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Edwards strikes at Rispone on Medicaid, ties to GOP donor

Oct. 17, 2019 2:31 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards on Thursday accused Republican opponent Eddie Rispone of intending to kick hundreds of thousands of people off Louisiana's Medicaid expansion program, ending their health insurance coverage, if he wins the runoff election. The Deep South's only Democratic...

North Carolina officials emphasize voting security efforts

Oct. 17, 2019 1:29 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina elections and government security officials want to know they've got the backs of voters concerned about the integrity of casting and counting ballots today and entering the 2020 elections. The State Board of Elections on Thursday unveiled the start of a "voter...

Former prosecutor drops out of US Senate race in Kansas

Oct. 17, 2019 12:40 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A former federal prosecutor running for the U.S. Senate in Kansas as a Democrat has dropped out of the race and endorsed a rival only a day after she launched her campaign. Barry Grissom announced Thursday that he is supporting state Sen. Barbara Bollier and urged Democrats to unite...

Candidates for Montana governor asked to limit outside money

Oct. 16, 2019 7:37 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney asked his fellow Democratic gubernatorial candidates Wednesday to limit outside spending and self-funding in the election by signing a pledge that one opponent's campaign called a stunt that could hinder the party's nominee in the November 2020 general...

Mississippi candidates swap accusations of favors for donors

Oct. 16, 2019 6:39 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The major-party nominees for Mississippi governor on Wednesday accused each other of doing political favors for campaign donors. Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood said Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves helped enact laws that expand companies' ability to offer high-interest loans, and...

Reports show incumbent Nevada Democrats with large cash lead

Oct. 16, 2019 5:42 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — New campaign fundraising reports show Republicans are gearing up to try to win back two congressional seats in Nevada, but they've got a long way to go to match the money that incumbent Democrats have amassed. Federal election fundraising reports filed by Tuesday night's deadline show...

Prominent donors take sides in Tennessee's US Senate race

Oct. 16, 2019 5:25 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Donors are choosing sides in Tennessee's open race to replace retiring U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander. During his first few weeks running, Republican Bill Hagerty raised $1.9 million and spent $24,400 through September. Hagerty's contributors included ex-Gov. Bill Haslam, former Florida...

Sen. Doug Jones leads fundraising in Alabama race

Oct. 16, 2019 5:18 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Doug Jones of Alabama continues to lead in fundraising as he heads to a tough reelection fight. The Deep South Democrat raised $2 million last quarter, more than all the GOP primary candidates combined, according to the latest campaign fundraising reports. He has a...

McGrath fundraising tops $10 million in Senate race

Oct. 16, 2019 4:46 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Showing her mettle as a campaign fundraiser, retired Marine combat pilot Amy McGrath hauled in more than $10.7 million since launching her bid to unseat Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in Kentucky. McGrath has outpaced the powerful Republican lawmaker in fundraising since...

Salango to divest from media holdings for gubernatorial bid

Oct. 16, 2019 3:55 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ben Salango says he's divesting from the parent company of The Charleston Gazette-Mail ahead of the 2020 election. Salango told the newspaper on Tuesday that he is in the process of selling his shares of HD Media, which owns the Gazette-Mail, The...