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Florida governor candidate Gillum releases some tax returns

Oct. 19, 2018 6:55 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Democratic candidate for governor Andrew Gillum gave a closer look at his finances on Friday after he released two years' worth of tax returns that show that he and his wife earn more than $200,000 a year. Gillum, who shocked the political establishment with his Democratic...

Democrats eyeing White House flock to Iowa's new star

Oct. 19, 2018 9:04 AM EDT

CLEAR LAKE, Iowa (AP) — Deidre DeJear is Iowa's newest political star — even if she hasn't yet won an election. Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey, who is considering a bid for the Democratic presidential nomination, recently made his inaugural trip to Iowa by headlining a fundraiser for DeJear. Sen....

Pilot gives $1m to McConnell-linked PAC aiding Blackburn

Oct. 19, 2018 6:18 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The gas station chain founded by Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's family has donated $1 million to a political committee supporting Republican Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn's Senate bid. Campaign finance reports show Pilot Corporation made the Aug. 28 donation to the Senate Leadership...

Money talks: Campaigns draw millions in 'outsider' cash

Oct. 18, 2018 12:56 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — It's been eight years since the U.S. Supreme Court declared that political spending is free speech. The decision eased the way for corporations, unions or nonprofits to spend massive amounts to support, or more often, denounce candidates in tight races. Citizens United, as the ruling...

Democrats, Menendez facing tough fight in blue New Jersey

Oct. 17, 2018 6:40 PM EDT

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — In deep blue New Jersey, Sen. Bob Menendez is in a brutal political fight against his GOP rival, putting Democrats — who are pouring cash into the race— on the defensive as they seek to hold onto imperiled seats in red states. Menendez is seeking his third term against...

Pritzker pumps $146M of his cash into Illinois governor bid

Oct. 17, 2018 3:22 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Billionaire Democrat J.B. Pritzker is showing no reluctance about pouring his own money into his quest to defeat multimillionaire Republican incumbent Bruce Rauner in the race for Illinois governor. New state campaign finance reports show that Pritzker has pumped $146.5 million into his...

Pritzker pumps $146M of his cash into Illinois governor bid

Oct. 17, 2018 12:06 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Billionaire Democrat J.B. Pritzker is showing no reluctance to pour his own money to unseat multimillionaire Republican Bruce Rauner from the Illinois governor's office. New state campaign reports show Pritzker has pumped $146.5 million into his campaign. Pritzker's self-funding and $50...

Democrats' not-so-secret plan to fight midterm malaise

Oct. 17, 2018 10:06 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — They're asking pastors to text their congregants about the importance of voting. They're connecting with thousands of Puerto Ricans displaced by Hurricane Maria. And they're relying on groups like the NAACP, which has tripled its spending from 2016 to energize black voters. Less than...

Mining initiative foes accused of taking foreign donations

Oct. 16, 2018 6:47 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Backers of a Montana citizen's initiative that would add new mining regulations say a foreign-owned company is illegally bankrolling an industry campaign against the proposal. In a complaint filed Tuesday with the Federal Election Commission, sponsors of Initiative 186 alleged...

Democrats dominate House GOP in money race ahead of midterms

Oct. 16, 2018 6:10 PM EDT

Democrats dominated Republicans in money races across the House map and in key Senate contests with three weeks left before midterm elections. Money is no guarantee of electoral outcomes, but the numbers suggest that Democratic voters' enthusiasm continues unabated in 2018, with small-dollar donors in particular...