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  • McAuliffe, Warner donate funds tied to straw donor

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Gov. Terry McAuliffe and U.S. Sen Mark Warner are donating to charity funds tied to a wealthy hotel executive and Democratic fundraiser who pleaded guilty to campaign finance violations. Sant Singh Chatwal pleaded guilty Thursday in New York to using straw donors to...

  • Hotel magnate, Democratic fundraiser pleads guilty

    NEW YORK (AP) — A wealthy hotel executive and Democratic fundraiser who supported Hilary Clinton for president pleaded guilty Thursday to charges he secretly funneled more than $180,000 in illegal campaign contributions to three unnamed candidates and coached someone to lie about it. An...

  • At Virginia Shad Planking, Senate candidates face political and culinary challenges

    WAKEFIELD, Va. -- When Democratic Sen. Mark Warner ventured onstage Wednesday at a festive fish-smoke in the Virginia woods, he was well aware he was in the minority. The annual Shad Planking, a culinarily perplexing but well-loved Virginia political tradition, has welcomed lawmakers and...

  • Mike Ross bests Asa Hutchinson in Arkansas governor race fundraising

    Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Mike Ross on Tuesday reported besting the Republican candidates for Arkansas governor in fundraising last month, rebounding after his chief GOP rival had raised more money for two straight months.

  • Millions pumping through Minnesota campaign stream

    Millions of campaign dollars already are coursing through the Minnesota campaign system, which should leave no shortage of biting commercials on television and brochures in mailboxes attempting to sway voters.

  • House Democrats' committee sitting on $40 million fund

    Donors gave more than $10 million in March to the committee tasked with electing House Democrats and helped it amass a $40 million fund to fight skepticism that Republicans can be ousted from their majority in November.

  • Democrats have outside money advantage --- for now

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Deep-pocketed donors are turning over multimillion-dollar checks to influence November's elections, and the sums raised by the national parties and their super PAC allies are already approaching the $1 billion mark, according to financial reports still being filed Tuesday...

  • Flush with cash, Lindsey Graham shifts focus away from raising money

    Two months ahead of the South Carolina primary, Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham is campaigning with gusto to ward off any potential political threats along his right flank, where he was thought to be vulnerable to a competitive Tea Party challenge. But, in fundraising, at least, Graham's...

  • Donald Trump looks to be an active donor in 2014 midterms

    From January through the end of March, the real estate mogul and television personality made 21 donations of $1,000 directly to Republican House or Senate campaigns across 19 states, according to numbers provided by a source with knowledge of Trump's political spending.

  • Alison Lundergan Grimes outraises Mitch McConnell in first quarter

    As the Senate's top-ranking Republican, Mitch McConnell has plenty of fundraising might behind his re-election bid in Kentucky this year. But, as the Democrat who might take McConnell down, so does Alison Lundergan Grimes.

  • Ed Gillespie raises $2.2 million in Va. Senate bid

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Republican Ed Gillespie's campaign announced Tuesday that it had raised $2.2 million in its bid to unseat U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, a sizable haul for a non-incumbent. Gillespie's campaign says 60 percent of its donors are Virginians and 15 donors had previously given to...

  • American Crossroads posts strong March fundraising numbers

    American Crossroads raised $5.2 million last month, posting its best March since launching in the 2010 election cycle. The Republican super PAC, founded by Mike Duncan, Steven Law and Karl Rove, still lags in cash on hand compared to this point in 2012, when it reported $24.4 million in the...

  • Pro-Obama group raises $5.88M since January

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A nonprofit group backing President Barack Obama's agenda raised nearly $6 million during the first three months of 2014. Organizing for Action says it received more than 124,000 contributions since the start of the year, raising $5.88 million since January. The group...

  • Obama meets with mega-donor Steve Mostyn

    HOUSTON (Legal Newsline) – Apparently, a $3 million donation to a super PAC that supports the President warrants a dinner party. President Barack Obama met with around 30 members of the Democratic National Committee and major party contributors at the home of plaintiffs attorney Steve Mostyn...

  • Md. won't enforce $10K donor limit after ruling

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland elections officials say they will no longer enforce a $10,000 limit on donors' contributions to state candidates during a four-year election cycle, citing a U.S. Supreme Court ruling. A State Board of Elections memo distributed Friday states that while a...



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