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Kasim Reed files to campaign for comeback as Atlanta mayor

Jun. 09, 2021 17:04 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Former Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed filed paperwork Wednesday to run again for his old job just four years after leaving City Hall. A document Reed's campaign team filed with the Georgia ethics commission opens the door for Reed to start accepting political...

EXPLAINER: The differences between Democrats' 2 voting bills

Jun. 09, 2021 09:14 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The Democratic Party's hopes of passing a massive overhaul of elections may have suffered a fatal blow when West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin became the first member of the party to say he wouldn't support it, ensuring the bill, known as HR1, would not pass the Senate. ...

EXPLAINER: The differences between Democrats' 2 voting bills

Jun. 08, 2021 18:59 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The Democratic Party's hopes of passing a massive overhaul of elections may have suffered a fatal blow when West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin became the first member of the party to say he wouldn't support it, ensuring the bill, known as HR1, would not pass the Senate. ...

McAuliffe still has fundraising lead among Democratic field

Jun. 03, 2021 16:00 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Terry McAuliffe held on to his commanding fundraising lead in the Democratic nomination contest for Virginia governor, and incumbent Attorney General Mark Herring maintained a financial edge over his primary challenger, according to the latest campaign finance filings...

Justice Department probing postmaster over fundraising

Jun. 03, 2021 14:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is investigating Postmaster General Louis DeJoy over political fundraising activity at his former business, a DeJoy spokesman said Thursday. Federal authorities in recent weeks have subpoenaed DeJoy and interviewed current and...

Today in History

Jun. 03, 2021 00:06 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, June 3, the 154th day of 2021. There are 211 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 3, 1989, Iran’s spiritual leader, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, died. On the same...

National Enquirer owner fined for illegal Trump campaign aid

Jun. 02, 2021 15:00 PM EDT

A federal election watchdog fined the publisher of the National Enquirer $187,500 for squelching the story of a former Playboy model who claimed she'd had an affair with former President Donald Trump. The Federal Election Commission fined A360 Media, formerly known as...

Another lawsuit challenges amended Montana campaign bill

Jun. 02, 2021 13:14 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Another lawsuit has been filed to challenge a new law that bans voter registration and get-out-the-vote efforts on college campuses in Montana and also requires judges to recuse themselves from cases if they have received campaign donations from anyone involved in the...

Ex-campaign manager for Ohio U.S. rep pleads guilty to theft

May. 28, 2021 15:53 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — A former campaign manager for a veteran member of Congress pleaded guilty Friday to two federal counts in a case alleging he stole more than $1.4 million from the campaign. Prosecutors have agreed not to seek a prison sentence longer than 32 months for...

Lawmakers back removal of PAC limits for Louisiana campaigns

May. 28, 2021 11:46 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana lawmakers have agreed to let candidates for office take unlimited sums directly from political action committees, in a significant change to campaign finance limits that govern donations that come largely from special interest groups. ...