Political fundraising

September 19, 2018 - 5:15 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A federal court judge is striking down a Pennsylvania law that bars casino owners and others with a stake in the gambling industry from donating to political campaigns in the state. U.S. District Judge Sylvia Rambo ruled Wednesday that the provision is drawn so broadly that...
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FILE - In this June 30, 2018, file photo, U.S. Congressional candidate Tom Malinowski speaks during a rally against President Donald Trump at Clarence Dillon Public Library, not far from Trump National Golf Club, where Trump is staying this weekend, in Bedminster, N.J. One provision of the Republican tax overhaul looms large in several tight congressional races this fall. Malinowski said taxes are the top issue voters raise on the campaign trail. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
September 19, 2018 - 8:11 am
CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — Congressman Leonard Lance voted last December with the interests of his northern New Jersey district in mind when he opposed his own party's sweeping tax overhaul. The cap on deductions for state and local taxes that was part of the Republican plan was bound to mean that...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018 file photo, Andrew Gillum and his wife, R. Jai Gillum addresses his supporters after Andrew Gillum won the Democratic primary for governor in Tallahassee, Fla. The history-making gubernatorial runs by Stacey Abrams of Georgia, Gillum of Florida and Ben Jealous of Maryland are turning them into stars nationwide and at the Congressional Black Caucus annual legislative conference. If elected, Abrams, Jealous and Gillum, would give America its largest number of black governors ever. (AP Photo/Steve Cannon, File)
September 14, 2018 - 10:17 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — It was a raucous scene that could have been backstage at a rock concert: camera flashes, fans clamoring for autographs, scowling bodyguards, reporters hungry for a scoop. But the center of this attention wasn't Beyonce or the Rolling Stones. It was three black gubernatorial...
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September 13, 2018 - 8:37 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An advertising and media firm to which Ohio gubernatorial candidate Richard Cordray's agency gave government work while he was a federal official now is doing political work for him. Records reviewed by The Associated Press show Washington-based GMMB recently has been making...
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In this Sept. 6, 2018 photo, Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., speaks before Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Booker will headline a Democratic fundraiser in South Carolina, which hosts the South's first presidential primary. The Orangeburg County Democratic Party told The Associated Press that Booker is scheduled to attend its annual fundraising gala Oct. 18. That's fueling speculation about Booker's presidential ambitions.(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
September 12, 2018 - 10:42 am
Fueling speculation about his White House ambitions, New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker will headline a Democratic fundraiser in South Carolina, which hosts the South's first presidential primary. The Orangeburg County Democratic Party told The Associated Press that Booker is scheduled to attend its...
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Vice President Mike Pence joins Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev, on stage in a hanger at Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas, Friday, Sept. 7, 2018. (Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun via AP)
September 07, 2018 - 7:42 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence traveled to Las Vegas Friday to campaign and fundraise for fellow Republicans. Pence's second trip to Las Vegas this year began with a tour and speech at Nellis Air Force Base, in which he praised Republican Sen. Dean Heller and described him as a "...
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September 05, 2018 - 1:45 am
EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) — Insurance giant State Farm on Tuesday reached a $250 million preliminary settlement in a federal class-action lawsuit claiming the company funneled money to the campaign of an Illinois Supreme Court candidate. The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in East St. Louis...
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FILE - In this Thursday, July 27, 2017 file photo, Mass. Gov. Charlie Baker addresses a gathering at the Statehouse in Boston. Baker defeated Scott Lively in the Sept. 4, 2018, Republican primary and will face Democrat Jay Gonzalez in the November general election. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
September 04, 2018 - 11:40 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Republican Gov. Charlie Baker, a moderate seeking a second term in solidly Democratic Massachusetts, fended off a primary challenge Tuesday from conservative minister Scott Lively, a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump who questioned Baker's commitment to the Republican...
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FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2018, file photo, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel speaks at a news conference in Chicago. Emanuel announced Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, that he will not seek a third term in 2019. AP Photo/Teresa Crawford, File)
September 04, 2018 - 2:30 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — In a surprise announcement, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Tuesday that he would abandon his effort to seek a third term next year but gave no reason for his sudden change of heart. The 58-year-old former White House chief of staff known for his pugnacious political style said only...
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Audience members laugh as U.S. Senator Ted Cruz makes joke about the Democratic Party during a campaign stop Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, in Abilene, Texas. The event at the south Abilene Betty Rose's Little Brisket restaurant was the senator's first public campaign event in Abilene for the 2018 election. (Ronald W. Erdrich/The Abilene Reporter-News via AP)
August 31, 2018 - 6:02 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — President Donald Trump says he'll ride to the rescue of one-time bitter rival Sen. Ted Cruz this fall, the strongest indication yet that the Texas conservative firebrand is getting nervous about his challenger, a liberal darling with a growing national profile. Trump tweeted...
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