Campaign finance

FILE - In a Jan. 4, 2006 file photo, U.S. Rep. John "Jimmy" Duncan, R-Tenn., addresses a business development news conference in Knoxville, Tenn. The House Ethics Committee confirmed Tuesday,, Feb. 20, 2018, that it's investigating Republican Rep. John Duncan Jr., who is serving his 16th term in the House and had previously announced he won't seek re-election. (AP Photo/Wade Payne, File)
February 20, 2018 - 4:32 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Ethics Committee confirmed Tuesday that it is investigating Republican Rep. John Duncan Jr., of Tennessee over unspecified allegations, after media reports last year that he had paid his son for campaign work. Duncan Jr., who is serving his 16th term in the House and had...
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In this Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, photo, Democratic gubernatorial candidate, Illinois Sen. Daniel Biss, of Evanston, talks to students during a campaign stop on the University of Chicago campus in Chicago. The former math professor who reported income of less than $35,000 last year is campaigning as a middle-class candidate in an Illinois governor’s race that includes a couple millionaires and a billionaire. Biss seems to be gaining support for his progressive campaign. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
February 16, 2018 - 12:45 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — In an Illinois governor race that includes a couple millionaires and a billionaire, Daniel Biss likes to tell people he's given his campaign just $25 — and then his wife decided to one-up him and donate $50. "We're pretty well maxed out, but we'll see what we can do going forward,"...
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FILE- In this Aug. 9, 2017, file photo, U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita, R-Ind., speaks during a news conference outside of the Indiana Statehouse in Indianapolis. Rokita says excessive government spending is "choking our economy and stealing freedom." But the Republican apparently does not have the same concern over using public money to promoting his efforts in office. An Associated Press review finds Rokita has spent roughly $3 million on media campaigns, mailers and other forms of mass communication. He is vying to unseat Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
February 15, 2018 - 4:50 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Throughout his career in elected office, Indiana Senate candidate Todd Rokita has used apocalyptic language to warn of "out-of-control" government spending, which he once described as "choking our economy and stealing freedom." Yet whenever election season rolls around, the...
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FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2007, file photo, Stormy Daniels arrives for the 49th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. President Donald Trump's personal attorney says he paid $130,000 out of his own pocket to a porn actress who allegedly had a sexual relationship with Trump in 2006. Michael Cohen tells The New York Times he was not reimbursed by the Trump Organization or the Trump campaign for the payment to Stormy Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)
February 15, 2018 - 5:35 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Stormy Daniels, the porn star whom Donald Trump's attorney acknowledges paying $130,000 just before Election Day, believes she is now free to discuss an alleged sexual encounter with the man who is now president, her manager told The Associated Press. At the same time, developments...
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FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2018, file photo, former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks about the tech sector during an industry conference, in Salt Lake City. Romney plans to announce his Utah Senate campaign Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. Three people with direct knowledge of the plan say Romney will formally launch his campaign in a video. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
February 14, 2018 - 11:53 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mitt Romney is preparing to announce a bid for Utah's Senate seat held by retiring Orrin Hatch, a position some hope the 2012 GOP presidential nominee will use to continue his biting criticism of President Donald Trump. Romney, who once called Trump "a phony" who was unfit for...
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FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2007, file photo, Stormy Daniels arrives for the 49th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. President Donald Trump's personal attorney says he paid $130,000 out of his own pocket to a porn actress who allegedly had a sexual relationship with Trump in 2006. Michael Cohen tells The New York Times he was not reimbursed by the Trump Organization or the Trump campaign for the payment to Stormy Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)
February 14, 2018 - 7:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Stormy Daniels, the porn star whom Donald Trump's attorney acknowledges paying $130,000 just before Election Day, believes she is now free to discuss an alleged sexual encounter with the man who is now president, her manager told The Associated Press Wednesday. At the same time,...
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FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2007, file photo, Stormy Daniels arrives for the 49th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. President Donald Trump's personal attorney says he paid $130,000 out of his own pocket to a porn actress who allegedly had a sexual relationship with Trump in 2006. Michael Cohen tells The New York Times he was not reimbursed by the Trump Organization or the Trump campaign for the payment to Stormy Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)
February 13, 2018 - 10:24 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's personal attorney said Tuesday he paid $130,000 out of his own pocket to a porn actress who allegedly had a sexual relationship with Trump in 2006. Michael Cohen said in a statement to The New York Times that he was not reimbursed by the Trump Organization...
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President Donald Trump listens during a meeting with lawmakers about trade policy in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
February 13, 2018 - 1:19 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The GOP is the party of fiscal responsibility no more. That's according to some conservatives who are grappling with a Republican-backed spending binge that threatens to generate trillion-dollar deficits for years to come while staining a cherished pillar of the modern-day...
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File- In this May 19, 2017, file photo, a man works on the Southern Nevada portion of U.S. Interstate 11 near Boulder City, Nev. President Donald Trump on Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, will unveil his long-awaited infrastructure plan, a $1.5 billion proposal that fulfills a number of campaign goals, but relies heavily on state and local governments to produce much of the funding. The administration’s plan is centered on using $200 billion in federal money to leverage local and state tax dollars to fix America's infrastructure, such as roads, highways, ports and airports.(AP Photo/John Locher, File)
February 11, 2018 - 6:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday will unveil his long-awaited infrastructure plan, a $1.5 trillion proposal that fulfills a number of campaign goals, but relies heavily on state and local governments to produce much of the funding. The administration's plan is centered on using $...
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Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., talks to reporters at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley of Iowa and Graham released a criminal referral they had sent to the Justice Department earlier this year asking for an investigation into the former spy, Christopher Steele. The senators say they’ve found evidence that either Steele lied to the FBI or classified documents supporting the surveillance contain false statements. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
February 08, 2018 - 12:38 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two influential Republican senators have injected new information into the partisan dispute over the government's secret surveillance of a former campaign adviser to President Donald Trump, revealing more details about how the FBI and Justice Department used research compiled by a...
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