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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...

Biden cancer nonprofit suspends operations indefinitely

Jul. 15, 2019 1:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A nonprofit foundation set up by Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden that relied on health care world partnerships to speed a cure for cancer has suspended its operations, it announced Monday. The Biden Cancer Initiative's sudden move to cease its activities comes two years after...

Joe Biden draws line against progressives on health care

Jul. 15, 2019 1:17 PM EDT

Joe Biden is taking an aggressive approach to defending the Affordable Care Act, challenging not just President Donald Trump but also some of his rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination who want to replace the current insurance system with a fully government-run model. Biden on Monday released a plan...

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...

NYC mayor, running for president, on defense after blackout

Jul. 15, 2019 12:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York's mayor fended off criticism Monday for being in Iowa campaigning for president while Manhattan was in the grips of a major power outage. Bill de Blasio said on MSNBC that he was in frequent contact with agencies handling the emergency and that he thinks first responders did an...

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...

Case of Virginian who wants Maryland voter list is revived

Jul. 15, 2019 2:46 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — An appeals court has revived the case of a Virginia man who wants a list of Maryland's registered voters so he can conduct a letter-writing campaign against a Maryland state prosecutor. The Daily Record of Baltimore reports the court ruled Friday that Dennis Fusaro has a claim to the list....

Biden campaigns as Obamacare's top defender

Jul. 14, 2019 9:52 PM EDT

Joe Biden is taking an aggressive approach to defending Obamacare, challenging not just President Donald Trump but also some of his rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination who want to replace the current insurance system with a fully government-run model. The former vice president will spend much of the...