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Columnist forms committee for Oregon gubernatorial run

Oct. 12, 2021 15:36 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof after months of public exploration has taken a step toward running for Oregon governor by forming a political action committee. Kristof, 62, officially filled the committee paperwork Tuesday, Oregon Public...

Trump's false election claims in focus in Va. governor race

Oct. 07, 2021 21:16 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Republican Glenn Youngkin has not talked much lately about President Donald Trump’s lies about voter fraud, the insurrection on Jan. 6 or his party’s eroded trust in elections. But when he has, it has not gone smoothly. The GOP nominee for...

Groups backing Murphy outstrip those supporting Ciattarelli

Oct. 06, 2021 14:55 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Political contributions from groups backing Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy in this year's election so far outpace those supporting his Republican rival, Jack Ciattarelli, new figures out Wednesday showed. By far the biggest contributions have come...

Challenger defeats deceased incumbent in Mobile election

Oct. 05, 2021 21:50 PM EDT

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Voters elected a living challenger over a deceased incumbent, who still managed to garner a sizeable chunk of the vote, in a runoff Tuesday for the Mobile City Council. News outlets report that William Carroll defeated deceased Mobile City Council...

Opponents target Ted Budd, Trump's choice in GOP Senate race

Oct. 05, 2021 12:35 PM EDT

MOUNT AIRY, N.C. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump's endorsement has Rep. Ted Budd playing defense in North Carolina's GOP Senate primary, as opponents accuse him of benefiting from a bankruptcy that cost farmers millions and being beholden to a conservative political action committee. ...

Rochester mayor's trial will scrutinize campaign financing

Oct. 03, 2021 11:38 AM EDT

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren is scheduled to go on trial this week along with two associates on charges they broke campaign finance rules during her 2017 reelection campaign. Warren, campaign treasurer Albert Jones Jr. and Rosiland...

Conservative Koch network disavows critical race theory bans

Sep. 29, 2021 10:16 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — As conservative political groups mobilize to ban in schools what they call critical race theory, one prominent backer of Republican causes and candidates is notably absent. Leaders in the network built by the billionaire Koch family say they...

Ex-Colorado GOP head disbarred in pro-Trump PAC funds case

Sep. 23, 2021 14:24 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Former Colorado Republican Party chair Ryan Call will be disbarred after acknowledging he took nearly $280,000 from a super PAC supporting former President Donald Trump while Call served as the political action committee's treasurer, Colorado Politics reports. ...

New group forms to help Republican Kleefisch win election

Sep. 16, 2021 02:22 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A new political action committee headed by a longtime Republican operative has formed to help Rebecca Kleefisch win the governor's race. Stephan Thompson, who previously served as head of the Wisconsin Republican Party and ran Gov. Scott Walker's...

Longtime GOP consultant pleads guilty in federal tax case

Aug. 25, 2021 16:54 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A veteran Missouri political consultant pleaded guilty Wednesday to a federal tax charge, saying he takes “full responsibility” for his actions. David Barklage was indicted in May on a felony count accusing him of failing to report $443,633 in...