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Trump back in Scotland to prepare for Putin talks

Jul. 14, 2018 4:05 PM EDT

TURNBERRY, Scotland (AP) — President Donald Trump has a special affinity for Scotland: His mother was born there and he owns two championship-level golf resorts in the verdant country, including Trump Turnberry, where he is spending the weekend before a meeting Monday with Russian President Vladimir Putin...

Georgia GOP governor's debate focuses on secret recording

Jul. 13, 2018 12:18 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — During a tense debate between the two Republicans vying for Georgia governor, both candidates tried to make the race about who voters can trust when no one is looking. Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and Secretary of State Brian Kemp, who are locked in a contentious runoff battle that will be decided...

GOP candidates for Georgia governor ask 'Who can you trust?'

Jul. 12, 2018 10:38 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — During a tense debate between the two Republicans vying for Georgia governor, both candidates tried to make the race about who voters can trust when no one is looking. Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and Secretary of State Brian Kemp, who are locked in a contentious runoff battle that will be decided...

Senate candidate shuffles cash to keep excess donations

Jul. 12, 2018 5:58 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Republican U.S. Senate candidate Matt Rosendale used excess donations from deep-pocketed GOP donors to pay himself back for personal loans from a previous congressional run, then he turned around and loaned that money right back to his Senate campaign, according to campaign records....

McCaskill raises $4M for re-election; GOP challenger trails

Jul. 11, 2018 6:22 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill raised more than double the money her top Republican challenger did in the last quarter, though GOP candidate Josh Hawley is getting a hand from President Donald Trump. McCaskill's campaign on Wednesday said she raised more than $4.3...

Beshear faces scrutiny for past campaign contributions

Jul. 11, 2018 9:40 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — When Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear's top deputy was busted for using kickbacks and bribes for political donations, Beshear vowed to donate all of the tainted money from his 2015 campaign account to charity. That was two years ago. The money is still there. But now Beshear is...

Facebook faces UK fine over its data privacy scandal

Jul. 11, 2018 8:38 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Facebook is facing its first financial penalty for allowing the political consultancy Cambridge Analytica to forage through the personal data of millions of unknowing Facebook users. The social media giant faces a 500,000-pound ($663,000) fine for failing to protect the personal information...

The Latest: Bank feared campaign could hurt state contract

Jul. 9, 2018 4:29 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on U.S. Bank terminating Wisconsin state treasurer candidate Travis Hartwig (all times local): 3:30 p.m. U.S. Bank terminated Wisconsin state treasurer candidate Travis Hartwig because the bank feared his campaign could be perceived as a conflict of interest as the bank...

Big-name charter school backers donate to key governor races

Jul. 5, 2018 7:24 PM EDT

Prominent charter school supporters are dishing out campaign money, as key gubernatorial races in several states have now begun in earnest. June primary contests set up a number of state battles for governor in the midterm elections this November, with both Democratic and Republican candidates that could change...

Report: Emails link ex-Missouri governor, dark-money group

Jul. 4, 2018 7:41 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A newspaper says it has obtained emails showing that the top campaign fundraiser for former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens worked to set up a meeting between a prolific donor and a state official while seeking to raise money for a dark-money group later formed by Greitens campaign...