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Warren, Buttigieg scrap puts Democratic divide on display

Dec. 7, 2019 12:28 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Elizabeth Warren has spent weeks absorbing attacks from moderate rivals looking to blunt her surging campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination. Now, as the Massachusetts senator risks losing momentum, she's starting to hit back. After a Democratic Party fundraiser in Boston on...

'We're going to be everywhere:' Inside Bloomberg's 2020 plan

Dec. 6, 2019 12:16 PM EST

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — For any other candidate, a crowd of just 38 voters at a high-profile policy announcement might be cause for panic. But Michael Bloomberg is not just any candidate. The New York billionaire unveiled his signature plan to end gun violence this week at an invitation-only event in suburban...

Bloomberg spending tens of millions more on new ad campaign

Dec. 4, 2019 12:26 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Billionaire Democrat Michael Bloomberg is putting tens of millions of more dollars behind a new television ad casting himself as uniquely qualified to defeat President Donald Trump. The ad is set to begin running Wednesday in all 50 states, including the first four on the presidential...

Former prosecutor says corrupt congressman got ‘great’ deal

Dec. 3, 2019 6:59 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — California Rep. Duncan Hunter pleaded guilty Tuesday to a single charge of conspiring with his wife to use at least $150,000 in campaign funds for personal expenses under a plea deal that a former federal prosecutor called “great” for the congressman who had faced 60 counts....

The Latest: California’s Hunter doesn’t say when he’ll quit

Dec. 3, 2019 2:02 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Latest on California Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter’s guilty plea to misusing campaign money (all times local): 11 a.m. California Rep. Duncan Hunter showed no emotion in the courtroom when he pleaded guilty to misusing campaign money. Outside court he declined to say when he...

Accountability report lags on campaign finance reporting

Nov. 26, 2019 5:50 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico election regulators have not completed required spot checks for campaign-finance compliance amid escalating private spending on political campaigns and a shifting enforcement landscape, the secretary of state said Tuesday. Maggie Toulouse Oliver attributed some of the delay...

Arizona officials working to fix campaign finance website

Nov. 25, 2019 9:40 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — As the election year approaches, Arizona officials continue working to overcome glitches in the state-run campaign finance website, officials said. The website called “See The Money” and its campaign-finance database have not worked properly since the 2018 election, The Arizona...

California official fined for pocketing campaign funds

Nov. 21, 2019 6:33 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A former California lawmaker was fined $150,000 Thursday after an audit found he spent political contributions on a vacation in Asia, personal plane tickets and remodeling his vacation home in Hawaii. The Mercury News of San Jose reports that the Fair Political Practices...

Bloomberg files campaign paperwork, no decision on bid yet

Nov. 21, 2019 1:56 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg has taken another step toward launching a Democratic bid for president. The former New York City mayor, who became a Democrat just last year, filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission on Thursday to formally create a presidential campaign...

The Latest: Bloomberg would focus on Super Tuesday states

Nov. 9, 2019 12:43 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Michael Bloomberg opening the door to a 2020 Democratic presidential bid (all times local): 5:40 p.m. Michael Bloomberg plans to focus his likely presidential campaign on Super Tuesday states, skipping early voting states where other candidates have spent months meeting...