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In this Feb. 13, 2020, photo, GOP U.S. House candidate Claire Chase speaks to voters in Los Lunas, N.M. Chase and two other Republican hopefuls seeking the GOP nomination to challenge Democratic U.S. Rep. Xochitl Torres Small for a key southern New Mexico seat are hitting the airwaves early. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras)

GOP contest for US House seat in New Mexico limps to end

May. 28, 2020 10:47 AM EDT

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — The race for a swing U.S. House seat in southern New Mexico has seen a commercial using a cheerleader voice to mock one candidate. One hopeful has accused another of spreading false infidelity rumors. Ads say a candidate attended a San Diego pinata party on the taxpayers’...

Vermont GOP governor to seek re-election, won't campaign now

May. 28, 2020 9:05 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont Republican Gov. Phil Scott announced Thursday he is running for re-election, but he won't hire staff, actively campaign or raise money until the current state of emergency because of the coronavirus is lifted. In an email to supporters, Scott said that during the pandemic,...

Houston businessman gets probation for for illegal donations

May. 28, 2020 8:02 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — An 80-year-old Houston businessman has been sentenced to two years of probation after he pleaded guilty to making illegal political contributions to U.S. congressional candidates. Prosecutors had sought a two-year prison sentence for James Dannenbaum but a judge Wednesday opted for probation...

FILE - In this April 20, 2020, file photo, Assemblyman Bill Brough, R-Dana Point, speaks at the start of an oversight hearing at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. Officials stripped Brough, a lame-duck California state lawmaker, of his duties Wednesday, May 27, 2020, after investigators found that he twice sexually harassed women. Brough did not immediately return telephone and emailed messages to his offices. He previously called the claims politically motivated.  (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, Pool, File)

California GOP lawmaker loses duties after harassment found

May. 27, 2020 8:33 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Officials removed a lame-duck California state lawmaker from his committee assignments on Wednesday after investigators found that he twice sexually harassed women, including by insinuating that he could help one politically if she went home with him. The state Assembly's...

Bill seeks easier N.C. ballot access in fall during pandemic

May. 27, 2020 6:28 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina voters would have more options in requesting absentee ballots and officials would get funds to keep precincts cleaned and staffed, according to legislation advancing at the General Assembly to address COVID-19 challenges. The measure that cleared two House committees on...

Nev. elections office reviewing MedMen donation allegations

May. 27, 2020 6:23 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Nevada secretary of state's office is reviewing allegations made by a former executive of the cannabis company MedMen Enterprises Inc. that the company’s co-founders made illegal campaign donations to Democratic Gov. Steve Sioslak. The allegations made by former MedMen Chief...

Burgum reaches in his own pockets to fund PAC, campaigns

May. 27, 2020 4:47 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Former software executive and North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum has shelled out more than $1 million ahead of the state's primary election, with only a fraction of that sum for his own re-election bid, campaign disclosure reports show. The first-term Republican has given $875,000 to a...

Lawyer: Charges against DA candidate over video 'fabricated'

May. 27, 2020 3:57 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — The lawyer for a Georgia district attorney candidate says the charges he faces over a campaign video are fabricated and political. Mark Jones is accused of endangering the public after he participated in the video that features a car driving recklessly on government property,...

In this March 7, 2020, photo, attorney Teresa Leger Fernandez of Santa Fe speaks to local Democratic delegates at a preprimary convention in Pojoaque, N.M. Leger Fernandez is one of seven contenders for the Democratic nomination in New Mexico's June 2 primary to succeed U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan in the 3rd Congressional District as he runs for the U.S. Senate. (AP Photo/Morgan Lee)

Former spy, issues of Trump loyalty weigh in New Mexico vote

May. 27, 2020 3:50 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is deciding on final contenders in open races for a U.S. Senate seat and a congressional slot that last changed hands a dozen years ago. The retirement of Sen. Tom Udall, scion of an Arizona ranching family and son of former Interior Secretary and conservationist Stewart...

President Donald Trump speaks during an event on protecting seniors with diabetes in the Rose Garden White House, Tuesday, May 26, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

GOP govs offer states as alternative RNC convention host

May. 26, 2020 9:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two GOP governors are offering up their states to host the Republican National Convention — a day after President Donald Trump threatened to pull the convention out of North Carolina if that state’s Democratic governor doesn't assure him that the August gathering can go...