Latest Political action committees News

New group forms to help Republican Kleefisch win election

Sep. 16, 2021 02:22 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A new political action committee headed by a longtime Republican operative has formed to help Rebecca Kleefisch win the governor's race. Stephan Thompson, who previously served as head of the Wisconsin Republican Party and ran Gov. Scott Walker's...

Longtime GOP consultant pleads guilty in federal tax case

Aug. 25, 2021 16:54 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A veteran Missouri political consultant pleaded guilty Wednesday to a federal tax charge, saying he takes “full responsibility” for his actions. David Barklage was indicted in May on a felony count accusing him of failing to report $443,633 in...

Trump endorses Tennessee Gov. Lee in 2022 reelection bid

Aug. 13, 2021 20:29 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump has endorsed Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee in his 2022 reelection campaign. Lee tweeted out the endorsement Friday released by Trump's political action committee. “Governor Bill Lee is an outsider...

Arkansas Democrats' chairman stepping down to head super PAC

Aug. 09, 2021 21:40 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Democratic Party chairman said Monday that he would resign to head a super PAC targeting former White House press secretary Sarah Sanders' bid for governor. Michael John Gray announced that he would resign effective Sept. 1 to...

Trump's kingmaker status faces test in Ohio special election

Aug. 02, 2021 09:46 AM EDT

GROVE CITY, Ohio (AP) — As soon as it became clear last week that a Texas congressional candidate backed by Donald Trump would be defeated in a special election, the former president's allies quickly shifted their attention to Ohio to ward off another embarrassing loss. ...

Man, 82, pleads guilty in scheme to swindle political donors

Aug. 02, 2021 09:41 AM EDT

BLYTHE, Calif. (AP) — An 82-year-old Southern California man has pleaded guilty in a New York federal court to defrauding thousands of donors out of more than $250,000 given to phony political action committees purported to be associated with Democratic Party candidates, prosecutors said. ...

New Louisiana abortion, policing, marijuana laws take effect

Jul. 31, 2021 08:16 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana is ending jail time for possession of small amounts of recreational marijuana, adding new requirements for doctors administering the abortion pill and restricting when police officers can use chokehold restraints, as more than 250 new laws take effect...

Experts raise alarms over fundraising for GOP ballot reviews

Jul. 30, 2021 10:32 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The first donation came in early May, for $50, and with a message: “GOD BLESS THE USA!!” In just over a month, the crowdfunding page dedicated to bringing an Arizona-style review of the 2020 presidential election to Pennsylvania had collected...

House members stockpiling cash ahead of midterm elections

Jul. 27, 2021 14:44 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The 2022 midterm elections are still more than a year off, but that hasn't stopped members of the state's all-Democratic U.S. House delegation from stockpiling campaign cash to help fend off any potential challengers. To help bulk up their campaign...

Noem to headline GOP event in early-voting South Carolina

Jul. 23, 2021 06:12 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, possibly mulling a 2024 White House bid, is making her debut in South Carolina next month — an introductory step in the first Southern state to cast Republican-primary votes for president. Noem will speak Aug. 23 at...