Latest Political action committees News

Louisiana governor agrees to remove PAC limits for campaigns

Jun. 22, 2021 16:47 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Candidates for office in Louisiana will soon be able to take unlimited sums directly from political action committees, under a bill signed into law Tuesday by Gov. John Bel Edwards. The removal of limits on donations that come largely from...

Complaint: Ex-Colorado GOP chair took pro-Trump PAC funds

Jun. 18, 2021 13:46 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A complaint filed by a body that regulates state attorneys alleges that former Colorado Republican Party chair Ryan Call took nearly $280,000 from a super PAC supporting former President Donald Trump while Call served as the political action committee's treasurer. ...

Pompeo unveils PAC, demurs on possible 2024 presidential bid

Jun. 17, 2021 14:17 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has become the latest former Trump administration official to launch a political action committee, but he's not disclosing any possible 2024 presidential plans. “Only the Lord knows where I will be in...

Lawmakers back removal of PAC limits for Louisiana campaigns

May. 28, 2021 11:46 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana lawmakers have agreed to let candidates for office take unlimited sums directly from political action committees, in a significant change to campaign finance limits that govern donations that come largely from special interest groups. ...

Noem's new PAC paves way to fundraise, spread influence

May. 25, 2021 16:28 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem has formed a federal political action committee, indicating her growing fundraising prowess and national ambitions. The Republican has insisted she is focused on getting reelected as governor next year, but her...

Judge denies businesses seeking block on COVID restrictions

May. 22, 2021 09:36 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A federal judge has determined that a group of businesses and political action committees that sought to block Oregon Gov. Kate Brown’s COVID-19 restrictions haven't shown enough evidence to prompt such a move. The group — which includes the...

Defense contractor's Senate campaign donations investigated

May. 19, 2021 17:46 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — U.S authorities are investigating allegations that a Hawaii-based defense contractor illegally donated $150,000 to the reelection fund of a Maine senator who advocated for an $8 million Navy contract with the company, according to court documents unsealed this week. ...

Louisiana may soon lift campaign finance limits on PACs

May. 19, 2021 17:20 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Candidates for office in Louisiana would be able to take unlimited sums directly from political action committees, under a bill that moved nearer to final passage Wednesday. Sen. Ed Price, a Democrat from Gonzales, told lawmakers he sponsored...

Inside one network cashing in on vaccine disinformation

May. 13, 2021 18:05 PM EDT

The couple in the website videos could be hawking any number of products. “You’re going to love owning the platinum package,” Charlene Bollinger tells viewers, as a picture of a DVD set, booklets and other products flashes on screen. Her husband, Ty, promises a...

Longtime GOP consultant, lobbyist faces federal tax charge

May. 06, 2021 16:18 PM EDT

David Barklage, a political consultant and lobbyist whose clients have included several prominent Republicans in state government, has been indicted on a felony tax charge. The indictment handed up in U.S. District Court in St. Louis on April 28 and unsealed Thursday...