Latest Campaign finance News

2 accused in probe of Giuliani associates are due in court

Oct. 17, 2019 2:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Two businessmen were set to be arraigned Thursday on charges they conspired with associates of Rudy Giuliani to make illegal campaign contributions. David Correia and Andrey Kukushkin are among four men charged with using straw donors to make illegal contributions to politicians they...

Kukushkin charges draw review of California pot licenses

Oct. 17, 2019 1:30 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The arrest of a Ukrainian-born businessman on charges of conspiring to violate federal campaign finance laws has triggered a review of the California cannabis licenses he was granted. Bureau of Cannabis Control Chief Lori Ajax tells the Los Angeles Times the indictment of Andrey...

Ex-lawmaker pleads guilty to misusing campaign funds

Oct. 17, 2019 1:30 PM EDT

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A former Maryland state lawmaker pleaded guilty Thursday to a charge that she illegally used campaign funds for her personal benefit. Tawanna Gaines faces a sentence of up to 20 years following her plea to one count of wire fraud. U.S. District Judge Theodore D. Chuang is scheduled to...

Ex-Maryland state lawmaker pleads guilty to using campaign funds for her personal benefit.

Oct. 17, 2019 11:51 AM EDT
GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — Ex-Maryland state lawmaker pleads guilty to using campaign funds for her personal benefit.

Klobuchar raised $1.1M for presidential campaign post-debate

Oct. 17, 2019 8:24 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Amy Klobuchar says she raised $1.1 million for her 2020 presidential campaign in the 24 hours following this week's Democratic debate. The moderate Democratic Minnesota senator was among the top critics of Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Tuesday, criticizing Warren's health...

Man accused in probe of Giuliani associates is freed on bail

Oct. 16, 2019 9:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A Florida man accused of conspiring with associates of Rudy Giuliani to make illegal campaign contributions made an initial court appearance Wednesday after flying to Kennedy Airport in New York City to turn himself in. David Correia, 44, made a brief appearance before a federal judge in...

Candidates for Montana governor asked to limit outside money

Oct. 16, 2019 7:37 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney asked his fellow Democratic gubernatorial candidates Wednesday to limit outside spending and self-funding in the election by signing a pledge that one opponent's campaign called a stunt that could hinder the party's nominee in the November 2020 general...

Mississippi candidates swap accusations of favors for donors

Oct. 16, 2019 6:39 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The major-party nominees for Mississippi governor on Wednesday accused each other of doing political favors for campaign donors. Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood said Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves helped enact laws that expand companies' ability to offer high-interest loans, and...

The Latest: Defendant in Giuliani associates probe gets bail

Oct. 16, 2019 5:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of a Florida man wanted in a campaign finance case involving associates of Rudy Giuliani (all times local): 5:55 p.m. A judge has set bail for a Florida man charged in a campaign finance case involving associates of Rudy Giuliani. David Correia surrendered to...

Reports show incumbent Nevada Democrats with large cash lead

Oct. 16, 2019 5:42 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — New campaign fundraising reports show Republicans are gearing up to try to win back two congressional seats in Nevada, but they've got a long way to go to match the money that incumbent Democrats have amassed. Federal election fundraising reports filed by Tuesday night's deadline show...