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Guilty plea entered in state senate election fraud case

Oct. 20, 2021 15:34 PM EDT

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A former campaign worker for a Connecticut state senator pleaded guilty Tuesday to federal charges that she conspired to fraudulently obtain public funds for the senator's 2018 legislative campaign. Tina Manus, 42, of Stratford, worked on the...

Embattled Nevada Democrats outraise midterm election foes

Oct. 18, 2021 20:50 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada politicians are loading their campaign coffers with millions in contributions in preparation for next year's midterm elections, setting the stage for a costly election year with advertising bombarding television, radio, social media and mailboxes. ...

Sarah Sanders raises $2.1M in bid for Arkansas governor

Oct. 14, 2021 17:49 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Former White House press secretary Sarah Sanders has raised $2.1 million over the past three months in her bid to be Arkansas' next governor, her campaign announced Thursday. Sanders' campaign said the latest contributions brought her total...

Boozman raises $1.1M during quarter for reelection bid

Oct. 13, 2021 19:38 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. John Boozman's campaign said Wednesday it has raised more than $1.1 million over the past three months for his reelection bid. The campaign for the two-term senator from Arkansas said it has more than $2.7 million cash on...

Washington AG: Facebook gave false info in campaign suit

Oct. 13, 2021 19:21 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson says a Facebook representative provided false testimony in a lawsuit that accuses the company of violating state campaign finance laws. The Seattle Times reports that in court filings the Democratic attorney...

New Mexico governor settles harassment claim for $150K

Oct. 11, 2021 15:40 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The final price tag for a settlement reached by New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and a former campaign spokesman to settle accusations of harassment is now $150,000. The latest round of payments were disclosed in a mandatory campaign finance...

Annual review of campaign finances resumes in New Mexico

Oct. 08, 2021 18:55 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — After a four-year hiatus, state election regulators have resumed spot-checks on campaign finance disclosures by politicians, election candidates and political committees, with 10 accounts referred to New Mexico’s fledgling State Ethics Commission and state...

Dean Heller to enter governor's race in battleground Nevada

Sep. 16, 2021 13:32 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Dean Heller will announce a bid for governor of Nevada on Monday, joining a crowded field of Republican hopefuls vying to unseat Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak in 2022. His entrance into the race in the battleground state adds a...

Wisconsin US Senate candidate charged with theft, fraud

Sep. 07, 2021 15:51 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Milwaukee City Council member Chantia Lewis, a Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, was charged Tuesday with a series of campaign finance violations for allegedly using donations and improper travel reimbursements on more than $21,000 in car payments, family trips, a...

FEC complaint filed against Georgia Congressman Buddy Carter

Aug. 21, 2021 11:25 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A formal complaint has been filed with the Federal Election Commission against Georgia Congressman Buddy Carter. He is accused of illegal campaign spending. The Democratic Party of Georgia alleges Carter spent campaign funds for a statewide advertisement...