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Dean Heller to enter governor's race in battleground Nevada

Sep. 16, 2021 13:32 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Dean Heller will announce a bid for governor of Nevada on Monday, joining a crowded field of Republican hopefuls vying to unseat Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak in 2022. His entrance into the race in the battleground state adds a...

Wisconsin US Senate candidate charged with theft, fraud

Sep. 07, 2021 15:51 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Milwaukee City Council member Chantia Lewis, a Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, was charged Tuesday with a series of campaign finance violations for allegedly using donations and improper travel reimbursements on more than $21,000 in car payments, family trips, a...

FEC complaint filed against Georgia Congressman Buddy Carter

Aug. 21, 2021 11:25 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A formal complaint has been filed with the Federal Election Commission against Georgia Congressman Buddy Carter. He is accused of illegal campaign spending. The Democratic Party of Georgia alleges Carter spent campaign funds for a statewide advertisement...

Incumbent mayor of Santa Fe files ethics complaint

Aug. 20, 2021 19:34 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Santa Fe Mayor Alan Webber is confronting local fraternal organizations with accusations of campaign finance violations for unreported spending on political ads in coordination with a rival candidate, as he seeks a second term in office in the November election. ...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Aug. 04, 2021 13:34 PM EDT

The (Charleston) Gazette-Mail. Aug. 2, 2021. Editorial: Mooney’s spending looks bad, sanctions unlikely The Office of Congressional Ethics is reportedly investigating Rep. Alex Mooney, R-W.Va., on suspicion the congressman spent tens of thousands of...

NY law has long let officials use campaign funds for defense

Jul. 27, 2021 11:47 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Some legislators want to change New York's campaign finance rules after Gov. Andrew Cuomo used $285,000 in political donations to pay lawyers representing him in sexual harassment and misconduct investigations. New York politicians have used millions...

A year out, $60M bribery scandal felt in business, politics

Jul. 19, 2021 07:16 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The arrests one year ago Wednesday of then-Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder and four associates in connection with an alleged $60 million bribery scheme have rocked business and politics across the state, and events over the last year suggest a federal probe's...

Ex-state assemblyman sentenced for stealing campaign funds

Jul. 14, 2021 13:53 PM EDT

MARTINEZ, Calif. (AP) — A former state assemblyman in California has been sentenced to a year in jail for using more than a quarter-million dollars of campaign funds on personal expenses and lying about it while he was elections chief for Contra Costa County. Joe...