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Sisolak starts 2022 with cash advantage over GOP challengers

Jan. 19, 2022 20:45 PM EST

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The long list of Republican gubernatorial candidates immersed in the bruising primary battle underway in Nevada began 2022 with millions of dollars less in campaign cash than incumbent Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak. Though Republicans expect to make gains...

Judge: Montana Clean Campaign Act is unconstitutional

Jan. 19, 2022 19:26 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A 2007 Montana law that was meant to curb last-minute campaign attacks violates free speech rights, a federal judge has ruled. U.S. District Court Judge Donald Molloy ruled Tuesday that the Montana Clean Campaign Act “delays, and sometimes even prevents,...

McSwain lands endorsement of big GOP campaign donor

Jan. 19, 2022 19:21 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Bill McSwain, the chief federal prosecutor in Philadelphia under former President Donald Trump, received the endorsement a major Republican campaign donor on Wednesday in a big field of GOP candidates seeking the party's nomination for governor. McSwain got...

Hochul nabs biggest haul of 2022 gubernatorial field

Jan. 19, 2022 18:45 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Kathy Hochul has raised nearly $22 million for her election campaign, a huge sum that gives her a dominant advantage over a narrowing field of opponents in the Democratic primary. Hochul's haul, raised in just five months, dwarfed her closest competitors...

Justices seem sympathetic to Cruz in campaign finance case

Jan. 19, 2022 16:37 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of the Supreme Court’s conservative majority on Wednesday seemed sympathetic to Sen. Ted Cruz in a challenge the Texas Republican brought to a provision of campaign finance law limiting the repayment of federal candidates’ loans to their campaigns. ...

Stefanowski running for governor in likely expensive race

Jan. 19, 2022 15:54 PM EST

Connecticut voters face the prospect of another high-priced election with the reemergence of businessperson Bob Stefanowski, the Republican candidate for governor in 2018, who announced Wednesday he is running again and is spending at least $10 million of his own money this time. ...

Sanders raises $1.6M more in bid for Arkansas governor

Jan. 18, 2022 19:07 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Former White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders raised $1.6 million in the final three months of last year in her bid for Arkansas governor, her campaign said Tuesday. Sanders' campaign said that with the latest contributions she's raised $12.8 million...

US Rep. Jeff Fortenberry of Nebraska diagnosed with COVID-19

Jan. 18, 2022 17:39 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry of Nebraska announced Tuesday that he has tested positive for COVID-19 and will temporarily work from home. Fortenberry said on his congressional website that he had a “moderate case” and will recuperate at home. He said he tested...

Maine governor outraising ex-gov in reelection drive so far

Jan. 18, 2022 14:58 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's Democratic governor is outraising her chief opponent, a Republican former governor, in her drive for reelection so far. The campaign to reelect Gov. Janet Mills said Tuesday the governor has raised more than $1.6 million. The campaign of former Gov....

Millions of dollars pour early into Texas governor's race

Jan. 18, 2022 11:30 AM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Money is pouring fast into the Texas governor's race headlined by Republican Gov. Greg Abbott and Democrat Beto O'Rourke, who both reported massive early fundraising hauls Monday that puts the campaign on an accelerated track to become one of the nation's most expensive in...