4 hrs ago
Mini-Mega Donors Dominate Downtown Giving | K Street Files
Individual lobbyists typically do not reach into the highest levels of personal campaign contributions; that's an echelon billionaires dominate.
9 hrs ago
CT man forms 'Draft Brian Schweitzer' group
A Connecticut man who says he was impressed with former Gov. Brian Schweitzer's speech at the 2008 Democratic National Convention has filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission for a group called "Draft Brian Schweitzer PAC."
13 hrs ago
Courthouse News Service
Socialist Candidate Loses Debate Exclusion Case
An Ohio Socialist excluded from televised candidate debates when he ran for the U.S. Senate in 2010 has no standing to bring claims against the Federal Election Commission, a federal judge ruled.
17 hrs ago
The Honolulu Advertiser
Campaign cash flows in for leading candidates
Republican Charles Djou, the onetime U.S. House member, raised $48,925 during the July 1-20 period, more than any other candidate in the race, including the seven Democrats seeking the job, and has more money available than any of them.
Mon Jul 28, 2014
Michigan Democrats Demand Investigation of Land Finances
"What kind of person forgets they have $2.9 million?" Lon Johnson, the chairman of the Michigan Democratic Party, wondered aloud to reporters as he announced two election complaints were being filed against the Republicans' candidate for Senate, Terri Lynn Land.
FEC: candidates can be filmed, not paid, for reality TV
A Congressional candidate running as a Republican in New York City was approached about being filmed for an Esquire reality series, and asked the Federal Election Commission if he and his staff could appear and be paid for their appearances.
Fri Jul 25, 2014
Montclair Resident Completes Internship with NJ Congressman
During her time as a Congressional intern, Kass was responsible for taking constituents on tours of the Capitol, researching upcoming pieces of legislation, and constituent correspondence.
Paul Mitchell outspends competitors; loans himself $1.9 million in...
With a sizable donation to his own campaign, Republican candidate Paul Mitchell is outspending his opponents in a bid to win Michigan's 4th congressional seat.
Thu Jul 24, 2014
Michigan Dems File Complaints Regarding GOP Contender's Campaign Contributions
The Michigan Democratic Party filed complaints with the Federal Election Commission and the State of Michigan on Thursday over some questionable contributions made to GOP Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land's campaign.
The Miami Herald
Land amends report to change bank account's status
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land has amended her financial disclosure statement to change the status of a checking account her campaign says is the source of nearly $3 million she's given her campaign.
FEC chair warns of chilling regulations, book ban on conservative publishers
The chairman of the Federal Election Commission today blasted Democratic colleagues opposed to his effort to protect conservative media after they imposed rules on the publisher of Rep. Paul Ryan's new book, opening the door to future book regulations -- or even a ban.
Wed Jul 23, 2014
FEC chair warns of chilling regulations,book ban on conservative publishers
The chairman of the Federal Election Commission today blasted Democratic colleagues opposed to his effort to protect conservative media after they imposed rules on the publisher of Rep. Paul RyanA s new book, opening the door to future book regulations -- or even a ban.
Californians Will Be Asked in November Ballot Whether They Want to Overturn Citizens United
California voters will have a chance in the November elections to vote on a ballot measure asking them if Congress should amend the U.S. Constitution to overturn Citizens United v.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
Last Week at the FEC: Opinion Requested on Credit Card Rewards...
Last week, the Federal Election Commission did not meet, but released two Advisory Opinion Requests and the results of several enforcement actions.
Paul Ryan Question to FEC Hints of Possible White House Run
Rep. Paul Ryan plans to take a long bus ride during his coming campaign for Congress, but a recent request by the Ryan campaign to the Federal Election Commission has political watchers wondering whether the bus has scheduled a stop at the White House.
Lakewood City Council passes resolution declaring corporations are not people
One councilman, Shawn Juris, voted against the measure, saying he didn't think it was a solution to campaign finance spending issues.
Mon Jul 21, 2014
Candidates financials come to light
Candidates financials come to light An overview of financials of District 4 candidates.
The Washington Post
FEC tells congressional candidate to go ahead with reality TV show, but he cana t get paid
If you can't win a seat in Congress, why not parlay your failed political dreams into reality TV stardom? , and his campaign manager, Joseph Shippee, would be featured campaigning in a district "considered unwinnable," Shippee wrote in a letter to the Federal Election Commission in early June.
Sun Jul 20, 2014
Steyer Cuts $2 Million for Climate, Mercer Aids Tea Party
Billionaire investor Tom Steyer gave $2 million last month to his super-political action committee, which is trying to raise climate change as an election issue in the November elections.
Booker leads GOP challenger by $3.5 million, report says
U.S. Sen. Cory Booker has a $3.5 million fundraising advantage over his Republican challenger heading into the November election for a full six-year Senate term, according to a published report.