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Biden expected to launch presidential campaign next week

Apr. 19, 2019 6:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden is expected to join the crowded 2020 Democratic presidential field next week. The decision answers one of the most significant outstanding questions of the early presidential primary season, which has already seen announcements from 18 other Democrats....

Georgia Sen. Perdue's campaign fined $30,000 for violations

Apr. 19, 2019 6:00 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The campaign of U.S. Sen. David Perdue paid a $30,000 fine to federal regulators for violations discovered in the Georgia Republican's fundraising reports from the 2014 election. The civil penalty to the Federal Election Commission was disclosed Monday in Perdue's campaign finance...

Ben Affleck, Susan Sarandon, other stars donate to 2020 Dems

Apr. 17, 2019 3:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — From Ben Affleck and Susan Sarandon to Anna Wintour and Willie Nelson, celebrities lined up to give money — and a dash of star power — to their favorite Democratic presidential candidates ahead of this week's first quarter fundraising deadline. For months, candidates in the...

Scandals lead to fundraising woes for top Virginia Democrats

Apr. 16, 2019 5:16 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A series of scandals surrounding Virginia's top Democrats has made it difficult for them to raise money in a key election year. Gov. Ralph Northam, Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax and Attorney General Mark Herring all posted anemic campaign finance reports Monday that are far below what their...

North Carolina lawmaker's funding leads 10 in GOP House race

Apr. 16, 2019 4:40 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina legislator who loaned his campaign $250,000 is leading fundraising among 10 Republicans facing a May primary for a congressional seat left vacant because a ballot-collection scandal that voided November's election. State Sen. Dan Bishop of Charlotte collected $130,717...

Omar raises $830K for re-election despite Trump backlash

Apr. 16, 2019 4:04 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, who's engaged in an intensifying feud with President Donald Trump, has raised nearly $830,000 in the first quarter for her re-election campaign, according to campaign finance reports filed this week. The Minnesota Democrat — a Somali American and one of the...

German parliament fines far-right party for PR firm donation

Apr. 16, 2019 11:46 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The German parliament has fined the far-right Alternative for Germany party more than 400,000 euros ($452,200) for accepting illegal campaign donations. The Bundestag said in a statement on Tuesday that two senior party members received free advertising from a public relations firm based in...

Democrats raise $75M so far, signaling a drawn-out fight

Apr. 16, 2019 4:03 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates raised about $75 million during the first quarter of the 2020 election, a lackluster sum spread out across more than a dozen campaigns that signals a drawn-out battle likely lies ahead. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders led the field by raising $18 million and...

The Latest: Democratic hopefuls raise $75M in 1st quarter

Apr. 16, 2019 4:02 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on first-quarter fundraising totals posted by Democratic presidential candidates (all times local): 1 a.m. Democratic presidential candidates raised about $75 million during the first quarter of the 2020 election, a lackluster sum spread out across more than a dozen campaigns...

Bernie Sanders releases 10 years of long-awaited tax returns

Apr. 16, 2019 3:13 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders on Monday released 10 years of his long-anticipated tax returns as he campaigns for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. The returns provide a more detailed look at Sanders' finances than when he ran for president in 2016. The release also confirms that...