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NC state legislators Davis, Edwards begin US House bids

Dec. 01, 2021 16:23 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — More current North Carolina elected officials have thrown their hat into the ring to run for Congress next year, including two sitting members of the General Assembly. Democratic state Sen. Don Davis of Pitt County on Wednesday kicked off his...

Stacey Abrams launches 2nd campaign for Georgia governor

Dec. 01, 2021 16:04 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Stacey Abrams, the Georgia Democrat and leading voting rights activist, said Wednesday that she will launch another campaign to become the nation's first Black woman governor. Without serious competition in a Democratic primary, the announcement could...

County executive accused of stealing campaign funds

Dec. 01, 2021 14:58 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A New York county executive was arrested Wednesday on allegations that he stole $3,500 in campaign funds to pay off his personal debts, Attorney General Letitia James said. Rensselaer County Executive Steve McLaughlin, 58, faces a maximum sentence of...

Watchdog files 2nd complaint against Senate hopeful Greitens

Dec. 01, 2021 13:45 PM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A federal elections watchdog group on Wednesday filed another complaint against former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens, alleging that money from his old gubernatorial campaign was illegally spent on kickstarting his campaign to run for retiring U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt's seat. ...

Rochester getting interim mayor as embattled Warren resigns

Dec. 01, 2021 12:08 PM EST

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren said she had “no regrets” as she prepared Wednesday to leave office a month early after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor campaign finance charge. The embattled Democrat agreed in October to cut short her second...

US Rep. Fortenberry alleges prosecutor misled his lawyer

Dec. 01, 2021 12:05 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry of Nebraska has asked a judge to toss out statements he made to federal authorities who were investigating illegal campaign contributions, alleging that a prosecutor misled his lawyer with assurances that the nine-term congressman wasn't their...

Former Maine speaker who lost to Collins will donate $3.5M

Dec. 01, 2021 12:02 PM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A former speaker of the Maine House of Representatives and U.S. Senate candidate said Wednesday she is donating $3.5 million in leftover campaign money to a civil legal aid nonprofit group in the state. Sara Gideon, a Democrat, lost to Republican...

Appeals court orders release of some Mueller report passages

Nov. 30, 2021 19:42 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday directed the Justice Department to disclose certain redacted passages from special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation report that relate to individuals who were investigated by prosecutors but not ultimately charged. ...

Brazil president joins centrist party with election ahead

Nov. 30, 2021 11:45 AM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro officially joined the centrist Liberal Party on Tuesday, a key political deal in his quest for reelection in 2022. After two years without a political party, Bolsonaro decided to join one of the parties in the...

Zemmour, French far-right pundit, launches presidential run

Nov. 30, 2021 11:10 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — A far-right former TV pundit with multiple hate-speech convictions officially entered the race for France's presidency on Tuesday and warned his supporters that they will likely be called racists for backing his anti-immigration and anti-Islam views that have already shaken up...