Campaigns

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. 2, 2010, file photo, Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp speaks in Atlanta. Kemp, a Georgia gubernatorial hopeful caused a stir just weeks ago with a shotgun in a campaign ad. Now he's back with a new video boasting of a pickup truck to "round up criminal illegals." Kemp calls himself a "politically incorrect conservative" in the ad released Wednesday, May 9, 2018, that appears aimed at answering — and riling up — his detractors. The Republican garnered strong criticism with an earlier campaign video released in late April in which he holds a shotgun and pretends to threaten a young man interested in his daughter. (AP Photo/John Amis, File)
May 10, 2018 - 4:44 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia gubernatorial hopeful boasts of owning a pickup truck "in case I need to round up criminal illegals" in a new campaign ad released weeks after he caused a stir by featuring a shotgun in another spot. Secretary of State Brian Kemp calls himself a "politically incorrect...
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May 10, 2018 - 11:33 am
LONDON (AP) — British lawmakers investigating the use of Facebook users' information in political campaigns issued a summons Thursday for the former head of data firm Cambridge Analytica after he declined to answer their questions. Parliament's Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee said it...
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Google CEO Sundar Pichai speaks at the Google I/O conference in Mountain View, Calif., Tuesday, May 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
May 09, 2018 - 1:23 pm
LONDON (AP) — Google is suspending all advertising connected to Ireland's abortion referendum as part of moves to protect "election integrity," the company announced Wednesday. The move came a day after Facebook banned foreign-backed ads in the Irish campaign, amid global concerns about online...
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Denise Morrisey stands next to her husband, West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, as he speaks at his campaign headquarters Tuesday, May 8, 2018, in Kearnesville, W.Va. (Ron Agnir/The Journal via AP)
May 09, 2018 - 11:25 am
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Republican voters rejected ex-convict Don Blankenship in a West Virginia Senate primary in which he sold himself as "Trumpier than Trump" but was vigorously opposed by Trump himself. GOP voters in Indiana, meanwhile, chose wealthy businessman Mike Braun over two sitting...
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Rick Colyer holds a sticker after placing his vote at the Durham County Library North Regional in Durham, N.C., Tuesday, May 8, 2018. North Carolina voters are choosing their parties' nominees Tuesday in dozens of legislative and congressional primary races congested with contestants who were spurred by strong feelings about President Donald Trump or their state's redistricting struggles. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
May 09, 2018 - 1:26 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Tuesday's primaries in four states (all times local): 1:20 a.m. Republican voters have rejected ex-convict Don Blankenship in a West Virginia Senate primary in which he sold himself as "Trumpier than Trump" but was vigorously opposed by the president. West Virginia...
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Denise Morrisey stands next to her husband, West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, as he speaks at his campaign headquarters Tuesday, May 8, 2018, in Kearnesville, W.Va. (Ron Agnir/The Journal via AP)
May 09, 2018 - 12:19 am
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Republican voters rejected ex-convict Don Blankenship Tuesday in a West Virginia Senate primary in which he sold himself as "Trumpier than Trump" but was vigorously opposed by the president. GOP voters in Indiana, meanwhile, chose wealthy businessman Mike Braun over two...
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Democratic gubernatorial candidate Richard Cordray, left, and his running mate Betty Sutton greet a crowd of supporters during an election night event Tuesday, May 8, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio. Republican Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, one of the state’s best-known politicians, and Cordray, who headed the federal consumer protection bureau under President Barack Obama, prevailed Tuesday to head into a fall faceoff to succeed Republican Gov. John Kasich. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
May 08, 2018 - 11:24 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republican Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, one of the state's best-known politicians, and Democrat Richard Cordray, who headed the federal consumer protection bureau under President Barack Obama, prevailed in their primaries on Tuesday to head into a fall faceoff to succeed...
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Republican Senate candidate Mike Braun thanks supporters after winning the republican primary in Whitestown, Ind., Tuesday, May 8, 2018. Braun faced Todd Rokita and Luke Messer in the Republican primary race. Braun advances to a November matchup with Democrat Joe Donnelly, who is considered one of the Senate's most vulnerable incumbents. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
May 08, 2018 - 10:36 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A wealthy former state lawmaker defeated two congressmen Tuesday in Indiana's Republican Senate primary, ending a bitter campaign dominated by personal attacks that drew national attention for its nasty tone. Republican Mike Braun advances to a November matchup with Democrat Joe...
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FILE - In this March 8, 2018, file photo California gubernatorial candidate Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom discusses the state's housing problems at a conference in Sacramento, Calif. Newsom, the Democratic front-runner in the governor's race, has said he wants to face a Republican in November and his latest ad makes it seem his preferred GOP candidate is John Cox. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
May 08, 2018 - 1:55 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, the Democratic front-runner in the governor's race, has said he wants to face a Republican in November and his latest ad makes it seem his preferred GOP candidate is John Cox. Newsom is airing a television ad slamming Cox's support for gun rights,...
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