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Louisiana House GOP urged to pick leader without Democrats

Dec. 10, 2019 4:51 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Two top Louisiana Republicans are urging GOP state House members to pick their next speaker without input from Democrats. U.S. Sen. John Kennedy and Attorney General Jeff Landry sent Republican House members a letter suggesting that Democrats shouldn't have a say in the...

Federal challenge on petition circulators law being heard

Dec. 9, 2019 7:11 AM EST

ABERDEEN, S. D. (AP) — A federal trial challenging a state law that will require petition circulators to register is getting underway in Aberdeen. The lawsuit, filed by the grassroots organization SD Voice, seeks an injunction to stop the law from taking effect next July. It requires petition circulators...

PAC to argue for bringing Canadian hydropower to New England

Nov. 30, 2019 9:50 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Central Maine Power anticipated smooth sailing for a proposal for bringing Canadian hydropower into New England after the so-called “Northern Pass” stalled in New Hampshire. After all, CMP already owned the entire path along existing utility corridors and through remote...

Super PAC backing Cory Booker’s presidential bid shuts down

Nov. 27, 2019 5:04 PM EST

A super PAC formed to support Cory Booker’s Democratic presidential campaign is shutting down. The group’s founder, San Francisco lawyer Steve Phillips, indicated in a news release Wednesday that Dream United had struggled to raise money. Booker, a New Jersey senator, has publicly disavowed support...

Washington U. contributes $250,000 toward Medicaid expansion

Nov. 18, 2019 7:18 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Washington University has contributed $250,000 to an effort to place a Medicaid expansion question on Missouri’s November 2020 ballot. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the university contributed the money Friday to the campaign committee Missourians for Healthcare....

Patrick refuses to disavow PAC money in Dem presidential bid

Nov. 17, 2019 10:37 AM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Deval Patrick says he will not discourage potential support from political committees raising huge sums from undisclosed donors for his campaign. The former Massachusetts governor told NBC’s “Meet the Press” that while...

Roy Moore files lawsuit over ’17 campaign ads

Nov. 16, 2019 12:22 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Republican Roy Moore has filed a lawsuit against people involved with a group that spent millions against him in the 2017 U.S. Senate race. Moore announced the defamation lawsuit Friday. In a press statement, he said it was part of “fraudulent campaign tactics” against...

Liberal PAC files 3rd challenge to Michigan election laws

Nov. 15, 2019 4:43 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The state of Michigan has adopted laws and policies that overly restrict new voting rights included in a voter-passed constitutional amendment, a liberal group alleged in a lawsuit Friday. The suit, brought in state court, is the third filed by super PAC Priorities USA in battleground...

Ex-Massachusetts Gov. Patrick announces Dem presidential bid

Nov. 14, 2019 11:54 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick announced Thursday he is running for president, making a late entry into the Democratic race less than three months before primary voting begins. In an announcement video, Patrick highlighted his poverty-stricken childhood on Chicago’s South...

Former RI GOP official shuts down anti-Trump PAC

Nov. 6, 2019 3:03 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A former executive director of the Rhode Island Republican Party has decided to shut down a political action committee that was aimed at backing candidates who oppose President Trump. Robert A. Paquin III created the "Eighty-Six Trump" PAC in July but told The Boston Globe on...