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Hochul nabs biggest haul of 2022 gubernatorial field

Jan. 19, 2022 13:16 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Kathy Hochul has raised nearly $22 million for her election campaign, a huge sum that gives her a dominating advantage over a narrowing field of opponents in the Democratic primary. Hochul's haul, raised in just five months, dwarfed her closest competitors...

Sanders raises $1.6M more in bid for Arkansas governor

Jan. 18, 2022 19:07 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Former White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders raised $1.6 million in the final three months of last year in her bid for Arkansas governor, her campaign said Tuesday. Sanders' campaign said that with the latest contributions she's raised $12.8 million...

US Rep. Jeff Fortenberry of Nebraska diagnosed with COVID-19

Jan. 18, 2022 17:39 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry of Nebraska announced Tuesday that he has tested positive for COVID-19 and will temporarily work from home. Fortenberry said on his congressional website that he had a “moderate case” and will recuperate at home. He said he tested...

Maine governor outraising ex-gov in reelection drive so far

Jan. 18, 2022 14:58 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's Democratic governor is outraising her chief opponent, a Republican former governor, in her drive for reelection so far. The campaign to reelect Gov. Janet Mills said Tuesday the governor has raised more than $1.6 million. The campaign of former Gov....

Millions of dollars pour early into Texas governor's race

Jan. 18, 2022 11:30 AM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Money is pouring fast into the Texas governor's race headlined by Republican Gov. Greg Abbott and Democrat Beto O'Rourke, who both reported massive early fundraising hauls Monday that puts the campaign on an accelerated track to become one of the nation's most expensive in...

Youngkin calls on lawmakers to enact 'vision of change'

Jan. 17, 2022 18:37 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Gov. Glenn Youngkin asked the divided Virginia General Assembly on Monday to work with him to enact his “sweeping vision of change” for the state by rolling back taxes, expanding school choice and boosting funding for law enforcement. In his first joint...

Republican state senator to challenge Fortenberry in primary

Jan. 16, 2022 17:23 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Republican state senator and former speaker of the Legislature is challenging Congressman Jeff Fortenberry who is facing federal charges as he runs for re-election. State Sen. Mike Flood announced Sunday that he will challenge Fortenberry in the state's First...

Prosecutors urge 3-to-4 year prison term for Giuliani pal

Jan. 14, 2022 18:57 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A three-to-four year prison sentence is appropriate for a Florida businessman who facilitated illegal foreign campaign contributions after helping Rudy Giuliani seek damaging information on Joe Biden in Ukraine, prosecutors said Friday after defense lawyers urged their client be...

Kaul raises $675,000 during last half of 2021

Jan. 14, 2022 12:24 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic Attorney General Josh Kaul says he raised $675,000 over the last half of 2021 and has more than $1 million in the bank heading into his reelection campaign. Kaul’s campaign announced the figures on Friday. Campaign finance reports covering the...

Tech companies spend millions on California political gifts

Jan. 13, 2022 14:17 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom solicited donations totaling nearly $227 million from Facebook, Google, Blue Shield and other private California companies and organizations to combat the coronavirus pandemic and help run parts of his administration, according to a report Thursday by...