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The princes, the president and the fortune seekers

May. 22, 2018 1:12 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a year spent carefully cultivating two princes from the Arabian Peninsula, Elliott Broidy, a top fundraiser for President Donald Trump, thought he was finally close to nailing more than $1 billion in business. He had ingratiated himself with crown princes from Saudi Arabia and the...

Correction: 2018 Midterms-Endorsements story

May. 21, 2018 9:20 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — In a story May 20 about potential Democratic presidential candidates and their campaign activity in 2018, The Associated Press reported erroneously that former Vice President Joe Biden was planning to campaign in North Carolina on behalf of a congressional candidate Dan McCready. Biden has...

Noem campaign for governor has cash edge over Jackley

May. 21, 2018 7:56 PM EDT

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem's campaign for governor has nearly twice as much cash on hand as South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley heading into the June Republican primary. Noem's campaign reported Monday raising more than $619,300 since Jan. 1. Her campaign has more than $1 million...

The princes, the president and the fortune seekers

May. 21, 2018 5:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a year spent carefully cultivating two princes from the Arabian Peninsula, Elliott Broidy, a top fundraiser for President Donald Trump, thought he was finally close to nailing more than $1 billion in business. He had ingratiated himself with crown princes from Saudi Arabia and the...

2018 midterms: An early heat for 2020 Democrats?

May. 20, 2018 12:47 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Look closely enough at the 2018 midterm campaign and you'll see the stirrings of a Democratic scramble to reclaim the White House from President Donald Trump. The leading players — from established national figures such as former Vice President Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth...

Florida's expensive race for governor highlights lax laws

May. 20, 2018 11:45 AM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's wide-open race for governor won't be decided for another six months, but it's already triggered a wave of expensive television ad buys from groups taking advantage of gray areas in the state's campaign finance laws. Campaigns are interpreting the law so liberally —...

GoFundMe makes saving Lincoln artifacts hip, accessible

May. 19, 2018 10:43 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Abraham Lincoln once said, "Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way." So it's not improbable that the 16th president would endorse a hip fundraising method to ensure that priceless artifacts belonging to him stay in his hometown. The...

Missouri opens session to consider impeachment of governor

May. 18, 2018 9:23 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers opened a historic special session Friday to consider whether to impeach Gov. Eric Greitens for a variety of allegations ranging from sexual misconduct to misuse of a veterans' charity donor list for his political campaign. It marked the first time Missouri...

The Latest: Missouri lawmakers outline impeachment rules

May. 18, 2018 8:54 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on allegations against Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens (all times local): 7:50 p.m. Rules proposed in the Missouri House would let the public watch hearings leading to the potential impeachment of Gov. Eric Greitens but would prohibit his attorneys from questioning...

Tennessee candidate rode plane tied to donor she helped

May. 18, 2018 7:04 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Rep. Diane Black rode a private plane linked to a Tennessee-based trucking company for which she helped extend a federal emissions loophole. Black, a leading Republican candidate for governor, also accepted $225,000 in campaign contributions linked to the Fitzgerald Glider Kits...