Coronavirus Changes Nature of Campaign Planning and Spending
Campaigns
Coronavirus Changes Nature of Campaign Planning and Spending
2020-05-22 19:42:31
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - There's no question that the coronavirus outbreak that began in earnest in March profoundly affected the nature of politicking ahead of one of the most consequential elections in modern times. For instance, the latest batch of Federal Election... Read More

House Democrats Widen Massive Fundraising Edge
Campaign Finance
House Democrats Widen Massive Fundraising Edge

WASHINGTON — House Democrats have expanded their financial advantage over Republicans in battleground districts, new fundraising reports show. The reports covering the year’s first three months, which were due to the Federal Election Commission by midnight Wednesday, show fundraising did... Read More

Trump Campaign Raises $212 Million in Quarter
2020 Elections
Trump Campaign Raises $212 Million in Quarter

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s campaign raised more money in the first quarter of 2020 than in the previous quarter, but the coronavirus pandemic may be starting to slow fundraising efforts. Trump’s campaign, along with the Republican National Committee and... Read More

As Redistricting Approaches, Democrats Boost National Fundraising for State Legislatures
State News
As Redistricting Approaches, Democrats Boost National Fundraising for State Legislatures

WASHINGTON — After nearly a decade of virtually ceding state legislative races to Republicans, the Democratic Party organization dedicated to winning those seats and other allied groups nationally are ramping up fundraising in a bid to win control of state... 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

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

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

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

Nonpartisan App Aims to Reinvent Fundraising, Voter Engagement
Political News
Nonpartisan App Aims to Reinvent Fundraising, Voter Engagement
2019-06-25 21:38:12
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - As Americans across the country prepare to settle in and get their politics on watching the first Democratic presidential debate in Miami, a new, nonpartisan political app is promising to shake up fundraising and how voters engage in... Read More

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