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New Mexico regulators to provide more info on racino process

Jan. 17, 2019 6:42 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico horse racing regulators said Thursday they will comply with a request by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham for more information regarding the selection process for the state's sixth and final license for a racetrack and casino and the five applicants who are in the running....

McAuliffe uses state PAC to help Iowa, NH Democrats

Jan. 17, 2019 3:30 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has dusted off his old state political action committee to accept big donations and cut checks to Democratic parties in early-voting states as he weighs a presidential run, campaign finance records show. McAuliffe's PAC raised more than $300,000 in...

Now a 2020 candidate, Gillibrand builds campaign on gender

Jan. 16, 2019 4:06 PM EST

TROY, New York (AP) — A day after she jumped into the presidential race from a glimmering Manhattan television studio, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand returned Wednesday to her upstate New York hometown to preview a campaign that is expected to put gender front and center. Speaking outside a Troy diner she said is...

Political newcomer Kevin Stitt sworn in as Oklahoma governor

Jan. 14, 2019 4:36 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's new Republican governor took office Monday and renewed his campaign pledge to make it a "top ten state," saying he will apply lessons he learned traveling the country while running the business he founded to try to improve the place where he grew up. Kevin Stitt became...

Justices leave in place Montana campaign contribution limits

Jan. 14, 2019 2:05 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday left in place Montana's voter-approved limits on contributions to political campaigns in state elections, a decision that likely ends a legal challenge that lasted more than seven years and disrupted the 2012 governor's race. The justices rejected an...

The Latest: Montana governor applauds Supreme Court decision

Jan. 14, 2019 12:43 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on Montana's campaign contribution limits (all times local): 10:40 a.m. Montana Gov. Steve Bullock is calling the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to leave Montana's campaign contribution limits in place a big deal. The Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal seeking to...

Justices leave in place Montana campaign contribution limits

Jan. 14, 2019 10:42 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is leaving in place Montana's limits on contributions to political campaigns. The justices on Monday rejected an appeal from opponents of contribution limits. They wanted the court to review an appellate ruling that held the limits are a reasonable way to try to prevent...

2020 Democratic primary set to intensify

Jan. 14, 2019 9:20 AM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — After months of speculation and secrecy, the 2020 presidential primary season is about to explode. With several Democrats already in the race, a half dozen more are locking down final travel, staffing and strategy to launch White House bids in the coming weeks. While plans may...

Warren makes first campaign trip to New Hampshire neighbors

Jan. 12, 2019 5:45 PM EST

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Sen. Elizabeth Warren floated a likely presidential bid in New Hampshire, visiting the early primary state Saturday to deliver a message of economic populism and clean government. The Massachusetts Democrat brought her populist platform to about 450 prospective voters at Manchester...

Inslee pitches to Nevada outside 2020 spotlight on DC

Jan. 12, 2019 3:32 PM EST

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — The Democratic presidential sweepstakes might seem like a tale of Joe Biden and the Seven Senators, but there are plenty of governors and mayors looking for a chance to steal the spotlight from the former vice president and other headliners. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee pitched...