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To boost Georgia's Warnock, Biden goes to ... Massachusetts

Dec. 02, 2022 18:29 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — President Joe Biden hit the phones with fellow Democrats Friday for Georgia Sen. Raphael Warnock's runoff election. He fetched hot coffee for volunteers, too, and thanked them for their work. But this busy phone bank was nowhere near Georgia. Days before Georgia...

Nonprofits strain to support voters in Georgia Senate race

Dec. 02, 2022 14:30 PM EST

When the closely watched Georgia Senate race went to a runoff, nonprofit organizations that educate voters strained to ramp up operations again after Election Day. “It’s not just, ‘Find new canvassers and recruit new volunteers.’ It’s also, ‘Find new money,’” said...

Hogan raises money amid speculation of White House bid

Nov. 30, 2022 21:59 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Term-limited Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan raised money and launched a political action committee on Wednesday amid speculation he will run for president in 2024, telling hundreds of supporters he'll make a decision after he leaves office in January. Hogan has...

Oklahoma citizen-led initiative would codify abortion access

Nov. 30, 2022 18:58 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Roger Coody has no legal training and his political experience until recently had been limited to registering people to vote. Now, the Oklahoma hairstylist is pushing a ballot proposal he wrote that would make abortion access a constitutional right in his deeply red state,...

Portland auditor withdraws fine against Gonzalez’s campaign

Nov. 23, 2022 19:02 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland City Auditor has reversed its determination that Rene Gonzalez’s city council campaign violated campaign finance limits by accepting a subsidized monthly rent for office space and parking spots in Portland owned by campaign supporter and real estate mogul...

Trump's long-teased White House bid is low key in 1st week

Nov. 23, 2022 05:37 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — From the moment he left the White House in defeat last year, Donald Trump has teased the prospect of a third presidential campaign. But in the week since he officially declared his candidacy, the former president has been uncharacteristically low key. There has been...

Ex-Tennessee lawmaker pleads guilty to campaign cash scheme

Nov. 22, 2022 18:39 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A former Tennessee state senator accused of violating federal campaign finance laws pleaded guilty to two charges on Tuesday after initially calling the case against him a political witch hunt. Former Republican state Sen. Brian Kelsey, who previously...

Former Kentucky governor and businessman John Y. Brown dies

Nov. 22, 2022 16:33 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — John Y. Brown Jr., who became Kentucky’s governor after building empires in business and sports, has died. He was 88. Brown's family said in a release Tuesday that “every day was an exciting adventure” for the former Democratic governor, who served from...

GOP's lackluster fundraising spurs post-election infighting

Nov. 21, 2022 12:15 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trailing badly in his Arizona Senate race as votes poured in, Republican Blake Masters went on Tucker Carlson’s Fox News program and assigned blame to one person: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. “You know what else is incompetent, Tucker? The...

Trump 2024 rivals court his donors at big Las Vegas meeting

Nov. 19, 2022 00:57 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Republican Party's nascent 2024 class, emboldened as ever, openly cast Donald Trump as "a loser” over and over on Friday as they courted donors and activists fretting about the GOP's future under the former president's leadership. Trump's vocal critics...