| Feb 21, 2012
Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney and a "super PAC" working on his behalf spent more than twice as much as they raised in January, underscoring how persistent challenges by rivals Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum have taxed the former...
| Jul 17, 2011
The huge infrastructure that President Obama is putting together for his reelection effort was already visible in the first few months of spending by his campaign, which doled out $10.5 million for a massive bricks-and-mortar operation based in Chicago....
| Jan 31, 2012
| 11:28 PM
The new role that the super-rich play in electoral politics began to emerge with greater clarity Tuesday as recently formed "super PACs" publicly reported their donors and expenses for 2011.
Restore Our Future, the super PAC backing Mitt Romney's...
| Oct 15, 2011
| 9:18 PM
Neck-and-neck for the lead in the Republican money race, Gov. Rick Perry of Texas and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney fuel their campaigns by relying on big-dollar donors. But they diverge on spending, with Romney paying out far more than Perry...
| Dec 2, 2011
| 7:01 AM
Just days after a "disastrous" interview on the network, Mitt Romney was back on Fox News Channel on Friday (see video below), armed with fresh attacks on his new chief rival, Newt Gingrich.
Thursday night, the former House speaker told ABC News that...
| Dec 3, 2011
| 5:15 PM
Newt Gingrich has surged to the lead in Iowa, according to a new survey released by the Des Moines Register on Saturday night.
The former House speaker has the support of 25% of likely Republican caucusgoers in the survey, up from just 7% in the previous...
| Jan 18, 2012
| 8:09 PM
Trevor Potter is an unlikely repeat guest for a late-night comedy show. As the former chairman of the Federal Election Commission, the courtly Washington lawyer is a leading expert on campaign finance law — not the kind of material that generates...
| Feb 2, 2012
| 5:08 PM
On a Strip packed with colorful, sometimes controversial gambling titans, Sheldon Adelson plays politics a little differently from the rest.
The casino barons are a mostly pragmatic bunch, shifting campaign donations to favor the party in power. Not...
| Feb 22, 2012
| 6:38 PM
The Red White and Blue Fund, a "super PAC" backing the presidential bid of Republican Rick Santorum, paid more than half a million dollars last month to a newly formed direct mail firm.
The owner of that company?
None other than Nick Ryan, a former...
| Mar 2, 2012
After locking up much of the Republican establishment's heavyweight fundraisers, Mitt Romney is going after the little guy.
"Donate $3 today to be automatically entered to be Mitt's special guest for Election Night on Super Tuesday," reads an email...
| Jul 1, 2011
The deadline for filing presidential fundraising reports closed Thursday, with officials from nearly every campaign predicting a relatively low dollar total compared with the historic highs at this time in the 2008 cycle.
Campaign aides engaged in the...