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Dems reach new fundraising deal, with boost for GOP states

May. 12, 2021 16:26 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — National and state Democratic officials have reached a joint fundraising deal to increase aid to state parties, with an extra boost for those in Republican-dominated states. The agreement, which follows weeks of negotiations, is intended to allow the...

Parnell announces candidacy for Pennsylvania Senate seat

May. 11, 2021 20:13 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Sean Parnell, a decorated Army veteran whose regular guest on Fox News programs helped make him a favorite of former President Donald Trump, announced his candidacy Tuesday for the Republican nomination for Pennsylvania's open U.S. Senate seat. ...

Mexico says 2 leading candidates in state race to be charged

May. 11, 2021 11:56 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — In a surprise move, federal prosecutors in Mexico said late Monday they plan to file charges against the two leading candidates in a key governorship race in which the ruling party trails. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has complained that...

Former McSally aide pleads guilty to stealing campaign funds

May. 07, 2021 19:02 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A senior official on Martha McSally’s 2018 Senate campaign pleaded guilty Friday to stealing $115,000 in campaign funds. Prosecutors say Anthony Barry, who was a consultant and deputy campaign manager for the Republican lawmaker, used his position to...

With ambassador picks, Biden faces donor vs. diversity test

May. 07, 2021 01:08 AM EDT

President Joe Biden is facing a fresh challenge to his oft-repeated commitment to diversity in his administration: assembling a diplomatic corps that gives a nod to key political allies and donors while staying true to a campaign pledge to appoint ambassadors who look like America. ...

Glass ceiling on statewide offices remains for Black women

May. 06, 2021 13:58 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Four Black women have entered the 2021 Virginia gubernatorial race. If elected, the commonwealth would become the first state with a Black female governor. Sen. Jennifer McClellan, D-Richmond, and former Del. Jennifer Carroll Foy, D-Prince William,...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

May. 05, 2021 13:50 PM EDT

Sun Sentinel. April 30, 2021. Editorial: Florida’s shame: Ten terrible decisions by a broken Legislature The 2021 session of the Legislature ended Friday — and not a moment too soon. The policy wreckage lawmakers leave behind...

Detroit councilman resigns, pleads guilty to misconduct

May. 03, 2021 11:14 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit city councilman who was under indictment for federal corruption charges since 2018 has resigned from office and admitted in court Monday to accepting an illegal cash campaign contribution. Gabe Leland pleaded guilty in Wayne County Circuit Court...

EXPLAINER: What to know about the Giuliani investigation

Apr. 29, 2021 14:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The long-running federal investigation into Rudy Giuliani's dealings in Ukraine moved back into public view Wednesday when federal agents seized electronic devices from the former mayor's home and office. The search was the latest development in an...

Ramaphosa denies wrong in raising election campaign funds

Apr. 29, 2021 13:10 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has claimed there was “nothing sinister” about the funding for his 2017 political campaign to become president of the ruling party, the African National Congress. Ramaphosa was...