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Sen. Omar Fateh disputes GOP claims of ethics violations

Jun. 08, 2022 16:14 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An attorney for state Sen. Omar Fateh told an ethics panel Wednesday that the Minneapolis Democrat was never endorsed by a YouTube channel that serves the local Somali community and that his sponsorship of unsuccessful legislation to give the nonprofit a $500,000 grant was...

Lieutenant governor candidate Jones hasn't disclosed flights

May. 16, 2022 21:04 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A Republican candidate for Georgia lieutenant governor acknowledged he has been flying to campaign events on his family's private plane without yet disclosing any donations or expenses related to the flights in campaign finance filings. The Atlanta...

Federal Election Commission deadlocks, won't punish Trump

May. 16, 2022 17:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Election Commission has decided not to take action against former President Donald Trump after commissioners deadlocked over whether his campaign broke the law by masking how it was spending cash during the 2020 campaign. In a letter on Monday, the FEC...

Supreme Court rules for Sen. Cruz in campaign finance case

May. 16, 2022 15:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court's conservative majority sided Monday with Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and struck down a provision of federal campaign finance law, a ruling that a dissenting justice said runs the risk of causing “further disrepute” to American politics. ...

Georgia's Oxendine to hand over $128,000 to end ethics saga

May. 12, 2022 13:08 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's 2010 race for governor ended Thursday, in a way. State ethics officials agreed to drop their campaign finance case against former state Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine, who will hand over the $128,000 remaining in his campaign fund and admit no wrongdoing. ...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

May. 04, 2022 16:41 PM EDT

Columbus Dispatch. May 3, 2022. Editorial: Saggy pants and campaign finance There are some laws and ordinances that are never enforced. For example, in Oxford there is a local ordinance that says you cannot cheer at an Ole Miss football game unless...

Eastern WA council bans newspapers from City Hall

Apr. 29, 2022 15:38 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The Spokane Valley City Council in eastern Washington in an unusual move has banned newspapers from the City Hall lobby. The council voted 4-2 this week to prohibit third-party publications from the lobbies of City Hall and the Spokane Valley Police Precinct,...

South Korean activist resumes flying anti-North leaflets

Apr. 28, 2022 01:47 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean activist said Thursday he launched a million propaganda leaflets by balloon into North Korea this week, in his first such campaign while standing trial for past leafleting under a contentious new law that criminalizes such actions. The law...

Florida Gov. DeSantis signs bill to limit discussion of race

Apr. 22, 2022 19:20 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed into law new guidelines Friday involving race-based discussions in businesses and schools as part of his campaign against critical race theory, which he called “pernicious" ideology. Passed by lawmakers earlier this...

Judge denies Abrams bid to seek unlimited contributions

Apr. 14, 2022 20:32 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams cannot immediately begin raising and spending unlimited campaign contributions under a state law passed last year because she is not yet her party's nominee, a federal judge ruled Thursday. Abrams and her One...