Latest Campaign finance News

Warren, Buttigieg scrap puts Democratic divide on display

Dec. 7, 2019 12:28 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Elizabeth Warren has spent weeks absorbing attacks from moderate rivals looking to blunt her surging campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination. Now, as the Massachusetts senator risks losing momentum, she's starting to hit back. After a Democratic Party fundraiser in Boston on...

Biden: 'Best people' for posts, but they could be donors

Dec. 6, 2019 10:40 PM EST

DECORAH, Iowa (AP) — Joe Biden declined Friday to rule out appointing political donors to ambassadorships or other posts if he wins the 2020 presidential election. But he pledged that his nominees, regardless of their contributor status, would be the “best people” for their posts....

California congressman Duncan Hunter to quit after holidays

Dec. 6, 2019 6:56 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter of California will resign after the holidays, following his guilty plea this week to illegally using campaign money for personal expenses, his office said Friday. The San Diego-area Republican did not provide a specific date for his departure in a two-sentence...

Presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar to appear in Denver

Dec. 6, 2019 3:23 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar is scheduled to hold a town hall in Denver on Sunday. The U.S. senator from Minnesota will attend a fundraiser in Denver Sunday morning before she is joined by Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold for the public event, The Denver Post...

'We're going to be everywhere:' Inside Bloomberg's 2020 plan

Dec. 6, 2019 12:16 PM EST

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — For any other candidate, a crowd of just 38 voters at a high-profile policy announcement might be cause for panic. But Michael Bloomberg is not just any candidate. The New York billionaire unveiled his signature plan to end gun violence this week at an invitation-only event in suburban...

'Dark money' ties raise questions for GOP Sen. Ernst of Iowa

Dec. 6, 2019 10:22 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — An outside group founded by top political aides to Sen. Joni Ernst has worked closely with the Iowa Republican to raise money and boost her reelection prospects, a degree of overlap that potentially violates the law, documents obtained by The Associated Press show. Iowa Values, a...

Ex-Playboy model who claimed Trump affair sues Fox News

Dec. 5, 2019 5:21 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The former Playboy model who took a $150,000 payoff to squelch her story of an affair with a pre-presidency Donald Trump sued Fox News on Thursday, claiming prominent host Tucker Carlson slandered her by saying that what happened “sounds like a classic case of extortion." Karen...

Aiming for debate, Booker appeals directly to Harris voters

Dec. 5, 2019 3:44 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker, facing the prospect of not qualifying for this month's debate, made a direct appeal on Thursday to supporters of former rival Kamala Harris. He tried to make the case that he is now the lone contender able to appeal to the diverse group...

Georgia ethics panel upholds inquiry into sheriff's spending

Dec. 5, 2019 3:04 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia’s state ethics commission on Wednesday upheld subpoenas in an investigation of campaign spending by Cobb County Sheriff Neil Warren. The Georgia Government Transparency & Campaign Finance Commission voted unanimously to reject an attempt by Warren’s attorney to...

Booker's critical test? Languishing campaign plots a rebound

Dec. 5, 2019 12:52 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The news of Kamala Harris' sudden departure from the presidential race came during an all-staff conference call led from Cory Booker's campaign headquarters in Newark, the New Jersey city that he led for seven years and that propelled him to national fame. Within hours, Booker dictated...