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The New Holy Grail Of Republican Primaries

The penumbras and emanations of Citizens United are changing the Republican campaign game.

July 30, 2015

Silicon Valley Emerges As A Political Force

Silicon Valley has surpassed many traditional political powerhouses as a source of campaign cash.

July 17, 2015

Democrats Embrace ‘Citizens United’ In Defense Of Clinton

Democrats were outraged with the Citizens United ruling. But after learning about the firms donating to Clinton’s foundation, they’re suddenly OK with it

May 1, 2015
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) speaks at the 42nd annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, in National Harbor, Md. Cruz announced his presidential bid Monday. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

Will Ted Cruz Super PACs Usher In New Frontier Of Donor Influence?

One of the constellation of committees appears to be underwritten by Republican mega-donor Robert Mercer and his family. Campaign lawyers said the arrangement is unlike anything they’ve ever seen before.

April 9, 2015
National News, Politics, Top News, Campaign Financing, Presidential Election, Jeb Bush, Super PAC, FEC

Presidential Candidates-To-Be Make The Most Of Fundraising Rule-Bending

“So long as he doesn’t say the magic words “I’m running,” Bush contends that he can raise and spend unlimited sums through a so-called super PAC under his control.”

April 6, 2015

Early Fundraising Totals Give Hope To Democrats

Despite falling poll numbers and growing economic discontent, there is some good news for President Obama’s reelection chances. According to reports filed with the Federal Election Commission last week, the Democratic National Committee, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee had raised a combined $129 million through July. That number is $24 million […]

August 24, 2011