Latest Political action committees News

PAC uses Missouri governor's attack on paper to raise money

Oct. 21, 2021 17:04 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A political action committee backing Republican Gov. Mike Parson is raising money with a new video highlighting his attacks on a Missouri newspaper that discovered a flaw in a state agency's cybersecurity and waited for it to be fixed before publishing a story. ...

Shapiro reports $10M in campaign cash for gubernatorial run

Oct. 20, 2021 12:07 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Democratic candidate for governor of Pennsylvania, state Attorney General Josh Shapiro, has just over $10 million on hand in his campaign account ahead of next year's election, his campaign said Wednesday. Shapiro’s campaign finances have...

CEO: Dominion wants money back from anti-Youngkin PAC

Oct. 19, 2021 11:02 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Dominion Energy’s CEO said the company's political action committee didn’t properly vet an anti-Glenn Youngkin PAC before giving it large donations, and Dominion wants its money back. Dominion has a long history of transparent and bipartisan...

Columnist forms committee for Oregon gubernatorial run

Oct. 12, 2021 15:36 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof after months of public exploration has taken a step toward running for Oregon governor by forming a political action committee. Kristof, 62, officially filled the committee paperwork Tuesday, Oregon Public...

Trump's false election claims in focus in Va. governor race

Oct. 07, 2021 21:16 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Republican Glenn Youngkin has not talked much lately about President Donald Trump’s lies about voter fraud, the insurrection on Jan. 6 or his party’s eroded trust in elections. But when he has, it has not gone smoothly. The GOP nominee for...

Groups backing Murphy outstrip those supporting Ciattarelli

Oct. 06, 2021 14:55 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Political contributions from groups backing Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy in this year's election so far outpace those supporting his Republican rival, Jack Ciattarelli, new figures out Wednesday showed. By far the biggest contributions have come...

Challenger defeats deceased incumbent in Mobile election

Oct. 05, 2021 21:50 PM EDT

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Voters elected a living challenger over a deceased incumbent, who still managed to garner a sizeable chunk of the vote, in a runoff Tuesday for the Mobile City Council. News outlets report that William Carroll defeated deceased Mobile City Council...

Opponents target Ted Budd, Trump's choice in GOP Senate race

Oct. 05, 2021 12:35 PM EDT

MOUNT AIRY, N.C. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump's endorsement has Rep. Ted Budd playing defense in North Carolina's GOP Senate primary, as opponents accuse him of benefiting from a bankruptcy that cost farmers millions and being beholden to a conservative political action committee. ...

Rochester mayor's trial will scrutinize campaign financing

Oct. 03, 2021 11:38 AM EDT

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren is scheduled to go on trial this week along with two associates on charges they broke campaign finance rules during her 2017 reelection campaign. Warren, campaign treasurer Albert Jones Jr. and Rosiland...

Conservative Koch network disavows critical race theory bans

Sep. 29, 2021 10:16 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — As conservative political groups mobilize to ban in schools what they call critical race theory, one prominent backer of Republican causes and candidates is notably absent. Leaders in the network built by the billionaire Koch family say they...