Latest Campaign finance News

Campaign says Collins has outraised her 2014 reelection bid

Jul. 15, 2019 2:03 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Republican Sen. Susan Collins's campaign says she has brought in $2 million in the second quarter of 2019. That's far ahead of the over $1 million Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Sara Gideon says she brought in between June 24 and June 30. Collins campaign Monday says she has $5.4...

Harris blasts, and takes money from, Epstein's law firm

Jul. 15, 2019 1:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kamala Harris bemoaned the influence of the powerful and connected elite last Tuesday when she called on top Justice Department officials to recuse themselves from any matter related to Jeffrey Epstein. She said work done by their former law firm, which represented the financier accused...

Kelly outraises challengers for Wisconsin Supreme Court seat

Jul. 15, 2019 1:07 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Dan Kelly has outraised his two more liberal opponents over the first six months of the year. The conservative Kelly is being challenged by Dane County Circuit Judge Jill Karofksy and Marquette University Law School professor Ed Fallone. The election is...

GOP Sen. Cornyn reports $9M on hand for re-election bid

Jul. 15, 2019 11:23 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Sen. John Cornyn of Texas says he's now sitting on $9 million for his re-election bid that's likely to be among the closest-watched Senate races of 2020. Cornyn announced Monday he raised more than $2.5 million during the latest fundraising quarter. Air Force veteran MJ...

In Buttigieg and Biden, Dems confront generational divide

Jul. 15, 2019 8:21 AM EDT

LACONIA, N.H. (AP) — Amy McInerney at first saw Joe Biden as Democrats' best hope to beat President Donald Trump — an experienced politician with the potential to peel off some of Trump's working-class supporters. Then she heard Pete Buttigieg speak. "I felt like Pete more represented my...

Holcomb launches 2020 re-election run with big advantages

Jul. 13, 2019 4:01 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb brandished his front-runner status Saturday as he kicked off his re-election campaign with a rally extolling the state's economy while brushing off any criticism of his record. Holcomb made his announcement before a few hundred people at Knightstown's...

The Latest: Holcomb touts Indiana's economy for 2020 bid

Jul. 13, 2019 2:07 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on Republican Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb's re-election announcement (all times local): 2 p.m. Republican Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb is touting the state's economic condition and transportation spending as he announces his re-election campaign. Holcomb told several hundred...

Capitol Watch: GOP decries Cuomo campaign finance pick

Jul. 13, 2019 12:46 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — In New York state government news, Republicans say Gov. Andrew Cuomo is playing politics with a board creating the rules for a new public campaign finance system. State Republican Chairman Nick Langworthy says Cuomo's appointment of Democratic Party Chairman Jay Jacobs shows Democrats...

California lawmakers consider new rules for political ads

Jul. 13, 2019 12:25 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Elections come and go, but the season for political advertising sometimes seems to never end. Facebook users in California, for example, may have noticed ads in recent months showing a woman with duct tape over her mouth and text that warns: "Legislators are leaving sexual assault...

Prosecutors seek delay of Michigan lawmaker's bribery trial

Jul. 13, 2019 11:48 AM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Federal prosecutors are seeking to push back the trial of a northern Michigan lawmaker who is charged with scheming to trade votes for campaign money. Prosecutors say in a court filing that the case against Traverse City-area Republican Rep. Larry Inman is unusual and needs more...