- Same-sex marriage case resurfaces in gubernatorial debate Updated: Oct-06-15 7:49 pm
DANVILLE, Kentucky - The Kentucky clerk who went to jail for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples has come up in another debate between the state's two major-party gubernatorial candidates.
- New York mayor, who worked for Clinton, meets with Sanders Updated: Oct-06-15 4:16 pm
NEW YORK - New York City mayor and former Hillary Clinton campaign manager Bill de Blasio (dih BLAH'-zee-oh) has met with her rival Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.
- Bullock reports $775K saved for re-election campaign Updated: Oct-06-15 3:26 pm
HELENA, Montana - Gov. Steve Bullock has more than $775,000 to spend on his re-election campaign.
- Utility regulator: Member can keep voting on Kemper Updated: Oct-06-15 3:13 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - A public service commissioner can keep voting on rate increases for Mississippi Power Co.'s Kemper County power plant, he and his fellow commissioners ruled Tuesday, even though a critic says he took campaign contributions from companies paid to work on the plant.
- Nevada lawmaker Jim Wheeler backs Cruz after Walker dropout Updated: Oct-06-15 12:40 pm
CARSON CITY, Nevada - Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz is picking up an endorsement from a former member of Scott Walker's Nevada campaign team.
- House Speaker Richardson to lead Rubio's Missouri campaign Updated: Oct-06-15 5:05 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri's Republican House Speaker Todd Richardson will lead GOP presidential hopeful Marco Rubio's campaign in Missouri.
- Clinton draws early support but also ambivalence from voters Updated: Oct-06-15 3:15 am
DERRY, New Hampshire - Inside the arena, the roar was deafening when Hillary Rodham Clinton took the stage at the annual convention of the New Hampshire Democratic Party. Thousands of people jumped to their feet to welcome their party's White House front-runner with cheers and noisemakers emblazoned with her campaign logo.
- Regulators propose rules to prevent illegal coordination Updated: Oct-05-15 6:30 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - California's political watchdog agency on Monday proposed tougher rules to prevent illegal coordination between political campaigns and outside groups that can collect unlimited amounts of money.
- New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan to run for US Senate Updated: Oct-05-15 5:37 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - Democratic New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan announced Monday she would challenge Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte, setting the stage for a highly competitive race that will be critical in determining majority control of the Senate in the next president's first year.
- Leaders who follow: What candidates' Twitter lists reveal Updated: Oct-05-15 2:34 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Jeb Bush follows Donald Trump on Twitter but that's a one-way street: Trump mainly follows people with a connection to himself. Ted Cruz's follow list is a big tea party, though he keeps an eye on President Barack Obama, too.
- Businessman Brunner enters GOP race for Missouri governor Updated: Oct-05-15 12:24 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Retired businessman John Brunner formally entered the crowded Republican field seeking to be Missouri's next governor, touting himself as a political outsider with the leadership experience to bring needed change to state government.
- US attorney appears to focus on political favors in New York Updated: Oct-03-15 11:09 am
ALBANY, New York - With a widening probe of New York state government, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara appears to be taking aim at the nebulous relationship between money and politics itself - a long and murky association in Albany and in capitals across the nation.
- Bernie Sanders making campaign swing through Massachusetts Updated: Oct-03-15 10:22 am
BOSTON - Bernie Sanders is making a campaign swing through Massachusetts.
- Prosecutors seek enhanced fines in NM official's fraud case Updated: Oct-02-15 8:35 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - New Mexico prosecutors said Friday they intend to seek stiffer penalties against embattled Secretary of State Dianna Duran under a state law that pertains to public officials accused of wrongdoing.
- Donald Trump holding campaign rally in Las Vegas next week Updated: Oct-02-15 5:17 pm
LAS VEGAS - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is heading to the Las Vegas Strip for a campaign rally.
- Bush donors embrace new mantra: He's built to last Updated: Oct-02-15 4:17 pm
WASHINGTON - Jeb Bush's challenge in the first half of the year was daunting yet simple. To be considered a fundraising success, the Republican presidential candidate had to hit the magic number of $100 million, an ambitious goal set by some in his campaign. And he did.
- Ethics panel sends campaign spending plan to Legislature Updated: Oct-02-15 12:08 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine's ethics commission is sending a proposal designed to shed more light on who's donating to large political organizations to the Legislature.
- Disdainful of fundraising, Sanders raises big sums for 2016 Updated: Oct-02-15 4:01 am
WASHINGTON - For someone who rails almost daily against big money in politics, Bernie Sanders has suddenly become pretty good at getting it.
- Rolling past his deadline, Biden still steeped in indecision Updated: Oct-02-15 3:51 am
WASHINGTON - Long past the time Joe Biden hoped to announce his plans for 2016, the vice president is still steeped in indecision, breeding uncertainty among Democrats eagerly looking for clues to whether he'll run for president.
- Democrats form group to protest primary debate schedule Updated: Oct-02-15 3:35 am
CONCORD, New Hampshire - Some New Hampshire Democrats are protesting the Democratic National Committee's decision to hold just one debate in New Hampshire before the Feb. 9 presidential primary.
- Trump and Carson's attacks on Muslims worry some GOP elders Updated: Oct-02-15 1:11 am
WASHINGTON - The candidates atop the GOP presidential field are ramping up political attacks aimed at Muslims, a move designed to appeal to hardline conservatives. But party elders worry that escalating anti-immigrant rhetoric could cost Republicans the White House in 2016.
- AP News in Brief at 9:58 p.m. EDT Updated: Oct-01-15 11:00 pm
Gunman opens fire at Oregon community college before dying in shootout; at least 9 dead
- Vitter's Republican challengers: He lied about our records Updated: Oct-01-15 9:53 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Two Republican contenders to be Louisiana's next governor charged GOP front-runner David Vitter with lying about them Thursday, seeking to capitalize on Vitter's recent slip in the polls as the four major candidates in the race squared off in their first TV debate together.
- GOP candidates for governor raise more than $760K this year Updated: Oct-01-15 6:54 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - Utah Gov. Gary Herbert and Jonathan Johnson, his 2016 re-election challenger, have raised a combined $760,000 so far this year, according to state campaign finance reports filed Wednesday.
- Clinton campaign starts more Nevada Latino outreach efforts Updated: Oct-01-15 5:16 pm
CARSON CITY, Nevada - Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton is announcing more initiatives focused on getting Nevada Hispanics on board with her campaign.