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  • Obama heads off to raise money on the West Coast

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid a swirl of foreign and border challenges, President Barack Obama is embarking on the one mission that has regularly proved a winner for him — raising money for his fellow Democrats. Obama on Tuesday was starting a three-day West Coast trip, scheduled to attend at...

  • Monica Wehby raised just half of what incumbent Sen. Jeff Merkley raised in second quarter

    Pediatric neurosurgeon Monica Wehby raised more than $955,000 for her Senate campaign in the second quarter, while incumbent Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., raised $1.8 million.

  • You can't always get what you want

    This is one of the hard lessons of life, and one that evidently needs to be learned and relearned by political liberals: One is that public financing of elections is good. The other is that political polarization is bad.

  • Obama continues midterm money chase amid challenges in Ukraine, Gaza

    President Obama will continue his fundraising push this week with a West Coast swing through three major cities, juggling his midterm money chase with two major immediate foreign policy challenges and the ongoing immigration crisis on our own southern border.

  • DNC raises almost $9M in June, cuts debt to $3M

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic National Committee narrowly outraised its Republican rival last month and cut its debt to just $3 million, down from a onetime high of $23 million, according to federal financial forms due Sunday. The DNC raised almost $9 million in June, while the Republican...

  • Committees, super PACs disclose June fundraising

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The political parties, their campaign committees and super PACs faced a Sunday deadline to disclose how much donors gave and how much operatives spent in June. Highlights from the filings: ___ MISSISSIPPI GOOD FOR FUNDRAISING The anti-tax Club for Growth Action last month...

  • Dark money fuels Democrats' push against other dark money: Examiner Editorial

    Many liberals have an almost-religious faith in the ability of campaign finance laws to clean up politics. In the real world, however, political money always finds the loopholes.

  • Obama pushes transportation money at closed bridge

    WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President Barack Obama announced a new program Thursday to attract more private money to help pay to build new roads and bridges as he criticized Congress for refusing to approve a more lasting source of funding. The new program is designed to encourage collaboration...

  • Mead Treadwell tied to company that took stimulus money

    Alaska Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell has made opposition to the 2009 stimulus part of his campaign for a Republican Senate nomination. But he also served on the board of a company that took stimulus funds.

  • Obama's fundraising pace beats George W. Bush, but lags Bill Clinton

    President Obama may seem like he's at a breakneck fundraising pace, racing to help his party down the ballot ahead of the midterm elections, but he's still far behind Bill Clinton's second-term money round-up. Obama's recent fundraising tour de force -- including three events last week and two...

  • Darrell Issa: Voicemail shows illegal fundraising by Obama administration

    Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., is highlighting a a fundraising phone call former Labor Secretary Hilda Solis made to an department employee as evidence that the Obama administration has a history of illegal fundraising activities.

  • Comptroller's campaign total reaches $2.78 million

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The incumbent Democrat running for New York state comptroller reports raising $1.17 million in donations over the past six months, giving him a balance of $2.78 million for the campaign. Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli reports spending $483,000 for the period. His largest...

  • Obama's presidential library raises $1.75m, has $498.25m to go

    President Obama's fundraising team so far collected just $1.75 million of the minimum $500 million needed to fund construction of his presidential library.

  • Is a fear of 'getting Koch'ed' hurting Republican super PACs?

    Democratic super PACs have outraised their Republican counterparts by millions, a factor attributed in part to GOP donors' fear of being targeted by the Internal Revenue Service -- or "getting Koch'ed."

  • Here are some of the lobbyists and business PACs trying to drive Justin Amash out of Congress

    Rep. Justin Amash, R-Mich., is probably the most libertarian member of the U.S. House, which means he's made some enemies on K Street. They are funding his primary opponent, Brian Ellis.

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