Latest Campaign spending News

Democratic group launches ad campaign targeting Trump

Jul. 23, 2019 1:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The largest outside Democratic group announced Tuesday that it will spend as much as $450,000 per week on ads aimed at weakening President Donald Trump in battleground states. Priorities USA Chairman Guy Cecil said the group is primarily targeting voters in Pennsylvania, Michigan,...

Hagedorn, Neubauer set spending record in court race

Jul. 17, 2019 1:08 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A new analysis shows Brian Hagedorn and Lisa Neubauer set new spending records during their state Supreme Court race. Government watchdog group Wisconsin Democracy Campaign released a report Wednesday that shows the candidates combined to spend $3.7 million, breaking the old record of...

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...

Dem in NC US House race redo: $1.74M raised last quarter

Jul. 10, 2019 6:46 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina Democrat in a special U.S. House election forced by a ballot-collection scandal reports raising $1.74 million in the three months ending in June. The quarterly fundraising total means Dan McCready's campaign has nearly $1.8 million to spend for September's special...

The Latest: Gianforte raises $534K for governor in 1 month

Jul. 5, 2019 7:17 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on Montana statewide candidates' quarterly reports (all times local): 5:15 p.m. U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte has raised over $534,000 in a month in his new bid for Montana governor. That is more than five times what Attorney General Tim Fox raised over the last three months and...

Judge: Rep. Duncan Hunter's trial can detail alleged affairs

Jul. 1, 2019 8:41 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Jurors can hear evidence of U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter's alleged extramarital affairs when they consider charges the California Republican looted campaign cash to finance vacations, golf outings and other personal expenses, a judge said Monday. Prosecutors revealed salacious details about the...

Congressman: Block evidence of trysts in corruption case

Jun. 28, 2019 10:53 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lawyers for California Rep. Duncan Hunter want a federal judge to reject an attempt by prosecutors to introduce evidence that the congressman used campaign funds to finance a string of extramarital relationships, a court filing said Friday. In the eight-page document, Hunter's lawyers...

Congressman: Block evidence of trysts in corruption case

Jun. 28, 2019 10:37 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lawyers for California Rep. Duncan Hunter want a federal judge to reject an attempt by prosecutors to introduce evidence that the congressman used campaign funds to finance a string of extramarital relationships, a court filing said Friday. Prosecutors are seeking permission "to focus...

Congressman: Block evidence of trysts in corruption case

Jun. 28, 2019 9:41 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Indicted California Rep. Duncan Hunter is asking a judge to reject an attempt by prosecutors to introduce evidence that the congressman used campaign funds to finance a string of extramarital relationships. In a motion Friday, the congressman's lawyers say prosecutors are seeking...

Bevin's loan boosts his reelection campaign effort

Jun. 28, 2019 5:32 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin put $2 million of his own money into his reelection campaign last month in preparation for his November showdown with Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear. Bevin made the hefty loan the day before Kentucky's May 21 primary election, according to his...