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Florida ethics panel recommends $20k fine for sham candidate

Oct. 27, 2021 18:08 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A state ethics panel has recommended that a sham candidate for the Florida Legislature convicted of participating in a vote siphoning scheme in last year’s election be fined $20,000 and formally reprimanded. The Florida Commission on Ethics...

Biden easily won Virginia. Why is McAuliffe struggling?

Oct. 27, 2021 17:22 PM EDT

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — As Terry McAuliffe made his case for the Democratic nomination for governor of Virginia this summer, he argued the state wanted “seasoned” leadership. The former governor, like the new President Joe Biden, had broad appeal that would keep up Virginians' enthusiasm...

McConnell backs ex-football star Walker for Georgia Senate

Oct. 27, 2021 13:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday endorsed Herschel Walker for the Senate in Georgia, lending the clout of the highest-ranking elected GOP official in the country to the candidacy of a former football star whose turbulent personal history could create...

Former MLB manager Valentine runs for mayor in hometown

Oct. 26, 2021 12:11 PM EDT

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — Former Major League Baseball manager and player Bobby Valentine scoffs at any suggestion he might be out of his league running for mayor in his hometown of Stamford, Connecticut’s second-largest and fastest-growing city. The 71-year-old rookie...

Tennessee senator indicted on campaign cash scheme charges

Oct. 25, 2021 18:57 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee state senator and a Nashville social club owner were indicted on charges that they violated campaign finance laws by illegally concealing the transfer of $91,000 during the Republican lawmaker’s 2016 failed congressional campaign, federal investigators...

Whitmer raises $3.1M, Craig $1.4M in governor's race

Oct. 25, 2021 18:32 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer raised $3.1 million over three months for her reelection campaign and had $12.6 million on hand a year before the 2022 election, while former Detroit police chief James Craig outraised a field of Republicans vying to challenge her. ...

Judge: State can't pursue charges against Georgia's Oxendine

Oct. 23, 2021 11:56 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A judge is throwing out ethics charges against former Georgia Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine, saying state officials waited too long to pursue action. Oxendine was accused of illegally using campaign funds from his failed 2010 gubernatorial campaign...

Giuliani associate convicted of campaign finance crimes

Oct. 22, 2021 18:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A Florida businessman who helped Rudy Giuliani’s effort to dig up dirt on Joe Biden in Ukraine was convicted Friday of campaign finance crimes, including funneling a Russian entrepreneur's money to U.S. politicians. Lev Parnas was on trial for more...

McAuliffe's backslapping political brand put to test in 2021

Oct. 22, 2021 06:01 AM EDT

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — Terry McAuliffe is a blur of handshakes, hugs, backslaps and smiles as he glides through the friendly crowd at Gethsemane Baptist Church seeking help from above. For the former Virginia governor running again for his old job, it's not...

What could happen next with indicted US Rep. Fortenberry

Oct. 21, 2021 16:46 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The indictment of U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry could have a big impact on his future in Nebraska politics and the 2022 election, opening the door to possible outcomes that would have seemed far-fetched just days ago. The nine-term Republican congressman...