Latest Campaign finance News

Trump faces warning signs that his fundraising prowess may have limits in 2024 campaign

Feb. 22, 2024 15:24 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's legendary ability to raise massive sums of political cash may be on a collision course with a new and unpleasant reality. Campaign finance reports released this week flashed bright warning lights, showing two key committees in his political...

Biden tells California supporters to stay focused on what's at stake in reelection battle

Feb. 21, 2024 00:08 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Joe Biden kicked off a three-day fundraising sprint in California, making the case to supporters to stay focused on what’s at stake in his reelection battle where he will likely again face Donald Trump in November. In remarks at a campaign reception...

Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Feb. 20, 2024 11:44 AM EST

Chicago Sun-Times. February 17, 2024. Editorial: Illinois utility customers shouldn’t have to pay excessive add-on fees to their bills A study by the Citizens Utility Board reports customers are paying tens of millions for such things as utility memberships in trade...

EU welcomes Polish plan to address concerns about democratic backsliding

Feb. 20, 2024 08:13 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — Senior European Union officials on Tuesday welcomed a plan by Poland’s new government to address concerns about democratic backsliding and expressed hope that it could end years of legal wrangling. Poland has been at loggerheads with the EU's executive branch...

George Santos sues late-night host Jimmy Kimmel for tricking him into making videos to ridicule him

Feb. 18, 2024 14:09 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. George Santos alleged in a lawsuit filed Saturday that late-night host Jimmy Kimmel deceived him into making videos on the Cameo app that were used to ridicule the disgraced New York Republican on the show. The lawsuit filed in U.S. district court...

Ex-Illinois lawmaker abruptly pleads guilty to fraud and money laundering, halting federal trial

Feb. 15, 2024 19:48 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Former Illinois lawmaker and gubernatorial candidate William “Sam” McCann abruptly pleaded guilty on Thursday to nine felony counts of wire fraud, money laundering and tax evasion, halting his federal corruption trial over misusing up to $550,000 in campaign...

India's top court strikes down system for anonymous political donations ahead of national elections

Feb. 15, 2024 02:59 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s top court on Thursday struck down a controversial election funding system that allowed individuals and companies to send unlimited donations to political parties without the need to disclose donor identity, a system critics have long said is undemocratic and favored...

Paris court upholds conviction of French ex-President Sarkozy in illegal campaign funding

Feb. 14, 2024 11:58 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — An appeals court in Paris on Wednesday upheld a guilty verdict against former French President Nicolas Sarkozy for illegal campaign financing in his failed 2012 re-election bid. Sarkozy was convicted in a lower court in September 2021 and sentenced to a year of house...

Ex-Detroit police chief James Craig drops Republican bid for open U.S. Senate seat in Michigan

Feb. 13, 2024 21:32 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Former Detroit Police Chief James Craig is ending his Republican bid for an open U.S. Senate seat representing Michigan just over four months after launching his campaign, he told The Associated Press on Tuesday. Craig was seen as one of the more high-profile...

Prosecutor says McCann made personal use of campaign funds even after fed investigation

Feb. 13, 2024 17:11 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — William “Sam” McCann continued to fund a lavish lifestyle with campaign contributions even after the former legislator and gubernatorial candidate admitted wrongdoing to federal investigators, a prosecutor said Tuesday in the opening of a corruption trial he...