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Patrick refuses to disavow PAC money in Dem presidential bid

Nov. 17, 2019 10:37 AM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Deval Patrick says he will not discourage potential support from political committees raising huge sums from undisclosed donors for his campaign. The former Massachusetts governor told NBC’s “Meet the Press” that while...

Ex-Massachusetts Gov. Patrick announces Dem presidential bid

Nov. 14, 2019 11:54 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick announced Thursday he is running for president, making a late entry into the Democratic race less than three months before primary voting begins. In an announcement video, Patrick highlighted his poverty-stricken childhood on Chicago’s South...

Fight over energy policy fuels Virginia election spending

Nov. 1, 2019 2:39 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's hotly contested legislative races have drawn huge donations from out-of-state special interest groups hoping to send a message on guns, abortion and President Donald Trump ahead of the 2020 election cycle. But the biggest individual donor is a Charlottesville man unhappy...

Suit opposes signature check of Michigan absentee ballots

Oct. 30, 2019 5:09 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Democratic group on Wednesday challenged Michigan laws that require the rejection of absentee ballots if the voter's signature does not match what is on file, saying the "arbitrary and standardless" rule will unconstitutionally disenfranchise many more people following an expansion...

After Biden reversal on super PAC, allies form outside group

Oct. 30, 2019 3:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Allies of former Vice President Joe Biden formed an outside group this week that would allow wealthy individuals and corporations to spend massive amounts boosting his 2020 Democratic presidential bid. Leaders of the super PAC called Unite the Country filed a statement of organization...

Correction: Amazon-City Council Spending story

Oct. 30, 2019 2:46 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — In a story Oct. 29 about Amazon's contributions to the Seattle City Council elections, The Associated Press misspelled the last name of a council member. It is Lorena González, not Gonzáles. A corrected version of the story is below: Amazon hopes $1.5 mil elects pro-business...

Northam campaigns for Dems months after blackface scandal

Oct. 30, 2019 1:23 PM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — When a racist photo was discovered on Gov. Ralph Northam's yearbook page in February, he became an instant pariah among fellow Democrats. A political death watch took shape as the governor used underground tunnels at the Capitol to stay out of sight. Now, nine months later,...

Texan gets 3 years over fake PAC funding in 2016 election

Oct. 29, 2019 3:56 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas man must serve three years in federal prison for creating fake political action committees in 2016 supporting Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders that raised more than $500,000. Kyle Gerald Prall of Austin was sentenced Tuesday. The 40-year-old Prall in May pleaded...

In reversal, Biden campaign opens door to super PAC support

Oct. 24, 2019 4:59 PM EDT

Joe Biden's campaign is rolling back his opposition to an independent political action committee that would allow wealthy individuals and corporations to boost his 2020 Democratic presidential bid. A top Biden aide says in a lengthy statement Thursday that it's "not surprising" some Biden supporters are...

Man accused in probe of Giuliani associates is freed on bail

Oct. 16, 2019 9:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A Florida man accused of conspiring with associates of Rudy Giuliani to make illegal campaign contributions made an initial court appearance Wednesday after flying to Kennedy Airport in New York City to turn himself in. David Correia, 44, made a brief appearance before a federal judge in...