| Jan 30, 2014
| 4:03 PM
WASHINGTON -- State Sen. Jim Oberweis, a candidate for the U.S. Senate, lent his campaign a half million dollars and collected just over $105,000 in contributions last year, a new federal report says.
Oberweis, 67, a Republican from Sugar Grove, has...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 8:36 PM
In the midst of a busy 2012 election cycle, Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin's offhand remark to a local television station about what constituted "legitimate rape" might have slipped under the radar. But Akin was a prime target for an opposition...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 4:12 PM
If you support Democratic Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick’s bid for reelection, stay away from annkirkpatrick.com. The site might greet visitors with a welcoming photo of the Arizona congresswoman and a screaming “Kirkpatrick for Congress” logo,...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 3:53 PM
The list of would-be successors to longtime Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Beverly Hills) continued to grow on Monday.
Attorney Barbara Mulvaney, a fomer senior trial attorney for the United Nations Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and on the staff of the State...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 6:17 AM
From fried chicken to fine dining, here are some fun takeaways from area federal lawmakers' end-of-the-year campaign finance reports.
While there's no confirmation that campaign operatives dig into buckets of KFC while pouring over...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 11:33 AM
The State Elections Enforcement Commission is investigating whether Northeast Utilities' top executive violated state campaign financing laws last September by asking about 50 of his managers to contribute money to support Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Bill Maher may be embarking on an effort to find a member of Congress to oust from office this year, but he'll have to be mindful of how he does it.
While campaign finance laws give him great leeway in what he says and does on HBO "Real Time With Bill...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 12:05 PM
A group trying to draft Ben Carson to run for president in 2016 has bought seven billboards in the Baltimore region aimed partly at voters but also at the Hopkins neurosurgeon himself.
"We wanted Dr. Carson to be able to see the billboards on the way...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 5:15 PM
In 2010, the Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission (FEC) decision not only removed limitations on corporate spending in federal elections, it also eliminated the requirement placed on candidates to disclose their sources of funding to the...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 11:37 AM
Florida favorite sons Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio, beware.
Recent polling shows Hillary Clinton would defeat any of the potential Republican presidential candidates, including former Gov. Bush and U.S. Sen. Rubio.
The latest Quinnipiac University Poll...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 12:49 PM
The consultant who oversaw former L.A. Controller Wendy Greuel's race for mayor last year has signed on with a competitor to Greuel's campaign for an open congressional seat.
Bestselling author and spiritual teacher Marianne Williamson revealed that L....