Political fundraising

March 11, 2019 - 10:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Election Commission has fined a super PAC that supported Jeb Bush's failed 2016 Republican presidential bid for accepting $1.3 million in illegal donations from Chinese nationals, a violation of longstanding campaign finance law that forbids campaigns from accepting...
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In this Feb. 28, 2019, photo, former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the Chuck Hagel Forum in Global Leadership, on the campus of the University of Nebraska-Omaha, in Omaha, Neb. On the cusp of a decision, Biden is weighing at least one daunting challenge that could complicate his path to the Democratic presidential nomination: Money. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
March 09, 2019 - 10:13 am
NEW YORK (AP) — On the cusp of another White House run, Joe Biden faces a daunting challenge that could complicate his path to the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination: money. Those close to the former vice president believe he would start off at a fundraising disadvantage compared to would-be...
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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and House Democrats rally ahead of passage of H.R. 1, "The For the People Act," at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, March 8, 2019. Rep. John Sarbanes, D-Md., the bill's sponsor, stands behind Pelosi at left. The bill aims to expand voting rights, limit partisan gerrymandering, strengthen ethics rules, and limit the influence of private donor money in politics. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
March 08, 2019 - 4:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Newly empowered House Democrats approved a centerpiece of their agenda Friday, a sweeping plan to reduce the role of big money in politics, ensure fair elections and strengthen ethics standards. But the leader of Republican-run Senate has pledged it will not come up for a vote and...
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FILE - In this pool image from video, Stacey Abrams delivers the Democratic party's response to President Donald Trump's State of the Union address, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019 from Atlanta. Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp served as the state’s chief election officer while he ran for governor in 2018. Abrams has alleged he mismanaged the election which she narrowly lost, an allegation which Kemp denies. (Pool video image via AP)
March 07, 2019 - 3:26 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Stacey Abrams is a woman in demand. Months removed from her surprisingly narrow defeat in the Georgia governor's race, Abrams is being heavily recruited to run for Senate, weighing another campaign for governor and even hearing overtures from prominent activists who want her to run...
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Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., speaks against HR 1, a Democratic bill to impose changes to election and campaign finance systems, Wednesday, March 6, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. Rep. Steve, Scalise, R-La., Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Ill., and Rep. Liz Cheney, R- Wyo., listen Flexing their new majority, Democrats are moving to push through the House a comprehensive elections and ethics reform package that they say will reduce the role of big money in politics, ensure fair elections and restore ethics and integrity to Washington. (AP Photo/Matthew Daly)
March 06, 2019 - 4:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Flexing their new majority, Democrats are moving to push through the House a comprehensive elections and ethics reform package they say will reduce the role of big money in politics, ensure fair elections and restore ethics and integrity to Washington. The legislation, called H.R...
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In this Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2019, image made from video Glendell Robinson, a Bladen County resident, pauses in Bladen County, N.C. A ballot-fraud scandal that has led North Carolina to order a do-over congressional election could give the Democrats a strong shot at taking back a seat that has been held by the Republicans since John F. Kennedy was in the White House. But there are also fears that the scandal could cut both ways, with fatigue and disillusionment over the electoral system keeping some voters home. “It could be a lot of folks is not going to vote. Period,” said Robinson, a Democrat who plans to vote. He said he has never seen anything like the scandal, having lived all of his 78 years in Bladen County, and hopes others will be able to overcome fears that their votes won’t count. (AP Photo/Sarah Blake Morgan)
March 04, 2019 - 1:58 am
ELIZABETHTOWN, N.C. (AP) — A ballot-fraud scandal that brought down a Republican candidate and led North Carolina to order a do-over congressional election could give the Democrats a strong shot at taking back a seat that has been held by the GOP since John F. Kennedy was in the White House...
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Vice President Mike Pence speaks at Conservative Political Action Conference, CPAC 2019, in Oxon Hill, Md., Friday, March 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
March 01, 2019 - 8:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — As the White House gears up for the 2020 campaign, it's pressing the case that Democrats are rallying behind what it's calling the policies of "socialism." Trying to portray Democrats as out of step with ordinary Americans, Vice President Mike Pence said in a speech Friday at the...
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FILE - In this Nov. 27, 2018, file photo, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks about his new book, 'Where We Go From Here: Two Years in the Resistance', at a George Washington University/Politics and Prose event in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
March 01, 2019 - 3:16 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A young civil rights activist named Bernard Sanders was arrested and dragged off to jail for protesting school segregation on the South Side of Chicago in the summer of 1963. Most voters didn't learn about that episode until photos surfaced in late February 2016, almost 10 months...
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FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2019, file photo Beto O'Rourke tells reporters he plans to make a decision soon on whether to get in the race for president in Madison, Wis. O'Rourke says he has made up his mind about a 2020 presidential run and will announce his intentions "soon." (AP Photo/Scott Bauer)
February 28, 2019 - 4:33 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Beto O'Rourke's advisers have begun speaking to Democratic political strategists about positions in a national campaign as the former Texas congressman promises to announce a decision on a 2020 presidential run soon. A person with direct knowledge of the situation told The...
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Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former lawyer, testifies before the House Oversight and Reform Committee, on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
February 27, 2019 - 2:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen (all times local): 2:40 p.m. President Donald Trump's former lawyer says he was pressured by the president to lie to first lady Melania (meh-LAH'-nee-ah) Trump about hush money payments paid to a porn...
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