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  • Durbin opposes super PACs but benefits from one of them

     Durbin opposes super PACs but benefits from one of them
    U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin long has criticized the loosening of limits on political spending, and blamed the Supreme Court last month for giving a "privileged clique and corporate titans the power to drown out the voices of ordinary Americans." But...
  • Is negativity best way to decide an election?

    Is negativity best way  to decide an election?
    A few weeks ago, I wrote about rampant voter apathy in Florida. Now, I'm beginning to understand why so many people are so indifferent here. With early voting nearly complete, and Election Day itself imminent, it's impossible to turn on the TV without...
  • MapLight's Daniel Newman wants to help Californians 'follow the money'

     MapLight's Daniel Newman wants to help Californians 'follow the money'
    We all know the Watergate prescription for uncovering political influence: "Follow the money." It's why organizations like MapLight were created — to track donations from source to spending to legislative outcomes. Daniel G. Newman is a co-founder...
  • Congressman battles doctor in 17th District

    In the 17th congressional district, which slices through historically Democratic areas that include parts of the Lehigh Valley, Democratic Congressman Matt Cartwright is facing a challenge from a conservative-leaning doctor operating on a shoestring...
  • Robert K. Young: Citizens lose out to corporate political money

    Robert K. Young: Citizens lose out to corporate political money
    Polls show that most Americans have no confidence in our candidates for Congress, including incumbents. One of the key factors in our lack of trust is the feeling that big money donated from secret sources to members of Congress and candidates for...
  • Libertarian first-time candidate runs low-cost Senate race against Durbin

     Libertarian first-time candidate runs low-cost Senate race against Durbin
    Sharon Hansen, a Libertarian running for the U.S. Senate in Illinois, is a first-time candidate who recently reported just $53 in her campaign treasury and admits she doesn't even like politics. Hansen, 63, owns a bed-and-breakfast with her husband in...
  • U.S. House race in Western Md. turns feisty -- again

    U.S. House race in Western Md. turns feisty -- again
    Maryland's western-most congressional district is once again emerging as the liveliest and most expensive U.S. House race in the state, pitting two dynamic political forces in an increasingly negative campaign. Two years after Democratic Rep. John...
  • Unprecedented amount of 'dark money' fuels midterm races

    Unprecedented amount of 'dark money' fuels midterm races
    In Kentucky's U.S. Senate race, crowded with attack ads from both sides, one group has spent millions praising Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell as a friend of the state's coal industry and flaying his Democratic challenger for cashing checks from...
  • Harris donates to new GOP fund engaging in state races

    Harris donates to new GOP fund engaging in state races
    Rep. Andy Harris, the state's top-elected Republican official, is attempting to boost GOP candidates running in Maryland legislative races by pumping money into a new organization made possible by relaxed federal campaign finance rules, recently filed...
  • In key election states, conservative groups build a ground game

    In key election states, conservative groups build a ground game
    For much of her 17 years as a financial planner, Molly Vogt never imagined she'd become a political activist. But she was outraged by the financial crisis, launching an economy-focused women's group called "My Purse Politics" and ultimately taking a full-...
  • Working Families Party, An Esty Ally, Files Complaint With FEC Over Greenberg's Office Rent

    Working Families Party, An Esty Ally, Files Complaint With FEC Over Greenberg's Office Rent
    The Connecticut Working Families Party said Friday that it has filed a complaint with federal election regulators against Republican 5th District congressional candidate Mark Greenberg and his campaign committee – for failing to pay a sufficient,...