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Parnell announces candidacy for Pennsylvania Senate seat

May. 11, 2021 20:13 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Sean Parnell, a decorated Army veteran whose regular guest on Fox News programs helped make him a favorite of former President Donald Trump, announced his candidacy Tuesday for the Republican nomination for Pennsylvania's open U.S. Senate seat. ...

Former McSally aide pleads guilty to stealing campaign funds

May. 07, 2021 19:02 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A senior official on Martha McSally’s 2018 Senate campaign pleaded guilty Friday to stealing $115,000 in campaign funds. Prosecutors say Anthony Barry, who was a consultant and deputy campaign manager for the Republican lawmaker, used his position to...

With ambassador picks, Biden faces donor vs. diversity test

May. 07, 2021 01:08 AM EDT

President Joe Biden is facing a fresh challenge to his oft-repeated commitment to diversity in his administration: assembling a diplomatic corps that gives a nod to key political allies and donors while staying true to a campaign pledge to appoint ambassadors who look like America. ...

EXPLAINER: What to know about the Giuliani investigation

Apr. 29, 2021 14:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The long-running federal investigation into Rudy Giuliani's dealings in Ukraine moved back into public view Wednesday when federal agents seized electronic devices from the former mayor's home and office. The search was the latest development in an...

Ramaphosa denies wrong in raising election campaign funds

Apr. 29, 2021 13:10 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has claimed there was “nothing sinister” about the funding for his 2017 political campaign to become president of the ruling party, the African National Congress. Ramaphosa was...

Indiana's top elections official admits fundraising error

Apr. 28, 2021 12:46 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s top elections official has acknowledged violating state political fundraising rules with the launch of her 2022 election campaign. Republican Secretary of State Holli Sullivan requested contributions as she announced her campaign Monday...

UK watchdog steps up probe into Johnson's apartment refurb

Apr. 28, 2021 08:19 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's political spending watchdog said Wednesday it was scaling up an investigation into Prime Minister Boris Johnson's finances, saying there were “reasonable grounds” to suspect an offense had been committed over the pricey refurbishment of the prime minister's...

Where's Caitlyn? So far, Jenner's campaign is virtual

Apr. 27, 2021 19:06 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In her five days as a Republican candidate for California governor, Caitlyn Jenner had a Twitter spat with a Democratic congressman, unveiled a website to sell T-shirts and other campaign swag and posted a photograph of herself with a startup business owner. ...

Prosecutors: Congressman's campaign manager stole $1.4M

Apr. 27, 2021 15:56 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — The former campaign manager for an Ohio Congressman has been accused of embezzling more than $1.4 million, authorities announced Tuesday. Jamie Schwartz, 41, faces charges of wire fraud and falsification of records. He stole the money from Republican...

Maine might ban corporations from making campaign donations

Apr. 27, 2021 12:38 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Lawmakers in Maine might ban corporations from contributing directly to state legislators or their political action committees. The proposal before the Maine Legislature was sponsored by Democratic Senate President Troy Jackson and Democratic Sen....