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Dems reach new fundraising deal, with boost for GOP states

May. 12, 2021 16:26 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — National and state Democratic officials have reached a joint fundraising deal to increase aid to state parties, with an extra boost for those in Republican-dominated states. The agreement, which follows weeks of negotiations, is intended to allow the...

Murphy top fundraiser in NJ so far; Ciattarelli leads GOP

May. 12, 2021 11:44 AM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy has had the biggest cash haul and spent the most so far in this year's gubernatorial primary, followed by Republican candidate Jack Ciattarelli, who vastly leads his three GOP challengers, state officials revealed Wednesday. ...

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. ...

Governor cancels fundraiser being co-hosted by Trump backer

May. 09, 2021 15:52 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Dan McKee said Sunday he has canceled a fundraising event that was being organized on his behalf by a prominent supporter of former President Donald Trump. McKee had been scheduled to attend a May 12 event co-hosted by Gerald...

Stefanik's political evolution mirrors story of today's GOP

May. 08, 2021 21:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — There was a time, not long ago, when Elise Stefanik would not say Donald Trump's name. He was simply “my party's presidential nominee,” she would say. The pragmatic New York congresswoman was far more focused on welcoming a new generation of voters...

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...

Red meat politics: GOP turns culture war into a food fight

May. 07, 2021 07:11 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Conservatives last week gobbled up a false news story claiming President Joe Biden planned to ration red meat. Colorado Rep. Rep. Lauren Boebert suggested Biden “stay out of my kitchen.” Texas Gov. Greg Abbott tweeted out a headline warning Biden was getting...

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. ...

Glass ceiling on statewide offices remains for Black women

May. 06, 2021 13:58 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Four Black women have entered the 2021 Virginia gubernatorial race. If elected, the commonwealth would become the first state with a Black female governor. Sen. Jennifer McClellan, D-Richmond, and former Del. Jennifer Carroll Foy, D-Prince William,...

Liz Cheney clings to GOP post as Trump endorses replacement

May. 05, 2021 22:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — No. 3 House Republican Liz Cheney was clinging to her post Wednesday as party leaders lined up behind an heir apparent, signaling that fallout over her clashes with former President Donald Trump was becoming too much for her to overcome. Unbowed, she...