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Ousters, upsets halfway through 2022 primary election season

Jul. 04, 2022 11:30 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — More than halfway through a tumultuous primary season, voters have rendered verdicts in a number of contests, many of which featured candidates arguing they best represented a continuation of policies favored by former President Donald Trump. While not on the...

Democrats swiftly raised $80M after court overturned Roe

Jul. 01, 2022 21:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the first week after the Supreme Court stripped away a woman’s constitutional right to have an abortion, Democrats and aligned groups raised more than $80 million, a tangible early sign that the ruling may energize voters. But party officials say donors are...

Trump's vulnerabilities for 2024 mount after new testimony

Jul. 01, 2022 10:27 AM EDT

SIOUX CENTER, Iowa (AP) — Stunning new revelations about former President Donald Trump’s fight to overturn the 2020 election have exposed growing political vulnerabilities just as he eyes another presidential bid. A former White House aide this week described Trump as an...

Convicted ex-Nebraska Rep. Fortenberry begins appeal

Jun. 29, 2022 18:14 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry of Nebraska began the process of filing an appeal Wednesday, one day after he was sentenced to two years of probation for lying to FBI agents about an illegal campaign contribution from a Nigerian billionaire. Fortenberry, a...

Giuliani's former Ukraine fixer gets 20 months in prison

Jun. 29, 2022 15:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Lev Parnas, an associate of Rudy Giuliani who was a figure in former President Donald Trump's first impeachment investigation, was sentenced Wednesday to a year and eight months in prison for fraud and campaign finance crimes by a judge who said fraud had become “a way of...

Lev Parnas, a figure in Donald Trump's first impeachment, sentenced to 20 months in prison for campaign finance crimes

Jun. 29, 2022 12:56 PM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — Lev Parnas, a figure in Donald Trump's first impeachment, sentenced to 20 months in prison for campaign finance crimes.

Investigator quizzed, prosecutors rest in auditor trial

Jun. 28, 2022 20:48 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The state’s chief investigator endured a withering cross-examination Tuesday as prosecutors rested their case in the criminal corruption trial of Delaware State Auditor Kathy McGuiness. Franklin Robinson was bombarded with questions from defense attorney Steve...

Salmon drops out of GOP primary race for Arizona governor

Jun. 28, 2022 19:24 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Matt Salmon dropped out of the race for the Republican nomination for Arizona governor Tuesday, a move that comes a week before early ballots are mailed out and leaves just two top contenders in the GOP contest. Salmon was widely seen as trailing...

Ex-GOP US Rep. Fortenberry of Nebraska gets 2 years probation, $25K fine for lying about illegal campaign contributions

Jun. 28, 2022 12:06 PM EDT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ex-GOP US Rep. Fortenberry of Nebraska gets 2 years probation, $25K fine for lying about illegal campaign contributions.

2 GOP congressmen in Mississippi at risk of defeat in runoff

Jun. 26, 2022 13:13 PM EDT

MAGEE, Miss. (AP) — Congressional primary runoffs with incumbents are rare in Mississippi. This year, two of the state's Republican representatives are fighting to keep their jobs in runoffs against challengers from their own party. U.S. Rep. Steven Palazzo is seeking a seventh...