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Republicans sue over excess campaign donations to Whitmer

Sep. 21, 2021 18:04 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Republican Party on Tuesday sued to stop Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's reelection campaign from collecting excess donations, contending that an exception letting her raise unlimited amounts because of attempts to recall her from office is unconstitutional. ...

Former state official to pay fine to settle ethics complaint

Sep. 21, 2021 13:57 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A former state official will pay a $4,500 fine to settle an ethics complaint over his solicitation of campaign donations from state vendors for a mayoral run. Brett Smiley, a Democrat who’s running for Providence mayor, agreed to the settlement...

Politico pardoned by Trump accused of illegal campaign scam

Sep. 20, 2021 19:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican political operative pardoned by President Donald Trump after his conviction in a 2012 bribery plot has been charged again with campaign-related crimes, this time involving a 2016 illegal campaign contribution scheme and a Russian national. ...

Youngkin lends millions more to his gubernatorial campaign

Sep. 16, 2021 12:10 PM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Virginia gubernatorial candidates Terry McAuliffe and Glenn Youngkin each raised more than $11 million in the last two months, but Youngkin loaned his campaign an additional $4.5 million to give himself a significant advantage, according to the most recent...

Dire warning from Newsom helped turn California recall tide

Sep. 15, 2021 12:36 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An ominous four-word message issued by California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s campaign on the morning of Aug. 5 served as the shock Democrats needed to take seriously a recall election that could remove him from office: “This recall is close.” Newsom's...

Man whose sentence commuted by ex-governor to plead guilty

Sep. 14, 2021 17:48 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky man whose sentence was commuted by former Gov. Matt Bevin is scheduled to plead guilty in federal court, where he is charged with producing child pornography, according to court records. Dayton R. Jones, 27, of Hopkinsville, pleaded...

'Right to work' group sues to strike down Clean Campaign Act

Sep. 13, 2021 18:24 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana group advocating for “right to work” policies sued on Monday to strike down the state's Clean Campaign Act, arguing it contains a provision that violates political speech protections. Montana Citizens for Right to Work filed the...

Kleefisch says she raised $1.2 million after launching bid

Sep. 13, 2021 10:56 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Former Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch says she raised $1.2 million from individuals in the days after she launched her campaign for governor on Thursday. Kleefisch, a Republican, announced the fundraising totals on Monday. That is on top of the $190,000...

House Democrats post record August fundraising ahead of 2022

Sep. 13, 2021 06:01 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The campaign organization aiming to maintain Democratic control of the House in the 2022 midterm races raised $10 million last month, its best August haul ever during a year without a national election. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee...

Giuliani associate pleads guilty in campaign donation case

Sep. 10, 2021 12:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A Florida businessman who gained notoriety for helping Rudy Giuliani seek damaging information on Joe Biden in Ukraine pleaded guilty Friday to a charge alleging he facilitated illegal foreign campaign contributions in an effort to build a marijuana business in the U.S. ...