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  • Marco Rubio pitches donors as the 'Moneyball' candidate

    Marco Rubio's presidential campaign slogan, a "New American Century," also serves as his message to donors as he makes the pitch that he's a fresh face in a crowded and expensive Republican primary contest. The 43-year-old Florida senator, son of Cuban...
  • Why Hillary Clinton can't win the fundraising expectations game

    As Hillary Clinton begins her second presidential bid, and the business of paying for it, her supporters predict that she will be deemed a fundraising failure no matter how much money she collects. One of the world's most recognizable politicians,...
  • Clinton already uniting prospective GOP presidential field

    Hillary Rodham Clinton opened her 2016 presidential campaign with a road trip to Iowa as Republican hopefuls, vying to be the one to face her if she wins the Democratic nomination, got an early and aggressive start taking her on. A van nicknamed "Scooby"...
  • Democrats' intraparty fight haunts second US Senate campaign

    This month marks six years since Arlen Specter switched parties to become a Democrat, upending Pennsylvania's 2010 U.S. Senate campaign and setting off an intraparty fight among Democrats that is now haunting a second campaign. Party leaders are now...
  • FEC argues that ex-Sen. Larry Craig misused campaign funds

    WASHINGTON Former Idaho Republican Sen. Larry Craig "appears to have gambled that he would not be pursued for his violation" of campaign finance laws, the Federal Election Commission now says. In a new brief that resurrects details about Craig's 2007...
  • Rick Santorum testing waters for 2016

    Rick Santorum testing waters for 2016
    WASHINGTON — Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum has taken a step toward another presidential bid. His campaign says it's set up an account declaring that Santorum, a Republican, is "testing the waters" for a potential run. The colloquial-...
  • Santorum 'testing the waters' for presidential bid

    Santorum 'testing the waters' for presidential bid
    Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum has taken a step toward another presidential bid. His campaign says they’ve set up an account declaring that Santorum is “testing the waters” for a potential run. The colloquial-sounding phrase is...
  • Will Ted Cruz super PACs usher in new frontier of donor influence?

    The four super PACs preparing to give a $31 million boost to the presidential hopes of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz represent the latest twist in the infiltration of big money in politics and a way for wealthy donors to have an even more direct say in how their...
  • Hillary Clinton's team is preparing behind the scenes, largely out of a closet

    Hillary Clinton's team is preparing behind the scenes, largely out of a closet
    The road that Hillary Rodham Clinton hopes to take to the Oval Office begins in a Midtown Manhattan supply closet. When fully operational, her campaign for president will occupy two floors of office space in a Brooklyn high-rise. But for now, the...
  • Exclusive: New Ted Cruz super PACs take in record haul

    Ted Cruz's presidential effort is getting into the shock-and-awe fundraising business. An associate of the Texas senator, a recently announced presidential candidate, tells Bloomberg that a cluster of affiliated super-political action committees was...
  • Stephen R. Weissman: Robert Menendez and the dangers of unlimited campaign contributions

    Stephen R. Weissman: Robert Menendez and the dangers of unlimited campaign contributions
    Federal corruption charges against Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., challenge the reasoning behind a court decision that has allowed wealthy donors to pour more than $2 billion into "independent spending" groups in the last two election cycles. The Justice...