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Lamine Diack, ex IAAF chief convicted of corruption, dies

Dec. 03, 2021 06:43 AM EST

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Lamine Diack, the controversial long-time leader of track and field who was convicted of extorting money from athletes and accused of taking bribes in an Olympic hosting vote, has died, his family said Friday. He was 88. Awa Diack, niece of the...

Watchdog files 2nd complaint against Senate hopeful Greitens

Dec. 01, 2021 13:45 PM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A federal elections watchdog group on Wednesday filed another complaint against former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens, alleging that money from his old gubernatorial campaign was illegally spent on kickstarting his campaign to run for retiring U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt's seat. ...

Rochester getting interim mayor as embattled Warren resigns

Dec. 01, 2021 12:08 PM EST

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren said she had “no regrets” as she prepared Wednesday to leave office a month early after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor campaign finance charge. The embattled Democrat agreed in October to cut short her second...

Former Maine speaker who lost to Collins will donate $3.5M

Dec. 01, 2021 12:02 PM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A former speaker of the Maine House of Representatives and U.S. Senate candidate said Wednesday she is donating $3.5 million in leftover campaign money to a civil legal aid nonprofit group in the state. Sara Gideon, a Democrat, lost to Republican...

Cherfilus-McCormick preps for Congress following primary win

Nov. 28, 2021 03:14 AM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — After three campaigns spanning close to four years, Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick is about to become South Florida’s newest member of Congress, after besting a slew of prominent elected officials. She’s wasting no time. On Nov. 17, the day...

Businessman Rinke launches campaign for Michigan governor

Nov. 22, 2021 17:06 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Republican Kevin Rinke, a former owner of Detroit-area car dealerships, launched his campaign for Michigan governor on Monday with self-funded TV and digital ads that tout him as a conservative outsider and criticize Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. Rinke,...

SD Democratic Party pays fine for finance violations

Nov. 19, 2021 18:14 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Democratic Party said Friday it has paid a $40,000 penalty and rid its accounts of $2,500 in contributions for campaign finance violations during the 2016 presidential election. The party said the payment would settle the...

Donor to Lt. Gov. Benjamin accused of illegal contributions

Nov. 19, 2021 15:26 PM EST

A real estate developer has been indicted on federal charges that he orchestrated illegal campaign contributions that helped Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin receive public election financing during the Democrat's losing bid to be elected New York City comptroller. Gerald Migdol...

Sen. Betsy Johnson raises $1.8M for Oregon governor campaign

Nov. 18, 2021 19:24 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — State Sen. Betsy Johnson has raised $1.8 million in cash contributions in her campaign to become Oregon’s next governor, campaign finance records showed Thursday. Johnson, a 20-year veteran of the Oregon Legislature and one of its most moderate...

Chase slammed for clash over GOP event with Donald Trump Jr.

Nov. 18, 2021 17:18 PM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Conservatives railed against JPMorgan Chase on Thursday after a subsidiary pulled out of a business deal related to a Missouri political fundraiser that was to feature Donald Trump Jr. Missouri political action committee Defense of Liberty was using...