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  • McCutcheon decision shows Supreme Court split on individual free speech versus 'collective voice'

    In its recent ruling in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission, the Supreme Court struck down yet another provision of federal campaign finance law as a violation of the First Amendment's free speech guarantee.

  • Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee outpaces Republicans in fundraising again

    The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee had its best fundraising month of the midterm election cycle so far in March, bringing in $8.1 million and outpacing Republicans, who raised short of $6.4 million for Senate races during the same period.

  • Republican poll shows Scott Brown leading in New Hampshire

    Do I believe that former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown is leading incumbent Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen in New Hampshire by a 49-percent to 44-percent margin? I'm dubious.

  • Big outside groups overshadow parties in key races

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Millionaires and billionaires are increasing their influence in federal elections, leaving political parties to play more limited roles, and raising questions about who sets the agenda in campaigns. In a handful of key Senate races, the biggest and loudest players so far are...

  • NRSC has best fundraising month of 2014 cycle

    The National Republican Senatorial Committee has posted its best fundraising month of the midterm election cycle so far, the committee confirmed Tuesday. Sen. Rob Portman, the NRSC vice chair for finance, announced at a weekly lunch among Republican senators that the committee raised nearly...

  • Retiring Mike Rogers endorses Mike Bishop to fill spot

    WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – On Monday morning, U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers, a Republican from Michigan who recently announced his retirement, endorsed Mike Bishop, the former state Senate majority leader, to fill his spot in Congress. In the race for Michigan’s 8th Congressional District,...

  • Potential Lindsey Graham challenger would give Edward Snowden Medal of Honor

    Thomas Ravenel, who resigned his office as state treasurer of South Carolina in 2007 after a felony cocaine charge, announced Monday that he intends to challenge Graham if the incumbent Republican wins his primary election in June.

  • Rep. Steve Scalise's role in pushing flood bill seen as tryout for whip run

    Rep. Steve Scalise played a crucial role in whipping votes for a flood insurance bill that split congressional conservatives, drawing notice on Capitol Hill at a time when ambitious House Republicans are jockeying for leadership positions in 2015.

  • Bobby Jindal to headline major South Carolina Republican dinner

    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal will headline South Carolina's annual Silver Elephant dinner in June, one of the major events on the state's Republican calendar and a key function for any potential presidential candidate hoping to play in the first-in-the-South primary. “We are proud to welcome...

  • If Jeb Bush fears 'mudfight,' he's not ready for 2016

    Does Jeb Bush sound like a man who wants to run for president? In an extended interview with Fox News' Shannon Bream, the former Florida governor gave the impression of someone who would like to be president but has been out of the game for a while and isn't particularly eager to jump in the...

  • Ad wars heat up in Mississippi Senate GOP primary

    The contentious battle for the Republican nomination in Mississippi's Senate race is now playing out in earnest on television, with three new ads released Monday hitting both incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran and his opponent, Chris McDaniel. In a year that has produced remarkably few serious...

  • Business-Industry PAC welcomes Supreme Court's recent campaign finance decision

    WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Business-Industry PAC is applauding the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision to strike down overall campaign contribution limits, believing the opinion was the right decision for free enterprise and speech. U.S. Supreme Court On Wednesday, the Supreme Court,...

  • On Twitter and video, Biden steps up role for Dems

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is ramping up his role for the Democratic Party, putting his political weight behind a voter-expansion effort and rebooting his dormant Twitter handle just in time for the midterm elections. A video released Monday by the Democratic National...

  • Former FEC chairman joins Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) – A former Federal Ethics Commission chairman is bringing his political expertise to a Columbus law firm. Professor, attorney and political commentator Attorney Bradley Smith has joined Steptoe & Johnson PLLC. Smith will focus his practice in the areas of...

  • Supreme Court won't hear appeals on gay bias and campaign finance cases

    The Supreme Court declined to take up an appeal by a New Mexico photography studio that refused to take wedding photos of a same-sex couple. In another significant denial, the court also Monday rejected a challenge to a longstanding ban on campaign contributions by corporations. Both rulings...



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