21 hrs ago
Maple Lake Messenger
Read makes U.S. House bid official
Jim Read, a political science professor at the College of St. Benedict and St. John's University in Collegeville, has officially filed his candidacy for the U.S. House in Minnesota's 6th Congressional District with the Federal Election Commission.
Tue Dec 10, 2013
Lobbyists Circumvent Disclosure Rules While Bundling For GOP Politicians
Dozens of registered federal lobbyists raised money directly for the re-election campaigns of incumbent Republican U.S. Senators over the first half of 2013.
Mon Dec 09, 2013
DFL House may be able to dump the debt
With an insider's eye, Hot Dish tracks the tastiest bits of Minnesota's political scene and keep you up-to-date on those elected to serve you.
Sun Dec 08, 2013
Kan. senator, GOP foe squabble on ethics issues
Roberts' executive campaign manager, Leroy Towns, filed a complaint last week with the Senate Ethics Committee against challenger Milton Wolf because Wolf hasn't yet filed a required financial disclosure form.
Democratic Super PAC Tops $1 Million for Hagan in North Carolina
A Democratic super PAC has reported already spending more than one million dollars to support a Democratic Senator for her 2014 re-election.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
The Huffington Post
Proposed IRS 'Dark Money' Rules Spur Congressman To Drop Lawsuit
Rep. Chris Van Hollen and three campaign finance watchdog groups dropped their lawsuit against the Internal Revenue Service over its rules for nonprofit political activity on Friday, after the agency began a rulemaking process last week.
Marco Rubio's PAC and U.S. Chamber Follow Through With $747K in Ad Buys
Two organizations that announced they would be making early independent expenditures for 2014 candidates have followed through and reported spending $747,469 in the last two days on independent expenditure advertisements.
Dems to Donors: Show Me The Money
The Democratic Party has not been struggling to raise money, according to their most recent filing with the Federal Election Commission.
Roberts files complaint after rival misses deadline
The campaign of U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts requested an investigation Thursday of Republican challenger Milton Wolf's failure to file a financial disclosure report within 30 days of becoming a candidate.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
New IRS non-profit regulations being challenged
Thursday, the Center for Competitive Politics submitted comments to the Internal Revenue Service on the agency's proposed rules governing the political activity of social welfare groups.
Super PAC Spends $98K for Ads Supporting Mark Begich
A new Super PAC reported spending $98,000 for independent expenditure ads supporting Sen. Mark Begich, who is up for re-election in 2014.
Politically Active? Get Guidance on Updates to Campaign Contribution Laws
As part of a series of post-Watergate ethics reforms during the 1970s, Congress enacted a secondary set of federal campaign contribution limits in order to prevent the circumvention of the direct contribution limits.
a Pac by any other name? Questions raised about groups
Experts say super PACs could become magnets for a wide array for people potentially trying to make a quick buck off a candidate's name or novices looking to make their mark in politics.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Francisco to Challenge Capps for Congressional Seat
Francisco, a Republican who has served on the City Council since 2007, filed candidacy documents with the Federal Election Commission in early November, but hasn't made a public announcement yet.
Mitch McConnell’s Campaign Stumbles on Easy Steps
The re-election campaign committee of a sitting five-term U.S. Senator appears not quite up to speed on the basic campaign mechanics for their 2014 election.
Microsoft, AT&T, UPS Flock to Leader: Massachusetts Special
And there's little doubt the winner of a Dec. 10 special House election in suburban Boston will be Democrat Katherine Clark, a state senator favored to succeed Democrat Ed Markey in a district where President Barack Obama took 65 percent of the vote and Sen. Elizabeth Warren won 59 percent in the 2012 elections.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Republican Party Struggles With Fundraising In A Blue State
While the Democratic Party in the state of Connecticut has been aggressively raising money from individuals, PAC's, and state contractors, the Republican Party seems to be struggling, according to its most recent fundraising report.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
Auditors Discover Faulty Financial Books at Casino PAC
Gambling companies usually are good at watching the numbers, but one gaming company has not been watching the financial numbers of their PAC.
Another Super-PAC in Alaska's Senate Race
Dan Sullivan, commissioner of the Alaska Department of Natural Resources, speaks during a House Natural Resources Committee hearing on rare earths legislation in Washington, D.C., on June 3, 2011.
Ballot Access News
U.S. Supreme Court Won't Hear Ralph Nader's Case Against Federal Election Commission
On December 2, the U.S. Supreme Court revealed it will not hear Nader v Federal Election Commission, 13-556.