Latest Political action committees News

Longtime political consultant gets probation in tax case

Dec. 02, 2021 12:31 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A longtime Missouri Republican political consultant and lobbyist was sentenced Thursday to three years of probation for a federal tax crime. David Barklage was indicted in April for failing to report $443,633 in income from 2012 through 2014. The...

Missouri audit: Ex-county official skirted transparency

Nov. 23, 2021 14:58 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A former Missouri county commissioner plotted ways to skirt open meeting rules and tried to get a county employee to do work for his political action committee, according to a state audit report released Tuesday. The Missouri Auditor's Office...

Chase slammed for clash over GOP event with Donald Trump Jr.

Nov. 18, 2021 17:18 PM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Conservatives railed against JPMorgan Chase on Thursday after a subsidiary pulled out of a business deal related to a Missouri political fundraiser that was to feature Donald Trump Jr. Missouri political action committee Defense of Liberty was using...

Pro-Parson committee fined for taking out-of-state donation

Nov. 18, 2021 11:54 AM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — An independent political action committee that supports Missouri Gov. Mike Parson was fined this week for taking a donation from an out-of-state committee, according to the state campaign finance oversight agency. At issue is a $150,000...

3 charged with collecting $3.5M for phony political groups

Nov. 14, 2021 15:13 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three men face federal charges for running two fraudulent political action committees during the 2016 election and collecting $3.5 million from unwitting donors, prosecutors said. The defendants solicited donations to the Liberty Action Group PAC and...

Sinema's shift: 'Prada socialist' to corporate donor magnet

Nov. 13, 2021 14:50 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Twenty years ago, a Green Party activist running for the Phoenix City Council named Kyrsten Sinema likened raising campaign cash to “bribery.” Now a first-term senator from Arizona, she no longer has such qualms. Once a...

Group that fought Nebraska sex ed standards forms PAC

Nov. 12, 2021 14:18 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Members of a group that led a push to scrap proposed statewide sex education standards that would have covered gender identity and sexual orientation have formed a political action committee. The Omaha World-Herald reports that the Protect Nebraska...

Trump endorses GOP rival of Idaho incumbent governor

Nov. 10, 2021 17:46 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Former President Donald Trump has endorsed Republican Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin over incumbent Republican Gov. Brad Little in the 2022 race for governor. Trump made the endorsement late Tuesday through his political action committee following visits...

Culture war fight finds mixed success in school board races

Nov. 06, 2021 12:57 PM EDT

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — School board candidates opposing mask mandates and lessons about racism in U.S. history won in red states and some politically divided districts but often came up short in their bids to shape policy for school districts over the newest culture war issue. ...

Voters reelect Black Iowa mayor targeted by pro-police group

Nov. 03, 2021 13:08 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Voters in Iowa's eighth-largest city, Waterloo, reelected the city's first Black mayor and chose three Black candidates for City Council, which will have its Black majority for the first time ever. The historic outcome of Tuesday's election...