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Dem in NC US House race redo: $1.74M raised last quarter

Jul. 10, 2019 6:46 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina Democrat in a special U.S. House election forced by a ballot-collection scandal reports raising $1.74 million in the three months ending in June. The quarterly fundraising total means Dan McCready's campaign has nearly $1.8 million to spend for September's special...

Judge: Rep. Duncan Hunter's trial can detail alleged affairs

Jul. 1, 2019 8:41 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Jurors can hear evidence of U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter's alleged extramarital affairs when they consider charges the California Republican looted campaign cash to finance vacations, golf outings and other personal expenses, a judge said Monday. Prosecutors revealed salacious details about the...

Congressman: Block evidence of trysts in corruption case

Jun. 28, 2019 10:53 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lawyers for California Rep. Duncan Hunter want a federal judge to reject an attempt by prosecutors to introduce evidence that the congressman used campaign funds to finance a string of extramarital relationships, a court filing said Friday. In the eight-page document, Hunter's lawyers...

Congressman: Block evidence of trysts in corruption case

Jun. 28, 2019 10:37 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lawyers for California Rep. Duncan Hunter want a federal judge to reject an attempt by prosecutors to introduce evidence that the congressman used campaign funds to finance a string of extramarital relationships, a court filing said Friday. Prosecutors are seeking permission "to focus...

Congressman: Block evidence of trysts in corruption case

Jun. 28, 2019 9:41 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Indicted California Rep. Duncan Hunter is asking a judge to reject an attempt by prosecutors to introduce evidence that the congressman used campaign funds to finance a string of extramarital relationships. In a motion Friday, the congressman's lawyers say prosecutors are seeking...

Feds: Rep. Duncan Hunter paid for affairs with campaign cash

Jun. 25, 2019 9:16 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter of California illegally used campaign money to finance romantic flings with lobbyists and congressional aides, spending thousands of dollars on meals, cocktails and vacations, federal prosecutors say. A government court filing late Monday detailed allegations...

Legal fight tougher for congressman as wife pleads guilty

Jun. 14, 2019 12:29 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Indicted six-term GOP Congressman Duncan Hunter has held steadfast to his contention that a corruption case against him is the result of a political witch hunt. But that argument got tougher Thursday for the former Marine and close ally of President Donald Trump after his wife, who worked...

Legal fight tougher for congressman as wife pleads guilty

Jun. 13, 2019 9:30 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Indicted six-term GOP Congressman Duncan Hunter has held steadfast to his contention that a corruption case against him is the result of a political witch hunt. But that argument got tougher Thursday for the former Marine and close ally of President Donald Trump after his wife, who worked...

Democrats worry as Trump unleashes money on 2020 digital ads

Jun. 13, 2019 5:57 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — While Democrats wage a wide open primary , President Donald Trump is blanketing battleground states with online advertising that could help set the narrative heading into the 2020 campaign. The blitz of ads run recently in states including Michigan, Florida, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania...

Correction: Texas-Gun Storage Fight story

May. 28, 2019 6:09 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — In a story May 27 about Texas lawmakers moving to set up a safe gun storage campaign, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the money was added to the state budget plan in the final days of the legislative session. The $1 million had been agreed to by House and Senate budget...