Campaign spending

FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2018, file photo, Republican U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., leaves an arraignment hearing in San Diego after he and his wife, Margaret, pleaded not guilty to charges they illegally used his campaign account for personal expenses. Federal prosecutors say Hunter illegally used campaign funds to finance romantic flings with a series of women, spending thousands of dollars on meals, drinks and vacations. Allegations about the married Republican congressman's affairs were outlined in a government court filing late Monday, June 24, 2019, connected to charges he and his wife misspent more than $200,000 on trips and personal expenses. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
June 28, 2019 - 7:36 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lawyers for California Rep. Duncan Hunter want a federal judge to reject an attempt by prosecutors to introduce evidence that the congressman used campaign funds to finance a string of extramarital relationships, a court filing said Friday. Prosecutors are seeking permission "to...
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FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2018, file photo, Republican U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., leaves an arraignment hearing in San Diego after he and his wife, Margaret, pleaded not guilty to charges they illegally used his campaign account for personal expenses. Federal prosecutors say Hunter illegally used campaign funds to finance romantic flings with a series of women, spending thousands of dollars on meals, drinks and vacations. Allegations about the married Republican congressman's affairs were outlined in a government court filing late Monday, June 24, 2019, connected to charges he and his wife misspent more than $200,000 on trips and personal expenses. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
June 28, 2019 - 6:40 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Indicted California Rep. Duncan Hunter is asking a judge to reject an attempt by prosecutors to introduce evidence that the congressman used campaign funds to finance a string of extramarital relationships. In a motion Friday, the congressman's lawyers say prosecutors are seeking...
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June 25, 2019 - 12:16 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal prosecutors say U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter of California illegally used campaign funds to finance romantic flings with a series of women, spending thousands of dollars on meals, drinks and vacations. Allegations about the married Republican congressman's affairs were...
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President Donald Trump walks through the Colonnade of the White House, next to Polish President Andrzej Duda, as they arrive for a news conference in the Rose Garden, Wednesday June 12, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
June 13, 2019 - 12:39 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — While Democrats wage a wide-open primary, President Donald Trump is blanketing battleground states with online advertising that could help set the narrative heading into the 2020 campaign. The blitz of ads run recently in states including Michigan, Florida, Wisconsin and...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018 file photo, Margaret Hunter, center, the wife of U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter, arrives for an arraignment hearing in San Diego. Rep. Duncan Hunter's wife is planning to change her not-guilty plea after the couple was charged with using more than $250,000 in campaign funds on vacations and other expenses. Margaret Hunter, who worked as the California Republican's campaign manager, is scheduled to appear in federal court Thursday, June 12, 2019 to change her plea.(AP Photo/Denis Poroy)
June 12, 2019 - 4:40 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The wife of U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter is planning to change her not-guilty plea in a federal corruption case alleging the couple spent more than $250,000 in campaign funds on vacations and other personal expenses, setting up the possibility she will testify against her husband, a...
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FILE - In a Monday, May 21, 2018 file photo, Santa Fe High School freshman, Jai Gillard writes messages on each of the 10 crosses representing victims in front the school in Santa Fe, Texas. Texas, which for years has buckled to pressure from the National Rifle Association, has quietly gone around the organization by slipping a $1 million public safety campaign on gun storage into a massive spending bill now headed to Republican Gov. Greg Abbott’s desk.(Steve Gonzales/Houston Chronicle via AP, File)
May 27, 2019 - 12:36 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Lawmakers in gun-loving Texas have quietly gone around the National Rifle Association by slipping language into a massive spending bill that would fund a $1 million public safety campaign on gun storage. The last-minute move late Sunday sets up a political test rarely seen in...
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FILE - In this May 16, 2019, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., addresses a campaign rally at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va. Democrats running for the White House rail against the flood of campaign cash that courses through the political system. But it’s becoming clear that those pledges often come with asterisks. Warren has vowed no untraceable “dark money” will help her, despite being backed by an organization that doesn’t disclose some of its donors.(AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
May 22, 2019 - 9:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders wants to crack down on outside groups that do political spending, though one is allied with his presidential campaign. Elizabeth Warren has vowed no untraceable "dark money" will help her White House bid, despite being backed by an organization that doesn't disclose...
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President Donald Trump arrives at a rally at Resch Center Complex in Green Bay, Wis., Saturday, April 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
May 08, 2019 - 9:43 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump spent his first campaign as an underdog, written off by the political establishment and down on his own chances on Election Night. But as he and his team gear up for re-election, they're claiming an unfamiliar position: front-runner. Trump and his allies are...
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FILE - In this Sept. 20, 2018, file photo, voting booths stand ready in downtown Minneapolis. Whether campaigns have learned from the cyberattacks in the 2016 election is a critical question ahead of next year’s presidential race. . (AP Photo/Steve Karnowski, File)
May 03, 2019 - 12:39 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — While candidates were focused on campaigning in 2016, Russians were carrying out a devastating cyber-operation that changed the landscape of American politics, with aftershocks continuing well into Donald Trump's presidency And it all started with the click of a tempting email and...
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FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2018 file photo, former Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams speaks to supporters in Atlanta. Abrams has gone from losing the Georgia governor’s race to being a heavily recruited Democratic star. It’s a dramatic rise often fueled by the promotional spending of Fair Fight Action, a nonprofit she founded to promote voting rights. They can accept unlimited sums of money, which could be a problem if she runs for office again. There is no proof of illegal activity. But donation limits could be applied retroactively to the group’s spending if she runs for federal office. (AP Photo/John Amis)
March 20, 2019 - 1:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a matter of months, Stacey Abrams has gone from losing the Georgia governor's race to being a heavily recruited Democratic star, urged to run for Senate and mentioned as a possible presidential contender. It's a dramatic rise often fueled by the promotional spending of Fair...
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