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  • In West Virginia, anti-Nick Rahall ads do double duty

    When it comes to West Virginia Congressional races, geography may be on the Koch brothers' side. West Virginia has three congressional districts, created by two horizontal-ish lines trisecting the state from side to side. The first district, held by Republican David McKinley, isn’t really in...

  • School bond group donors face election fines

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Donors to groups formed to support the passage of school bond issues are facing hefty fines from state election regulators. Some, like Bob Bell's engineering firm, could be fined as much as $19,000, he told the Anchorage Daily News (http://is.gd/cieDRr). State law...

  • NYC official questions oil firm's political giving

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The New York City comptroller has asked a Texas oil company to explain why it has been connected to political donations that appear to have little to do with its energy business. Comptroller Scott Stringer, investment adviser and trustee to the $150 billion city pension...

  • Missouri groups spent $200k on lawmakers' trips

    Industry and special interest groups have spent more than $200,000 in the last three years on trips for Missouri lawmakers.

  • A casino mogul and Baptists team up against online gambling

    Last month, South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham proposed gambling legislation that was written by a lobbyist for casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson.

  • 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.



From the Weekly Standard

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