WASHINGTON (AP) — Postmaster General Louis DeJoy is facing increased scrutiny as House Democrats investigate allegations that he encouraged employees at his former business to contribute to...
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A state board responsible for enforcing Iowa’s ethics laws for state elected officials and employees and ensuring political campaigns follow the law has named an attorney...
NEW YORK (AP) — Lawyers for President Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign asked a judge Tuesday to penalize the Democratic National Committee for alleging in a lawsuit a conspiracy between...
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Bozeman commissioners have settled a lawsuit accusing city officials of breaking campaign laws in the lead up to last year's elections.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A GOP fundraiser and former congressional candidate from Rhode Island has pleaded guilty to wire fraud and violating campaign law for using more than $1 million of the...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A GOP fundraiser and former congressional candidate from Rhode Island has agreed to plead guilty to wire fraud and violating campaign law after prosecutors say he used more...
BLADENBORO, N.C. (AP) — The attorney for a man at the center of a controversy in a disputed North Carolina congressional race said he hasn't broken any campaign laws and ongoing investigations will prove it.
NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut mayor has been fined $500 for violating campaign law during her re-election bid.
The state Elections Enforcement Commission ruled Tuesday that a brochure from New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart included with motor vehicle tax bills last year violated state election law because it was too similar to a campaign mailing.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A newly-elected member of Congress is acknowledging that he may have violated federal campaign finance laws.
The Tampa Bay Times reported that former state legislator Ross Spano put out a news release on Saturday where he said that he borrowed $185,000 from two people this year and then lent his campaign $167,000 during the same time period.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A political action committee for employees of pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has agreed to pay about $40,000 to the state after elections officials say it violated campaign laws by making donations during General Assembly sessions.
The state elections board agreed Wednesday to the settlement with the Pfizer Inc. PAC.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Backers of a Montana citizen's initiative that would add new mining regulations say a foreign-owned company is illegally bankrolling an industry campaign against the proposal.
In a complaint filed Tuesday with the Federal Election Commission, sponsors of Initiative 186 alleged campaign law violations by the Montana Mining Association, Sandfire Resources Inc. and others.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri state Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal has been fined $15,000 for violating federal campaign law in her 2016 primary challenge of U.S. Rep. William Lacy Clay.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Democrats are accusing the Montana Republican Party of violating state campaign law by failing to report work done on behalf of candidates during the 2016 election.
Commissioner of Political Practices Jeff Mangan said Friday he's accepted a complaint over the matter filed earlier this week. Managain is asking the Republican Party to respond within 30 days.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana's commissioner of political practices said Friday that the Green Party violated campaign laws by failing to report the cost of signatures gathered by a political consultant to qualify the party for the ballot.
Commissioner Jeffrey Mangan said he was ordering Montana Green Party officials to disclose by August 24 who paid for more than 9,400 signatures gathered by consultant Advanced Micro Targeting Inc. and how much it cost.
PHOENIX (AP) — A judge is being asked to kick a Democratic congressional candidate off the Aug. 28 primary ballot because opponents say she filed false information about where she lives.
A lawsuit filed by three Arizona voters doesn't challenge Ann Kirkpatrick's residency itself because the law says she merely has to be a state resident and not live in the district where she is running. Instead, they argue Kirkpatrick broke a campaign law by providing false information on campaign documents.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Democratic Party is accusing a company of breaking state campaign laws by gathering signatures for a petition that qualified the Green Party for this year's elections.
The complaint filed Thursday to the state commissioner of political practices against Advanced Micro Targeting Inc. says the Las Vegas-based company conducted electioneering work without the proper reporting or disclosures.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A political watchdog organization accused the dormant congressional campaign of U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Monday of skirting contribution laws when it sold a motor home to a friend of Zinke at a steep discount.
PHOENIX (AP) — A three-year investigation of former Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne found he illegally used his office staff to work on his failed 2014 re-election effort but that no criminal charges are warranted and he won't have to pay back additional money.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Little Rock officials are requesting that a state ethics panel reconsider examining how a city election rule fits within Arkansas campaign law.
The Arkansas Ethics Commission has 90 days from receiving the request to issue a response, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported .
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho's top legislative leaders have formed a working group to study possible changes to the state's campaign finance laws.
House Speaker Scott Bedke and Senate President Pro Tem Brent Hill announced Friday they want the group to find ways to increase transparency in the timing and reporting of campaign activity surrounding candidates, political action committees and lobbyists.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The US Supreme Court on Monday said it won't hear a challenge to Alabama's ban on the transfer of campaign contributions between political action committees.
The justices left in place a lower court ruling that said the 2010 law does not unconstitutionally restrict political speech.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana lawmakers on Thursday confirmed "one of our own," as one senator put it, as the next commissioner in charge of making sure they follow campaign laws and of enforcing any violations they commit.
In a whirlwind 24 hours, former Democratic legislator Jeff Mangan was appointed by Gov. Steve Bullock, coasted through a Senate committee hearing and was confirmed as commissioner of political practices on a 48-1 vote.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley resigned Monday rather than face impeachment and pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor campaign violations that arose during an investigation of his alleged affair with a top aide.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley won a court fight Friday to halt his looming impeachment hearings, but couldn't prevent the release of an investigative report that describes his paranoia and obsession over trying to keep his romance with a staffer from becoming public.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley made a last-ditch attempt to stop proceedings that could lead to his impeachment and calls for his resignation grew Friday, with the House speaker warning that continuing a sex-tinged scandal would drag the state through "a long, painful and embarrassing journey whose ending is likely known."
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The wealthy front-runner in the state's Democratic primary for governor should be punished for setting up political groups before officially entering the contest, two of his rivals said Thursday, with one of them citing emails stolen from Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign chairman as proof of a campaign law violation.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana lawmaker proposed Friday to dismantle the independent office that regulates and enforces the state's campaign, ethics and lobbying laws and turn those duties over to elected officials.
Rep. Derek Skees, R-Kalispell, said the Office of the Commissioner of Political Practices has grown too partisan in recent years and is too powerful by allowing the commissioner to be prosecutor, judge and jury over allegations of campaign violations.
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Gov. Dennis Daugaard has signed into law a measure that kills new ethics regulations that South Dakota voters imposed in November.
The Republican governor called the voter initiative unconstitutional in a statement Thursday. He promised to work with legislators on substitute bills to strengthen ethics and campaign laws.
The ballot initiative created an ethics commission and public campaign funding and would have set strict limitations on lobbyist gifts to lawmakers.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Ethics panel is continuing an official investigation into Indiana Republican Rep. Marlin Stutzman.
The panel made the announcement Tuesday when it issued a report from the separate and independent Office of Congressional Ethics. The August report says there is "substantial reason to believe" that Stutzman used campaign funds to pay for a personal family trip to California.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Secretary of State's office said Monday that the Idaho Republican Party did not violate the state's campaign laws while creating a political attack ad against House Minority Leader John Rusche.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Donald Trump campaign officials on Tuesday alleged "egregious violations" of early-voting rules at four locations in Las Vegas, where Clark County officials acknowledged voters kept casting ballots past posted closing times.
But after a pointed exchange with a state court judge, a lawyer for the campaign lost a bid to get a court order to separate and impound the ballots cast at those locations, and to preserve records including the names of poll workers.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Democratic Party filed a complaint Friday with the Secretary of State's office claiming that an official inside the Idaho Republican Party violated the state's campaign laws.
According to the complaint submitted, Idaho Republican Party Executive Director David Johnston coordinated with GOP candidate Mike Kingsley's campaign in creating a political attack ad against House Minority Leader John Rusche using funds from an independent expenditure.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana's commissioner of political practices says a marijuana industry association violated campaign laws by filing multiple reports late.
Commissioner Jonathan Motl says the Montana Cannabis Industry Association filed five campaign finance reports late. Such violations are normally resolved through a negotiated fine.
Motl also rejected claims by the anti-marijuana group Safe Montana that MTCIA is not a legitimate incidental political committee.
EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — The state Attorney General's Office has ruled that a Snohomish County judicial candidate broke the law by failing to report an in-kind contribution before the primary election.
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police say they have found no evidence Israel's opposition leader broke campaign finance laws in the Labor Party's primaries in 2013.
Police had been investigating whether Isaac Herzog secretly accepted a donation of about $10,500 to fund a negative ad campaign against his opponent. They say Herzog's campaign didn't report the donation to authorities at the time. Herzog denied wrongdoing.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana's campaign regulator says the Montana Sports Shooting Association violated state campaign laws in the 2014 elections.
Commissioner Jonathan Motl says in the findings released Wednesday that the group did not provide enough detail about its contributors.
The association's federal political-action committee took in $4,744 in contributions that weren't attributed to individual donors. In 2014, the group only spent money on Montana elections.