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Ethics panel wants to look at anti-corridor group's donors

May. 23, 2020 1:40 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A group that opposes a hydropower transmission corridor in western Maine must disclose financial information so the ethics commission can continue investigating whether campaign finance laws were broken. The ethics commission unanimously ordered the disclosures Friday following a...

FILE - In this May 14, 2020, file photo House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Republicans are brandishing the latest approach in their uphill fight for House control this November: battering moderate Democrats for backing a $3 trillion coronavirus relief bill promising benefits for immigrants who entered the U.S. illegally. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Virus, economy, Trump and cash hamper GOP's bid for House

May. 23, 2020 10:35 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are brandishing the latest weapon in their uphill fight for House control this November: votes by moderate Democrats to pass a $3 trillion coronavirus relief bill promising benefits for immigrants who entered the U.S. illegally. They're also celebrating their recent capture...

Exec gave $50K to governor ahead of state virus testing deal

May. 23, 2020 9:39 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The state’s award of a $17.9 million contract for operating dozens of coronavirus testing sites across Indiana came weeks after a company executive gave $50,000 to the governor’s reelection campaign. The campaign contribution to Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb by Optum...

FILE - In this Sunday, March 15, 2020, file photo, former Vice President Joe Biden participates in a Democratic presidential primary debate at CNN Studios in Washington. Biden won Oregon’s Democratic presidential primary, outpacing Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who both suspended their campaigns earlier in the year. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Biden says he was too 'cavalier' about black voters' choices

May. 23, 2020 12:35 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Joe Biden says he “should not have been so cavalier” after he told a prominent black radio host that African Americans who back President Donald Trump “ain’t black.” The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee quickly moved to address the fallout from...

FILE - In this Sunday, March 15, 2020, file photo, former Vice President Joe Biden participates in a Democratic presidential primary debate at CNN Studios in Washington. Biden won Oregon’s Democratic presidential primary, outpacing Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who both suspended their campaigns earlier in the year. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Biden says he was too 'cavalier' about black Trump backers

May. 22, 2020 8:10 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Joe Biden declared he “should not have been so cavalier” on Friday after he told a prominent black radio host that African Americans who back President Donald Trump “ain’t black.” The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee quickly moved to address the...

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Howze for Congress campaign shows Republican 10th Congressional District candidate Ted Howze in Modesto, Calif. National and state Republicans have withdrawn their support for the candidate over offensive online posts that he says are not his words. House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy has called the posts disturbing but has not withdrawn his endorsement of Howze, who is facing freshman Democrat Josh Harder in the farm belt's swing 10th District. In a statement sent to The Associated Press on Friday, May 22, 2020, Howze said he was the target of “maliciously false attacks

Republicans back away from House candidate over online posts

May. 22, 2020 4:26 PM EDT

MODESTO, Calif. (AP) — National and state Republicans have withdrawn their support from a California congressional candidate over offensive online posts about Muslims and Hillary Clinton that he says are not his words. House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy has called the posts disturbing but has not...

FILE - In this March 15, 2020, file photo, former Vice President Joe Biden, participates in a Democratic presidential primary debate with Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., not seen, at CNN Studios in Washington. This may be the best of times politically for Biden, who won three massive endorsements over the last week, none bigger than former rival Bernie Sanders. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Biden campaign limits press access during virtual fundraiser

May. 21, 2020 9:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden's campaign wouldn't let reporters listen to a question-and-answer session during a virtual fundraiser with Wall Street donors on Thursday night, a break from its usual procedures and from the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee's past pronouncements about promoting...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020 file photo, Whitney Williams speaks at a forum for Democratic gubernatorial candidates at Montana State University Billings in Billings, Mont. Williams faces Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney in the June 2 primary election. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown, File)

Coronavirus shapes Montana governor race as primary nears

May. 21, 2020 5:35 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The battle against the coronavirus is helping shape the race for Montana governor and giving Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney an unexpected boost as he faces a well-financed Democratic primary opponent with an extensive political network in Whitney Williams. The pandemic also has upended the...

Congressional candidate and former CIA operative Valerie Plame of Santa Fe, N.M., seeks support from local party delegates at the Democratic Party preprimary convention in Pojoaque, N.M., Saturday, March 7, 2020. Candidates for open congressional and Senate seats underwent the first test of their political might as the Democratic and Republican parties of New Mexico held statewide conventions. The conventions decide the ballot order for candidates in the state's primary election on June 2. (AP Photo/Morgan Lee)

Dark-money attack ad pastes swastikas on House candidate

May. 21, 2020 3:51 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Who is afraid of Valerie Plame? Incendiary new political attack ads against the former CIA operative and candidate for a northern New Mexico congressional seat portray Plame as a “disgraced racist millionaire” and can be traced to the Alliance for Combating Extremism...

Judge ends Arkansas' 2-year limit on campaign contributions

May. 21, 2020 3:24 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal judge has made his temporary injunction permanent in allowing Arkansas candidates for statewide office to accept campaign donations more than two years before an election. U.S. District Judge James Moody Jr.’s move Tuesday reinforced his initial ruling that...