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  • NY lieutenant governor race takes on high profile

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The race for New York lieutenant governor is emerging as the best chance for critics of Gov. Andrew Cuomo to weaken his grip on power. Columbia University professor Tim Wu is challenging former Buffalo congresswoman Kathy Hochul in Tuesday's Democratic primary. Hochul is...

  • Judge declines to block Cuomo, Democratic Party

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A legal move by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's liberal challenger fell flat Friday while the governor and his running mate announced the support of Hillary Clinton and dozens of other Democrats ahead of next week's primary. A Manhattan judge declined a request by Zephyr...

  • O'Malley to appear with candidates in 3 states

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is scheduled to visit three states this weekend, including Iowa, as he hosts fundraisers for Democratic candidates. O'Malley, who is considering running for president in 2016, is scheduled to be in Illinois on Saturday for a public event with...

  • Key New York Senate Republican faces primary

    BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) — A high-ranking New York state senator is getting a primary challenge Tuesday. The state Board of Elections on Friday officially lists a Republican primary challenge to Binghamton-area Sen. Thomas Libous from Denver Jones. The Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin reports...

  • Crist makes property insurance an election issue

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Democrat Charlie Crist said Thursday he successfully reduced rising property insurance rates as governor and will do so again if elected, vowing to repeal a law enacted under Republican Gov. Rick Scott that he said provides weaker coverage at a higher price. It's a...

  • Two different polls, two different leaders in Florida governor race

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – Two different fresh polls show two different leaders in the race to become Florida’s next governor. Former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist, who is now running as a Democrat, is facing current GOP Gov. Rick Scott in the general election. Crist A Friday...

  • Federal lawsuit challenges McCain-Feingold disclosure law

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Legal Newsline) – On Thursday, the Center for Competitive Politics filed two lawsuits on behalf of a Colorado think tank, asserting that similar state and federal campaign finance disclosure laws are unconstitutional under the First Amendment. The Independence Institute wishes...

  • Christie tests overseas diplomacy with Mexico trip

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie stepped out on the international stage Wednesday to talk trade with Mexico, but he stayed mum on one of the most pressing questions confronting the two countries and his party: immigration reform. On a trip designed to help school him in foreign...

  • New York congressman's ex-girlfriend pleads guilty

    NEW YORK (AP) — A Texas woman romantically linked to embattled New York Congressman Michael Grimm has pleaded guilty to campaign finance charges. Diana Durand of Houston entered the plea on Wednesday in federal court in Brooklyn. Prosecutors had accused Durand of lining up straw donors for...

  • IL12 race update: Bost airs first TV ad, NRCC throws $1.4M in support behind him

    BELLEVILLE, Ill. (Legal Newsline) – The Republican challenger in Illinois’ Democratically leaning 12th Congressional District recently released his first TV advertisement. GOP state Rep. Mike Bost will face incumbent U.S. Rep. William Enyart, D- Belleville, in the general election. Enyart The...

  • IL13 race update: Politico speculates Callis support waning, Davis releases second TV ad

    EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (Legal Newsline) – With only two months remaining until Election Day, the two contenders duking it out in Illinois’ 13th Congressional District have stepped up their media efforts. However, one of the candidates, Democratic challenger Ann Callis, may be losing support from...

  • Fla. governor race: Crist and Clinton team up

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – Trailing in the polls and in cash raised, former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist, who is now running as a Democrat, is turning to former President Bill Clinton to give his campaign a boost. Crist won his party’s nomination on Aug. 26 and will face GOP Gov....

  • Landrieu slammed for stopping Venezuela sanctions

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Sen. Mary Landrieu is facing increased pressure to stop blocking a bill that would impose sanctions against human-rights abusers in Venezuela's government. Landrieu's main Republican challenger, Rep. Bill Cassidy, co-wrote an opinion piece Tuesday with Florida GOP Sen....

  • IL12 Race: Enyart visits home city of Simmons Law Firm

    ALTON, Ill. (Legal Newsline) – Before kicking off his Labor Day weekend, U.S. Rep. William Enyart of Illinois made a stop at Alton, home to his top donor – the Simmons Law Firm. Come November, Enyart will face state Rep. Mike Bost in his quest for another term representing Illinois’ 12th...

  • Incumbent holds a 12-point lead over GOP Challenger in Vermont governor race

    MONTPELIER, Vt. (Legal Newsline) – The Democratic incumbent is leading his Republican challenger by double digits in Vermont’s gubernatorial race. Gov. Peter Shumlin is leading entrepreneur Scott Milne by a 48 to 36 percent margin, according to a Rasmussen Reports poll released Friday. Shumlin...



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