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  • Republican senators to transfer $3 million to NRSC after appeal by McConnell

    Senate Republicans on Tuesday agreed to transfer $3 million in personal campaign funds to the National Republican Senatorial Committee in their bid to capture the Senate majority this November, sources confirmed. With control of the Senate on the line and Democrats and their allies pouring...

  • Dems set to spend record amounts in Florida governor's race

    The Democratic Governors Association gave Charlie Crist $1.5 million Monday, bringing its total investment to about $5.6 million, according to the Miami Herald.

  • Vulnerable Dem took more taxpayer-funded flights

    Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., is struggling to hold onto her Senate seat -- and questions regarding her travel activities and taxpayer dollars aren't making things any easier.

  • House and Senate recycle partisan agendas in pre-election session

    It's the same song, second verse as the two chambers recycle partisan agenda items while heading out the door to campaign ahead of the pivotal November election.

  • Proposed amendment on campaign finance dies in Senate

    The key vote was Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who backed the proposal.

  • Surprise: Divided FEC finally embraces Citizens United, McCutcheon

    In a surprise announcement, the Federal Election Commission announced Thursday that it will begin implementing the four-year-old Citizens United campaign finance law.

  • Michelle Obama will campaign for Bruce Braley

    As President Obama faces career-low approval ratings, Michelle Obama remains quite popular -- and she is in high demand by Democratic campaigns, even in Republican-leaning states.

  • Parties play politics over Constitutional amendment on campaign cash

    While it's still a long shot the measure eventually will pass, both parties are getting millage from the process for messaging purposes.

  • Jeb Bush stumps in Michigan

    Former Republican Florida Gov. Jeb Bush will stump for the Republican governor of Michigan next month, fueling speculation that he may consider a run for the White House.

  • Favors and loot for sale

    Why do people and organizations cough up billions of dollars to line political coffers? One might answer that these groups and individuals are simply extraordinarily civic-minded Americans who have a deep and abiding interest in encouraging elected officials to live up to their oath of office to...

  • Harry Reid is mad that Republicans didn't obstruct his bill

    After Monday's bipartisan 79-18 vote, Reid vented to reporters that Republicans were trying to "stall" the Senate, indicating that he never intended for the campaign finance amendment by Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., to go to a real floor debate.

  • Team Obama copied Amazon for fundraising

    The Obama re-election committee cribbed from Amazon for fundraising help, hoping to make donating so easy that if "people tripped and hit their head on the computer, they'd give us money by mistake," said a former official.

  • Senate advances constitutional amendment on campaign finance

    It was authored by Democrats, who thought it would be blocked by GOP opposition. But Republicans voted to move ahead with the debate.

  • Senate Dems in doomed push to limit campaign funds

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats started their campaign-season drive Monday for a constitutional amendment aimed at curbing special interests' financial clout in elections, a doomed effort the party hopes will help them make a populist appeal to voters. The measure would allow Congress and...

  • McConnell hits campaign finance bill ahead of vote

    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell argued Democrats are proposing campaign finance law changes solely for political reasons, as the Senate prepares to debate the contentious issue ahead of the midterm elections.



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