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Ruined lives prompted Kristof's run for Oregon governor

Jan. 27, 2022 15:27 PM EST

YAMHILL, Ore. (AP) — Former New York Times journalist Nicholas Kristof traded the concrete canyons of Manhattan and the ritzy New York suburb of Scarsdale for his old family home, located on a dirt road in Oregon, to run for governor. But Kristof, who won two Pulitzer Prizes,...

Lawmakers say Youngkin backs ban on Dominion campaign cash

Jan. 26, 2022 19:03 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A bipartisan trio of Virginia lawmakers said Wednesday that Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin's administration has conveyed the governor's support for bills that would ban Dominion Energy and certain other public utilities from making campaign contributions. ...

Rosendale asks court to dismiss campaign finance lawsuit

Jan. 26, 2022 18:50 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Matt Rosendale of Montana is asking a federal court to dismiss a lawsuit that alleges his campaign and the National Rifle Association illegally worked together to run ads during his unsuccessful 2018 race against Democratic U.S. Sen. Jon Tester. ...

Sen. Warnock reports $9.8M raised to Herschel Walker's $5.4M

Jan. 26, 2022 12:32 PM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock's campaign said Wednesday that he raised a hefty $9.8 million in the last quarter of 2021, nearly double the fundraising haul reported by the leading Republican contender for his seat, former football star Herschel Walker. ...

Abortion opponents eye priorities as high court ruling looms

Jan. 25, 2022 05:58 AM EST

In the nearly two months since a conservative majority of justices on the Supreme Court indicated openness to dramatic new restrictions on abortion, money has poured into the political fundraising arm of the anti-abortion group Susan B. Anthony List. The organization secured $20...

Ethics panel says it will pursue ex-insurance commissioner

Jan. 24, 2022 17:09 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia ethics officials say they will pursue allegations of wrongdoing against former state Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine, overriding an administrative law judge's ruling that they waited too long. Oxendine is accused of illegally using campaign funds from...

NY expands absentee voting after defeat of ballot measure

Jan. 21, 2022 18:53 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New Yorkers can again choose to vote by absentee rather than face the risk of catching COVID-19 at polling sites through the rest of 2022 under a bill that Gov. Kathy Hochul signed Friday. The Assembly passed the bill 100-45 on Wednesday, and the Senate passed...

Indicted Nebraska Rep. Fortenberry loses 2 big GOP backers

Jan. 21, 2022 17:59 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Indicted U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry's political fortunes took a major hit Friday when two of Nebraska's most prominent Republicans withdrew their longtime support for him and endorsed a state lawmaker who hopes to unseat the nine-term congressman in the GOP primary. ...

Giuliani associate gets year in prison in foreign donor case

Jan. 21, 2022 15:27 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A Florida man who helped Rudy Giuliani seek damaging information against Joe Biden in Ukraine was sentenced to a year and a day in prison and fined $10,000 Friday in an unrelated campaign finance case. Igor Fruman was told to report to prison March 14. He pleaded...

Finance reports: Youngkin raised big bucks post election

Jan. 20, 2022 18:00 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Corporate interests with business before the state government cut hefty checks to Republican Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin's campaign committee after his victory in November through the end of December, according to finance reports filed this week. Youngkin, who...