suburban Detroit pleaded guilty Tuesday to threatening to hold up permits for a developer unless he purchased tickets for a political fundraiser. Anthony Marrocco's conviction for attempted extortion was a big catch...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Sep. 15, 2022 12:42 PM EDT

New York Post. September 14, 2022. Editorial: NY Board of Regents attack educational standards again In their latest strike at education standards, the state Board of Regents this week set the bar for passing the once-prestigious Regents Exams at just a 50% score for...