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4 hrs ago | The Star Press

Gene Policinski: When 'money talks' 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

8 hrs ago | Philly.com

Margolies seems to be losing fund-raising race

It turns out a visit from Bill Clinton isn't the only thing Marjorie Margolies needs to complete her political comeback.

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Related Topix: Financial Services, Philadelphia, PA, Montgomery County, PA

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Hispanic Business

Saucedo Mercer Running on Empty in Arizona

April 18--Congressional District 3 candidate Gabriela Saucedo Mercer is running her campaign in the red, a new campaign finance report shows.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Raul Grijalva, Democrat, Financial Services, Pima County, AZ

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

The LookOut news

Candidates in Santa Monica Congressional District Release Finance Report

The race to replace retiring U.S. Congressman Henry Waxman will be a very expensive one, according to the latest contribution filings released by the candidates and the Federal Election Commission.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Henry Waxman, Democrat, Financial Services, Los Angeles, CA

The Triangle

Minorities, democracy and art

The concept of democracy has been on my mind a lot lately. It seems that we Americans are mighty proud of our unique brand of democracy, without actually understanding what it means.

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Related Topix: Financial Services, Opinion

Seattle Times

Newhouse leads fundraising in race to succeed Doc Hastings

Former state agriculture chief Dan Newhouse has emerged as the leading early fundraiser among a pack of Republicans vying to represent Central Washington's 4th Congressional District.

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Related Topix: US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Doc Hastings, US Politics, Agriculture, Science, Jay Inslee, Democrat, US Senate, Maria Cantwell, Financial Services, Kennewick, WA

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Washington Blade

Ebbin posts $178,000 in Va. race

Gay State Sen. Adam Ebbin had just over $178,000 in campaign funds for the most recent reporting period.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Virginia, Virginia Government, Financial Services, US News

Reuters

Conservatives encouraging presidential bid by surgeon outraise rivals

If money is any indication, a prominent Baltimore doctor with no political experience is an early front-runner in the 2016 U.S. presidential race.

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Related Topix: Hillary Clinton, US Politics, US News, Financial Services, Barack Obama

Government Executive

Conservative Legal Group Unearths New IRS Lois Lerner Emails

Another batch of previously unreleased Internal Revenue Service emails is being showcased by a conservative legal nonprofit as evidence of politicized coordination between the tax agency, the Federal Election Commission and the Justice Department.

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Related Topix: Tax, Non-Profit, Financial Services, US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Darrell Issa

Marco Eagle

Radel files campaign report showing $63,500 refunded to donors

JANUARY 7, 2014 Rep. Trey Radel is trailed by reporters as he leaves his office and heads for a vote, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Trey Radel, Capitol Hill (Washington, DC), Drugs, Financial Services

WBTV

SC congressmen well-heeled for midterm elections

South Carolina's seven congressmen have more than $3 million combined in their campaign accounts heading into this year's elections.

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Related Topix: South Carolina, Financial Services

The Salinas Californian

Farr posts typically modest 1Q fundraising total

Rep. Sam Farr likes legislating and campaigning, but acknowledged Wednesday he has always disliked hitting people up for campaign donations.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Sam Farr, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Steny Hoyer, Financial Services

The Huffington Post

Senate Leaders Quarrel Over E-Filing Bill That Could Save Taxpayers $500,000 Annually

Millions of Americans e-filed their income taxes Tuesday, but when senators submitted required reports about their campaign fundraising and expenses, most ignored computers in favor of paper.

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Related Topix: Financial Services, Barbara Boxer, US Politics, US News, Senator Mark Begich, US Senate, Democrat, Dianne Feinstein, Thad Cochran, Republican, John Cornyn

Wed Apr 16, 2014

The Miami Herald

Durbin banks more than $6M for 2014 Senate bid

The full report, which was due on Tuesday, has not yet been processed and posted online by the Federal Election Commission.

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Related Topix: Financial Services

KDLT-TV Sioux Falls

Rhoden Raises Just Under $16K During Quarter Apr. 16

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Larry Rhoden raised just shy of $16,000 during the first three months of 2014.

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Related Topix: Financial Services, Union Center, SD, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Tim Johnson, US Politics, Mike Rounds, US Governors

WOWT-TV Omaha

Rep. Terry Leading Midterm Election Fundraising

Wednesday, the "Terry for Congress" campaign announced raising nearly $1.4 million for the re-election of Rep. Lee Terry.

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Related Topix: US News, Financial Services

The Huffington Post

Alaska Super PAC Fixated On Local Cred Is Actually Funded Almost Entirely By D.C. Money

In advertisements to support Sen. Mark Begich , Alaska-based super PAC Put Alaska First has questioned the home-state credentials of the one-term senator's opponents and critics.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Mark Begich, US Senate, Democrat, Alaska, Alaska Government, Financial Services, Media Buying

Statesman Journal

Get thee behind me, Satan -- but first, write a check

After the U.S. Supreme Court issued a 5-4 decision that threw out a cap on the total amount wealthy donors can give to federal candidates in an election season, Democrats and self-proclaimed do-gooders cried foul at the prospect of more big money's tainting Washington politics.

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Related Topix: US News, US Supreme Court, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Financial Services, Stephen Breyer

The Salinas Californian

When 'money talks' in campaigns, how loudly should it speak?

On April 2, the U.S. Supreme Court decided to eliminate caps on total contributions.

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

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