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FILE - In this March 12, 2018 file photo, Arizona State Rep. Daniel Hernandez, a Tucson Democrat, speaks during a news conference at the state Capitol in Phoenix. With Democrats eyeing November pickups they hope will give them control of the Arizona Legislature for the first time in decades, business interests are pumping cash into their primaries. But the biggest knock-down, drag-out primary fight pits two sitting lawmakers in a Republican north Phoenix district battling for the soul of the GOP base. (AP Photo/Bob Christie, File)

Business interests look to primaries as Democrats surge

Aug. 1, 2020 6:22 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — With Democrats eyeing November pickups they hope will give them control of at least one chamber of the Arizona Legislature for the first time in decades, business interests that usually back Republicans are pumping cash into their Tuesday primaries. The hundreds of thousands of dollars spent...

Kris Kobach, left, a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate in Kansas, speaks with supporters Bill Vonderschmidt, center, and Bob Sines, both from Hiawatha, Kan., Wednesday, July 29, 2020, during a meet-and-greet event in Holton, Kan. Kobach is locked in a tight race with western Kansas Rep. Roger Marshall for the GOP nomination. (AP Photo/John Hanna)

GOP leaders can't bank on Trump's help in Kansas Senate race

Jul. 31, 2020 5:56 PM EDT

HOLTON, Kan. (AP) — Establishment Republican leaders are scrambling to pull out a win in a tense party battle for the nomination in the Kansas Senate race, and they won't be able to count on last-minute help from President Donald Trump. Trump has signaled to allies and aides that he won't endorse in the...

Dems accuse Gianforte of coordinating with PAC

Jul. 27, 2020 7:57 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Gianforte is facing a campaign finance complaint alleging his campaign illegally coordinated with a political action committee to circumvent campaign donation limits. Gianforte’s campaign sent an invitation for a July 17 lunch and...

FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2020 file photo, former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, a candidate for the U.S. Senate, answers a question during a debate in Olathe, Kan. Establishment Republicans who'd been coy for months about the GOP primary for Kansas' open Senate seat are increasingly putting their thumbs on the scale. They're hoping to push western Kansas Rep. Roger Marshall to victory over polarizing conservative Kris Kobach. (AP Photo/John Hanna, File)

Kansas Senate race ads approach $14M, two-thirds from PACs

Jul. 24, 2020 10:09 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' open Senate race has generated close to $14 million worth of ads, with two-thirds of the spending coming from political action committees as establishment Republicans fight to keep hard-right conservative Kris Kobach from winning the GOP nomination. The Senate Leadership Fund,...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Jul. 24, 2020 3:25 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New England’s newspapers: CONNECTICUT Baseball’s Blue Jays in Hartford? Right idea, wrong time. The Hartford Courant July 24 Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin tweeted an enticing thought Wednesday night shortly after Pennsylvania announced it...

This March 5, 2019 file photo shows Ohio House speaker Larry Householder speaking in Columbus, Ohio. FBI agents were at the farm of Householder on Tuesday morning, hours ahead of a planned announcement of a $60 million bribe investigation by federal prosecutors. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon, File)

Ohio House speaker, 4 others arrested in $60M bribery case

Jul. 21, 2020 8:37 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The powerful Republican speaker of the Ohio House and four associates were arrested Tuesday in a $60 million federal bribery case connected to a taxpayer-funded bailout of Ohio’s two nuclear power plants. Hours after FBI agents raided Speaker Larry Householder’s farm,...

FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2019, file photo, state Sen. Barbara Bollier, D-Mission Hills, speaks during a meeting of Democratic senators at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. Bollier, a Kansas legislator who defected from the Republican Party last year, is running for the U.S. Senate next year as a Democrat. Bollier raised $2.35 million during the first three months of 2020 given that the potential GOP frontrunner to replace retiring Republican Sen. Pat Roberts is prominent conservative Kris Kobach. (AP Photo/John Hanna File)

Democrat outpaces top of GOP field in Senate race in Kansas

Jul. 16, 2020 7:35 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The presumed Democratic nominee for an open Senate seat in Kansas raised almost $1.3 million more than the top-tier Republican primary candidates combined during the second quarter of the year, despite a GOP candidate loaning $1.5 million to his own campaign. Democratic state Sen....

GOP PAC gave to church that sued over COVID-19 restrictions

Jul. 16, 2020 3:31 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A suburban St. Louis church received a $5,000 contribution from a Republican-affiliated political action committee before it sued over coronavirus-related restrictions on gatherings, new records show. Records filed Wednesday with the Missouri Ethics Commission show that the Show Me Growth...

Galloway outraises Parson, but GOP PAC makes up for it

Jul. 15, 2020 5:00 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Democratic candidate for Missouri governor Nicole Galloway's campaign outraised Gov. Mike Parson in recent months, but hefty fundraising by a political action committee supporting the Republican governor makes up for it by far. Galloway, the state auditor, is trying to unseat Parson...

A person holds up a sign advocating for defunding the police as people gather to mark Juneteenth, Friday, June 19, 2020, in St. Louis. Juneteenth is the holiday celebrating the day in 1865 that enslaved black people in Galveston, Texas, learned they had been freed, more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Up next for police defunding advocates: Win local elections

Jul. 13, 2020 3:56 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Amid Americans’ national reckoning on racism, a coalition of progressive groups is forming a political action committee to back local candidates who want to redirect money away from traditional police departments into other social services. An outgrowth of the “Defund the...