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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., smiles and waves while seated in front of an audience before the start of a forum broadcast on radio in a New Hampshire Public Radio station, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Sanders distances himself from group backing his WH run

Jan. 19, 2020 5:12 PM EST

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Bernie Sanders said Sunday that outside political groups that can raise and spend unlimited sums backing candidates for public office should be abolished — including those supporting his own bid for the White House. But the Vermont senator stopped short of directly calling...

FILE - In this Oct. 23, 2019, file photo, a campaign poster for Seattle City Council incumbent candidate Kshama Sawant is posted outside her campaign headquarters in Seattle. The Seattle City Council on Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, unanimously passed a measure to reel in political spending by

Seattle reins in spending by 'foreign-influenced' companies

Jan. 14, 2020 10:54 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle City Council on Monday unanimously passed a measure to rein in political spending by “foreign-influenced” companies, following city council elections last year that drew unprecedented spending — including a record $1.5 million from Amazon. The measure puts...

Democratic Presidential candidate and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg step on stag to speak during a rally Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Bloomberg meets Abrams while working to build broad campaign

Jan. 10, 2020 4:50 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg came to Georgia on Friday to meet influential Democrat Stacey Abrams and then rally a white-collar crowd of supporters around his late-starting, unusual White House campaign. His visit with Abrams and a private speech to a voting rights...

Voting group founded by Georgia’s Abrams raises $14.6M

Jan. 8, 2020 8:54 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The political action committee for a voting rights group founded by Democrat Stacey Abrams on Wednesday reported raising more than $14.6 million in the last half of 2019. A big chunk of Fair Fight’s haul came as a single $5 million donation from Democratic presidential candidate...

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during a campaign event, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, in Boone, Iowa. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Shadow group provides Sanders super PAC support he scorns

Jan. 7, 2020 9:49 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders says he doesn’t want a super PAC. Instead, he has Our Revolution, a nonprofit political organization he founded that functions much the same as one. Like a super PAC, which is shorthand for super political action committee, Our Revolution can raise unlimited sums...

Democratic presidential candidate South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg speaks during a Democratic presidential primary debate Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Buttigieg leads 2020 rivals in Wall Street contributions

Dec. 21, 2019 1:02 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The financial sector, blamed by progressives for spawning the 2008 economic collapse, is lining up behind Pete Buttigieg’s presidential campaign. The mayor of South Bend, Indiana, has collected more campaign cash from donors and political action committees tied to the financial,...

President Donald Trump smiles during a roundtable with governors on government regulations in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Monday, Dec. 16, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Trump conservative critics launch PAC to fight reelection

Dec. 17, 2019 11:37 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A small group of President Donald Trump's fiercest conservative critics, including the husband of the president's own chief adviser, is launching a super PAC designed to fight Trump's reelection and punish congressional Republicans deemed his “enablers." The new organization, known...

Cory Booker speaks Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, in Atlanta. Booker, along with Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar, Andrew Yang and Tom Steyer, all presidential hopefuls, spoke at the breakfast event hosted by the Al Sharpton's National Action Network. (AP Photo/ Ron Harris)

Super PAC backing Cory Booker’s presidential bid shuts down

Nov. 27, 2019 5:04 PM EST

A super PAC formed to support Cory Booker’s Democratic presidential campaign is shutting down. The group’s founder, San Francisco lawyer Steve Phillips, indicated in a news release Wednesday that Dream United had struggled to raise money. Booker, a New Jersey senator, has publicly disavowed support...