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Ex-Florida gov candidate Gillum fined in ethics case

Apr. 24, 2019 7:05 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Former Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum agreed Wednesday to pay a $5,000 fine to settle an ethics complaint that he violated civil law by accepting gifts from lobbyists, ending a lengthy investigation that hampered his campaign. The settlement was announced just as Gillum, a...

Ex-mayor gets 8 years in prison for corruption scheme

Apr. 24, 2019 2:06 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A former Pennsylvania mayor was sentenced Wednesday to eight years in prison for trading city contracts for campaign contributions in a pay-to-play investigation that's resulted in the convictions of more than a dozen people, including another mayor. "I let ambition take over, and I'm...

The Latest: Ex-mayor gets 8 years in prison for corruption

Apr. 24, 2019 11:44 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of former Reading, Pennsylvania, Mayor Vaughn Spencer on corruption charges (all times local): 11:45 a.m. The former Democratic mayor of Reading, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced to eight years in prison for corruption. A federal judge Wednesday also ordered...

Castro's sluggish 2020 start tests strategy for high office

Apr. 24, 2019 5:27 AM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Julián Castro's run for president followed a fast rise in the Democratic Party: a big-city Latino mayor of San Antonio at age 34, an Obama Cabinet member and a contender for Hillary Clinton's running mate in 2016. But signs of an upward trajectory have been hard to spot in his...

Biden expected to launch presidential campaign next week

Apr. 19, 2019 6:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden is expected to join the crowded 2020 Democratic presidential field next week. The decision answers one of the most significant outstanding questions of the early presidential primary season, which has already seen announcements from 18 other Democrats....

Georgia Sen. Perdue's campaign fined $30,000 for violations

Apr. 19, 2019 6:00 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The campaign of U.S. Sen. David Perdue paid a $30,000 fine to federal regulators for violations discovered in the Georgia Republican's fundraising reports from the 2014 election. The civil penalty to the Federal Election Commission was disclosed Monday in Perdue's campaign finance...

Ben Affleck, Susan Sarandon, other stars donate to 2020 Dems

Apr. 17, 2019 3:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — From Ben Affleck and Susan Sarandon to Anna Wintour and Willie Nelson, celebrities lined up to give money — and a dash of star power — to their favorite Democratic presidential candidates ahead of this week's first quarter fundraising deadline. For months, candidates in the...

Scandals lead to fundraising woes for top Virginia Democrats

Apr. 16, 2019 5:16 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A series of scandals surrounding Virginia's top Democrats has made it difficult for them to raise money in a key election year. Gov. Ralph Northam, Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax and Attorney General Mark Herring all posted anemic campaign finance reports Monday that are far below what their...

North Carolina lawmaker's funding leads 10 in GOP House race

Apr. 16, 2019 4:40 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina legislator who loaned his campaign $250,000 is leading fundraising among 10 Republicans facing a May primary for a congressional seat left vacant because a ballot-collection scandal that voided November's election. State Sen. Dan Bishop of Charlotte collected $130,717...

Omar raises $830K for re-election despite Trump backlash

Apr. 16, 2019 4:04 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, who's engaged in an intensifying feud with President Donald Trump, has raised nearly $830,000 in the first quarter for her re-election campaign, according to campaign finance reports filed this week. The Minnesota Democrat — a Somali American and one of the...