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Bribery case raises focus on GOP rising star and fundraising

Sep. 22, 2019 9:26 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — After a North Carolina insurance magnate and mega-political donor was indicted on bribery charges in April, some politicians who received his campaign dollars offloaded his money by giving it to charity. But Republican party organizations tied to a GOP rising star in Congress show no...

Steak, beer and politics: 2020 Democrats descend on Iowa

Sep. 21, 2019 10:34 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates made a colorful and often loud pitch to Iowa Democrats at the Steak Fry fundraiser in Des Moines on Saturday as a new poll showed Elizabeth Warren and Joe Biden in a close race in the state. The event, a fundraiser for the Polk County Democratic...

Booker could end campaign if fundraising doesn't pick up

Sep. 21, 2019 6:29 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Lagging in polling and fundraising, Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker said Saturday he may end his run unless donations from supporters increase quickly. "I don't believe people should stay in this just to stay in it. You either have a trajectory to win or not, and right...

State police union to stop paying ex-president's legal fees

Sep. 19, 2019 9:32 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The union representing Massachusetts State Police troopers and sergeants says it has voted to stop paying the legal fees for its former president who was indicted on several federal charges last week. The Boston Globe reports the State Police Association of Massachusetts voted overwhelmingly...

Bernie Sanders says he's reached 1 million individual donors

Sep. 19, 2019 9:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders' campaign says that it has received contributions from more than 1 million individual donors and that it's the first in the crowded 2020 Democratic presidential field to do so. In a statement Thursday, the Vermont senator's campaign says more than 99.9% of those donors...

Buttigieg calls Warren 'extremely evasive' on health taxes

Sep. 19, 2019 7:27 PM EDT

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is accusing his 2020 rival Elizabeth Warren of being "extremely evasive" when it comes to explaining how she'd finance a universal health care plan. Speaking on CNN on Thursday, Buttigieg issued his most pointed attack yet on the Massachusetts senator, saying she...

Trump sues Manhattan DA seeking to block tax return subpoena

Sep. 19, 2019 3:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump asked a federal court Thursday to block an effort by New York prosecutors to obtain his tax returns as part of a criminal investigation, opening another front in the president's efforts to keep his financial information private. Trump's attorneys filed a lawsuit...

At Philadelphia rally, Andrew Yang casts himself as underdog

Sep. 17, 2019 8:48 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Andrew Yang, the entrepreneur-turned-presidential candidate, jogged onto the Philadelphia Art Museum steps made famous by Sylvester Stallone in "Rocky" on Tuesday, fully embracing the underdog plot of his campaign. Instead of a grey sweatsuit, Yang sported a blue jacket and ball cap,...

Bachelet denied campaign took money from Brazil OAS company

Sep. 17, 2019 6:48 PM EDT

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — U.N. human rights chief Michelle Bachelet is denying accusations by a former businessman ensnared in Latin America's biggest corruption scandal that her 2013 presidential campaign in Chile illegally took money from the Brazilian company OAS. Bachelet told Chile's 24 Horas TV channel...

Elizabeth Warren's big crowds? She has a plan for them, too

Sep. 17, 2019 6:17 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Thousands of people packed under the marble arch of Manhattan's Washington Square Park to hear Elizabeth Warren on Monday. They didn't show up by accident. The crowd was the product of a carefully planned, data-driven strategy to identify supporters, attract them to a rally and...