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Probe: No wrongdoing in Richmond statue-removal contract

Jul. 29, 2021 11:21 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia special prosecutor has found no wrongdoing in the awarding of a $1.8 million contract for the removal of Richmond's Confederate statues last summer. Timothy Martin, the elected prosecutor in Augusta County who was appointed to handle the...

Rand Paul's 2016 presidential campaign committee fined $21K

Jul. 29, 2021 10:46 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Rand Paul's 2016 presidential campaign committee has been fined $21,000 by the Federal Election Commission for improperly handling contributions, according to documents obtained by a newspaper. The penalty follows a 2016 complaint made...

Trump supporters raise $5.7M for Arizona election audit

Jul. 29, 2021 00:29 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Groups connected to prominent supporters of former President Donald Trump's movement to cast doubt on the 2020 election results have raised more than $5.7 million for Arizona Republicans' election audit, according to figures released late Wednesday. Doug...

Rose-Hulman raises $250 million for scholarships, buildings

Jul. 28, 2021 23:06 PM EDT

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Officials of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology announced Wednesday the school has successfully completed its $250 million fundraising campaign. Officials say the funds raised since 2018 will increase the number of student scholarships,...

Tunisia opens corruption probes of leading Islamist party

Jul. 28, 2021 16:28 PM EDT

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisian prosecutors have opened investigations into alleged foreign campaign funding and anonymous donations to Islamist movement Ennahdha and two other political parties, according to local media. Ennahdha is the dominant party in parliament,...

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...

NY law has long let officials use campaign funds for defense

Jul. 27, 2021 11:47 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Some legislators want to change New York's campaign finance rules after Gov. Andrew Cuomo used $285,000 in political donations to pay lawyers representing him in sexual harassment and misconduct investigations. New York politicians have used millions...

Soldano raises most money of Republican governor candidates

Jul. 26, 2021 23:24 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Kalamazoo chiropractor Garrett Soldano raised nearly $625,000 since launching his run for governor, topping the field of Republican candidates vying to face Democrat Gretchen Whitmer next year. Soldano, who launched his campaign in April after...

Lawyer says governor candidate struck motorcycle, not driver

Jul. 26, 2021 18:31 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The lawyer for a Republican candidate for Pennsylvania governor said Monday his client apparently did not hit the motorcyclist who was killed on the Pennsylvania Turnpike last week, but rather hit the downed motorcycle in the road. The candidate,...

FirstEnergy reevaluates denial of ratepayer funds in bribe

Jul. 26, 2021 17:22 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Utility giant FirstEnergy Corp. will reevaluate the company's previous denial that it used customer money to fund a $60 million bribery scheme to win legislative approval of a $1 billion bailout for two unprofitable nuclear power plants in Ohio. ...