Appeals court upholds most Eyman campaign finance violationsDecember 7, 2022 GMT
SEATTLE (AP) — A Washington state Court of Appeals on Tuesday upheld most of the campaign finance violations that longtime anti-tax initiative promoter Tim Eyman was found liable for last year.
DOJ subpoenas election officials in states Trump disputedDecember 6, 2022 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Special counsel Jack Smith has subpoenaed local election officials in Wisconsin, Michigan, Arizona and Pennsylvania, asking for communications with or involving former President Donald Trump, his 2020 campaign aides and a list of allies involved in his efforts to try to overturn the results of the election.
2 NC Democratic attorneys meet at appeals court over AG’s adDecember 6, 2022 GMT
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Representatives for two elected North Carolina Democratic government lawyers argued on Tuesday before an appeals court deciding whether potential prosecution of Attorney General Josh Stein or others over a 2020 campaign commercial should be blocked further while his lawsuit continues.
Rhode Island city settles ACLU suit over political signsDecember 6, 2022 GMT
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The city of Pawtucket is lifting restrictions on political campaign signs under a settlement with the American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island, officials said Tuesday.
Nebraska Gov. Ricketts seeks appointment to US Senate seatDecember 6, 2022 GMT
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Outgoing Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts announced his intention Tuesday to seek appointment to the state’s U.S. Senate seat being vacated by fellow Republican Ben Sasse, who is leaving Congress to become president of the University of Florida.
Shapiro taps longtime aides to top jobs in governor’s officeDecember 6, 2022 GMT
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov.-elect Josh Shapiro is tapping longtime aides to take top positions in his office weeks before he is sworn in as Pennsylvania's 48th governor, as he prepares to leave the attorney general's office for a sprawling administration that runs the nation's fifth-most populous state.
Ex-consultant for ex-U.S. Rep Scott Taylor takes plea dealDecember 5, 2022 GMT
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A former campaign consultant for ex-U.S. Rep. Scott Taylor pleaded no contest Monday to three election-related misdemeanor charges in a case involving fraudulent petition signatures.
Bribery, fraud charges dismissed against ex-NY Lt. GovernorDecember 5, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Bribery and fraud charges against former New York Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin were tossed out Monday by a federal judge, leaving Benjamin to face only records falsification charges.
New high in spending by outside groups in Wisconsin electionDecember 5, 2022 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Outside special interest groups spent at least 50% more than the previous record high in the midterm election in Wisconsin this year, pouring more than $93 million into races for governor and other state offices, the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign reported Monday.
What to watch in Tuesday’s Georgia Senate runoff electionDecember 5, 2022 GMT
ATLANTA (AP) — The extended Senate campaign in Georgia gives Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock and Republican challenger Herschel Walker a second chance to persuade voters to send them to Washington.
GOP’s Joe Kent contests results of Washington state raceDecember 3, 2022 GMT
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Republican Joe Kent’s campaign said Friday it intends to request a machine ballot recount of the counties within southwest Washington state's 3rd Congressional District.
“We believe the election workers did their best to ensure a fair election and count the ballots accurately,” his campaign said in a statement.
To boost Georgia’s Warnock, Biden goes to ... MassachusettsDecember 2, 2022 GMT
BOSTON (AP) — President Joe Biden hit the phones with fellow Democrats Friday for Georgia Sen. Raphael Warnock's runoff election. He fetched hot coffee for volunteers, too, and thanked them for their work.
Nonprofits strain to support voters in Georgia Senate raceDecember 2, 2022 GMT
When the closely watched Georgia Senate race went to a runoff, nonprofit organizations that educate voters strained to ramp up operations again after Election Day.
Abortion rights groups look to next fights after 2022 winsDecember 1, 2022 GMT
CHICAGO (AP) — Emboldened by the results of November's midterms, abortion rights supporters say they are preparing for even bigger fights in state legislatures and pivotal elections to come, including 2024 races for Congress and president.
In Arizona, losing candidate points to perceived conflictNovember 30, 2022 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — Republican Kari Lake and supporters of her failed campaign for Arizona governor are attacking Democratic Secretary of State Katie Hobbs as having a conflict of interest for overseeing the election she won.
US Sen. Mike Braun files paperwork for Indiana governor runNovember 30, 2022 GMT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Mike Braun formally launched a committee Wednesday for a 2024 campaign for governor in his home state of Indiana, a move that would forego a reelection bid for his Senate seat.
Michels: Trump assured him no campaign visit neededNovember 29, 2022 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Losing Wisconsin Republican gubernatorial candidate Tim Michels said Tuesday that former President Donald Trump told him five days before the election that he didn't need to visit the state because Michels was going to win.
Pennsylvania campaign wildcard Fetterman turns to governingNovember 28, 2022 GMT
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — When John Fetterman goes to Washington in January as one of the Senate’s new members, he’ll bring along an irreverent style from Pennsylvania that extends from his own personal dress code — super casual — to hanging marijuana flags outside his current office in the state Capitol.
Pennsylvania campaign wildcard Fetterman turns to governingNovember 28, 2022 GMT
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — When John Fetterman goes to Washington in January as one of the Senate's new members, he'll bring along an irreverent style from Pennsylvania that extends from his own personal dress code — super casual — to hanging marijuana flags outside his current office in the state Capitol.
Democrats kept the Senate this year, but 2024 may be harderNovember 28, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Democrats celebrating a successful effort to keep control of the U.S.
Ga. Senate runoff between Warnock, Walker has bitter closingNovember 27, 2022 GMT
WARNER ROBINS, Ga. (AP) — Ads with the candidates’ ex-wives. Cries of “liar” flying in both directions. Stories of a squalid apartment building and abortions under pressure.
Murkowski withstands another conservative GOP challengerNovember 25, 2022 GMT
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, a moderate Republican, has twice withstood challenges from more conservative factions of her party; more than a decade ago, she mounted a historical write-in campaign to beat a tea party favorite, and this year she won reelection after inflaming the ire of former President Donald Trump.
Macron says he’s not main focus of campaign accounts probeNovember 25, 2022 GMT
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday denied that he was the main focus of a judicial investigation into suspected illegal financing of electoral campaigns in 2017 and 2022.
The comments come after leading French newspaper Le Parisien first reported on the probe on Thursday.
French prosecutors probe alleged illegal election financingNovember 24, 2022 GMT
PARIS (AP) — French national financial prosecutors said Thursday they have opened an investigation into suspected illegal financing of electoral campaigns in 2017 and 2022. A leading French newspaper reported that the probe targets President Emmanuel Macron’s winning election bids.
Portland auditor withdraws fine against Gonzalez’s campaignNovember 23, 2022 GMT
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland City Auditor has reversed its determination that Rene Gonzalez’s city council campaign violated campaign finance limits by accepting a subsidized monthly rent for office space and parking spots in Portland owned by campaign supporter and real estate mogul Jordan Schnitzer.
Trump’s long-teased White House bid is low key in 1st weekNovember 23, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — From the moment he left the White House in defeat last year, Donald Trump has teased the prospect of a third presidential campaign.
Biden at 80: A ‘respecter of fate’ mulls 2nd White House bidNovember 23, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — People in their 80s lead countries, create majestic art and perform feats of endurance. One entered the record books for scaling Mount Everest. It's soon time for Joe Biden, 80 on Sunday, to decide whether he has one more mountain to climb — the one to a second term as president.
Ex-Tennessee lawmaker pleads guilty to campaign cash schemeNovember 22, 2022 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A former Tennessee state senator accused of violating federal campaign finance laws pleaded guilty to two charges on Tuesday after initially calling the case against him a political witch hunt.
Georgia court declines to halt Saturday early runoff votingNovember 21, 2022 GMT
ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia appeals court ruling on Monday means that counties can offer early voting this coming Saturday in the U.S. Senate runoff election between Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock and Republican Herschel Walker.
Obama to campaign for Warnock on Dec. 1 before Ga. runoffNovember 21, 2022 GMT
ATLANTA (AP) — Former President Barack Obama, reprising his battleground blitz ahead of the midterm elections, will campaign again for Sen. Raphael Warnock as the Georgia Democrat tries to withstand a strong challenge from Republican Herschel Walker before their Dec.
Walker, Kemp campaign in Ga. together for the 1st timeNovember 19, 2022 GMT
SMYRNA, Ga. (AP) — Fresh off his commanding reelection, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp on Saturday played the role of dutiful Republican soldier as he campaigned for the first time alongside Senate hopeful Herschel Walker after spending months steering clear of his ticket-mate.
Kazakhstan holds snap presidential vote after turbulent yearNovember 19, 2022 GMT
MOSCOW (AP) — Kazakhstan's president, who faced a bloody outburst of unrest early this year and then moved to marginalize some of the Central Asian country's longtime powerful figures, appears certain to win a new term against little-known challengers in a snap election on Sunday.
Frisch concedes race against Boebert as it goes to recountNovember 18, 2022 GMT
DENVER (AP) — While conceding his tight U.S. House race to Republican Lauren Boebert, Democrat Adam Frisch said on Friday that his surprisingly strong campaign showed just how tired many GOP voters are of Boebert's brash style.
McConnell reelected Senate GOP leader: ‘Not going anywhere’November 16, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Mitch McConnell was reelected as Republican leader Wednesday, quashing a challenge from Sen. Rick Scott of Florida, the Senate GOP campaign chief criticized after a disappointing performance in the midterm elections that kept Senate control with Democrats.
Trump criminal probes will proceed — even as he’s candidateNovember 16, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's early announcement of his third White House bid won't shield the former president from the criminal investigations already confronting him as an ordinary citizen, leaving him legally and politically exposed as he seeks the 2024 Republican nomination.
Trump seeks White House again amid GOP losses, legal probesNovember 16, 2022 GMT
PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump on Tuesday launched his third campaign for the White House just one week after a disappointing midterm showing for Republicans, forcing the party to again decide whether to embrace a candidate whose refusal to accept defeat in 2020 sparked an insurrection and pushed American democracy to the brink.
Florida’s Scott takes on McConnell in bid for Senate leaderNovember 16, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Florida Sen. Rick Scott said Tuesday that he will mount a long-shot bid to unseat Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell, opening the latest front in an intraparty battle between allies of McConnell and former President Donald Trump over the direction of the GOP following a disappointing showing in last week's midterm elections.
N. Carolina Rep. Hudson named to lead House campaign armNovember 16, 2022 GMT
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Veteran U.S. Rep. Richard Hudson of North Carolina was elected Tuesday by fellow House Republicans as leader of their campaign and fundraising arm to help get GOP candidates elected to the chamber.
Judge rules Hawley-led agency broke record laws on purposeNovember 15, 2022 GMT
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri judge ruled that a state agency previously led by Republican Josh Hawley broke public record laws on purpose to help his U.S. Senate campaign.
Cole County Presiding Judge Jon Beetem on Monday fined the Attorney General's Office $12,000 and attorney fees, the maximum penalty for violating what's known as the Sunshine Law.
Democrats sue for Saturday voting in Georgia Senate runoffNovember 15, 2022 GMT
ATLANTA (AP) — U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock's campaign and Democratic groups are suing the state of Georgia to overturn guidance by Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger that counties can't offer Saturday voting ahead of next month's Senate runoff election.
Biden: Still not enough votes to codify abortion rightsNovember 14, 2022 GMT
NUSA DUA, Indonesia (AP) — President Joe Biden said Monday that Democrats still lack the power to codify abortion rights into law despite his party's stronger-than-expected performance in the midterm elections.
Pelosi holds open option of another term as House Dem leaderNovember 13, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — With control of the House still hanging in the balance, Speaker Nancy Pelosi stayed mum Sunday on her future plans but said congressional colleagues are urging her to seek another term as Democratic leader following a strong showing in the midterm elections.
Police: No powder found in envelopes in candidate’s officeNovember 12, 2022 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — An envelope that had been reported by the campaign of the Republican candidate for Arizona governor as containing a white powder was thrown away before it could be analyzed, and no powder was found in two other letters the campaign turned over to authorities, officials said.
McMullin loss in Utah raises independent candidacy questionsNovember 12, 2022 GMT
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Democrats' decision to back an independent rather than nominate a member of their own party to take on Republican Mike Lee transformed the state's U.S.
Democrats flip House seat in New Mexico with Vasquez victoryNovember 10, 2022 GMT
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Democratic challenger Gabe Vasquez has won election to Congress in New Mexico’s 2nd District, defeating incumbent Rep. Yvette Herrell in a majority-Hispanic district along the U.S.
Election takeaways, take 2: Congress control on knife’s edgeNovember 9, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Wednesday was a day for sorting, sifting and framing of an expensive, exhaustive and highly negative midterm election campaign.
And nothing was quite yet certain, most importantly which party would control Congress or whether majority power would be split between the House and Senate.
Warnock, Walker advance to runoff for Senate seat in GeorgiaNovember 9, 2022 GMT
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GOP shows strength in House races in New York City suburbsNovember 9, 2022 GMT
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Republican Mike Lawler defeated Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney in New York City’s northern suburbs, and the GOP swept all four House seats on Long Island as the party closed in on its largest share of the state’s congressional delegation in two decades.
Democrat Kathy Hochul becomes 1st woman elected NY governorNovember 9, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Democrat Kathy Hochul has become the first woman elected New York governor, winning the office outright that she took over in 2021 when former Gov. Andrew Cuomo resigned.
GOP’s Kobach wins Kansas AG’s race, revives political careerNovember 9, 2022 GMT
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican Kris Kobach revived his political career by winning the Kansas attorney general’s race after two big losses tied to his national reputation as an immigration and election law provocateur.
Democrat John Fetterman wins US Senate race in PennsylvaniaNovember 9, 2022 GMT
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democrat John Fetterman won Pennsylvania’s pivotal race for U.S. Senate, flipping a Republican-held seat as he recovered from a stroke during the bare-knuckled campaign and giving Democrats hope they can retain control of the closely divided chamber to boost President Joe Biden's agenda for two more years.
Democratic Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer wins 2nd termNovember 9, 2022 GMT
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Democratic Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer won a second four-year term in Tuesday’s election, defeating Republican challenger Tudor Dixon in the battleground state where abortion had become a key issue.
Democrat Mrvan holds onto NW Indiana congressional seatNovember 9, 2022 GMT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Democrat Frank Mrvan won reelection to his northwestern Indiana congressional seat on Tuesday, surviving an expensive campaign in which Republicans made their first serious challenge in decades for the longtime Democratic stronghold.
Democrat Josh Shapiro wins Pennsylvania governor’s raceNovember 9, 2022 GMT
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democrat Josh Shapiro won the race for governor of Pennsylvania, securing the office for four years in a state where the future of abortion rights is on the line, along with management of the 2024 election in a battleground that is often decisive in choosing presidents.
Schmitt defeats Busch beer heir in Missouri U.S. Senate raceNovember 9, 2022 GMT
O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — Republican Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt won election to the U.S.
Why AP called Pennsylvania governor race for Josh ShapiroNovember 9, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Doug Mastriano could not catch up to Democrat Josh Shapiro's lead in the Pennsylvania governor's race. The deeper into the night it got, the clearer it was that the GOP state senator couldn't overtake Shapiro's lead.
Democrat Murray wins sixth term to US SenateNovember 9, 2022 GMT
Sen. Patty Murray won reelection Tuesday as the Democratic stalwart prevailed in a campaign in which she repeatedly said her Republican challenger was too extreme for Washington state.
Murray defeated Tiffany Smiley to win a sixth term.
Trump-backed JD Vance retains GOP’s US Senate seat in OhioNovember 9, 2022 GMT
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — “Hillbilly Elegy” author JD Vance defeated Democratic U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan for an open U.S. Senate seat in Ohio on Tuesday in a blow to Democrats who viewed it as one of their best chances nationally to flip a seat.
GOP’s Morales wins Indiana elections office that ousted himNovember 9, 2022 GMT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Republican Diego Morales extended on Tuesday his party’s control of Indiana’s top elections office after a campaign during which he faced criticism for doubting the legitimacy of the 2020 presidential election and twice being ousted from jobs in that office.
Voters approve California law banning flavored tobaccoNovember 9, 2022 GMT
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Californians on Tuesday voted to allow a law banning flavored tobacco products such as menthol cigarettes and strawberry gummy vaping juice to go into effect.
With about a quarter of the ballots counted, Proposition 31 won handily with 76.5% of the vote.