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  • 5 Iowa GOP US Senate candidates debate on TV 
    Updated: Apr-24-14 11:49 pm
  • JOHNSTON, Iowa - The five Republicans seeking Iowa's U.S. Senate nomination seemed to agree more than disagree Thursday in their final formal debate before the June 3 primary.

  • Complaint claims violations in governor's race 
    Updated: Apr-24-14 9:43 pm
  • SACRAMENTO, California - A supporter of a rival Republican gubernatorial candidate filed a complaint Thursday with California's elections watchdog agency, claiming that state Assemblyman Tim Donnelly has failed to report the gift of a borrowed motor home as a campaign expense.

  • Treadwell lends campaign funds 
    Updated: Apr-24-14 9:40 pm
  • JUNEAU, Alaska - Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Mead Treadwell's campaign brought in nearly $300,000 during the first quarter. But much of that was in the form of loan Treadwell made his campaign.

  • Gov. Jan Brewer signs elections agency curb bill 
    Updated: Apr-24-14 9:35 pm
  • PHOENIX - A bill preventing the Arizona Citizens Clean Elections Commission from investigating possible campaign contribution violations by candidates who don't participate in the program has been signed by Gov. Jan Brewer.

  • Corbett ramps up pitch to education, women voters 
    Updated: Apr-24-14 8:40 pm
  • MEDIA, Pennsylvania - Gov. Tom Corbett is attacking two of his weakest polling points, his job approval by women voters and his efforts on education, with possibly just token opposition in the Republican primary and the general election looming less than seven months away.

  • GOP gubernatorial candidates pledge gun law repeal 
    Updated: Apr-24-14 8:18 pm
  • DENVER - Three Republicans sparring for the right to challenge Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper in the November election were united on several issues in a debate Thursday, including their opposition to new gun restrictions.

  • Democrats outraise GOP incumbents in 3 Ohio races 
    Updated: Apr-24-14 7:16 pm
  • COLUMBUS, Ohio - Republican Gov. John Kasich has spent more than $860,000, including on two early TV commercials, headed into May's uncontested primary.

  • Democratic candidates trade jabs on outside money 
    Updated: Apr-24-14 7:03 pm
  • BOSTON - Two of the top Democratic candidates running for Massachusetts governor are faulting each other for not being strict enough when it comes to opposing outside money in the election.

  • Democrat Tom Udall raises $1M for Senate race 
    Updated: Apr-24-14 4:15 pm
  • SANTA FE, New Mexico - Democratic incumbent Tom Udall holds a large fundraising advantage over two Republican challengers in the race for New Mexico's U.S. Senate seat.

  • Panama's outgoing president touts wife's candidacy 
    Updated: Apr-24-14 3:03 pm
  • PANAMA CITY - She's a political novice with a scant presence on the campaign trail, but Marta Linares has one vote that matters more than most in her bid to become Panama's next vice president: that of her husband, outgoing President Ricardo Martinelli.

  • Ohio watchdog releases investment scandal report 
    Updated: Apr-24-14 1:05 pm
  • COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio's watchdog released his much-anticipated investigative report Thursday on the investment scandal that engulfed the state in 2005, concluding the bureau where it started has become significantly more professional and accountable.

  • Former partner to testify against Ohio lawmaker 
    Updated: Apr-24-14 12:19 pm
  • CINCINNATI - A former business partner has agreed to testify against an Ohio lawmaker who is accused of misleading investors about a company's financial status and using their money to help fund his political campaign.

  • No re-election bid for state rep who hit ducks 
    Updated: Apr-24-14 7:28 am
  • NASHUA, New Hampshire - A New Hampshire state representative who apologized for driving into some ducks outside a Nashua hotel last year and paid a fine is not seeking re-election after serving 14 years in the Legislature.

  • Candidates similar on issues in NC Senate debate 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 10:40 pm
  • RALEIGH, North Carolina - The four leading candidates in North Carolina's Republican U.S. Senate primary differed little from each other on issues important to the conservative base Wednesday night during their second televised debate in as many days.

  • State senators get ethics training after scandals 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 9:04 pm
  • SACRAMENTO, California - State senators participated in a two-hour ethics training session Wednesday, the fallout from a series of legal cases involving Democratic lawmakers this year that have damaged the Legislature's image.

  • Candidates tout reform in secretary of state race 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 8:52 pm
  • SACRAMENTO, California - Four candidates vying to be the next secretary of state offered competing visions on Wednesday for controlling political fundraising and how they would best improve access and transparency for California elections.

  • Man gets 30 months in prison in cyberstalking case 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 7:38 pm
  • DETROIT - A young Republican activist from New York was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison Wednesday for stalking and extortion after hacking into online accounts of 15 women and finding nude photos of them.

  • Baldwin: Democrats need to tout health care reform 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 7:01 pm
  • MILWAUKEE - U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin on Wednesday encouraged fellow Democrats to speak out about the successes of the new federal health care law, which Republicans have ridiculed on the campaign trail as an example of government overreach.

  • Texas Gov. Perry courts NY business, Cuomo debate 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 5:41 pm
  • NEW YORK - States should face economic competition from each other because it pushes them to make sure their business environments are as strong as possible, Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Wednesday as he met with business owners in New York City and encouraged them to consider moving to his state.

  • Former Alabama senator responds to AG's appeal 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 4:49 pm
  • MONTGOMERY, Alabama - A former Alabama state lawmaker being prosecuted on charges he misused campaign donations asked a state appeals court Wednesday to let the decisions of the trial judge remain in place for his trial.

  • Boogeymen and shady deals define spin for Senate 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 4:34 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The fight for the Senate majority boils down to boogeyman billionaires against the shifty septuagenarian - if party operatives' spin is to be believed.

  • GOP governor airs campaign ad featuring Democrats 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 4:08 pm
  • ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - A new television ad by Gov. Susana Martinez's re-election campaign features northern New Mexico Democratic officials praising the Republican governor.

  • Ex-CEO admits stealing from prominent NYC charity 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 11:25 am
  • NEW YORK - The politically connected former CEO of a prominent New York City charity has admitted he helped steal more than $9 million from the organization in an insurance scheme that authorities linked to campaign contributions.

  • Republican activists push party on gay marriage 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 2:07 am
  • LAS VEGAS - As bans against gay marriage crumble and public opinion on the issue shifts rapidly, some Republicans are pushing the party to drop its opposition to same-sex unions, part of a broader campaign to get the GOP to appeal to younger voters by de-emphasizing social issues.

  • Republicans in NC's Senate race trade few hits 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 10:56 pm
  • DAVIDSON, North Carolina - The candidate in North Carolina's Republican Senate primary with backing from the party's Washington establishment came under little direct criticism Tuesday night as his top rivals had their first real chance to challenge him face to face.