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  • Smartphoning campaign donations

    Smartphoning campaign donations
    Something strange is happening: a California state agency is developing an innovative, user-friendly idea that can be implemented easily and quickly. It's creative and, so far, non-controversial. And it can become a reality without the governor or...
  • Will companies go wild on campaign spending?

    When it comes to spending big money on national elections, the rhetoric goes, corporations are about to walk through the swinging saloon doors of a new era in campaign finance with their checkbook holsters packed and ready for a Wild West-like shootout....
  • Many Chicago Democrats untapped by pro-Obama super PAC

    Many Chicago Democrats untapped by pro-Obama super PAC
    So far, almost all of Chicago's top Democratic donors have abstained from giving to Priorities USA Action, the leading super PAC supporting President Barack Obama's re-election campaign. According to records released late Thursday, only a half-dozen or...
  • Longest-serving GOP senator could go down in tough primary

    Longest-serving GOP senator could go down in tough primary
    Dick Lugar, the Senate's longest-serving Republican, could become the latest political casualty in the struggle between the party's conservatives and moderates when he faces Richard Mourdock, Indiana's state treasurer, in a primary Tuesday. Over 36 years...
  • Murphy's Push To Strip Rights From Non-People Scary

    Thursday brings our annual celebration of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in that storied year, 1776. The defiant document was preceded by Americans commanded by George Washington chasing their British masters out of Boston and followed...
  • Cutting Tariffs -- an unexpected perk of the campaign game?

     
    So here's an intriguing piece from Emma Jacobs at WHYY-FM's Newsworks site. Turns out that if you give money to your favorite local congressman, you, too, can get an onerous trade tariff targeted for reduction. Who knew? "Four Philadelphia-area...
  • Raptors for Jesus

     
    By Megan Crepeau Nope, it's not the Pitchfork festival's hottest breakout star, it's a real, live Super PAC: Back in April, Stephen Colbert announced a new form of campaign finance reform satire -- DIY mockery of the Super PAC system.......
  • Nelson campaign reports raising $1.8 million in 2Q; claims $11M in the bank

     
    The campaign of  U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson reported it had raised $1.8 million in the second quarter of 2012, giving it about $11 million in the bank. Official returns for the quarter, which ended June 30, will not be posted by federal officials until Sunday....
  • Super PAC supporting Connie Mack IV for Senate gets Adelson $1 million

     
    Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, who has given millions of dollars to super PACS supporting Republican presidential candidates, has kicked in for the Florida U.S. Senate race — $1 million for a PAC supporting U.S. Rep. Connie Mack, according to a...
  • New Yorkers’ wallets opened for Florida’s U.S. Senate race

     
    Newly released details of campaign finance reports in Florida's U.S. Senate contest show that New Yorkers are taking a keen interest in the race, and particularly in Democratic incumbent U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson. Overall, Nelson has out-raised his expected...
  • Sherman files FEC complaint targeting brother of election rival Berman

     
    Brad Sherman is accusing Howard Berman of improperly overpaying his brother, Michael Berman, for campaign services in years when Howard Berman faced little or no reelection opposition. The Sherman campaign filed a complaint with the Federal Election...