09/04/14 11:16 AM
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Legal Newsline) – On Thursday, the Center for Competitive Politics filed two lawsuits on behalf of a Colorado think tank, asserting that similar state and federal campaign finance disclosure laws are unconstitutional under the First Amendment. The Independence Institute wishes...
By Rebecca Berg | 09/03/14 05:16 PM
They're urging the Federal Election Commission to investigate whether Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land ran afoul of campaign finance rules by renting two big-rig pick-up trucks from her brother-in-law for use on the stump.
09/03/14 03:30 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — A Texas woman romantically linked to embattled New York Congressman Michael Grimm has pleaded guilty to campaign finance charges. Diana Durand of Houston entered the plea on Wednesday in federal court in Brooklyn. Prosecutors had accused Durand of lining up straw donors for...
By Rebecca Berg | 09/02/14 02:04 PM
Former President Bill Clinton has been a popular party surrogate for Democratic candidates this year in Republican-leaning states such as Arkansas and Kentucky -- and, now, Georgia.
By Philip Klein | 09/02/14 12:18 PM
Wisconsin prosecutors have selectively targeted conservative groups to effectively chill their speech, lawyers for a conservative activist detailed in a Tuesday filing with a federal appeals court.
By Ashe Schow | 09/02/14 07:59 AM
"As a taxpayer who resides in the state of Louisiana, I am disappointed that my senator would feel entitled to act above the law by using my tax dollars to fund her re-election campaign," Jason Dore, executive director of the Republican Party of Louisiana, wrote in a formal complaint filed...
By Byron York | 09/01/14 07:08 PM
If you're sick of cynicism in politics, you might want to avert your eyes from the Senate for the next few weeks.
By Paul Bedard | 08/29/14 08:49 AM
Planning strategy to deal with the terrorist rebels in Syria will take a back seat to fundraising Friday, as President Obama takes a two-state trip to raise cash for a couple of Democratic groups.
By Kelly Cohen | 08/28/14 08:42 AM
One of Michele Bachmann's former top campaign staffers pleaded guilty Wednesday to concealing money he received from the presidential campaign of former Rep. Ron Paul. Kent Sorenson, who managed Bachmann's presidential campaign in Iowa, pleaded guilty to one count of causing a federal campaign...
By Rebecca Berg | 08/27/14 08:25 PM
A conspicuous blue hybrid big-rig/pickup truck has become a surprising icon for Republican Terri Lynn Land’s Senate campaign in Michigan. It looms over campaign events. Land rode on it during a Fourth of July parade. It even has its own Instagram account. But the gimmick on wheels could...
By Timothy P. Carney | 08/27/14 01:16 PM
Democratic Senate candidates are winning the race for corporate cash, despite their populist rhetoric.
By Michael Barone | 08/26/14 04:37 PM
Noam Scheiber of the New Republic inadvertently admitted what we've long suspected about public employee unions.
By David M. Drucker | 08/25/14 01:19 PM
While Democratic campaign committees and super PACs have held a firm advantage over their Republican counterparts in the fight for donations this year, the Republican Governors Association reported $70.3 million in cash on hand at the end of June.
By David M. Drucker | 08/19/14 02:12 PM
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...
By David M. Drucker | 08/19/14 12:30 PM
The National Federation of Independent Business plans to spend up to $2 million on favored candidates in the November elections, mostly on paid advertising.
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