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With Greitens out, independent is new challenge for Schmitt

Aug. 03, 2022 16:27 PM EDT

Associated Press (AP) — Republican leaders got their wish with the defeat of former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens in the U.S. Senate primary. Now, they face another complication: A well-funded, right-leaning political newcomer who could splinter some of the Republican and independent vote in...

Ex-gov. candidate Kristof donates remaining political cash

Aug. 02, 2022 20:21 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Former Oregon gubernatorial candidate Nick Kristof said Monday he is getting back into journalism. The longtime New York Times columnist left his job last year to try a run at the state’s highest elected office. But with the campaign cut short by residency...

Mills looking into amendment to protect abortion rights

Jul. 27, 2022 14:31 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Democratic Gov. Janet Mills said Tuesday that her administration is reviewing whether the right to an abortion is already enshrined in the Maine Constitution, or if an amendment is warranted. Mills said it’s possible that the Maine Constitution already has...

Suit faults FEC for inaction on Trump's teasing of 2024 run

Jul. 20, 2022 14:22 PM EDT

A pro-Democratic super PAC is accusing the Federal Election Commission of allowing former President Donald Trump “to continue violating the law" by dragging its feet over a complaint concerning Trump's teasing of a future White House bid. In a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday and...

Pair charged with making straw donations to Trump committees

Jul. 18, 2022 19:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Two Chinese American businesspeople were charged Monday with funneling foreigners’ money into political donations that bought entry to an exclusive dinner with then-President Donald Trump so the duo could impress and swindle Chinese investors. In a complex...

NRA slams Trump's Wisconsin candidate over false endorsement

Jul. 18, 2022 17:42 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The National Rifle Association on Monday issued a stinging rebuke of former President Donald Trump's pick for Wisconsin governor, accusing him of misleading its members after his campaign falsely claimed the gun advocacy group had endorsed him. Construction...

Youngkin shifts Virginia right, raising profile inside GOP

Jul. 17, 2022 07:38 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — To promote the recently signed Virginia budget and its array of tax cuts, Gov. Glenn Youngkin hosted two high-energy campaign-style celebrations, complete with bright lighting, throngs of supporters and a booming playlist that harkened back to his winning run last year. ...

Michels runs as outsider, donated money to many insiders

Jul. 13, 2022 16:49 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican Tim Michels, who has the endorsement of Donald Trump, is running for Wisconsin governor as a political outsider. But records compiled by the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, which tracks political spending and donations, show Michels and his wife gave...

GOP consultant tapped for Tennessee fish and wildlife panel

Jul. 13, 2022 04:07 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A prominent Republican political consultant is joining the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission. A news release says Chip Saltsman received the appointment from state House Speaker Cameron Sexton, one of Saltsman’s biggest political clients. ...

Oklahoma Senate PAC agrees to pay fines to state, dissolve

Jul. 11, 2022 20:34 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An influential political action committee that has helped elect Republicans to the Oklahoma Senate has agreed to dissolve and pay a fine of more than $60,000 to the state after an investigation revealed multiple state campaign finance rule violations. The...