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Groups pushing pot legalization report cash advantage

Oct. 22, 2020 10:39 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The groups pushing for South Dakota voters to legalize marijuana have a large cash advantage over opponents of the proposal as the campaigns enter their final days. The Argus Leader reported that two of committees pushing for recreational and medical marijuana ballot measures have...

Editorial Roundup: Idaho

Oct. 21, 2020 3:29 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Idaho newspapers: The courts have already been packed Idaho Mountain Express Oct. 21 Former Vice President Joe Biden is asked, over and over, whether he will pack the U.S. Supreme Court if he is elected president. The better question is why Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.,...

Harvard University graduate student Maya James poses in a park near the university, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, in Cambridge, Mass. Law enforcement and voting advocates are warning that con artists are exploiting the election with scams targeting voters. James received an email from a political action committee that seemed harmless: if you support Joe Biden, it urged, click here to check you're registered to vote. Instead, she Googled the name of the group and it didn’t exist - a clue the email was a phishing scam. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Scammers seize on US election, but it's not votes they want

Oct. 17, 2020 12:11 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The email from a political action committee seemed harmless: if you support Joe Biden, it urged, click here to make sure you're registered to vote. But Harvard University graduate student Maya James did not click. Instead, she Googled the name of the soliciting PAC. It didn’t...

Brittany Kaiser poses for a portrait with an image from a Cambridge Analytica slideshow on her computer, Friday, Oct. 16, 2020 in Boise, Idaho. Documents released to The Associated Press in September 2020 from Kaiser, a former Cambridge Analytica insider, reveal what an election watchdog group claims was illegal coordination between Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and a pro-Trump PAC largely financed by billionaire Robert Mercer. Tim Murtaugh, the communications director for Trump's reelection campaign, did not respond to repeated email and text messages seeking comment. (AP Photo/Otto Kitsinger)

Watchdog org: Trump '16 campaign, PAC illegally coordinated

Oct. 16, 2020 4:03 PM EDT

New documents from a former Cambridge Analytica insider reveal what an election watchdog group claims was illegal coordination between Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and a billionaire-funded pro-Trump super PAC. The legal complaint touches on some of the same people involved in today’s...

Gideon reports $39M raised for challenge to GOP Sen. Collins

Oct. 16, 2020 1:14 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Democrat Sara Gideon raised $39 million for her Maine campaign in the third quarter, far outraising Republican Sen. Susan Collins in their heated race that could help determine control of the U.S. Senate. Gideon filed a report Thursday with the Federal Election Commission indicating...

FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2020, file photo businessman and Republican donor Sheldon Adelson waits for the arrival of President Donald Trump to a campaign rally at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas. Adelson and his wife have given $75 million to a new super PAC that is attacking Democratic nominee Joe Biden, an investment made amid GOP concern that President Donald Trump's campaign is flailing and might not be able to correct course. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

GOP megadonor Sheldon Adelson, wife finance anti-Biden group

Oct. 15, 2020 8:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican megadonor Sheldon Adelson and his wife have given $75 million to a new super PAC that is attacking Democratic nominee Joe Biden, an investment made amid GOP concern that President Donald Trump's campaign is flailing and might not be able to correct course. The money from the...

PAC raises $5M to back Galloway for Missouri governor

Oct. 15, 2020 6:43 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A group supporting Democrat Nicole Galloway’s campaign for Missouri governor raised more than $5 million in roughly a month, according to campaign finance reports filed Thursday. A Stronger Missouri reported it raised and spent a little more than $5 million in September....

Tobacco tax and campaign contributions on Oregon's ballot

Oct. 15, 2020 5:49 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Two measures the Oregon Legislature placed on the Nov. 3 ballot for Oregonians to vote on include limiting campaign contributions and increasing tax on cigarettes, as well as creating a tax on electronic cigarettes. Both have received widespread and bipartisan support, which proponents...

President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Orlando Sanford International Airport, Monday, Oct. 12, 2020, in Sanford, Fla. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Bipartisan Christian group forms super PAC to oppose Trump

Oct. 13, 2020 9:22 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of prominent Christians from both sides of the aisle, including a past faith adviser to former President Barack Obama, is forming a political action committee designed to chip away at Christian support for President Donald Trump in the final weeks of the 2020 campaign. Dubbed Not...

FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2020 file photo, Missouri Republican Gov. Mike Parson speaks during a news conference in St. Louis. Gov. Parson, a former sheriff running for reelection on a law-and-order platform against Nicole Galloway, Missouri's state auditor. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

Conservative PAC draws charges of racism in Missouri

Oct. 11, 2020 9:42 AM EDT

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — A conservative political action committee in Missouri is facing accusations of racism after posting a website that uses images of violent protests and photos of Black politicians to attack the Democratic candidate for governor on her support for police. Nicole Galloway,...