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3 hrs ago | Philly.com

Leach, Arkoosh lead fund-raising in 13th

Marjorie Margolies has fallen farther behind her opponents in fund-raising for the 13th Congressional District primary race, leaving State Sen. Daylin Leach and physician Valerie Arkoosh jockeying for the No.

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Related Topix: Financial Services, US News, US Politics, Allyson Schwartz, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Montgomery County, PA, Philadelphia, PA, Healthcare Law, Law

7 hrs ago | KDLT-TV Sioux Falls

FEC Report: Pressler Raised Less Than $10K Apr. 15

Tuesday marks the deadline for South Dakota's U.S. Senate candidates to file their quarterly campaign reports with the Federal Election Commission.

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Related Topix: US Senate, US Politics, Democrat, US News, Tim Johnson, Financial Services

11 hrs ago | NOLA.com

Edwin Edwards reports nearly $33,000 in donations for his congressional race

The congressional campaign for former Gov. Edwin Edwards raised $32,921 and has about $27,000 in available cash on hand as of March 31, according to its first campaign report to the Federal Election Commission.

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Related Topix: Financial Services, Baton Rouge, LA, LHC, Healthcare Industry, New Orleans, LA

21 hrs ago | SeacoastOnline

Brown a lightweight compared to Shaheen

So, Scott Brown, prince of unforced errors, has decided to run for senator in New Hampshire.

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Related Topix: Financial Services, Portsmouth, NH, Opinion

Yesterday | Bloomberg

Republican strategist Karl Rove takes part in the Aspen Ideas Festival on June 27, 2013.

Karl Rove 's pro-Republican super-political action committee banked more money last month than it did in all of 2013.

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Related Topix: US News, Karl Rove, Financial Services, US Politics, Barack Obama, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Jeanne Shaheen

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Cleveland.com

Primary challenge to Rep. Dave Joyce does little to tap his bankroll

U.S. Rep. Dave Joyce, a Republican from Russell Township, faces a conservative primary challenge from State Rep. Matt Lynch of Bainbridge Township.

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Related Topix: US News, Tea Party, Financial Services, Ohio

NorthJersey.com

Opinion: 10-year-old ruling led to campaign cash profusion

Robert K. Kelner chairs the election law practice at Covington & Burling LLP. Raymond La Raja is an associate professor of political science at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

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Related Topix: Financial Services, Opinion

Crusader

Democracy Must Decide

Campaign Finance. Try finding two words that create more of a headache in today's public sphere.

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Related Topix: Financial Services, Opinion

The Town Talk

Common Ground: Election season needs to be overhauled

Cal Thomas is a conservative columnist. Bob Beckel is a liberal Democratic strategist.

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Related Topix: US News, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, Mitt Romney, Barack Obama, Financial Services, John G. Roberts

The Post-Journal, Jamestown New York

Reed, Robertson Race Heats Up

With less than seven months to go until Election Day, the New York state District 23 Congressional race between candidates Tom Reed and Martha Robertson is getting heated.

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Related Topix: Representative Tom Reed, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Dryden, NY, Financial Services, Tompkins County, NY, Healthcare Law, Law

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Journal and Courier

Supreme Court ruling sets off race for bigger donations

WASHINGTON a?? Political parties, election lawyers and some donors are racing to capitalize on the Supreme Court's recent decision striking down the overall limits on what wealthy contributors can give to candidates, parties and political action committees.

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Related Topix: US News, Financial Services

American Thinker

Is It Time to Get Money Out of Politics?

Twice in recent years, the Supreme Court of the United States issued rulings that some assert reinforce the First Amendment's guarantee of free speech, while others allege they have increased the importance of money in American politics.

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Related Topix: US News, US Supreme Court, Financial Services, US Politics, Barack Obama, State of the Union, Rush Limbaugh

Sat Apr 12, 2014

Green Bay Press-Gazette

Court ruling sets new low for campaigns

There's more than one way to demolish a wall, physical or legal. Go at it with a bulldozer, or weaken its foundations and await the collapse.

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Related Topix: John G. Roberts, Financial Services

Fri Apr 11, 2014

The Washington Post

McCain-Feingolda s legacy

Robert K. Kelner chairs the election law practice at Covington & Burling LLP. Raymond La Raja is an associate professor of political science at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

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Related Topix: Financial Services, Opinion, US Politics, US News

Roll Call

Rowland Could Get Second Term - In Prison

Former Rep. John G. Rowland , R-Conn., was indicted Thursday for federal campaign finance violations involving the 2012 congressional campaign of Republican Lisa Wilson-Foley, and another federal candidate in 2010.

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Related Topix: US News, Connecticut, Connecticut Government, Financial Services

Politico

GOP creates new fundraising group

In the wake of a major campaign finance ruling from the Supreme Court last week, the three major Republican Party committees have formed a new joint fundraising effort that will allow them to collect big checks from major donors.

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Related Topix: Financial Services

The Hartford Courant

Defense Contractors Increase Political Donations

Connecticut's largest defense contractors are stepping up political donations to key lawmakers as competition increases for shrinking defense dollars.

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Related Topix: Rosa DeLauro, US Politics, Representative Elizabeth Esty, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Financial Services, Sikorsky Aircraft, Aerospace-Defense, Manufacturing, United Technologies, Hamilton Sundstrand

Cape Cod Times

When free speech isn't free

Last week, in McCutcheon vs. Federal Election Commission, the Supreme Court further opened the spigot for corporate and union money to flood our electoral process.

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Related Topix: US News, Clarence Thomas, Financial Services, US Politics, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Opinion

Thu Apr 10, 2014

The Janesville Gazette

First Amendment: When a money talksa in campaigns, how loudly should it speak?

There's little question that "money talks" as long as you can pay a bit more for a better service at a top restaurant or to get a first-class seat while traveling - but there's an ongoing First Amendment battle over how loudly it should speak in politics.

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Related Topix: US News, US Supreme Court, Financial Services

Wall Street Journal

Strassel: The IRS Scandal Comes Into Focus

Nearly a year into the IRS scandal, we still don't know exactly what happened-though we are finally getting an inkling.

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Related Topix: Tax, US News, Motive, Financial Services, US Politics, John McCain, Opinion

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