Political fundraising

FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2018 file photo, Michael Cohen, former personal lawyer to President Donald Trump, leaves federal court after reaching a plea agreement in New York. On Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, via Twitter, Cohen praised himself for providing “critical information” in the special counsel’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle, File)
August 24, 2018 - 5:44 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Cohen is sticking his hand out and asking the public for help paying for his legal defense, and one anonymous donor already has ponied up $50,000. Through his lawyer, Donald Trump's former "fixer" says collecting contributions through a GoFundMe page set up after his guilty...
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August 23, 2018 - 9:44 am
Tech companies want to protect U.S. political candidates from Russian hackers ahead of the midterm elections, but could that free help count as an illegal campaign contribution? That's the question Microsoft asked the Federal Election Commission this week. The company is requesting the FEC's...
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Rob Statham does some last-minute stumping on a Cheyenne street for Wyoming governor candidate Foster Friess, who is one of six GOP candidates running for the job in next week's primary election Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018. Statham says he particularly likes how Friess advocates for transparency in government spending. (AP Photo/Bob Moen)
August 22, 2018 - 9:57 am
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Latest on Wyoming's primary election (all times local): 11:15 p.m. Republican U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney will face a little-known Democrat from Laramie in her first campaign for re-election. Businessman Greg Hunter beat Laramie attorney Travis Helm to win the Democratic...
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President Donald Trump steps off Air Force One as he arrives Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
August 22, 2018 - 12:31 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — His name is Donald John Trump, but federal prosecutors have a simpler moniker for the 45th president: Individual 1. Dry legalese and generic aliases could do nothing to tone down the tale of the scheme to protect Trump outlined in court documents Tuesday. The criminal campaign...
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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 - 9:36 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter and his wife were charged Tuesday with using more than $250,000 in campaign funds to finance family trips to Italy and Hawaii, golf outings, school tuition, theater tickets — even fast food purchases — and attempting to disguise the illegal spending in...
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Michael Cohen, former personal lawyer to President Donald Trump, leaves Federal court, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, in New York. Cohen has pleaded guilty to charges including campaign finance fraud stemming from hush money payments to porn actress Stormy Daniels and ex-Playboy model Karen McDougal. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
August 21, 2018 - 6:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a financial fraud probe involving Donald Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen (all times local): 6:15 p.m. Michael Cohen's lawyer is suggesting President Donald Trump should face criminal charges for directing his longtime "fixer" to make hush-money payments to...
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Michael Avenatti, right, an attorney and entrepreneur, arrives to speak at the Hillsborough County Democrats' Summer Picnic fundraiser in Greenfield, N.H. Sunday, Aug.19, 2018. Avenatti, the attorney taking on President Donald Trump over his alleged affair with an adult film actress, is exploring a possible 2020 run for president. (AP Photo/ Cheryl Senter)
August 19, 2018 - 4:53 pm
GREENFIELD, N.H. (AP) — The attorney who has bedeviled President Donald Trump over his immigration policy and personal indiscretions is floating a possible presidential bid with New Hampshire voters. Michael Avenatti on Sunday attended the Hillsborough County Democrats' Summer Picnic fundraiser in...
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FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2017, file photo, Wisconsin state Sen. Leah Vukmir stands in the Senate chambers at the state Capitol in Madison. Vukmir, a Wisconsin state senator and close ally to Gov. Scott Walker, defeated a former Marine who cast himself as a political outsider to win the Republican primary for U.S. Senate on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. (Michelle Stocker/The Capital Times via AP, File)
August 16, 2018 - 12:52 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The burning question in Wisconsin's U.S. Senate race isn't about what either candidate plans to do, but rather whether a Republican megadonor will open his wallet after a stinging, and costly, primary defeat. Illinois billionaire Dick Uihlein spent nearly $11 million on the...
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FILE - In this Saturday, June 2, 2018, file photo, minutes after receiving the Republican Party endorsement for governor, Jeff Johnson pauses behind the stage, in Duluth, Minn. Johnson has been supportive of President Donald Trump. (Glen Stubbe/Star Tribune via AP, File)
August 14, 2018 - 11:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on primaries in Connecticut, Minnesota, Vermont and Wisconsin (all times local): 11:05 p.m. County Commissioner Jeff Johnson has beaten former Gov. Tim Pawlenty in Minnesota's Republican primary for governor, derailing Pawlenty's bid to reclaim his old job. Johnson won...
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FILE - In this April 25, 2017, file photo, Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., speaks about President Donald Trump's first 100 days, during a media availability on Capitol Hill in Washington. Baldwin advanced to the November general election after facing no opposition from her own party on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
August 14, 2018 - 9:45 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Republican primary battle for a Wisconsin U.S. Senate seat pits two loyalists to President Donald Trump who agree on most of the issues. The winner of Tuesday's primary between Kevin Nicholson and state Sen. Leah Vukmir will face Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin in November...
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