Campaign laws

FILE - In this April 6, 2018, file photo, Adam Putnam, Republican gubernatorial candidate makes a campaign stop at Kimmins Contracting in Tampa, Fla. Florida’s wide-open race for governor won’t be decided for another six months, but it’s already triggered a wave of expensive television ad buys from groups taking advantage of gray areas in the state’s campaign finance laws. Florida Grown, a political committee linked to Putnam, has raised millions, much of it coming from large donations from companies such as Publix, Florida Power & Light and Disney. (Monica Herndon/Tampa Bay Times via AP, File)
May 20, 2018 - 11:44 am
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's wide-open race for governor won't be decided for another six months, but it's already triggered a wave of expensive television ad buys from groups taking advantage of gray areas in the state's campaign finance laws. Campaigns are interpreting the law so liberally...
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In this April 17, 2017 file photo, Donald Trump Jr., the son of President Donald Trump, speaks to media on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. Donald Trump Jr. told the Senate Judiciary Committee that he didn’t think there was anything wrong with meeting a Russian lawyer who was promising dirt on Hillary Clinton in 2016. That’s according to transcripts of his interview with the panel earlier this year. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
May 16, 2018 - 11:03 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump Jr. told the Senate Judiciary Committee last year he did not recall ever discussing the Russia investigation with his father and said he didn't think there was anything wrong with meeting a Russian lawyer at Trump Tower ahead of the 2016 presidential election,...
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In this Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016 photo ,Kelli Peterson, a victim witness assistant with the Minnehaha County State's Attorney's office, speaks to a victim of a crime over the phone in the Minnehaha County Administration building in Sioux Falls, S.D. South Dakota may become the first state to change the Marsy's Law constitutional "bill of rights" for crime victims of the six that have enacted it. (Joe Ahlquist/The Argus Leader via AP)
May 13, 2018 - 6:56 pm
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota voters enthusiastically passed "Marsy's Law" in 2016, joining several states that embraced the constitutional amendments giving crime victims such rights as being notified of developments in their cases. Now voters are being asked to support changes to the...
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FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2016 file photo, representatives of Leave.EU, a group that campaigns against Britain's membership in the European Union, hold pamphlets as they pose for photographs in London. Britain's electoral watchdog said on Friday, May 11, 2018, that it fined Leave.EU and referred its chief executive to police for breaking spending rules during the 2016 EU membership referendum. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
May 11, 2018 - 7:52 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain's electoral watchdog on Friday fined a pro-Brexit campaign group and referred its chief executive to police for breaking spending rules during the 2016 European Union membership referendum. The Electoral Commission said Leave.EU, which was allowed to spend 700,000 pounds ($950...
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Rudy Giuliani, an attorney for President Donald Trump, speaks at the Iran Freedom Convention for Human Rights and democracy at the Grand Hyatt, Saturday, May 5, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
May 07, 2018 - 7:51 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's new attorney, Rudy Giuliani, is off to a rough start in his media blitz defending Trump's stance toward the special counsel's Russian investigation and a $130,000 porn star hush payment. Giuliani's confounding and at times contradictory statements are said...
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FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2016 file photo, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani arrives at the Trump National Golf Club Bedminster clubhouse in Bedminster, N.J. President Donald Trump's new lawyer Rudy Giuliani said Wednesday, May 2, 2018, the president repaid attorney Michael Cohen for a $130,000 payment to porn star Stormy Daniels. Giuliani made the revelation during an appearance on Fox News Channel's "Hannity." (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
May 03, 2018 - 12:54 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump reimbursed his personal lawyer for $130,000 in hush money paid to a porn actress days before the 2016 presidential election, Rudy Giuliani, one of Trump's attorneys, said Wednesday, appearing to contradict the president's past claims that he didn't know the...
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FILE - In this April 11, 2018, file photo, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens speaks at a news conference about allegations related to his extramarital affair with his hairdresser, in Jefferson City, Mo. Missouri House Democrats are demanding that the Republican leadership launch immediate impeachment proceedings against Greitens, accusing Republicans of stalling. (J.B. Forbes/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP, File)
May 02, 2018 - 11:26 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A former campaign aide to Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens testified that he was duped into taking the fall when the governor's campaign was trying to explain how it had gotten a list of top donors to a veterans' charity that Greitens had founded, according to a legislative...
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FILE - In this Sunday, April 22, 2018 file photo, Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Moscow, Russia. An organization established by an exiled Russian tycoon says it has obtained emails showing close connection between government officials and the Russian lawyer who took part in a 2016 meeting with Donald Trump’s son and his then-campaign chairman. The emails suggest that Natalia Veselnitskaya worked closely with a top official in Russia’s Prosecutor-General’s office to fend off a US fraud case against her client, according to the Dossier organization. (AP Photo/Dmitry Serebryakov, file)
April 27, 2018 - 4:35 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — An organization established by an exiled Russian tycoon says it has obtained emails showing collaboration between Russian government officials and the lawyer who met with Donald Trump Jr. in 2016 and has denied having connections to the Kremlin. The emails the Dossier organization...
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April 24, 2018 - 5:51 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — In an April 20 story about the Democratic National Committee filing a lawsuit over Russian meddling in the 2016 election, The Associated Press reported erroneously that U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz accused former FBI Director James Comey of damaging Hillary Clinton's chances...
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In this April 18, 2018 photo, President Donald Trump listens during a news conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at Trump's private Mar-a-Lago club, in Palm Beach, Fla. The Democratic National Committee on Friday sued President Donald Trump's campaign, Trump's son, his son-in-law, the Russian Federation and WikiLeaks. The Democrats accuse the defendants of conspiring to help Trump win the 2016 presidential election after breaking into DNC computers and stealing tens of thousands of emails and documents. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
April 21, 2018 - 1:52 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A lawsuit by Democratic Party accuses Donald Trump's presidential campaign, Russia, WikiLeaks and Trump's son and son-in-law of engaging in a conspiracy to undercut Democrats in the 2016 election by stealing tens of thousands of emails and documents. The lawsuit filed Friday in...
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