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Control of Congress also at stake in state legislative races

Sep. 22, 2018 10:43 AM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Democrats looking to regain a foothold in state capitols largely led by Republicans had anticipated flipping control of up to a dozen legislative chambers during the last presidential election. It didn't work out that way. As Republicans remain in overwhelming control of state...

Nevada senator rallies with president he used to criticize

Sep. 20, 2018 11:56 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Republicans' chances of keeping their majority in the U.S. Senate have become shakier as races in red states such as Texas have tightened, but the party's most vulnerable member insists he's bullish about his re-election in Nevada. Sen. Dean Heller has faced tight races before but never...

Ethics panel: Reynolds OK to take 9 rides on private jets

Sep. 20, 2018 7:12 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds did nothing wrong in accepting nine rides on private jets in the last 14 months, a state ethics board said Thursday, concluding they were legitimate in-kind campaign contributions allowable under Iowa's gift law. The Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board...

DeSantis not returning cash to donor who called Obama N-word

Sep. 20, 2018 6:00 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis' campaign for Florida governor said Thursday he will no longer accept money from a donor who used the N-word in a tweet about former President Barack Obama, but said contributions the donor's company made won't be returned because they were already...

Democrats in key House races push against tax deduction cap

Sep. 19, 2018 1:08 PM EDT

CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — Congressman Leonard Lance voted last December with the interests of his northern New Jersey district in mind when he opposed his own party's sweeping tax overhaul. The cap on deductions for state and local taxes that was part of the Republican plan was bound to mean that many...

GOP frets about prospects for picking up Indiana Senate seat

Sep. 19, 2018 11:41 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Mike Braun, the Republican candidate for a crucial Senate seat in Indiana, often refers to his rival, Sen. Joe Donnelly, as "Sleepin' Joe" and has vowed to wake the vulnerable Democrat from his "siesta" on Election Day. But as Donnelly barnstorms the state in a used RV, it is Braun's...

Missouri judge bars redistricting measure in win for GOP

Sep. 14, 2018 2:42 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri judge on Friday ordered a redistricting measure to be knocked off the November ballot, a win for Republican critics of the proposal to tie state legislative seats to the parties' share of the statewide vote. Cole County Circuit Judge Daniel Green ruled that the ballot...

El Salvador probes alleged graft related to Taiwan funds

Sep. 13, 2018 10:01 PM EDT

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Prosecutors in El Salvador are investigating the alleged diversion of some $10 million in funds donated by Taiwan and purportedly used to pay for political campaigning by the governing party. Prosecutor Douglas Melendez said Thursday in a TV interview that the money came...

Iowa governor defends trip on vendor's plane to bowl game

Sep. 13, 2018 8:06 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Kim Reynolds dismissed criticism Thursday of her decision to travel to Iowa State's bowl game for free on a plane owned by a longtime and controversial state vendor. Reynolds told reporters that she saw nothing wrong with her flight to Memphis on the plane owned by Sedgwick,...

Ad firm worked for Cordray's agency, then governor campaign

Sep. 13, 2018 11:05 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An advertising and media firm to which Ohio gubernatorial candidate Richard Cordray's agency gave government work while he was a federal official is now doing political work for him. Washington-based GMMB has been making Ohio ad buys for Democrat Cordray's gubernatorial campaign...