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Democratic presidential candidate and businessman Tom Steyer speaks at a Culinary Workers Union hall Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Steyer, buoyed by polling, makes campaign swing in Nevada

Jan. 17, 2020 12:30 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Driving on any freeway in Las Vegas, you’re likely to see Tom Steyer’s face. Turn on the radio, you might hear his voice. Turn on the television, you’ll probably run across his campaign ad. But Alondra Escobedo didn’t expect to run into the Democratic...

Panel OKs public relations push on Wisconsin elections

Jan. 14, 2020 2:59 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — State elections officials voted Tuesday to hire an advertising firm to develop a public relations campaign reassuring voters that Wisconsin elections are secure and to provide information about how elections work. The Wisconsin Elections Commission voted 4-2 to spend $260,000 to hire...

Election officials look to launch security outreach plan

Jan. 13, 2020 1:47 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin officials are considering spending more than a quarter of a million dollars on a public relations push to reassure voters that elections in the state are secure after nearly three-quarters of respondents to a survey this fall said they were worried about threats. Wisconsin...

FILE - This Thursday, April 18, 2019 file photo shows special counsel Robert Mueller's redacted report on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election as released in Washington. An Associated Press review shows the idea of Ukrainian interference took root during Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, was spread online and then amplified by Putin before some of America’s elected officials made it their truth. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)

As trial nears, Trump keeps discredited Ukraine theory alive

Jan. 12, 2020 1:07 PM EST

The theory took root in vague form well before Donald Trump laid claim to the White House in 2016. The candidate’s close confidant tweeted about it. His campaign chairman apparently spoke about it with people close to him. What if, the idea went, it was actually Ukraine — and not Russia —...

FILE - This Jan. 17, 2017, file photo shows a Facebook logo at Station F in Paris. Facebook has decided not to limit how political ads can be targeted to specific groups of people, as its main digital-ad rival Google did in November 2019 to fight misinformation. Neither will it ban political ads outright, as Twitter has done. And it still won't fact check them, as it's faced pressure to do. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)

Facebook again refuses to ban political ads, even false ones

Jan. 9, 2020 2:07 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Despite escalating pressure ahead of the 2020 presidential election, Facebook reaffirmed its freewheeling policy on political ads Thursday, saying it won’t ban them, won’t fact-check them and won’t limit how they can be targeted to specific groups of people....

FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2018, file photo, former CIA operative Valerie Plame is interviewed on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. New Mexico congressional candidate and former CIA operative Valerie Plame is wading into the discussion about President Trump's rationale for ordering the killing of a top Iranian general. Plame on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, questioned Trump's justification for ordering the attack and said the lives of thousands of American troops are at risk. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Ex-CIA officer questions reason for killing Iranian general

Jan. 8, 2020 7:10 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — President Donald Trump's rationale for ordering the killing of a top Iranian general is reminiscent of the use of U.S. intelligence in the run-up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq, New Mexico congressional candidate and former CIA operative Valerie Plame said Wednesday. In comments to The...

President Donald Trump, accompanied by first lady Melania Trump, turns with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis to walk to the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Trump campaign seizes on Soleimani killing

Jan. 8, 2020 12:36 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump once warned Barack Obama not to “play the Iran card” to boost his political prospects by starting a war. Eight years later, Trump is showing no reluctance to capitalize politically on his order to kill a top Iranian general, drawing accusations that he is...

Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg talks to supporters during a campaign appearance, Friday, Jan. 3, 2020 in Fayetteville, N.C. (Andrew Craft/The Fayetteville Observer via AP)

Dueling Trump, Bloomberg 2020 ads to air during Super Bowl

Jan. 7, 2020 5:56 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans looking for an escape from the nation's politically charged political environment won't find it in next month's Super Bowl. Dueling ads from President Donald Trump and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg are set to run during the NFL championship game. Both presidential...

Jason Church launches TV, radio spots in congressional race

Jan. 7, 2020 12:03 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Congressional candidate Jason Church launched a television ad Tuesday that focuses on injuries he suffered in Afghanistan and praises President Donald Trump. Church is vying to replace former U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy in northern Wisconsin's conservative-leaning 7th District. Duffy resigned...

FILE - In this Nov. 25, 2019, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick talks to patrons at The Works Cafe in Concord, N.H. Patrick is running an unorthodox campaign with just over a month until the Democratic presidential primaries start. (AP Photo/ Cheryl Senter, File)

Deval Patrick hopes 'magic' can make up for late 2020 start

Dec. 31, 2019 1:10 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Over a year ago, Woody Kaplan, a major Democratic donor and longtime Deval Patrick supporter, helped the former governor plan his potential presidential bid. “The game plan was really simple: Put him in one living room in each of the 99 counties in Iowa, and those people would...