SEATTLE (AP) — Watch salesman turned anti-tax initiative promoter Tim Eyman, who was found liable last year for “numerous and particularly egregious” violations of campaign finance law, has been forced to sell his house to help pay millions of dollars of fines and debt.
Associated Press (AP) — Republican leaders got their wish with the defeat of former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens in the U.S. Senate primary. Now, they face another complication: A well-funded, right-leaning political newcomer who could splinter some of the Republican and independent vote in November.
SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — A political consultant who is accused of helping put a “ghost candidate" on a ballot to siphon off votes from a Democratic candidate in a state Senate race in central Florida pleaded not guilty to election finance-related charges Tuesday during his first court appearance.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican Tim Michels has spent nearly $1 million a week, for a total of nearly $12 million of his own money, in his run for Wisconsin governor that began in late April, campaign finance reports filed ahead of next week's primary election show.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republicans running for the Wisconsin Legislature easily raised more money than their Democratic opponents over the first half of the year, according to a report released Tuesday.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Republican dustup to determine who tries to flip a Democratic congressional seat in Nashville this fall has hit its final week, awash in attacks, a candidate's campaign finance issues and even a lawsuit over a TV ad.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A congressional candidate whose compelling personal story of military valor and unfathomable loss helped him win former President Donald Trump's support has connections to right-wing extremists, including a campaign consultant who was a member of the Proud Boys.
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The Federal Election Commission rejected a complaint filed by Democrats that accused a Republican Georgia congressman of violating campaign finance laws.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Democratic nominee Cheri Beasley's campaign entered this summer with a cash advantage over Republican candidate Ted Budd, while also outraising him handily over the past three months in North Carolina's U.S.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Milwaukee alderwoman was removed from office Monday after she was convicted in Milwaukee County Circuit Court of two felonies related to her conduct in office.
Chantia Lewis pleaded no contest to accepting an illegal campaign finance disbursement and entered a guilty plea to misconduct in office.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Kathy Hochul has a campaign war chest seven times the size of Republican challenger Lee Zeldin ahead of the November election.
State campaign finance reports due Friday show Hochul has $11.7 million in the bank, compared with the $1.6 million reported by Zeldin, a U.S.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican candidate for governor Tim Michels has spent more than $7.9 million of his own money on his campaign, according to campaign finance reports filed Friday.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Democrat Beto O'Rourke on Friday reported raising nearly $32 million in his bid for Texas governor during the first half of 2022, more than Republican Gov. Greg Abbott and a haul that puts their race on track to smash spending records in November's midterm elections.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday denied a request to block campaign finance provisions of a ballot measure approved by Alaska voters in 2020, finding that the plaintiffs had not demonstrated a likelihood of success on their outlined claims.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican attorney general hopeful Adam Jarchow says he raised more than $445,000 over the first half of 2022.
Candidates have until Friday to file campaign finance reports detailing their fundraising over the last six months.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An influential political action committee that has helped elect Republicans to the Oklahoma Senate has agreed to dissolve and pay a fine of more than $60,000 to the state after an investigation revealed multiple state campaign finance rule violations.
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A former Democratic state House candidate in southeastern North Carolina will now run this fall for a Senate seat after the challenger to Republican Sen. Michael Lee dropped out.
NEW YORK (AP) — Lev Parnas, an associate of Rudy Giuliani who was a figure in former President Donald Trump's first impeachment investigation, was sentenced Wednesday to a year and eight months in prison for fraud and campaign finance crimes by a judge who said fraud had become “a way of life” for Parnas.
NEW YORK (AP) — An associate of Rudy Giuliani who was convicted of campaign finance crimes at trial and later pleaded guilty to a separate fraud charge is asking that he be spared from prison at his sentencing next week, but prosecutors on Wednesday recommended that he be ordered to spend over six years in prison.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republican Jim Renacci spent as much as $12 million in his failed primary bid against Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine — only about $290,000 of it from outside donors, records show.
Post-primary campaign finance reports filed Friday complete the picture of spending in the May 3 race, in which the governor bested Renacci and two other GOP challengers.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has signed off on a new campaign finance and ethics face-lift, bucking objections from some of the state's most influential advocacy groups who opposed the measure.
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A former Tidewater Virginia sheriff was sentenced Friday to 12 years in prison for bribery and money laundering.
Former Norfolk Sheriff Bob McCabe apologized to the court before the sentence was issued, news outlets reported.
ATLANTA (AP) — A Republican candidate for Georgia lieutenant governor acknowledged he has been flying to campaign events on his family's private plane without yet disclosing any donations or expenses related to the flights in campaign finance filings.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court's conservative majority sided Monday with Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and struck down a provision of federal campaign finance law, a ruling that a dissenting justice said runs the risk of causing “further disrepute” to American politics.
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's 2010 race for governor ended Thursday, in a way. State ethics officials agreed to drop their campaign finance case against former state Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine, who will hand over the $128,000 remaining in his campaign fund and admit no wrongdoing.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A week before Oregon's primary election, the secretary of state's office is moving to protect the integrity of its online system where campaign finance records are published after a web hosting provider was hit by a ransomware attack.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee lawmakers closed out their annual legislative session Thursday, striking a deal that would let a politically appointed panel remove books from public school libraries statewide through a new veto power over local school board decisions.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's attorney general is taking the one-time chief of staff of a former House speaker to court after he refused to comply with subpoenas in the investigation of a shadowy political action committee.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A former North Carolina state House member who pleaded guilty in 2019 after a campaign finance investigation says he’s stepping away from a return bid to the General Assembly.
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — A former mayor of Augusta wants a civil investigation into how the current mayor is spending money.
Former Mayor Bob Young told local news outlets Tuesday he had sent a letter to Superior Court Judge Daniel Craig urging that he empanel a special grand jury to investigate Mayor Hardie Davis.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Former White House press secretary Sarah Sanders continues to far outpace her rivals in fundraising and spending for her bid for Arkansas governor, the latest campaign finance reports show.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — U.S. Senate hopeful Ted Budd is benefitting from President Donald Trump’s endorsement and a super PAC's commitment to flood airwaves and mailboxes to help him as the May 17 Republican primary approaches.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a challenge to Santa Fe campaign disclosure requirements stemming from a failed city ballot initiative in 2017 to tax sugary beverages.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tim Walz has $4.1 million in the bank for his reelection campaign, while Dr.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Political donors have sued over campaign finance rules enacted under a 2020 voter initiative, arguing the disclosure rules are burdensome and could lead to reprisals against them and their business interests in a climate of “cancel culture.”
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Nike co-founder Phil Knight made another large contribution — $750,000 — to the Oregon independent gubernatorial campaign of Betsy Johnson.
The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Knight's donations to Johnson's campaign now total $1 million, according to state campaign finance records.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A powerful Kansas business group said Friday that it has received subpoenas from the state ethics commission for information about campaign finance activities as Republican lawmakers pushed but then abruptly dropped a plan to oust the commission's top staffer.
PHOENIX (AP) — Democrat Diego Rodriguez dropped out of the race for Arizona attorney general Friday, leaving former Corporation Commissioner Kris Mayes as the only Democrat in the contest.
Rodriguez announced his decision days before the deadline to submit signatures to appear on the ballot.
NEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee have agreed to pay $113,000 to settle a Federal Election Commission investigation into whether they violated campaign finance law by misreporting spending on research that eventually became the infamous Steele dossier.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota attorney general's office on Tuesday said it will launch an investigation into whether state campaign finance disclosure laws were broken by a political organization that sponsored billboards to push state lawmakers to impeach Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A state lawmaker from Lincoln has accused Nebraska Lt. Gov. Mike Foley of flouting state campaign finance law and is calling for Foley — who is now running for state auditor — to divest his campaign of tens of thousands of dollars.
NEW YORK (AP) — An associate of Rudy Giuliani pleaded guilty Friday to a conspiracy charge alleging that he defrauded investors in a company supposedly created to prevent people from being defrauded.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A political newcomer running for Ohio governor must refund $100,000 in campaign contributions that violated limits on cash donations and bans on corporate money, according to Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose's office.
WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — Former state Rep. Ed Pacheco ended his campaign for Congress on Tuesday, saying it had become too difficult to raise money.
“I have decided to suspend my campaign for Congress,” the Democrat said in a statement.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee campaign finance regulators voted Thursday to pass prosecutors their investigations surrounding a former House speaker and his then-chief of staff, who have been implicated in an alleged political consulting kickback scheme.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska House has narrowly passed legislation that would set a limit on individual contributions to candidates after prior limits were struck down by a court and the state agency overseeing campaign finance rules urged the Legislature to revisit the contribution limits issue.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican attorney general hopeful Adam Jarchow said Wednesday he's extending his fundraising lead over primary opponent Eric Toney, saying he's raised $200,000 in the two months since he officially entered the race.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Services were held Wednesday for long-time Ohio voting rights advocate Margaret “Peg” Rosenfield, who died the day her last letter to the editor ran in the local newspaper. She was 90.
ATLANTA (AP) — During his two Senate campaigns, Republican David Perdue had little trouble raking in millions in campaign cash. But as he tries to unseat Georgia's incumbent governor, fellow Republican Brian Kemp, Perdue is struggling to attract donors.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens' state campaign did not violate state campaign finance laws by spending money on his U.S. Senate bid an oversight agency ruled Friday.
Washington-based nonprofit campaign finance watchdog group Campaign Legal Center filed a complaint with the Missouri Ethics Commission in December 2021 claiming that Greitens was using leftover funds from his gubernatorial bid to kickstart his U.S.