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FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2020, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg speaks at the Greenwood Cultural Center in Tulsa, Okla. They are circling each other like wary boxers, with taunts on Twitter, snarky asides and belittling depictions of one another. They rose to prominence in Manhattan on parallel tracks, amassed wealth real and perceived and displayed a penchant for putting their names on things.  President Donald Trump and Mike Bloomberg could hardly be more different as people but now they both want the same job: Trump’s. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

Trump vs. Bloomberg: Fortunes collide in pricey knife fight

Jan. 24, 2020 2:45 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — They are circling each other like wary boxers, with taunts on Twitter, snarky asides and belittling descriptions. They rose to prominence in Manhattan on parallel tracks, amassed wealth real and perceived and displayed a penchant for putting their names on things. That's where the...

Pennsylvania Speaker of the House, Mike Turzai, left, stands the podium beside his wife Lydia, right, and one of his sons, Matt, center, as he announces at a news conference he will not run for another term as a Pennsylvania representative, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, in McCandless, Pa. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Pennsylvania's GOP House speaker to retire after three terms

Jan. 23, 2020 6:59 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pennsylvania House Speaker Mike Turzai will not run for reelection, the Republican announced Thursday, ending the career of a conservative force in state government in a critical year when Democrats are aiming to take control of the chamber. Turzai, 60, made the announcement at a news...

Hagerty raises another $1.5M in Tennessee US Senate bid

Jan. 23, 2020 3:07 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Republican Bill Hagerty raised more than $1.5 million last quarter in a contested race for an open U.S. Senate seat, his campaign said Thursday. According to his campaign, Hagerty ended the quarter that concluded Dec. 31 with more than $3 million cash on hand. The former...

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks at a campaign stop at the State Historical Museum of Iowa, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Watchdog files FEC complaint against pro-Sanders nonprofit

Jan. 22, 2020 3:52 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The watchdog group Common Cause filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission on Wednesday, alleging that Our Revolution, a political nonprofit organization founded by Bernie Sanders, violated campaign finance law by accepting donations in excess of federal limits while boosting...

Former Montana lawmaker Neill drops out of governor's race

Jan. 22, 2020 11:35 AM EST

LIVINGSTON, Mont. (AP) — Former state lawmaker Reilly Neill of Livingston has dropped out of the Democratic primary for Montana governor. Neill, who raised about $1,000 for her campaign, made the announcement on her website on Jan. 12. Her post criticized the media for failing to cover her campaign and the...

Hawaii hospital gets near $3M donation for facility upgrades

Jan. 22, 2020 9:45 AM EST

LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — A Hawaii hospital has received a donation of $2.75 million toward its emergency department and trauma fundraising campaign. Husband and wife Peter Stengaard and Jennifer Gross donated to the Wilcox Medical Center in Lihue, one of three hospitals on Kauai, The Garden Island reported...

Hogan returns nearly $63K in campaign contributions

Jan. 21, 2020 10:12 AM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has returned $62,950 in campaign contributions, according to his campaign finance report for this month. The contributions were returned July 30, days after the Maryland Democrats filed a complaint with the state elections board. The complaint accused dozens...

Democratic Presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg, right, speaks during a service at the Vernon American Methodist Episcopal Church in Tulsa, Okla., Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, as the Rev. Robert Turner looks on at left. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Bloomberg offers plan to tackle racial economic inequality

Jan. 19, 2020 5:54 PM EST

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg made a pitch to African American voters the day before the national holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr., visiting the site of a race massacre nearly 100 years ago that left hundreds dead and the city’s thriving African...

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., smiles and waves while seated in front of an audience before the start of a forum broadcast on radio in a New Hampshire Public Radio station, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Sanders distances himself from group backing his WH run

Jan. 19, 2020 5:12 PM EST

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Bernie Sanders said Sunday that outside political groups that can raise and spend unlimited sums backing candidates for public office should be abolished — including those supporting his own bid for the White House. But the Vermont senator stopped short of directly calling...

Capitol Watch: Money flows into parties as 2020 fights near

Jan. 18, 2020 9:20 AM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Health care interests are giving hundreds of thousands of dollars to political parties as New York's Legislature gears up for fights over how to contain soaring Medicaid costs, state records show. The contributions are among others disclosed by politicians and political committees this...