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Watchdog files 2nd complaint against Senate hopeful Greitens

Dec. 01, 2021 13:45 PM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A federal elections watchdog group on Wednesday filed another complaint against former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens, alleging that money from his old gubernatorial campaign was illegally spent on kickstarting his campaign to run for retiring U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt's seat. ...

Durr grapples with new post as Sweeney cites 'red wave'

Nov. 10, 2021 16:27 PM EST

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — The Republican state senator-elect who works as a furniture store truck driver and whose victory over New Jersey's powerful Senate president made national headlines acknowledged Wednesday how formidable the new role will be for him and...

Surprise NJ Senate winner says sorry amid scrutiny of posts

Nov. 05, 2021 16:33 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A truck driver who ousted the powerful New Jersey Senate president in the election previously posted online calling Islam “a false religion,” comparing vaccine mandates to the Holocaust and defending rioters at the Capitol. Republican Edward...

Boston mayoral candidates hoping to make history Tuesday

Nov. 01, 2021 15:55 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The two candidates hoping to make history in Boston's mayoral contest — Democrats Michelle Wu and Annissa Essaibi George — spent the final hours of the campaign racing from neighborhood to neighborhood urging their voters to turn up at the polls Tuesday. ...

GOP governors group outspends Democrats in NJ's gov race

Oct. 29, 2021 16:59 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The campaign arm of the national association for Republican governors has so far outspent their Democratic counterpart in New Jersey's gubernatorial contest this year, state election officials said Friday. The Republican Governors Association has...

He's running for DA, challenging the NYPD and the status quo

Oct. 26, 2021 16:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Days before the final votes are cast in an election likely to make him Manhattan’s first Black district attorney, Alvin Bragg is showing just how different a prosecutor he might be. Instead of stumping for votes all day, the Democrat is spending the...

Spending in Pennsylvania's high court race blows past $5M

Oct. 24, 2021 16:34 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Spending in the race for an open seat on Pennsylvania's state Supreme Court has blown past $5 million, according to new campaign finance reports, with less than two weeks left until Election Day. Reports filed with the state Friday show that most...

Guilty plea entered in state senate election fraud case

Oct. 20, 2021 15:34 PM EDT

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A former campaign worker for a Connecticut state senator pleaded guilty Tuesday to federal charges that she conspired to fraudulently obtain public funds for the senator's 2018 legislative campaign. Tina Manus, 42, of Stratford, worked on the...

Embattled Nevada Democrats outraise midterm election foes

Oct. 18, 2021 20:50 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada politicians are loading their campaign coffers with millions in contributions in preparation for next year's midterm elections, setting the stage for a costly election year with advertising bombarding television, radio, social media and mailboxes. ...

Sarah Sanders raises $2.1M in bid for Arkansas governor

Oct. 14, 2021 17:49 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Former White House press secretary Sarah Sanders has raised $2.1 million over the past three months in her bid to be Arkansas' next governor, her campaign announced Thursday. Sanders' campaign said the latest contributions brought her total...