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Trump in 2024? He says only that 'a Republican' will win

Apr. 10, 2021 17:52 PM EDT

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump plans to affirm his commitment to the Republican Party — and raise the possibility that someone else will be the GOP's next presidential nominee — in a closed-door speech to donors Saturday night. Trump's...

Bowing to Trump? GOP brings leaders, donors to his backyard

Apr. 09, 2021 20:41 PM EDT

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — There will be no reckoning at the Republican National Committee. Three months after former President Donald Trump helped incite a violent attack against Congress, the GOP is bringing hundreds of donors and several future presidential prospects to...

Kelly raises $4.4 million for Senate re-election bid

Apr. 07, 2021 17:38 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Democratic Sen. Mark Kelly said Tuesday he raised nearly $4.4 million for his re-election campaign during the first quarter of 2021. The formidable haul gives the Arizona senator a head start against Republicans looking to challenge him in 2022, when...

Husband of high court candidate begins prison sentence

Apr. 06, 2021 19:52 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The husband of a Pennsylvania appellate judge who is running for the state's highest court began serving a prison sentence Tuesday in a long-running case involving taking money from an elderly woman's trust fund to benefit several political campaigns and a charity...

Myanmar's online pop-up markets raise funds for protest

Apr. 05, 2021 22:18 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — With security forces in Myanmar having shot dead at least 570 protesters and bystanders in the past two months, many of the country's residents see venturing out onto the street as a brave but foolhardy act. Online, many have found a safer, more...

U.S. Senate candidate Jeff Jackson raises about $1.3 million

Apr. 05, 2021 17:17 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Democratic senate candidate Jeff Jackson raised nearly $1.3 million since entering the race in January, his campaign announced on Monday. The campaign said it received contributions through the end of March from more than 14,000...

Voters in Omaha to head to polls for city primary election

Apr. 05, 2021 09:28 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Voters in Omaha will head to the polls on Tuesday for city primary elections that will whittle down the field of those in the mayoral race. Five candidates are vying for the post of mayor, while 29 candidates are seeking City Council seats. The top...

Church leader says Mormons not tied to any political party

Apr. 04, 2021 18:50 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A leading figure in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said Sunday that no single political party or individual candidate represents the church’s positions. Dallin Oaks, a former justice on the Utah Supreme Court, told members during...

Democrat Lasry raises more than $1 million for Senate bid

Apr. 01, 2021 11:26 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alex Lasry said Thursday that his campaign had raised more than $1 million since he got in the race in mid-February. Lasry is running for the seat currently held by Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, who has...

Former state lawmaker sentenced for misusing campaign funds

Mar. 31, 2021 15:56 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A former Democratic state representative from St. Louis County was sentenced Wednesday to 21 months in prison for misusing campaign money for personal expenses. A federal judge in St. Louis also ordered 39-year-old Courtney Curtis to repay nearly...