PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Former Oregon gubernatorial candidate Nick Kristof said Monday he is getting back into journalism.
The longtime New York Times columnist left his job last year to try a run at the state’s highest elected office.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Democratic Gov. Janet Mills said Tuesday that her administration is reviewing whether the right to an abortion is already enshrined in the Maine Constitution, or if an amendment is warranted.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A prominent Republican political consultant is joining the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission.
A news release says Chip Saltsman received the appointment from state House Speaker Cameron Sexton, one of Saltsman’s biggest political clients.
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.
CINCINNATI (AP) — A former Cincinnati City Council member was convicted Friday of federal charges of bribery and attempted extortion but was acquitted on four other counts.
Democrat P.G. Sittenfeld, 37, had maintained his innocence against allegations that he agreed to accept $40,000 in payments to his political action committee to “deliver the votes” in the City Council for a proposed downtown real estate development.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Former President Donald Trump plans to attend a rally in Alaska next week for candidates he has endorsed in the state, including Sarah Palin, who is running for the Alaska's only U.S.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Republican Gov. Doug Burgum’s expensive effort to influence the GOP primary and reshape the Legislature with more people who support his spending and policy goals was a mixed bag, with one of his main political foes ousted but some others winning their races.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A local district attorney's race in Maine wasn't generating much attention until a political action committee linked to a deep-pocketed liberal donor with international name recognition suddenly took an interest.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Republican governor hopeful Jim Pillen scored the endorsement Thursday of the Nebraska Cattlemen, a top advocacy group for the state's ranchers.
Pillen, a veterinarian and the owner of a hog farm operation, is running to replace current Gov.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — In her pursuit of South Carolina's top education job, Republican Ellen Weaver has received endorsements from a number of party leaders across the state, as well a political action committee led by one of the state's top GOP newcomers.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota GOP Gov. Doug Burgum has shelled out nearly $1 million ahead of the state’s primary election largely to a political action campaign that historically has focused on defeating Republican far-right candidates or those who do not agree with his spending initiatives and policy goals.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Erin Houchin braced for the worst when a mysterious, well-financed group started buying television ads last month in her highly competitive southern Indiana congressional race.
Houchin assumed she would face a negative blitz, like the one that crushed her in 2016 when she ran for the same seat.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho hospital that went on lockdown in March after far-right activists protested outside is suing Ammon Bundy, Diego Rodriguez and their various political organizations for defamation and “sustained online attacks."
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Republican Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin’s association with what a group of retired Idaho county sheriffs and police officers said are extreme, anti-law enforcement factions prompted them on Tuesday to announce they have joined together to oppose her run for governor.
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.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A former Indiana casino executive pleaded guilty Monday to one count of filing a false tax return in a scheme to funnel cash to a political action committee associated with the Marion County Republican Party.
ATLANTA (AP) — Former President Donald Trump’s political action committee has given $500,000 to a group that is running attack ads in Georgia against Republican Gov. Brian Kemp.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The battle over who represents Oregon's new congressional district became heated Tuesday as six Democratic candidates jointly denounced almost $1 million in support for a rival party member by a super PAC that focuses on electing Democrats to the U.S.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Former Alaska Republican Gov. Sarah Palin picked up a prized endorsement from former President Donald Trump in her bid to fill the remainder of the late U.S. Rep. Don Young’s term.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Anti-abortion advocates in Nevada are renewing a push to force the state Legislature to pass a law requiring parental notification before a person under 18 years old undergoes a medical procedure to end a pregnancy.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem reelection campaign said Friday that she has raised $8.5 million in 2021, touting a historical fundraising haul for a South Dakota gubernatorial candidate.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Amid reports of struggling student performance and school board upheavals, a group wants to ask Nevada voters to give communities the power to secede from large school districts.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Bill McSwain, the chief federal prosecutor in Philadelphia under former President Donald Trump, received the endorsement a major Republican campaign donor on Wednesday in a big field of GOP candidates seeking the party's nomination for governor.
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A Carson City judge on Thursday rejected a challenge to a political action committee's efforts to bring open primaries and ranked-choice voting in general elections to Nevada.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump on Monday gave presumed Republican nominee Derek Schmidt his “Complete and Total Endorsement” in the Kansas governor's race.
The endorsement came in a statement from Trump through his Save America political action committee that was tweeted by the PAC's spokesperson.
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Political action committees backed by Nevada's largest teachers' union are suing the secretary of state to remove two of their own tax measures from the 2022 ballot.
“The Secretary of State has no discretion under law to refuse to permit Petitioners to withdraw their respective initiative petitions, and therefore Petitioners are entitled to writs of mandamus directing her to do so,” the union's attorneys argue in the lawsuit filed this week.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The biggest single campaign donor in this year's race for a seat on Pennsylvania's Supreme Court is now aiming to endorse a candidate for governor and, with $20 million in a bank account, it could be a transformative endorsement.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A longtime Missouri Republican political consultant and lobbyist was sentenced Thursday to three years of probation for a federal tax crime.
David Barklage was indicted in April for failing to report $443,633 in income from 2012 through 2014.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A former Missouri county commissioner plotted ways to skirt open meeting rules and tried to get a county employee to do work for his political action committee, according to a state audit report released Tuesday.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Conservatives railed against JPMorgan Chase on Thursday after a subsidiary pulled out of a business deal related to a Missouri political fundraiser that was to feature Donald Trump Jr.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — An independent political action committee that supports Missouri Gov. Mike Parson was fined this week for taking a donation from an out-of-state committee, according to the state campaign finance oversight agency.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three men face federal charges for running two fraudulent political action committees during the 2016 election and collecting $3.5 million from unwitting donors, prosecutors said.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Members of a group that led a push to scrap proposed statewide sex education standards that would have covered gender identity and sexual orientation have formed a political action committee.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Former President Donald Trump has endorsed Republican Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin over incumbent Republican Gov. Brad Little in the 2022 race for governor.
Trump made the endorsement late Tuesday through his political action committee following visits from Little and McGeachin last week to his Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Florida.
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A year before the 2022 election, a fight over an attack ad airing on local television in Nevada is pointing to challenges both parties may face attempting to turn the debate over an infrastructure bill in Congress into campaign fodder.
ATLANTA (AP) — The political organization led by prominent Democrat Stacey Abrams is branching out into paying off medical debts.
The Fair Fight Political Action Committee on Wednesday told The Associated Press it has donated $1.34 million from its political action committee to the nonprofit organization RIP Medical Debt to wipe out debt with a face value of $212 million that is owed by 108,000 people in Georgia, Arizona, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A political action committee backing Republican Gov. Mike Parson is raising money with a new video highlighting his attacks on a Missouri newspaper that discovered a flaw in a state agency's cybersecurity and waited for it to be fixed before publishing a story.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Dominion Energy’s CEO said the company's political action committee didn’t properly vet an anti-Glenn Youngkin PAC before giving it large donations, and Dominion wants its money back.
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 Broadcasting reported.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump has endorsed Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee in his 2022 reelection campaign.
Lee tweeted out the endorsement Friday released by Trump's political action committee.
BLYTHE, Calif. (AP) — An 82-year-old Southern California man has pleaded guilty in a New York federal court to defrauding thousands of donors out of more than $250,000 given to phony political action committees purported to be associated with Democratic Party candidates, prosecutors said.
BOSTON (AP) — The 2022 midterm elections are still more than a year off, but that hasn't stopped members of the state's all-Democratic U.S. House delegation from stockpiling campaign cash to help fend off any potential challengers.
DETROIT (AP) — Toyota has reversed itself and now says its political action committee will no longer contribute to the Republican legislators who voted against certifying Joe Biden's presidential election victory.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — As shockwaves spread across the country from the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, corporate America took a stand against the lies that powered the mob. Or so it seemed.
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.