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Bernie Sanders campaign says it has gotten 4M contributions

Nov. 19, 2019 7:17 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders’ 2020 campaign says that it has received more than 4 million donations from people nationwide. During Sanders’ 2016 presidential campaign, he didn’t reach that number of contributions until after winning the New Hampshire primary. That’s when the...

Prosecutors: Sheriff used political donations for himself

Nov. 18, 2019 5:12 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Prosecutors say a South Carolina sheriff who was indicted in April has been named in an additional round of charges. State Attorney General Alan Wilson says suspended Florence County Sheriff Kenney Boone was indicted on charges of using political contributions for personal needs....

Weary Democratic voters balk at new presidential candidates

Nov. 18, 2019 7:32 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The number of Democrats running for president is growing as the first votes of the primary approach. And voters have a clear message: stop. Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick roiled the race last week by launching a surprise bid. New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg is likely to...

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...

Capitol Watch: Commissions make law behind closed doors

Nov. 16, 2019 10:50 AM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New Yorkers can expect more fireworks as political appointees finish writing laws for a $100 million system to let political candidates run with public funds. Critics argue the nine-member Public Campaign Financing Commission is the latest example of lawmakers and the governor failing...

Arkansas governor launches campaign to keep highway tax

Nov. 15, 2019 5:14 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson and the leaders of the state’s top lobbying groups launched a campaign Friday to keep a half-cent sales tax for road needs, with the Republican governor calling the effort his top priority among next year’s ballot initiatives. Voters...

Twitter details political ad ban, admits it’s imperfect

Nov. 15, 2019 4:13 PM EST

Twitter’s new ban on political ads will cover appeals for votes, solicitations for campaign contributions and any political content. But the company quickly acknowledged Friday that it expects to make mistakes as individuals and groups look for loopholes. Twitter is defining political content to include...

An ambassador fired: What to watch on Day 2 of impeachment

Nov. 15, 2019 10:20 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — An ambassador, her firing and a pair of fixers. Those details stand at the center of Marie Yovanovitch’s story, a personal ordeal she is describing to Americans and the world Friday as part of the Democrat-driven impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump. What led to the...

The Latest: OMB official willing to testify, lawyer says

Nov. 14, 2019 9:08 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the House impeachment inquiry (all times local): 9 p.m. An official with the Office of Management and Budget is breaking ranks with the rest of his agency and is willing to appear in the House impeachment inquiry. Mark Sandy will testify behind...

Ex-Gov. Deval Patrick launches ‘Hail Mary’ bid for president

Nov. 14, 2019 7:46 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Deval Patrick launched what he acknowledged to be a “Hail Mary” bid on Thursday for the Democratic presidential nomination, testing whether voters sifting through an already crowded field are open to hearing from new candidates less than three months before the primary...