- Comer calls abuse allegations untrue, vows to stay in race Updated: May-05-15 3:43 pm
LEXINGTON, Kentucky - With his wife by his side, Republican candidate for governor James Comer flatly denied abusing his college girlfriend on Tuesday after she outlined several accusations in a letter to a newspaper and threatened to derail his campaign two weeks before Election Day.
- Bernie or Bearnie? Presidential hopeful poses with bear Updated: May-05-15 3:25 pm
MANCHESTER, New Hampshire - Maybe he should consider changing his name to Bearnie.
- UK election hopefuls burn rubber in final campaign push Updated: May-05-15 9:59 am
LONDON - Britain's political leaders crisscrossed the country Tuesday in a frenetic last dash to convert undecided voters, with less than 48 hours to go until an election likely to produce no outright winner.
- GOP running mates test messages before statewide audience Updated: May-04-15 9:58 pm
LEXINGTON, Kentucky - The running mates in Kentucky's contentious Republican primary for governor tested their candidates' messages before a statewide television audience Monday night in the first of two pivotal debates ahead of the May 19 election.
- Christie vetoes restrictions on investments involving donors Updated: May-04-15 7:38 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - Gov. Chris Christie has conditionally vetoed legislation barring the state from making investments with firms whose money managers have contributed to national political campaigns.
- Brazil weighs investigating ex-leader Silva Updated: May-04-15 6:37 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - Federal prosecutors in Brazil confirmed Monday that they are weighing whether to open a full investigation into former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's alleged overseas lobbying efforts for the scandal-plagued construction firm Odebrecht, the nation's biggest builder.
- Snyder rules out Cabinet position in reaction to speculation Updated: May-04-15 5:18 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Gov. Rick Snyder said Monday he is not angling for a Cabinet position, despite speculation that could be the case as he travels around the country promoting Michigan's rebound.
- Ex-Christie allies plead not guilty in bridge case Updated: May-04-15 4:45 pm
NEWARK, New Jersey - Two former political allies of Gov. Chris Christie pleaded not guilty Monday to charges they were involved in politically motivated lane closures of the George Washington Bridge, and the attorney for one vowed to subpoena her former colleagues to prove her innocence.
- Former Sen. Larry Craig receives warning from the FEC Updated: May-04-15 3:21 pm
BOISE, Idaho - Federal election regulators have sent former U.S. Sen. Larry Craig a warning letter that he failed to submit financial disclosure documents.
- Dayton threatens veto of budget bill over campaign-law part Updated: May-04-15 3:05 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Gov. Mark Dayton is threatening to veto a state agency budget bill if Republicans don't agree to remove a part that would ditch candidate spending limits and undo current restrictions on where their donations originate.
- Democratic committee endorses Murphy for Rubio Senate seat Updated: May-04-15 1:57 pm
WASHINGTON - The Democratic Senate campaign committee endorsed Rep. Patrick Murphy on Monday as its candidate for the Senate seat being vacated by Republican Marco Rubio of Florida, who is running for president. The endorsement comes even as another Democratic congressman, Alan Grayson, is eyeing the same seat.
- Famed neurosurgeon Ben Carson announces White House campaign Updated: May-04-15 11:14 am
DETROIT - Retired surgeon Ben Carson has made it official, telling a crowd in his hometown of Detroit that he's running for president.
- Former tech executive Carly Fiorina enters presidential race Updated: May-04-15 7:37 am
WASHINGTON - Former technology executive Carly Fiorina says she is running for president.
- Court to weigh law barring false statements in campaigns Updated: May-02-15 9:57 am
BOSTON - When state Rep. Brian Mannal noticed flyers accusing him of putting the interests of sex offenders over families last year, the Barnstable Democrat saw more than just the rough and tumble of Massachusetts politics.
- Ann Romney launches campaign on neurological disorders Updated: May-01-15 1:55 pm
BOSTON - Former Massachusetts first lady Ann Romney is joining forces with Montel Williams and Jack Osbourne in a social media campaign to raise awareness of neurological disorders.
- Clinton will have staff member in deep red Wyoming Updated: May-01-15 11:58 am
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - High-profile Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton hasn't given up on deep red Wyoming, a state even Republican candidates have so far ignored.
- Connecticut man sentenced in campaign donation scam Updated: May-01-15 5:06 am
HARTFORD, Connecticut - A Connecticut man who served as a conduit for a campaign donation from tobacco shop owners to Christopher Donovan's 5th District congressional campaign has been sentenced to 13 months in prison.
- GOP files campaign complaint against state lawmaker Updated: Apr-30-15 4:44 pm
HELENA, Montana - The Montana Republican Party has filed a complaint against the Montana League of Rural Voters and a Democratic state lawmaker alleging they violated campaign practice laws.
- Suspended Arkansas treasurer's employee to return to work Updated: Apr-29-15 8:35 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - A top deputy at the Arkansas treasurer's office will return to work Thursday after an internal investigation of campaign-related emails sent while he was a lobbyist for a charity showed no wrongdoing, an office spokesman said.
- Montana legislative session closes with successes and flops Updated: Apr-29-15 8:21 pm
HELENA, Montana - Montana lawmakers went home this week having passed landmark legislation including a Republican route to expand Medicaid, a water use agreement for the Flathead Indian Reservation and a new law to disclose "dark money" in political campaigns.
- Justices uphold limits on judges' appeals for campaign cash Updated: Apr-29-15 2:30 pm
WASHINGTON - A divided Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that states can ban judicial candidates from personally asking for campaign contributions, in a decision aimed at protecting the impartiality of elected judges.
- GOP candidates court conservative advocacy group in debate Updated: Apr-28-15 10:12 pm
BOWLING GREEN, Kentucky - Kentucky's leading Republican candidates for governor jockeyed to position themselves on the right side of key conservative issues during a debate Tuesday night before one of the country's major conservative advocacy groups.
- Vitter remains top fundraiser in Louisiana governor's race Updated: Apr-28-15 8:02 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - The four major candidates to be Louisiana's next governor have turned in their latest campaign finance reports, and no one has been able to outpace U.S. Sen. David Vitter.
- Senate Ethics Committee fines House member $6K Updated: Apr-28-15 7:03 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - The Senate Ethics Committee has publicly reprimanded the chairman of the Legislative Black Caucus and fined him $6,000.
- Trade deal poses dilemma for Clinton in Democratic primary Updated: Apr-28-15 11:05 am
WASHINGTON - On a trip to Australia in 2012, Hillary Rodham Clinton lavished praise on the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership, calling it the "gold standard" in efforts to create open and fair trade.