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Democrats eyeing White House flock to Iowa's new star

Oct. 19, 2018 9:04 AM EDT

CLEAR LAKE, Iowa (AP) — Deidre DeJear is Iowa's newest political star — even if she hasn't yet won an election. Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey, who is considering a bid for the Democratic presidential nomination, recently made his inaugural trip to Iowa by headlining a fundraiser for DeJear. Sen....

Pilot gives $1m to McConnell-linked PAC aiding Blackburn

Oct. 19, 2018 6:18 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The gas station chain founded by Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's family has donated $1 million to a political committee supporting Republican Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn's Senate bid. Campaign finance reports show Pilot Corporation made the Aug. 28 donation to the Senate Leadership...

Nevada governor's race: Sisolak leads Laxalt in fundraising

Oct. 18, 2018 7:23 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democrat Steve Sisolak raised about $1 million more in recent months than his Republican opponent Adam Laxalt in their tight race for Nevada governor, according to new campaign finance reports. The reports released this week show Laxalt raised $2.9 million from early June through...

Renacci didn't properly report campaign flight costs

Oct. 18, 2018 5:54 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci traveled repeatedly aboard a Cleveland strip-club owner's private plane during his run for Ohio governor without properly reporting the costs of those flights, according to an Associated Press review. The AP identified about a dozen instances when...

Nike's Phil Knight gives another $1M to Buehler campaign

Oct. 18, 2018 4:03 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Nike co-founder Phil Knight has given another $1 million to the gubernatorial campaign of Republican Rep. Knute Buehler. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports that the contribution was filed with the state late Wednesday and brings Knight's total direct spending on Buehler's campaign...

Money talks: Campaigns draw millions in 'outsider' cash

Oct. 18, 2018 3:54 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — It's been eight years since the U.S. Supreme Court declared that political spending is free speech. The decision eased the way for corporations, unions or nonprofits to spend massive amounts to support, or more often, denounce candidates in tight races. Citizens United, as the ruling...

Money talks: Campaigns draw millions in 'outsider' cash

Oct. 18, 2018 12:56 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — It's been eight years since the U.S. Supreme Court declared that political spending is free speech. The decision eased the way for corporations, unions or nonprofits to spend massive amounts to support, or more often, denounce candidates in tight races. Citizens United, as the ruling...

Board: N Carolina lawmaker didn't disclose $140K in activity

Oct. 17, 2018 6:56 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's elections board sent to prosecutors Wednesday the case of a state House member whom investigators allege failed to report over $140,000 in campaign contributions expenditures over several years. The elections panel voted unanimously to send their findings involving...

Democrats, Menendez facing tough fight in blue New Jersey

Oct. 17, 2018 6:40 PM EDT

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — In deep blue New Jersey, Sen. Bob Menendez is in a brutal political fight against his GOP rival, putting Democrats — who are pouring cash into the race— on the defensive as they seek to hold onto imperiled seats in red states. Menendez is seeking his third term against...

Jordan sent $20,000 to newly-formed company in Wyoming

Oct. 17, 2018 5:28 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Two payments of $10,000 sent to a recently-formed Wyoming company were for polling, consulting and voter registration work, a staffer for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Paulette Jordan's campaign said. Campaign manager Nate Kelly said Wednesday the entity doing the work registered...