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Leading white Democrats court black votes; some find trouble

Nov. 22, 2019 10:17 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Coming out of their debate in a key center of black America, the leading Democratic presidential contenders aimed for the party’s crucial black and minority vote, with the scramble putting internal party tensions on display. From black protesters disrupting Elizabeth Warren to the...

Farage tells UK voters his party is not just about Brexit

Nov. 22, 2019 8:27 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s stalled departure from the European Union is taking a temporary back seat in Britain’s election campaign, as parties try to woo voters with their domestic policies. That includes the Brexit Party led by veteran euroskeptic Nigel Farage, which published its policy...

Federal prosecutors weighing new charges against Trump donor

Nov. 21, 2019 11:54 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors in New York have informed a major donor to President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee that they intend to charge him with obstruction of justice and failing to register as a foreign agent. The donor, Imaad Zuberi, is already charged in a separate case in Los...

Trump campaign manager rallies Arizona volunteers

Nov. 21, 2019 8:22 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — President Donald Trump’s campaign manager urged supporters in Arizona Thursday to fight hard and build a culture of volunteering so the traditionally Republican state doesn’t fall into the Democratic column next year. Brad Parscale told campaign volunteers at the Arizona...

Anti-tax initiative promoter says he’s running for governor

Nov. 21, 2019 7:27 PM EST

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A career anti-tax initiative promoter who has been accused by the state attorney general of using campaign donations for his personal use has announced he’s running for governor. Tim Eyman made the announcement while testifying at a Sound Transit board meeting Thursday in...

California official fined for pocketing campaign funds

Nov. 21, 2019 6:33 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A former California lawmaker was fined $150,000 Thursday after an audit found he spent political contributions on a vacation in Asia, personal plane tickets and remodeling his vacation home in Hawaii. The Mercury News of San Jose reports that the Fair Political Practices...

PDC discusses searchable digital archive of campaign ads

Nov. 21, 2019 4:19 PM EST

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Campaign finance officials are discussing the idea of building a searchable digital archive that collects campaign ads and information related to them. The Seattle Times reports the idea was discussed at a Wednesday meeting of the Senate State Government, Tribal Relations and...

Correction: Foreign Influence-Straw Donor story

Nov. 21, 2019 3:51 PM EST

In a story Oct. 30 about Imaad Zuberi, a political fundraiser accused of making illegal contributions on behalf of foreigners, The Associated Press omitted certain details of donations involving Saudi businessman Mohammed Al Rahbani and misattributed the source of some information. Prosecutors said Zuberi...

Correction: Foreign Influence-Straw Donor story

Nov. 21, 2019 3:50 PM EST

In a story Oct. 29 about Imaad Zuberi, a political fundraiser accused of making illegal contributions on behalf of foreigners, The Associated Press omitted certain details of donations involving Saudi businessman Mohammed Al Rahbani and misattributed the source of some information. Prosecutors said Zuberi...

Bloomberg files campaign paperwork, no decision on bid yet

Nov. 21, 2019 1:56 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg has taken another step toward launching a Democratic bid for president. The former New York City mayor, who became a Democrat just last year, filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission on Thursday to formally create a presidential campaign...