- Donation little hindrance to Stephanopoulos interviews Updated: Jun-02-15 4:32 pm
NEW YORK - Newly declared Republican presidential candidate Lindsey Graham's interview with George Stephanopoulos on "Good Morning America" Tuesday is the latest sign that the ABC anchor's donations to the Clinton Foundation seem not to have impeded his coverage of the upcoming presidential elections.
- Va. House speaker raises $550,000 in final weeks of primary Updated: Jun-01-15 8:20 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - Virginia House Speaker William J. Howell has a dominant cash advantage over his tea party rival in the run-up to the June 9 primary election, though his opponent is getting help from big names in national politics.
- South Carolina governor to speak at Hanaway fundraiser Updated: Jun-01-15 7:38 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Facing a potentially crowded GOP primary in 2016, Missouri gubernatorial hopeful Catherine Hanaway now has backing from South Carolina's Republican Gov. Nikki Haley.
- Bush lauded at Tenn. GOP event, but will state vote follow? Updated: Jun-01-15 5:15 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - The speakers at the Tennessee Republican Party fundraiser over the weekend took turns heaping praise on former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, the keynote speaker at the annual Statesmen's Dinner.
- Correction: Campaign Finance Lawsuit story Updated: Jun-01-15 12:22 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - In a story May 27 about a legal challenge to state limits on some campaign donations, The Associated Press erroneously reported that the Legislature repealed a law limiting the amount of money state candidates can take from lobbyists, political funds and big donors. The limits were dropped only for big donors.
- Democratic hopefuls seek support at party dinner in Ohio Updated: Jun-01-15 1:02 am
MASON, Ohio - Two Ohio candidates seeking to be the Democratic party's nominee for U.S. Senate in 2016 took their political messages to the Warren County Democratic Party on Sunday, but one had the advantage of name recognition.
- Democrat Shea-Porter ready to run again for Guinta's seat Updated: May-28-15 9:09 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - Former U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter said Thursday she is prepared to win back the seat she lost to Republican Frank Guinta now that the Federal Election Commission has found that he accepted illegal campaign donations from his parents.
- NC toll road moves ahead with contractor guilty of fraud Updated: May-28-15 6:50 pm
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina - North Carolina transportation officials are pushing ahead with an embattled toll road outside Charlotte, even after a politically connected paving contractor involved in the $840-million project pleaded guilty last year to defrauding taxpayers.
- Budget panel co-chair postpones fundraiser after criticism Updated: May-27-15 2:26 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - The co-chair of the Legislature's budget-writing committee has postponed a fundraiser after criticism over its timing.
- FEC: Ohio lawmaker's campaign delayed reporting donations Updated: May-27-15 12:59 pm
CLEVELAND - An Ohio congressman's re-election campaign has been ordered by the Federal Election Commission to pay a $5,425 fine for failing to promptly report several donations it received before last year's primary and general elections.
- Commissioner to reactivate $500,000 campaign donation case Updated: May-27-15 11:57 am
HELENA, Montana - The state commissioner of political practices is reactivating a complaint against 2012 GOP gubernatorial candidate Rick Hill for accepting a $500,000 campaign donation from the Montana Republican Party.
- Court sets high bar on states' campaign contribution limits Updated: May-26-15 8:06 pm
HELENA, Montana - States may cap political donors' campaign contributions only if they can show that those limits are preventing corruption or the appearance of corruption, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.
- Cuccinelli settles lawsuit against conservative PAC Updated: May-26-15 4:48 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - Former Republican gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli has won a legal victory against a conservative political action committee he accused of duping political donors.
- Lawmakers fail to ramp up ethics laws for Missouri officials Updated: May-24-15 2:19 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Like most years, Missouri state lawmakers in the 2015 legislative session introduced a number of bills aimed at clamping down on ethics laws considered some of the loosest in the nation.
- Pence passes up presidential bid, but future still cloudy Updated: May-23-15 10:25 am
INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana Gov. Mike Pence's decision not to fulfill the political buzz and chase White House dreams in 2016 doesn't necessarily clear up questions about his future.
- Utah official took donation from 1-800 Contacts Updated: May-21-15 6:38 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes accepted a $5,000 campaign donation from a contact lens seller based in the state after his office began defending a new law that critics say was written at the company's behest.
- Democrats seek return to relevance in Tennessee politics Updated: May-21-15 5:51 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - For a party once accustomed to dominating state politics, the outlook for Tennessee Democrats is bleak.
- Public events not part of Clinton's Albuquerque visit plans Updated: May-21-15 1:52 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is planning a $2,700 per plate fundraiser for her visit to Albuquerque next month.
- Legal dispute leads to bench warrant for Michigan lawmaker Updated: May-21-15 5:38 am
LANSING, Michigan - A legal dispute in a Chicago courtroom over an unpaid political fundraising bill led to a bench warrant being issued for the arrest of Michigan state Sen. Bert Johnson.
- New nominees gird for Pennsylvania high-court campaign Updated: May-20-15 2:56 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Party endorsements and money made the difference in who was nominated for state Supreme Court in Pennsylvania's primary election.
- Minnesota DFL cans fundraiser due to looming special session Updated: May-20-15 1:11 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - A Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party fundraiser featuring Gov. Mark Dayton and top legislative Democrats is off.
- Dems select Philly judge, Pittsburgh lawyer in court races Updated: May-19-15 11:28 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - A Philadelphia judge was nominated by Democrats in Tuesday's primary election to run for a seat on the statewide Superior Court, while voters bucked the party's endorsement and nominated a former Allegheny County solicitor to run for a Commonwealth Court seat.
- Parties pick 5 endorsed candidates for state's highest court Updated: May-19-15 11:25 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Pennsylvania Democrats and Republicans demonstrated Tuesday that party endorsements count as they nominated five party-backed candidates for the state Supreme Court.
- Bill allowing sugary school bake sales sent to Snyder Updated: May-19-15 4:43 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Brownies, candy and other unhealthy snacks could again be sold at in-school fundraisers under legislation finalized Tuesday in a bipartisan rebuke of a Michigan agency's decision to allow no exemptions to federal nutrition standards.
- GOP committee declines to ask Guinta to resign Updated: May-19-15 7:30 am
CONCORD, New Hampshire - The New Hampshire Republican Party's Executive Committee has declined to ask U.S. Rep Frank Guinta to resign, despite calls from fellow Republicans that he step down after the Federal Election Commission found he broke the law by accepting campaign donations from his parents.