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Prosecutors: Developer gave illicit cash to LA politicians

Feb. 24, 2018 7:47 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A real estate developer was charged Friday with making nearly $200,000 in illegal campaign contributions to committees that supported Mayor Eric Garcetti and seven other Los Angeles politicians while seeking approval to build a massive apartment complex. Samuel Leung, 67, was charged in...

Missouri governor stirred disputes before affair, indictment

Feb. 23, 2018 12:20 AM EST

Missouri Republican Gov. Eric Greitens courted controversy and touched off political disputes even before acknowledging an extramarital affair that led to his indictment Thursday on a felony invasion of privacy charge. Greitens had been a rising star in the national Republican Party and a welcome partner for...

Missouri governor stirred disputes before affair, indictment

Feb. 22, 2018 8:01 PM EST

Missouri Republican Gov. Eric Greitens courted controversy and touched off political disputes even before acknowledging an extramarital affair that led to his indictment Thursday on a felony invasion of privacy charge. Greitens had been a rising star in the national Republican Party and a welcome partner for...

Wealthy independent enters Wyoming US Senate race

Feb. 22, 2018 3:50 PM EST

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A businessman who says he's prepared to spend at least $1 million of his own money announced Thursday that he's running against Wyoming U.S. Sen. John Barrasso as an independent. "That's what I got authorized by my wife, but if she's not looking the other way I will do whatever it...

Congressman claims undisclosed firm wasn't 'doing business'

Feb. 22, 2018 3:49 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A congressman from Iowa said in a sworn statement made public Thursday that a company he failed to disclose wasn't "doing business" in 2016, despite claims in its own advertising to the contrary. GOP Rep. Rod Blum filed an amended personal financial disclosure listing himself as the...

Mayor denies campaign cash shakedown during corruption trial

Feb. 21, 2018 7:03 PM EST

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The Democratic mayor of Pennsylvania's third-largest city defended himself Wednesday against accusations that he sold his office to campaign donors, telling a jury that while he asked business executives for political money, he didn't promise them city contracts in return. Taking the...

The Latest: Mayor decries guarantee to contributor

Feb. 21, 2018 5:12 PM EST

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on the Allentown mayor's testimony in his corruption trial (all times local): 5 p.m. The Democratic mayor of Pennsylvania's third-largest city is telling a jury that he was horrified when he learned one of his political consultants had guaranteed favorable treatment to a...

Maryland GOP candidate raffles off AR-15 assault weapon

Feb. 18, 2018 12:47 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Republican running for a Maryland legislative seat raffled off an AR-15 assault weapon at a Saturday night fundraiser, only days after the same type of weapon was used to kill 17 people at a Florida high school. The Baltimore Sun reported that about 15 people held a peaceful vigil...

Can middle-class candidate defeat millionaires in Illinois?

Feb. 16, 2018 12:46 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — In an Illinois governor race that includes a couple millionaires and a billionaire, Daniel Biss likes to tell people he's given his campaign just $25 — and then his wife decided to one-up him and donate $50. "We're pretty well maxed out, but we'll see what we can do going forward,"...

Lawmakers questioned about Greitens as part of inquiry

Feb. 15, 2018 7:04 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Investigators from the St. Louis prosecutor's office have visited the Missouri Capitol and interviewed at least two dozen lawmakers as the office checks into Gov. Eric Greitens. St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner launched an investigation in January after Greitens admitted to...