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Tunisia polls suggest conservative professor wins election

Oct. 13, 2019 5:04 PM EDT

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — A conservative, Islamist-backed law professor looked set to assume Tunisia's presidency after polling agencies suggested he overwhelmingly won Sunday's runoff election in the country that unleashed the Arab Spring pro-democracy uprisings. Kais Saied's supporters exploded with joy,...

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,...

Democrats push election security bill amid impeachment

Oct. 8, 2019 2:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats unveiled broad legislation Tuesday to protect the country's elections as they investigate whether President Donald Trump inappropriately solicited foreign election help from Ukraine ahead of the 2020 vote. A House committee could advance the election security bill as soon...

Sanders, Warren upend how Democrats raise money

Oct. 5, 2019 12:07 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — There's big money in thinking small. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren raked in more cash over the past three months than any of their rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination. And it's not because they've been working the big-donor fundraising circuit. The Vermont and...

Biden ads focus on early-voting states as he counters Trump

Oct. 3, 2019 5:57 PM EDT

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is committing to $6 million worth of television and digital advertising in the first four states on the 2020 election-year calendar. It’s the latest demonstration of an increasingly aggressive campaign as he tries to hold his place as the party’s top...

2020 Democrats in dash for money before third quarter ends

Sep. 30, 2019 6:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders said, "I hate asking people for money" — and then asked for money. Joe Biden's campaign warned that President Donald Trump would "feel like he won" if a fundraising goal wasn't reached. And Beto O'Rourke offered to "try to text you" in exchange for $5. In the days...

Ethics panel reviews claims against Tlaib, 2 Republicans

Sep. 30, 2019 6:00 PM EDT

The House Ethics Committee said Monday it is reviewing allegations of wrongdoing against Michigan Reps. Rashida Tlaib and Bill Huizenga and Florida Rep. Ross Spano. The committee did not reveal the nature of the complaints, but the offices of the three lawmakers said they are related to campaign spending and not...

Montana Gov. Bullock eyes public financing for 2020 run

Sep. 30, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Steve Bullock will apply to be the first — and perhaps only — Democrat in the presidential primary who accepts public financing for his campaign, a potentially risky move that could give his struggling fundraising a boost but would also require the Montana governor to abide...

Biden: New Trump campaign attack ad proves he's 'terrified'

Sep. 27, 2019 8:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden's campaign says President Donald Trump's misleading new television ad is proof that Trump is "in a panic" and knows Biden "would beat him like a drum." Biden's 2020 campaign issued a statement Friday responding to news that Trump is spending $8...

Eyman ordered to disclose source of $800K in donations

Sep. 14, 2019 10:00 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Anti-tax activist Tim Eyman has been hit with further sanctions after spending months in contempt of court for refusing to disclose information about his finances and his business in a campaign finance lawsuit against him. The Seattle Times reports a Thurston County judge ruled Friday Eyman...