Campaign spending

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, left, confers with Deputy Attorney General Athena Andaya, right, over state election laws during a meeting of the State Objections Board, Monday, June 11, 2018, in Topeka, Kan. The board has decided to list two candidates with the same first and last names in a Republican congressional primary as Rep. Ron Estes and Ron M. Estes. (AP Photo/John Hanna)
June 11, 2018 - 7:59 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Activists in both parties strongly suspect that political skullduggery led to two Kansas candidates with the same first and last name running against each other in a congressional primary, but a state board on Monday faced its own challenge: How should ballots differentiate...
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FILE - In this April 26, 2016 file photo, Danny Tarkanian participates in a Republican debate for Nevada's 3rd Congressional District in Henderson, Nev. All eyes are on Nevada Republican Sen. Dean Heller's re-election bid, but two U.S. House seats could be key to the Democrats’ effort to cut into GOP majorities in Congress. Tarkanian is expected to face wealthy Democratic philanthropist Susie Lee in Nevada's most expensive House race in November. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
June 07, 2018 - 7:54 pm
RENO, Nev. (AP) — All eyes are on Republican Sen. Dean Heller's re-election bid but hanging on to a pair of Democratic U.S. House seats up for grabs in Nevada could be key to the party's effort to shrink GOP majorities in Congress. Rep. Jacky Rosen's departure from the 3rd District race to...
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May 31, 2018 - 4:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional auditors say the Secret Service spent almost $4 million too much for seats on campaign planes during the 2016 election. The Secret Service paid $17.1 million to include agents on flights chartered by the campaigns of Republicans Donald Trump and Ben Carson and...
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May 11, 2018 - 3:31 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday upheld the convictions of three top staffers on Ron Paul's 2012 presidential campaign who were found guilty of arranging for money to be funneled through a vendor to an influential Iowa state senator who dropped his support for another...
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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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May 10, 2018 - 5:38 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's then-largest online charter school may have broken the law by withholding information used in calculating payments and inflated the amount of time students spent learning, the state auditor said Thursday. The now-shuttered Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow also didn't...
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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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April 04, 2018 - 6:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican congressman from Tennessee may have misspent more than $100,000 from his campaign committee and leadership political action committee on personal expenses over the past decade, according to an independent ethics office that asked the House Ethics Committee to review...
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Whistleblower Christopher Wylie who alleges that the campaign for Britain to leave the EU cheated in the referendum in 2016, speaking at a lawyers office to the media in London, Monday, March 26, 2018. Chris Wylie's claims center around the official Vote Leave campaign and its links to a group called BeLeave, which it helped fund. The links allegedly allowed the campaign to bypass spending rules.(AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
March 26, 2018 - 4:43 pm
LONDON (AP) — A group of whistleblowers on Monday questioned the integrity of Britain's vote to leave the European Union, presenting 50 pages of documents that they say prove the official Brexit campaign group violated election finance rules on the way to winning the 2016 referendum. They allege...
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The offices of Cambridge Analytica (CA) in central London, after it was announced that Britain's information commissioner Elizabeth Denham is pursuing a warrant to search Cambridge Analytica's computer servers, Tuesday March 20, 2018. Denham said Tuesday that she is using all her legal powers to investigate Facebook and political campaign consultants Cambridge Analytica over the alleged misuse of millions of people's data. Cambridge Analytica said it is committed to helping the U.K. investigation. (Kirsty O'Connor/PA via AP)
March 22, 2018 - 6:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller is scrutinizing the connections between President Donald Trump's campaign and the data mining firm Cambridge Analytica, which has come under fierce criticism over reports that it swiped the data of more than 50 million Facebook users to sway...
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