Campaign Finance

Pete Buttigieg Raises $24.7 Million During 4th Quarter 2020 Elections
Pete Buttigieg Raises $24.7 Million During 4th Quarter

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Pete Buttigieg's campaign says he raised more than $24.7 million in the last three months and now has a campaign staff of 500 people nationwide, a show of financial and organizational strength heading into the... Read More

Rep. Elijah Cummings Left $1 Million in Campaign Funds When He Died Congress
Rep. Elijah Cummings Left $1 Million in Campaign Funds When He Died

WASHINGTON — The late U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings of Baltimore left $1 million in unspent campaign funds, according to election records. That raised an unanswered question: What happens to all that money now? In Washington, the campaign accounts of deceased... Read More

2020 Democrats Are Naming Their Fundraising ‘Bundlers’ Campaign Finance
2020 Democrats Are Naming Their Fundraising ‘Bundlers’

When it comes to political fundraising, rich people are great. People who know a lot of rich people are even better. Individual donors may write the checks, but a lot of influence and power accrues to the intermediaries who collect... Read More

Index‌ ‌Finds‌ ‌Strong‌ ‌Growth‌ ‌in‌ ‌Political‌ ‌Disclosures‌ ‌By‌ ‌Companies‌ Campaign Finance
Index‌ ‌Finds‌ ‌Strong‌ ‌Growth‌ ‌in‌ ‌Political‌ ‌Disclosures‌ ‌By‌ ‌Companies‌
2019-11-19 22:53:34
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - A year out from the 2020 general election, more U.S. companies are opting for transparency when it comes to what they're spending on politics, according to a nonpartisan scorecard.  The CPA-Zicklin Index is a joint project of the... Read More

Giuliani Faces US Probe on Campaign Finance, Lobbying Breaches Political News
Giuliani Faces US Probe on Campaign Finance, Lobbying Breaches

WASHINGTON — Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, is being investigated by federal prosecutors for possible campaign finance violations and a failure to register as a foreign agent as part of an active investigation into his financial dealings, according... Read More

Report: Democrats Who Flipped Red Districts in 2018 Are Steadily Building Cash Advantage 2020 Elections
Report: Democrats Who Flipped Red Districts in 2018 Are Steadily Building Cash Advantage
2019-10-25 19:37:19
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The conventional wisdom this summer was that House Democrats who flipped red districts in 2018 would be particularly vulnerable if the chamber moved forward with an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump. But an analysis by the Center... Read More

Feds Arrest Fourth Defendant in Campaign Finance Case Involving Giuliani Associates Law
Feds Arrest Fourth Defendant in Campaign Finance Case Involving Giuliani Associates

MIAMI — A self-described former pro golfer from South Florida who was indicted last week on campaign finance charges was arrested by federal authorities on Wednesday. David Correia, who worked with Rudy Giuliani associate Lev Parnas, is now in federal... Read More

Warren, Sanders Top Third-Quarter Fundraising, Biden Comes in Fourth in Money Haul 2020 Elections
Warren, Sanders Top Third-Quarter Fundraising, Biden Comes in Fourth in Money Haul
2019-10-04 20:38:32
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON  — Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., raised $24.6 million over the past three months, relying largely on a massive small donor operation. The senator's haul, announced on Friday, is just less than the $25.3 million her chief liberal rival, Vermont... Read More

With Shift In Focus, Has End Citizens United Become Just Another Money Machine? Campaign Finance
With Shift In Focus, Has End Citizens United Become Just Another Money Machine?
2019-09-24 20:58:57
by TWN Staff

WASHINGTON - It was a typical day at the Iowa State Fair, just outside of Des Moines. The smell of just about anything you can imagine fried and served on a stick permeated the air, livestock mostly slumbered through being... Read More

Booker Sees Surge In Donations After Suggesting Campaign's End Is Near 2020 Elections
Booker Sees Surge In Donations After Suggesting Campaign's End Is Near
2019-09-23 19:27:53
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Sen. Cory Booker's presidential campaign raised just over a half million dollars in two days after the candidate suggested his run for the White House could be over by the end of the month. Campaigning in Iowa over... Read More

Texas Governor Says ‘Mistakes Were Made’ in Sending Fundraising Letter Warning About Migrants State News
Texas Governor Says ‘Mistakes Were Made’ in Sending Fundraising Letter Warning About Migrants

EL PASO, Texas — In front of victims of the Aug. 3 Walmart mass shooting in El Paso, Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday opened public safety talks conceding “mistakes were made” when he sent potential donors a fundraising letter that... Read More

Election Commission Vice Chair Resigns, Leaving It Without Quorum Elections
Election Commission Vice Chair Resigns, Leaving It Without Quorum
2019-08-27 20:58:03
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Matt Petersen, a Republican appointment to the Federal Election Commission and most recently, its vice chairman, has resigned his seat, leaving the panel overseeing campaign laws without a quorum. Petersen's departure leaves the FEC with only three of... Read More

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