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Wisconsin primary may shape elections in key battleground

Aug. 09, 2022 00:28 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Voters will choose a Republican nominee for Wisconsin governor on Tuesday who could reshape how elections are conducted in the marquee battleground, where former President Donald Trump is still pressing to overturn his 2020 loss and backing candidates he sees as allies. ...

GOP seeking power over elections in Wisconsin, Minnesota

Aug. 07, 2022 16:12 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin’s secretary of state has no role in elections, but that could change if Republicans are able to flip the seat this year and pass a law that would empower the office with far more responsibilities. All three GOP candidates competing for the...

Progressive and centrist Dems battle for Vermont House seat

Aug. 06, 2022 00:24 AM EDT

STOWE, Vt. (AP) — Lt. Gov. Molly Gray and Senate President Pro Tempore Becca Balint are the leading candidates in a Democratic U.S. House primary that could make either of them the first female member of Vermont’s congressional delegation. Gray has the backing of the centrist...

Ex-lawmaker in Hawaii bribery case donates to campaigns

Aug. 05, 2022 23:24 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The campaign committee of former Hawaii Democratic state Rep. Ty Cullen, who pleaded guilty earlier this year after taking bribes, donated to two candidates for the state House of Representatives last month. State Campaign Spending Commission data says Friends of...

Eyman forced to sell house to pay campaign finance fines

Aug. 05, 2022 16:53 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Watch salesman turned anti-tax initiative promoter Tim Eyman, who was found liable last year for “numerous and particularly egregious” violations of campaign finance law, has been forced to sell his house to help pay millions of dollars of fines and debt. A...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Aug. 03, 2022 14:38 PM EDT

South Florida Sun Sentinel. July 28, 2022. Editorial: Public campaign financing: A good idea corrupted by big money Gov. Ron DeSantis has nearly $130 million in the bank from private contributors and the Republican Party to help him run for re-election this fall and...

Kenya's election rips open scars of inequality, corruption

Aug. 03, 2022 10:47 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — In the shadow of a glossy, thousand-dollar campaign billboard, one of many across Kenya’s capital, street vendors struggle to make even 200 shillings ($1.68) a day and often pocket none. Kenya’s Aug. 9 election is ripping open the scars of inequality and...

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...

Consultant pleads not guilty in 'ghost candidate' case

Aug. 02, 2022 18:51 PM EDT

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — A political consultant who is accused of helping put a “ghost candidate" on a ballot to siphon off votes from a Democratic candidate in a state Senate race in central Florida pleaded not guilty to election finance-related charges Tuesday during his first court appearance. ...

GOP legislative candidates outraise Democrats

Aug. 02, 2022 10:30 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republicans running for the Wisconsin Legislature easily raised more money than their Democratic opponents over the first half of the year, according to a report released Tuesday. Government watchdog group Wisconsin Democracy Campaign analyzed campaign finance...