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Jury seated for corruption trial of former state senator

Jul. 24, 2021 13:07 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A 12-person jury and three alternates have been selected for the corruption trial of a Republican former Arkansas state senator charged with bribery, wire fraud and conspiracy. Gilbert Baker, 64, has pleaded not guilty to funneling campaign...

California's recall ballot is set, but GOP strategy isn't

Jul. 22, 2021 19:37 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s recall ballot is finally set, but the Republican Party still is determining its best strategy for winning the governor's office in one of the nation's most Democratic states. With less than a month until ballots start arriving in...

Nevada GOP House candidate posts higher fundraising numbers

Jul. 22, 2021 19:15 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Republican running in a southern Nevada congressional race is reporting he raised more money in the initial weeks of his campaign than initially tallied. Noah Malgeri filed an amended campaign fundraising report with the Federal Election Commission...

Judge doubts Giuliani phones will aid ex-associates at trial

Jul. 22, 2021 18:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The judge presiding over an upcoming trial of two associates of Rudy Giuliani and a third man on charges they made illegal campaign contributions said Thursday he’d be shocked if Giuliani’s recently confiscated phones aid a selective prosecution claim he's already...

Biden nominates Victoria Kennedy for Austria ambassadorship

Jul. 21, 2021 17:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is nominating Victoria Kennedy, an attorney and the widow of Sen. Ted Kennedy, to serve as his ambassador to Austria. He's naming a top political fundraiser — Comcast executive David Cohen -- to serve as his ambassador to Canada, the White House said...

Amodei won't decide on bid for Nevada governor until October

Jul. 21, 2021 14:56 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Mark Amodei said Tuesday that he hasn't decided whether to run for reelection or mount a bid for Nevada governor, but appears unimpressed by the Republican primary field vying to challenge first-term Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak. ...

Whitmer raises $8.5M for reelection campaign in 7 months

Jul. 20, 2021 16:12 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's reelection campaign said Tuesday that it has raised $8.5 million this year, the most for any gubernatorial candidate in a non-election year in Michigan history. The Democrat has collected more than $14 million this cycle,...

Illinois Gov. Pritzker announces 2022 re-election bid

Jul. 19, 2021 17:56 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker, who sought the office to right the state's financial ledger but who spent the last 18 months leading it through one of the more treacherous health crises in history, announced Monday he will seek a second term. “Big news:...

Judge refuses to dismiss charges against Alabama sheriff

Jul. 19, 2021 14:52 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ala. (AP) — Testimony began in the corruption trial of a longtime Alabama sheriff Monday after a judge refused a defense request to throw out four charges alleging he stole thousands of dollars from his own campaign committee. Judge Pamela Baschab denied a...

Schmitt No. 1 fundraiser for Missouri Senate seat

Jul. 19, 2021 11:54 AM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Campaign finance records show Missouri’s disgraced former governor, Eric Greitens, has raised roughly $350,000 for his run for U.S. Senate. That means Republican Attorney General Eric Schmitt raised the most out of any Missouri Senate...