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Nearly $1 million spent on Spokane mayor race

Oct. 17, 2019 12:20 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The total amount of money spent on the race for Spokane mayor is approaching $1 million. KREM-TV reports that as of Wednesday, money donated to or spent independently on behalf of Ben Stuckart and Nadine Woodward totals more than $948,000. Much of that money has been spent on...

Atlantic City transfers power amid corruption - yet again

Oct. 15, 2019 7:23 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — For over a decade, things had been quiet in Atlantic City, the seaside gambling resort known as much for its colorful political corruption as for its slot machines and saltwater taffy. But that came to an end this month when Mayor Frank Gilliam Jr. pleaded guilty to wire fraud,...

The Latest: Councilman Marty Small named Atlantic City mayor

Oct. 15, 2019 6:09 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on the selection of Marty Small as Atlantic City's new mayor (all times local): 6:05 p.m. Council members in Atlantic City have named Council President Marty Small the city's new mayor at a special meeting. Small has been serving as acting mayor since former Mayor...

Wheeler announces bid for second term as Portland mayor

Oct. 15, 2019 12:40 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Ted Wheeler has announced he will run for re-election as the mayor of Portland, Oregon, trying to become the first person elected to a second term running the state's largest city in 16 years. KOIN reports the 57-year-old Wheeler kicked off his re-election campaign Monday evening....

Orban's party suffers major losses in Hungary's local votes

Oct. 13, 2019 6:33 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Prime Minister Viktor Orban's dominant right-wing Fidesz party suffered large losses in Sunday's local elections in Hungary. Opposition candidates won the mayoral race in Budapest, the capital, and were also projected to win in 10 of the country's 23 largest cities. In 2014, the...

The Latest: Hungary opposition parties win big in Budapest

Oct. 13, 2019 4:40 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The Latest on local elections in Hungary (all times local): 10:35 p.m. The candidate backed by several opposition parties has been elected mayor of Budapest, defeating the incumbent supported by Prime Minister Viktor Orban's Fidesz party. With 74% of the votes counted in Budapest,...

Officials to recount Davenport mayor's race ballots by hand

Oct. 13, 2019 3:37 PM EDT

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — A manual recount this week will determine which two candidates move on from Davenport's primary in the mayor's race. The Quad-City Times reports the third-place finisher in the mayor's race, Dan Portes, requested the recount after he finished just eight votes behind Alderwoman Rita...

With no runoff, Baldwin now Raleigh's next mayor

Oct. 11, 2019 5:55 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A former council member in North Carolina's capital city will become its next mayor, as the second-place finisher in this week's election decided against seeking a runoff. Mary-Ann Baldwin got the most votes in Tuesday's six-candidate race for Raleigh mayor. Unofficial results showed...

Sex tapes, scandals in Hungary's local election campaign

Oct. 11, 2019 8:13 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The campaign in Hungary for Sunday's nationwide municipal elections has seen one outrageous event after another: Candidates have been caught on secret sex tapes or alleged to be using drugs; one opposition candidate's poster has been smeared with feces and a pro-government activist...

Louisiana candidate calls theft citation 'dirty politics'

Oct. 10, 2019 7:02 AM EDT

BALL, La. (AP) — A Louisiana mayoral candidate says a criminal theft citation he received was due to a misunderstanding over a withdrawal from a church bank account, and the complaint was politically motivated. News outlets report Roger Zane Toney was cited by Rapides Parish Sheriff's deputies for theft of...