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Portland auditor withdraws fine against Gonzalez’s campaign

Nov. 23, 2022 19:02 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland City Auditor has reversed its determination that Rene Gonzalez’s city council campaign violated campaign finance limits by accepting a subsidized monthly rent for office space and parking spots in Portland owned by campaign supporter and real estate mogul...

Trump's long-teased White House bid is low key in 1st week

Nov. 23, 2022 05:37 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — From the moment he left the White House in defeat last year, Donald Trump has teased the prospect of a third presidential campaign. But in the week since he officially declared his candidacy, the former president has been uncharacteristically low key. There has been...

Ex-Tennessee lawmaker pleads guilty to campaign cash scheme

Nov. 22, 2022 18:39 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A former Tennessee state senator accused of violating federal campaign finance laws pleaded guilty to two charges on Tuesday after initially calling the case against him a political witch hunt. Former Republican state Sen. Brian Kelsey, who previously...

Former Kentucky governor and businessman John Y. Brown dies

Nov. 22, 2022 16:33 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — John Y. Brown Jr., who became Kentucky’s governor after building empires in business and sports, has died. He was 88. Brown's family said in a release Tuesday that “every day was an exciting adventure” for the former Democratic governor, who served from...

GOP's lackluster fundraising spurs post-election infighting

Nov. 21, 2022 12:15 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trailing badly in his Arizona Senate race as votes poured in, Republican Blake Masters went on Tucker Carlson’s Fox News program and assigned blame to one person: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. “You know what else is incompetent, Tucker? The...

Trump 2024 rivals court his donors at big Las Vegas meeting

Nov. 19, 2022 00:57 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Republican Party's nascent 2024 class, emboldened as ever, openly cast Donald Trump as "a loser” over and over on Friday as they courted donors and activists fretting about the GOP's future under the former president's leadership. Trump's vocal critics...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Nov. 17, 2022 15:15 PM EST

Eau Claire Leader Telegram. November 14, 2022. Editorial: Grants provide small businesses an opportunity Starting a new business is hard. The past few years haven’t made things any easier. The combination of the disruptions of the pandemic and this year’s...

Democrat Malia Cohen wins California state controller race

Nov. 16, 2022 14:36 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Democrat Malia Cohen has won the race for California controller, beating out a Republican who gave his party its best shot in years to end its losing streak in statewide elections. Cohen will become the state’s first Black controller, a role that...

Florida's Scott takes on McConnell in bid for Senate leader

Nov. 15, 2022 19:33 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Florida Sen. Rick Scott said Tuesday that he will mount a long-shot bid to unseat Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell, opening the latest front in an intraparty battle between allies of McConnell and former President Donald Trump over the direction of the GOP following a...

N. Carolina Rep. Hudson named to lead House campaign arm

Nov. 15, 2022 19:30 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Veteran U.S. Rep. Richard Hudson of North Carolina was elected Tuesday by fellow House Republicans as leader of their campaign and fundraising arm to help get GOP candidates elected to the chamber. Hudson was unopposed in running to become the next National...