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  • Jim Clyburn: Obama's campaign organization has gone missing

    President Obama isn't doing enough to get House Democrats elected, according to Rep. Jim Clyburn who said Obama needs to stop fundraising and start activating his campaign organization in key districts.

  • Advocates criticizing New York public finance proposal

    ALBANY, N.Y. — Good-government advocates are criticizing Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York's legislative leaders for a budget agreement to test public campaign financing with the state comptroller race this year. Six good-government groups released a statement Sunday that called the proposal...

  • Democrats turn their fire on Koch brothers in desperate bid to save Senate

    Charles Koch, 78, and David Koch, 73, who run the second-largest privately held company in the country, are pouring a chunk of their vast fortune into helping Republicans take back the Senate.

  • Biggest spenders wear the union label

    Democrats are out to make the Koch brothers the most infamous campaign donors in the 2014 election cycle. But they are hardly the biggest spenders, nor is Americans for Prosperity, the 501(c)(4) they support, at the top of the list. That distinction belongs to the nation's labor unions,...

  • DC mayor has most campaign money left to spend

    WASHINGTON (AP) — With a week left before the District of Columbia's Democratic mayoral primary, Mayor Vincent Gray has more money left to spend than any of his rivals. The campaigns' last financial reports before the primary were due at midnight Monday. The primary is April 1. Gray has...

  • Examiner Editorial: Desperate about Keystone XL? Throw mud at the Kochs

    Controversy erupted last week when Steven Mufson and Juliet Eilperin of the Washington Post's Wonkblog posted a story headlined, “The biggest lease holder in Canada's oil sands isn't Exxon Mobil or Chevron. It's the Koch Brothers.” According to Mufson and Eilperin, the Koch Brother's...

  • Senate Democrats have record fundraising month

    The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee posted another record fundraising month, bringing in $6.8 million in February and raising its total for the election cycle to $66 million. After its best February haul ever, the campaign arm set up to defend Democratic candidates for Senate has...

  • DNC narrows RNC savings lead, still laden in debt

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic National Committee narrowed the savings gap with its Republican counterpart in February but is still carrying $15 million in debt. The Democratic National Committee raised $7.5 million last month and ended February with $6.9 million in the bank. Its red ink...

  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren raising money for New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen

    BOSTON (AP) — Sen. Elizabeth Warren is throwing her fundraising muscle behind fellow Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, who's facing a challenge from former Massachusetts Republican Sen. Scott Brown as she seeks a second term in New Hampshire. Warren defeated Brown in a 2012 race that was the...

  • America can't regulate its way to clean campaigns

    Last week, something unusual happened in the special election in southwest Florida to replace GOP Rep. Trey Radel. A candidate named Paige Kreegel called one of his Republican primary opponents and left a voice mail message, apologizing in advance for the fact that his own super PAC (which...

  • Darrell Issa demands documents on White House political office

    House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., is pressing the White House to provide documents for his probe into potential Hatch Act violations.

  • McAuliffe starts new political action committee

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe is launching a new political action committee aimed at raising money to help like-minded politicians. McAuliffe emailed supporters Monday announcing the start of Common Good VA, while also listing the accomplishments of what he called an...

  • Harry Reid takes money from companies under investigation for bribery law violations

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., has received campaign contributions from people and political action committees linked to multiple companies suspected of violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. The FCPA "generally prohibits the payment of bribes to foreign officials to assist...

  • Worried Obama begs donors, 'Do you still have my back?'

    Once carried like a conquering hero, President Obama is now pleading with donors for help to push his agenda, having to convince them that his record is something that should wow them. "Do you still have my back?" Obama asks in a new letter to donors and contributors. "You should be proud of...

  • Documents in DC corruption case: Hillary Clinton aide sought 'street teams'

    A campaign adviser to Hillary Clinton was involved in an off-the-books operation to help the former first lady's 2008 presidential campaign in four states and Puerto Rico, according to federal court documents.



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