Campaign Finance

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

FEC Seeks Public Comment On Adding 'Valuable Information' To Defined Contributions
Elections
FEC Seeks Public Comment On Adding 'Valuable Information' To Defined Contributions
2019-08-23 15:43:11
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Federal Elections Commission is seeking public comment on a proposal to include "valuable information" to the definition of a "contribution" used in its regulations. Currently commission regulations define a "contribution" as "any gift, subscription, loan ... advance,... Read More

Bernie Sanders’ Famed $27 Donors Are Split In 2020’s Sprawling Democratic Field
Campaign Finance
Bernie Sanders’ Famed $27 Donors Are Split In 2020’s Sprawling Democratic Field

Small-dollar donors made Bernie Sanders’ 2016 presidential bid one of the most successful insurgent campaigns in Democratic Party history, allowing him to be competitive with establishment favorite Hillary Clinton. But in the 2020 race, nearly 1.7 million, or more than... Read More

Indian Americans, a Rising Political Force, Give $3 million to 2020 Presidential Campaigns
2020 Elections
Indian Americans, a Rising Political Force, Give $3 million to 2020 Presidential Campaigns

Indian Americans are a sliver of the nation’s population but a growing political force. They have contributed more than $3 million to 2020 presidential campaigns — more than the coveted donors of Hollywood. On the Democratic side, they are largely... Read More

Federal Judge Agrees to Keep Seal in Place in Cohen Campaign Finance Probe
Law
Federal Judge Agrees to Keep Seal in Place in Cohen Campaign Finance Probe
2019-05-21 21:28:50
by Dan McCue

A federal Judge in New York agreed to continue to seal search warrant materials related to an investigation of campaign finance violations by President Donald Trump's former personal attorney, Michael Cohen. The decision by U.S. District Judge William Pauley III... Read More

George Washington to Citizens United: A History of Campaign Finance Reform
Campaign Finance
George Washington to Citizens United: A History of Campaign Finance Reform
2019-05-21 12:48:25
by Dan McCue

From the very beginning of the Republic, campaign finance has been a hard subject to discuss in polite company. In a capitalist society, things, including access to whatever serves as the public megaphone of the era, simply cost money. And... Read More

Ex-Fugees Rapper Poised To Be Charged in Campaign Finance Case
Campaign Finance
Ex-Fugees Rapper Poised To Be Charged in Campaign Finance Case

NEW YORK — Federal prosecutors are expected to charge former rap star Pras Michel as soon as Friday with campaign finance violations related to President Barack Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign, according to two people briefed on the matter. Michel will... Read More

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