Campaign spending

A manual laborer pulls a cart of hay as men drive past on a motorcycle, near the offices of the Independent National Electoral Commission in Kano, northern Nigeria Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. Nigeria's main opposition party charged Thursday that the election commission has kept more than 1 million ghost voters on the national register, raising fears of vote rigging ahead of Saturday's presidential election. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
February 15, 2019 - 3:08 am
RUGA SETTLEMENT, Nigeria (AP) — It's hard to find a campaign poster in this threadbare settlement on the outskirts of the Nigerian capital, where thousands live in makeshift structures of tarpaulin and sticks of timber. From his little grocery shop, 65-year-old Jafar Ali awaits the moment a...
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FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2016 file photo, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman speaks during a news conference in New York. Schneiderman used nearly $340,000 in cash donated to his scuttled re-election campaign to pay the high-powered Manhattan law firm that defended him after he resigned amid allegations that he abused several women, according to newly filed campaign finance records reviewed by The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
January 29, 2019 - 6:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Former New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman used nearly $340,000 in political campaign funds to pay the law firm that represented him during an investigation of allegations that he physically abused several women, according to campaign finance reports reviewed by The...
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Billionaire investor and Democratic activist Tom Steyer speaks during a news conference where he announced his decision not to seek the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, at the Statehouse in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
January 09, 2019 - 11:48 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Billionaire investor and Democratic activist Tom Steyer said Wednesday that he will not run for the White House in 2020 and will instead focus on calling for President Donald Trump's impeachment. Steyer, who has spent $50 million on his Need to Impeach campaign and announced...
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President Donald Trump answers a reporters question about the investigation of special counsel Robert Mueller during a signing ceremony of the "Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Act," in the Oval Office of the White House, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
November 17, 2018 - 7:00 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he "very easily" answered written questions from special counsel Robert Mueller, though he speculated that the questions had been "tricked up" to try to catch him in a lie. He said he hadn't submitted his answers to investigators yet. "You have to...
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President Donald Trump answers a reporters question about the investigation of special counsel Robert Mueller during a signing ceremony of the "Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Act," in the Oval Office of the White House, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
November 16, 2018 - 9:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday he had "very easily" answered written questions from special counsel Robert Mueller, though he speculated that the questions had been "tricked up" to try to catch him in a lie. He said he hadn't submitted his answers to investigators yet. "You...
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FILE - In this combination of Oct. 21, 2018 file photos Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum, left, and Florida Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis speak during a CNN debate in Tampa, Fla. Races for governor, legislative seats and other state-level offices have attracted more than $2 billion in campaign contributions this year. That nearly matches contributions to congressional elections, the highest profile political events this year. The top states this year for reported contributions to candidates are, in order, Illinois, California, Texas, Florida, New York, Georgia and Pennsylvania. Polls have consistently shown a tight race in Florida between DeSantis, a loyalist to President Donald Trump, and Tallahassee Mayor Gillum. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, Files)
November 01, 2018 - 3:17 pm
The story of money in politics doesn't stop with spending on races for Congress. Candidates for governor, legislature and other state offices this year have brought in $2.2 billion in campaign contributions — nearly matching the combined total of $2.4 billion for candidates for the U.S. House and...
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FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2018, file photo, candidate Letitia James stands at the podium during a debate by the Democratic candidates for New York State Attorney General at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York. The four candidates in the tightly contested primary, Zephyr Teachout, James, U.S. Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney and Leecia Eve have all vowed to be a legal thorn in Republican President Donald Trump's side, opposing his policies on immigration and the environment. And the winner will inherit several pending lawsuits filed by the state that challenge Trump's policies and accuse his charitable foundation of breaking the law. (Holly Pickett/The New York Times via AP, Pool, File)
September 13, 2018 - 10:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on New York's Democratic primary (all times local): 11:35 p.m. The Republican running for attorney general in New York is attacking Democratic nominee Letitia James as a "career politician" who will "uphold the corrupt status-quo." Keith Wofford made the criticism in a...
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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks as he marks his primary election ballot at the Presbyterian Church of Mount Kisco, in Mount Kisco, N.Y., Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
September 13, 2018 - 10:34 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo easily beat back a primary challenge from activist and actress Cynthia Nixon on Thursday, thwarting her attempt to become the latest insurgent liberal to knock off an establishment Democrat. Cuomo, who always led in the polls and outspent his rival more than 8...
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FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2011, file photo, House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, left, administers the House oath to Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., as his wife, Margaret, looks on during a mock swearing-in ceremony on Capitol Hill in Washington. A federal grand jury in California on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, has indicted U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter and his wife on corruption charges. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
August 21, 2018 - 11:47 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Despite an ongoing FBI investigation into his campaign spending, U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter coasted through the June primary election largely unscathed, finishing first by a 30-point margin and establishing himself as a strong favorite to hold the seat in November. That's now changed...
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FILE - In this April 17, 2018, file photo, Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment commissioner Julie Menin, center, Darren Pfeffer, executive vice president of MSG live, left, and Bruce Gillmer, global head of music/talent MTV International announce the MTV VMAs' return to New York City and symbolic street renaming outside Radio City Music Hall in New York. MTV is launching its first-ever drive to encourage young people to register and vote during a midterm election year. The youth-centric network will unveil the effort at the Video Music Awards on Monday, Aug. 20. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
August 20, 2018 - 9:57 am
NEW YORK (AP) — MTV is launching its first-ever midterm election drive to encourage young people to register and vote, hoping fans make voting a communal effort with their friends. The youth-centric network will first publicize the effort Monday at its annual Video Music Awards being held at Radio...
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