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  • 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.

  • House Democrats' campaign arm has $51M banked

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats' campaign arm once again outraised its Republican rival last month, according to summaries of fundraising reports released Tuesday. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee raised $10.9 million from donors in June and has $50.9 million in its bank...

  • Wendy Davis reports raising $27M in past year for Texas governor race

    AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) – Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis, the Democratic gubernatorial candidate for governor, has reportedly raised $27 million since launching her campaign. On Tuesday, the Davis campaign announced it raised $27 million from more than 140,000 contributors since July...

  • Deja vu: Joe Biden assails 'my old friend' Sarah Palin

    Vice President Joe Biden is on the hunt again for "my old friend" Sarah Palin, his 2008 vice presidential foil.

  • 'Ready for Hillary' PAC has record $2.5m quarter, but Ben Carson's PAC raised more: $3.3m

    The campaign to draft Ben Carson into the GOP primaries outraised "Ready for Hillary," a shocker especially since the pro-Clinton's second quarter $2.5 million was a record.

  • McCutcheon hysterics should breathe deep and look at facts

    A new report analyzing the policy implications of the Supreme Court's biggest campaign finance case of the year, McCutcheon v. FEC, suggests that the controversy surrounding the decision is severely overblown. Prior to the case, few people seemed to care about, or even be aware of, aggregate...



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