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David Letterman will headline Biden fundraiser with Hawaii governor on July 29

Jul. 19, 2024 18:58 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — David Letterman will headline a fundraiser with President Joe Biden in 10 days with Hawaii Gov. Josh Green, a sign that his campaign is forging ahead despite continued calls for the president to bow out of the 2024 race. The fundraiser on July 29 will be at the...

Nevada judge who ran for state treasurer pleads not guilty to federal fraud charges

Jul. 19, 2024 17:02 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A rural Nevada judge who ran unsuccessfully for state treasurer in 2022 pleaded not guilty Friday to federal charges accusing her of using funds raised for a statue memorializing a slain police officer for political campaign costs and personal expenses, including her daughter’s...

Montana attorney general didn't violate campaign finance rules, elections enforcer says

Jul. 19, 2024 17:01 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana’s elections enforcer said he found no evidence that the state's attorney general violated campaign finance rules by inviting another Republican to run against him so he could raise more money for his reelection campaign. Sheila Hogan, executive...

Georgia Democrats sue to overturn law allowing unlimited campaign cash, saying GOP unfairly benefits

Jul. 18, 2024 18:10 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Democrats are suing to overturn the ability of Republican Gov. Brian Kemp and others to raise unlimited political contributions and spend them on behalf of any political cause. The Democratic Party of Georgia on Thursday filed suit against the governor in...

Stein, other North Carolina Democrats have fundraising leads entering summer

Jul. 16, 2024 17:23 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Democrats outpaced their Republican rivals in fundraising over the past several months, according to campaign filings, entering the summer with cash advantages in a handful of top-ballot races this fall. Democratic candidate for governor Josh...

Far-right groups that block aid to Gaza receive tax-deductible donations from US and Israel

Jul. 16, 2024 11:10 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Under American pressure, Israel has pledged to deliver large quantities of humanitarian aid into the war-ravaged Gaza Strip. But at the same time, the U.S. and Israel have allowed tax-deductible donations to far-right groups that have blocked that aid from being delivered. ...

Welsh leader Vaughan Gething resigns after allies desert him over campaign donation scandal

Jul. 16, 2024 07:31 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The leader of Wales’ government, First Minister Vaughan Gething, said Tuesday he will resign after several members of his government quit over a campaign donation scandal. Gething said that “I have this morning taken the difficult decision to begin the process of...

Leader of Wales’ government, Vaughan Gething, says he will resign amid a scandal over campaign donations

Jul. 16, 2024 06:45 AM EDT
LONDON (AP) — Leader of Wales’ government, Vaughan Gething, says he will resign amid a scandal over campaign donations.

The Democratic National Committee says it's investing $15 million in 7 swing state parties

Jul. 16, 2024 06:22 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are trying to offer political counterprograming to the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee, announcing $15 million to fund campaign operations in seven key swing states — even as some in the party have urged President Joe Biden to bow out of November's...

Conservative groups are pushing to clean voter rolls. Others see an effort to sow election distrust

Jul. 13, 2024 10:53 AM EDT

Conservative groups are systematically attempting to challenge the legitimacy of large numbers of voter registrations across the country before the presidential election. The strategy is part of a wider effort raising questions about the integrity of this year's election as former...