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  • Candidate suspends NY Senate race over affair

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A state Senate candidate from western New York is stepping away from her campaign after acknowledging an extramarital relationship that she says began this month. Gia Arnold announced her decision Wednesday with a letter posted on her Facebook page. While she's suspending...

  • Senate Dems' campaign arms starts $9M ad buy in NC

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Senate hopeful Thom Tillis cut $500 million in funding for North Carolina schools while giving tax breaks to his rich friends, the campaign arm for Senate Democrats said Wednesday, in the first piece of a $9.1 million ad campaign set to stay on the airwaves through...

  • Illinois treasurer race heats up over accusations

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Republican candidate for treasurer Tom Cross' campaign accused his Democratic opponent Tuesday of financial mismanagement and political patronage, stirring controversy in the race for a typically overlooked statewide office. At a string of stops around central...

  • Mayor: NYC will learn from 2004 RNC 'mistakes'

    NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio is making a final appeal for the Democrats to choose Brooklyn for their 2016 convention. De Blasio, who took office in January, said Tuesday that the city had the mass transit system needed to host the more than 30,000 people expected to attend. He also...

  • Cleveland officially hosting 2016 RNC

    WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – On Friday, the Republican National Committee unanimously voted to officially select Cleveland to host the 2016 Republican National Convention. “I am beyond thrilled to announce Cleveland as the official site for the Republican National Convention in 2016,” said...

  • Governor's race will also shape Fla. Supreme Court

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — If former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist is elected governor as a Democrat in November, all seven state Supreme Court justices might be his appointments. If Republican Gov. Rick Scott is re-elected, he could completely reshape the court that has frustrated him and other...

  • NY judge rules Teachout stays on primary ballot

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — An attempt by supporters of Gov. Andrew Cuomo to knock challenger Zephyr Teachout off next month's Democratic ballot was dismissed Monday by a judge in Brooklyn who ruled the liberal law professor met a residency requirement. State Supreme Court Justice Edgar Walker turned...

  • Brooklyn makes its Democratic convention pitch

    NEW YORK (AP) — Brooklyn has rolled out the red — make that blue — carpet for the 2016 Democratic National Convention, taking committee members on a glitzy whirlwind tour while stressing the city's liberal politics, sense of spectacle and experience in hosting major events. More than a dozen...

  • Crist gets campaign boost with public money

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Former Gov. Charlie Crist is getting some help for his campaign from taxpayers. Crist on Friday received nearly $616,000 in public matching funds. Former state senator Nan Rich has also received matching money. Both Crist and Rich are Democrats. Candidates running for...

  • Texas governor race: Davis releases first TV attack ad against Abbott

    AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) – On Monday morning, state Sen. Wendy Davis, the Democratic nominee for Texas governor, sent out an email to supporters notifying them of the release of the campaign’s first television advertisement. Davis, who trails Attorney General Greg Abbott in the polls and...

  • Philly has early edge in Democratic convention bid

    WASHINGTON (AP) — One of five cities bidding for the Democratic National Convention, Philadelphia appears to hold an early edge with a track record of hosting the major gathering — not to mention that Hillary Rodham Clinton and Vice President Joe Biden have family ties to the state. The...

  • AG: $3.9M spent defending GOP-drawn election maps

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The legal fight spearheaded by Attorney General Greg Abbott to defend redistricting maps in federal court has cost Texas $3.9 million so far, with more to come. That cost and the ongoing litigation have been criticized by Democrats as wasteful. But top Texas Republicans...

  • NYC set to welcome Democrats in '16 convention bid

    NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio will be absent as a who's who of political and business leaders welcome the Democratic National Committee to Brooklyn in a bid for the 2016 convention. Sen. Charles Schumer, Police Commissioner William Bratton and Barclays Center developer Bruce Ratner are...

  • 'Light' governor candidates play different roles

    CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois' lieutenant governor candidates don't just differ on policy issues. The Democratic former school executive and Republican councilwoman are playing contrasting roles on the campaign trail too. Gov. Pat Quinn's pick is outspoken former Chicago Public Schools CEO Paul...

  • Coal group: No doubts about McConnell's support

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A trade group representing Kentucky's coal industry defended Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell on Friday after a published report said his wife is a board member of an organization that has spent $50 million to close coal-fired power plants. Yahoo News reported that Elaine...



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