More Campaign Finance Articles

  • 4 Kochs took genes, money in different directions

    WASHINGTON (AP) — They are an outsized force in modern American politics, the best-known brand of the big money era, yet still something of a mystery to those who cash their checks. Meet the Koch brothers. (Pronounced like the cola.) Perhaps the first thing you need to know is that there are...

  • US Chamber pumps money into Arizona GOP primary

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is stepping in to help a Republican preferred by the establishment in a bruising three-way Arizona primary in one of the most competitive House districts in the country. The powerful business group is putting hundreds of thousands of dollars behind...

  • Pro-Mitch McConnell group to spend another $1.5 million

    The Kentucky Opportunity Coalition, a 501(c)4 advocacy group that is backing McConnell's re-election, will spend $660,000 on a new 30-second ad attacking Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, the Democratic candidate. It will also spend $870,000 to air a positive ad that it has run...

  • GOP-friendly business group to spend $2 million on elections

    The National Federation of Independent Business plans to spend up to $2 million on favored candidates in the November elections, mostly on paid advertising.

  • FEC permits Senate candidate to purchase books with campaign funds

    WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – An independent candidate from Oklahoma running for U.S. Senate has been granted permission to purchase copies of her own book with campaign funds. On July 14, Joan Farr submitted a request for an advisory opinion with the Federal Election Commission, seeking to use...

  • California lawmakers pass 3 campaign reform bills

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Questionable campaign practices at the state and local level prompted state lawmakers to approve three reform bills Monday, including one adopted after a lobbyist was fined for hosting fundraisers at his home. SB1443 would outlaw gifts from lobbyists and reduce the...

  • FEC allows Crowdpac to collect fees on political donations

    WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – An Internet service company offering users the opportunity to browse an array of candidates and donate on site, instead of going to a candidate’s individual website to donate, has had its request approved by the Federal Election Commission. As previously reported,...

  • VIDEO: Impeachment talk brings in big money for DCCC

    The congressional fundraising fight just took an interesting turn.

  • Crist gets another boost with public money

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Former Gov. Charlie Crist is getting some help for his challenge to incumbent Gov. Rick Scott. And it's coming from Florida taxpayers. Crist on Friday received more than $474,000 when he received his second check of public matching funds. He has now received slightly...

  • Jeff Merkley spokeswoman: Koch-funded ad 'blatantly lying' about senator's legislative record

    Merkley's press secretary said the ad "willfully ignored" Merkley's legislative accomplishments.

  • Gloomy, frantic Dems plead: More money, please

    I've been getting a lot of email from Democratic fundraisers lately. They seem very worried about November's elections.

  • Did the Koch brothers just give up on winning Michigan?

    Their group, Freedom Partners, this week canceled its reserved television air time in Michigan for the remainder of the summer and the fall -- effectively conceding the fight in a state some Republicans are cautiously optimistic could turn in their favor.

  • Obama tells donors, 'Democrats drive me nuts'

    President Obama and conservative rival Sen. Ted Cruz have something in common, it turns out. "There are times where Democrats," the president told Democratic donors on Martha's Vineyard Monday night, "drive me nuts."

  • At 401st Obama fundraiser, singer belts out, 'Signed, Sealed, Delivered'

    Vacationing President Obama hosts his 401st fundraiser Monday night on Martha's Vineyard, Mass., continuing his record-setting pace.

  • Campaign finance curbs and bipartisan censorship

    Both sides find some types of political communication offensive to them and therefore undeserving of protection.

From the Weekly Standard

  • A Conversation With Peter Thiel

    Peter Thiel, the author of  Zero to One, Notes on StartUps, or How to Build the Future , is on the latest episode of Conversations with Bill Kristol :

  • Where Does Rand Stand?

    Manchester, N.H. Rand Paul's views on war against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria continue to evolve. Speaking to reporters on the campaign trail Friday afternoon, the Kentucky senator...

  • ‘American Leadership at Its Best’

    In his September 10 speech to the nation, President Obama said, “This is American leadership at its best: We stand with people who fight for their own freedom; and we rally other nations on behalf...