Complaint against council candidate is too late

|Friday, Aug. 01, 2014

The Hawaii County clerk won't evaluate a complaint that a Council candidate isn't qualified to represent the Puna district because she claimed a homeowner's property tax exemption on a Hilo home.

Florida lawmakers ordered to draw new voting map

| |Friday, Aug. 01, 2014

A Florida judge on Friday ordered legislators to draw up a new congressional map for the state after the old one was ruled to be illegal.

Voter turnout projected at 27 percent in Missouri

|Friday, Aug. 01, 2014

Missouri election authorities are predicting about one in four voters will cast ballots in next week's primaries.

Indiana ethics law faulted after official cleared

| |Friday, Aug. 01, 2014

Troy Woodruff knew his family's sale of nearly 3 acres of prime land near an Indiana highway project he oversaw as a top state transportation official would raise eyebrows. He did not disclose the sale even though the agency's ethics director recommended he do so.

PAC says Kansas farmers funding Huelskamp attacks

|Friday, Aug. 01, 2014

A political action committee that has spent more than $260,000 on ads criticizing Kansas congressman Tim Huelskamp says all the money is coming from concerned Kansas farmers.

Raimondo nears $5M fundraising mark in gov's race

|Friday, Aug. 01, 2014

General Treasurer Gina Raimondo is approaching the $5 million fundraising mark in her run for governor, putting her far ahead in the money race over two other Democratic candidates.

Dem chair to US House nominee: he should withdraw

|Friday, Aug. 01, 2014

The head of Mississippi's Democratic Party says he has advised the party's nominee to pull out of the 1st District congressional race because exaggeration of his military service — calling himself a "Green Beret veteran of Desert Storm" when he was a food service worker at Fort Bragg during the 1991 campaign in Iraq — has cost him support.

Illinois governor hopeful pledges $1M of fortune

| |Friday, Aug. 01, 2014

The wealthy Republican running for Illinois governor is catching heat for pledging $1 million of his personal fortune to a credit union on Chicago's South Side for loans to small African-American businesses.

Dooley gets endorsement from St. Louis mayor

|Friday, Aug. 01, 2014

St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley is getting the endorsement of St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay as he fights to keep his job in next week's Democratic primary.

Wolf missed paying Kansas income taxes in 2000

|Friday, Aug. 01, 2014

A spokesman for U.S. Senate challenger Milton Wolf has acknowledged he initially failed to pay Kansas income taxes in 2000, resulting in a state warrant before the bill was paid off.