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Clinton 'wants to be helpful' to Democrats. Can she?

May. 24, 2018 11:46 AM EDT

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) — Hillary Clinton is not going away. Standing on a convention stage Wednesday, the former Democratic presidential candidate cheered a primary election candidate from Georgia and endorsed one from New York, promising to be an active participant in red and blue states alike in the coming...

Gay Kentucky man loses bid to challenge GOP clerk Kim Davis

May. 22, 2018 9:48 PM EDT

MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — A gay man in eastern Kentucky has lost his bid to challenge Republican county clerk Kim Davis, who went to jail three years ago for denying him and others marriage licenses in the aftermath of an historic U.S. Supreme Court decision. David Ermold sought the Democratic nomination in...

Missouri lawmakers read woman's testimony against Greitens

May. 22, 2018 8:32 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Like actors rehearsing a script, Missouri lawmakers on Tuesday publicly read aloud the previously secret criminal case transcripts of a woman who accused Gov. Eric Greitens of sexual misconduct and asserted that his attorney suggested she should deny it. The unusual scene played...

The Latest: Greitens' campaign launches TV ad

May. 22, 2018 6:37 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on allegations against Gov. Eric Greitens (all times local): 5:35 p.m. Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens' campaign is launching a television ad to bolster support as lawmakers consider whether to try to impeach him. The ad cites a criminal charge against the Republican...

The princes, the president and the fortune seekers

May. 22, 2018 6:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a year spent carefully cultivating two princes from the Arabian Peninsula, Elliott Broidy, a top fundraiser for President Donald Trump, thought he was finally close to nailing more than $1 billion in business. He had ingratiated himself with crown princes from Saudi Arabia and the...

Iowa GOP accepts campaign fund of disgraced ex-Senate leader

May. 22, 2018 12:35 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The abrupt downfall of Iowa Senate Majority Leader Bill Dix quickly turned into a cash windfall for the Republican Party of Iowa. The party's central committee accepted a $522,000 contribution from Dix's campaign on March 26, two weeks after the Shell Rock farmer quit the Legislature...

Correction: 2018 Midterms-Endorsements story

May. 21, 2018 9:20 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — In a story May 20 about potential Democratic presidential candidates and their campaign activity in 2018, The Associated Press reported erroneously that former Vice President Joe Biden was planning to campaign in North Carolina on behalf of a congressional candidate Dan McCready. Biden has...

The princes, the president and the fortune seekers

May. 21, 2018 5:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a year spent carefully cultivating two princes from the Arabian Peninsula, Elliott Broidy, a top fundraiser for President Donald Trump, thought he was finally close to nailing more than $1 billion in business. He had ingratiated himself with crown princes from Saudi Arabia and the...

2018 midterms: An early heat for 2020 Democrats?

May. 20, 2018 12:47 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Look closely enough at the 2018 midterm campaign and you'll see the stirrings of a Democratic scramble to reclaim the White House from President Donald Trump. The leading players — from established national figures such as former Vice President Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth...

Florida's expensive race for governor highlights lax laws

May. 20, 2018 11:45 AM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's wide-open race for governor won't be decided for another six months, but it's already triggered a wave of expensive television ad buys from groups taking advantage of gray areas in the state's campaign finance laws. Campaigns are interpreting the law so liberally —...