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Alabama's Roy Moore lags in 2020 fundraising, Jones leads

Jul. 17, 2019 7:24 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Republican Roy Moore has raised less than $17,000 for his U.S. Senate race, according to quarterly campaign reports filed this week. The fundraising report covered only the opening few days of his campaign but show Moore is starting from a financial disadvantage in the...

Belated budget with 4% income tax cut heads to Ohio governor

Jul. 17, 2019 7:21 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio would cut personal income taxes by 4%, raise the age for buying tobacco products to 21 and direct $550 million for educational wraparound services such as mental health counseling under the state budget that lawmakers belatedly sent to Gov. Mike DeWine on Wednesday, hours before...

The Latest: Lawmakers send belated state budget to governor

Jul. 17, 2019 4:27 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on Ohio's state budget (all times local): 4:25 p.m. Ohio would cut personal income taxes by 4%, raise the age for buying tobacco to 21 and direct $550 million for educational wraparound services such as mental health counseling under the two-year state budget that lawmakers...

Kentucky governor says Trump is 'absolutely not' a racist

Jul. 17, 2019 2:53 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — President Donald Trump is "absolutely not" a racist, Kentucky's strongly pro-Trump governor said Wednesday while sidestepping questions about the president's tweet declaring that four congresswomen of color should go back to the countries from which they came. Gov. Matt Bevin drew...

North Carolina Dem takes big financial lead in US House redo

Jul. 16, 2019 8:05 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Democrat has a big financial lead over his Republican rival in a North Carolina U.S. House special election that was ordered after a ballot-collection scandal in the GOP-leaning district. Reports filed with the Federal Election Commission late Monday showed Democrat Dan McCready...

In crowded 2020 Democratic field, a clear top tier emerges

Jul. 16, 2019 5:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — No votes have been cast in the Democratic presidential nominating contest, but the winnowing has begun. A distinct top tier of candidates is breaking away from the pack in early polling and fundraising, building distance between themselves and the rest of the bloated field. Although the...

Cunningham, Tucker lend to campaigns challenging Tillis

Jul. 16, 2019 3:45 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — New political rivals of well-funded North Carolina Republican Sen. Thom Tillis are tapping into personal money to help get their campaigns off the ground. The federal campaign finance report from Tillis's 2020 re-election campaign shows it raised $1.9 million during the three months...

O'Rourke's fundraising woes revive concerns about campaign

Jul. 16, 2019 1:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Beto O'Rourke stormed into the presidential race arguing his experience growing up along the southern border and a relatively moderate approach to politics would distinguish him in a crowded field. But four months into his campaign, other — previously unknown — candidates...

In Buttigieg and Biden, Dems confront generational divide

Jul. 15, 2019 8:21 AM EDT

LACONIA, N.H. (AP) — Amy McInerney at first saw Joe Biden as Democrats' best hope to beat President Donald Trump — an experienced politician with the potential to peel off some of Trump's working-class supporters. Then she heard Pete Buttigieg speak. "I felt like Pete more represented my...

The Latest: Biden offers health plan 'public option' details

Jul. 15, 2019 6:19 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Joe Biden's defense of "Obamacare" (all times local): 6:15 a.m. Former Vice President Joe Biden will spend much of the coming week talking about his approach to health care. On Monday, Biden is unveiling a plan that would add a "public option" to the 2010 health care...