Texts Linking to Split Fundraising Pages Not Subject to Joint Fundraising Rules
Campaign Finance
Texts Linking to Split Fundraising Pages Not Subject to Joint Fundraising Rules
2022-09-15 18:07:49
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Short code text messages containing links to “split-it” fundraising pages are not subject to joint fundraising rules under the Federal Election Campaign Act, the Federal Elections Commission has held. The determination came in response to a request for... Read More

Sen. Cruz Victorious in Campaign Finance Case
Campaign Finance
Sen. Cruz Victorious in Campaign Finance Case
2022-05-16 19:45:11
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON  —  Sen. Ted Cruz. R-Texas, has prevailed in his Supreme Court challenge to a provision of federal campaign law, but in dissent at least one justice believes the ruling "can only bring this country's political system into further disrepute."... Read More

FEC Sets Coordinated Party Expenditure Limits for 2022
Campaign Finance
FEC Sets Coordinated Party Expenditure Limits for 2022
2022-02-02 19:45:28
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Federal Elections Commission has established coordinated party expenditure limits for the 2022 election cycle. By law, a national party committee and state party committees can make special expenditures in connection with the general election campaigns of federal... Read More

Supreme Court to Weigh In on Ted Cruz Campaign Loan
Campaign Finance
Supreme Court to Weigh In on Ted Cruz Campaign Loan
2022-01-14 22:28:31
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Wednesday will consider whether a Federal Election Commission limit on the amount campaigns can use of post-election contributions to repay debts they owe to the candidates themselves violates the free speech clause of the... Read More

Cruz Victorious: Court Declares Campaign Loan Repayment Rule Unconstitutional
Campaign Finance
Cruz Victorious: Court Declares Campaign Loan Repayment Rule Unconstitutional
2021-06-07 19:53:32
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - A federal court in Washington struck down a provision of the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act last week, declaring it unconstitutional after Sen. Ted Cruz complained it barred him from repaying the $260,000 he lent himself during his 2018... Read More

FEC Issues Guidance On Upcoming Special Elections in New Mexico, Ohio
Elections
FEC Issues Guidance On Upcoming Special Elections in New Mexico, Ohio
2021-03-31 19:26:35
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Federal Election Commission on Wednesday announced the filing schedules for upcoming special elections to fill the seats of former Reps. Debra Haaland and Marcia Fudge, both of whom have taken positions in the Biden administration. Prior to... Read More

Biden Campaign Fundraising Surged in May
2020 Elections
Biden Campaign Fundraising Surged in May
2020-06-15 19:00:14
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Former Vice President Joe Biden's presidential campaign announced Monday that it raised $80.8 million in May, fueled by a daily virtual fundraising campaign the candidate and two committees associated with the Democratic Party perfected during the coronavirus pandemic.... Read More

Biden’s War Chest Swells as Donors Grow Increasingly Alarmed by Trump
2020 Elections
Biden’s War Chest Swells as Donors Grow Increasingly Alarmed by Trump

WASHINGTON — It was another in an unrelenting procession of Zoom fundraisers — the script familiar, the donors determined not to be deterred by technical glitches, and the candidate about to go through the motions — when Joe Biden revealed... Read More

Supreme Court Declines to Strike Down Seattle Campaign Finance Voucher System
Campaign Finance
Supreme Court Declines to Strike Down Seattle Campaign Finance Voucher System
2020-03-30 20:23:01
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear a challenge to Seattle's "Democracy Voucher Program," leaving in place the city's public financing program for local elections. Though the justices offered no explanation for their decision not to... Read More

Missouri Ethics Commission Fines Ex-Governor $178,000 for Campaign Finance Violations
State News
Missouri Ethics Commission Fines Ex-Governor $178,000 for Campaign Finance Violations

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — State ethics regulators have fined the campaign of former Gov. Eric Greitens $178,000 over campaign finance violations dating to his upstart, outsider bid to become Missouri’s chief executive. The Missouri Ethics Commission released its long-awaited probe... Read More

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

Former Mayor Begins ‘Unprecedented Push’ in Florida on Voter Outreach, Campaign Donations
State News
Former Mayor Begins ‘Unprecedented Push’ in Florida on Voter Outreach, Campaign Donations

MIAMI — As part of his effort to help down-ballot Democrats grow their numbers in the Capitol, one-time gubernatorial candidate and former Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum has decided on 21 candidates to endorse and support financially in 2020. Gillum’s Forward... 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
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

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

Campaign Legal Center Accuses de Blasio Campaign of Finance Violations
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Campaign Legal Center Accuses de Blasio Campaign of Finance Violations
2019-08-09 23:25:31
by Dan McCue

The Campaign Legal Center filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission Wednesday accusing the presidential campaign of New York Mayor Bill De Blasio and two PACs of violating federal law by arranging for a small number of wealthy donors... 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

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