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Louisiana's Democratic governor forced into runoff

Oct. 13, 2019 12:55 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards' quest for a second term as the Deep South's only Democratic governor will stretch over another month, as voters denied him an outright primary win Saturday and sent him to a runoff election. The incumbent's inability to top 50% of the vote in the...

Former lawmaker's planned congressional comeback clouded

Oct. 12, 2019 12:48 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Former Republican Rep. Pete Sessions' climb back into Congress was already off to a rough start, with some in his own party suggesting he was carpetbagging by leaving the Dallas district he lost last fall to try to get elected in a far more rural and politically safe one. Now he may...

Nevada governor vows to root out crime in pot marketplace

Oct. 11, 2019 8:28 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada's governor expressed outrage Friday and vowed to tighten control of the state's lucrative legal marijuana marketplace in response to reports that a foreign national contributed to two top state political candidates last year in a bid to skirt rules to open a legal cannabis store....

O'Rourke raises $4.5M in 3rd quarter for White House run

Oct. 11, 2019 6:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke says he raised $4.5 million during the three-month period through September, outpacing his lackluster second-quarter total but still far less than he got at the whirlwind start of his 2020 campaign. The former Texas congressman's campaign...

Arrest of Giuliani associates ensnares 'Congressman 1'

Oct. 11, 2019 4:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Businessmen with ties to Rudy Giuliani lobbied a U.S. congressman in 2018 for help ousting the American ambassador to Ukraine around the same time they committed to raising money for the lawmaker. An indictment unsealed Thursday identified the lawmaker only as "Congressman 1." But the...

Florida men tied to Giuliani, Ukraine probe arrested

Oct. 11, 2019 6:33 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Florida businessmen tied to President Donald Trump's lawyer and the Ukraine impeachment investigation were charged with federal campaign finance violations. The charges Thursday relate to a $325,000 donation to a group supporting Trump's reelection. Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman,...

The Latest: Man connected to campaign scheme held in Calif.

Oct. 11, 2019 5:58 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the arrests of two Florida businessmen tied to President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani (all times local): 6:45 p.m. A federal judge in San Francisco has ordered Andrey Kukushkin held pending a bail hearing to determine whether he is considered a flight risk....

Takeaways from the arrests of 2 men with ties to Giuliani

Oct. 10, 2019 7:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Florida businessmen tied to President Donald Trump's lawyer and the Ukraine investigation were charged Thursday with federal campaign finance violations. The indictment contained the first criminal charges stemming from a July 25 phone call in which Trump asked Ukraine's leader to dig...

Billionaire Tom Steyer raises $2 million for White House run

Oct. 10, 2019 2:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential hopeful Tom Steyer has raised $2 million for his presidential campaign over the past three months. The California billionaire said Thursday that he collected an average contribution of about $12 from 166,000 donors without holding any fundraisers. Steyer is set to...

Two Florida businessmen tied to Giuliani arrested on campaign finance violations over donation to PAC supporting Trump

Oct. 10, 2019 10:09 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Florida businessmen tied to Giuliani arrested on campaign finance violations over donation to PAC supporting Trump.