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2 hrs ago | Roll Call

FEC Provides New Resources for 2014 Elections

The FEC now has available for download a new edition of the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 11, Federal Elections , revised as of January 1, 2014.

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6 hrs ago | Politico

Defense CEOs ante up for Durbin, Reed

Two senior senators emerging as leaders of a rising bloc of strong-on-defense Democrats have joined forces to rake in tens of thousands of dollars from defense executives.

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Related Topix: US News, Raytheon, Aerospace-Defense, US Politics, US Senate, Jack Reed, Senator Dick Durbin, Democrat, Financial Services, 9

10 hrs ago | The Press-Enterprise

Calvert, Cook benefit from incumbent advantage

Incumbency and established fundraising are two of the most powerful advantages two Inland congressmen have over their challengers in the June 3 primary battle.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Paul Cook, Ken Calvert, Yucca Valley, CA, Corona, CA, Financial Services

14 hrs ago | Detroit Free Press

Terri Lynn Land tops Gary Peters in 1st-quarter fund-raising in Senate race

Former Michigan Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land maintained her financial lead on U.S. Rep. Gary Peters during the first three months of the year in the race for the state's open U.S. Senate seat.

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Related Topix: Financial Services, Bloomfield Hills, MI, Bloomfield Township, MI

15 hrs ago | Cato Institute

Campaign Finance: Untangling Citizens United and McCutcheon

Contributions, independent expenditures, super PACs, electioneering communications - the terminology and regulations governing campaign finance are incomprehensible to the average voter.

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Related Topix: Financial Services, Opinion

22 hrs ago | Philly.com

Leach accuses Margolies of breaking campaign finance law

Marjorie Margolies' fund-raising totals may have gone from minimal to illegal in the first three months of 2014, according to a complaint filed by one of her opponents in the 13th District congressional race.

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Wed Apr 23, 2014

Sun Journal

Powerful interests and inside-the-beltway politics come to ENC

Editor's note: While Al Novinec is on the ballot for the Republican primary in the 3rd Congressional District, he hasn't filed a statement of organization with the Federal Election Commission, nor has he filed any disclosure reports.

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Related Topix: Financial Services, Roll Call, US Politics, US News, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Walter Jones, Representative David Schweikert

InsiderOnline

State Aggregate Limits and Proportional Bans under McCutcheon: Likely ...

On April 2, 2014, the Supreme Court issued its decision in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission, which invalidated the federal aggregate limit on contributions by individuals to candidate campaigns and political committees as unconstitutional under the First Amendment.

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Related Topix: Financial Services, New York, District of Columbia Government, Washington DC

Politico

Comcast army in motion, filings show

Comcast has leaned heavily on its high-powered D.C. operation to sell the $45 billion Time Warner Cable deal to Washington regulators, according to newly filed federal disclosures.

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Related Topix: Financial Services

Washington Post

In the Loop: Cory Booker, leading man

Sen. Cory Booker is a Hollywood favorite, and he allegedly is romantically involved with a Los Angeles-based lawyer, so we'd expect he frequents the other coast.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Frank Lautenberg, Los Angeles, CA, Financial Services, Liberal Political News

WUSA-TV Washington

Letterman gets visit from his successor, Colbert

Stephen Colbert says on a visit to the late-night show he'll take over next year he's obviously "thrilled" to be succeeding David Letterman.

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Related Topix: Financial Services, CBS, Media, Television, Showtime Networks

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Las Vegas Review Journal

Lowden still carrying debt from 2010 Senate campaign

Sue Lowden, center, candidate for Nevada lieutenant governor, speaks to delegate Swati Singh, right, and Barbara Altman, former board member of the Clark County Republican Party, during the Nevada Republican Party convention at the South Point casino-hotel in Las Vegas on April 12. WASHINGTON - Nevada lieutenant governor candidate Sue Lowden ... (more)

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Related Topix: Clark County, NV, Las Vegas, NV, Financial Services

KRNV-TV Reno

Ask Joe: Whittemore case status

Question: From the Ask Joe file, one of our viewers has a question about the Harvey Whittemore case involving illegal campaign contributions.

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

The Washington Post

Republicans set up first a max-PACsa

Republicans are moving to take advantage of a recent Supreme Court ruling that did away with the cap on how much money a donor could give to party committees and candidates each election, setting up new joint fundraising committees that can solicit contributions worth nearly six figures.

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Related Topix: Representative Tim Scott, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Cory Gardner, Representative Steve Daines, Shelley Moore Capito, Representative Tom Cotton, Financial Services

Bloomberg

Buddy-PACs Reveal Motives in Their Names

The latest trend in campaign-finance - super-political action committees that serve as a moneyed companion to a congressional candidate's campaign - has spawned some inventive naming.

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Related Topix: US News, Financial Services, Florida, OH, US Politics, Mark Pryor, US Senate, Democrat, Mary Landrieu, Senator Kay Hagan

Target Marketing Magazine

The Secret of Winning Elections: Direct Mail

Two recent Supreme Court decisions - Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission and McCutcheon v.

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Mon Apr 21, 2014

Ventura County Star

Political advertising

Only a constitutional amendment can stop the Supreme Court's McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission decision.

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The Washington Post

In the Loop: Bacardi tries to pack a political rum punch

The Bacardi USA Political Action Committee left blank two sections of an amended statement of organization, prompting the Federal Election Commission to send the group a reminder note Friday that it needed to include addresses for its treasurer and affiliated banks.

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Related Topix: Financial Services, Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Ron Wyden, Democrat, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Republican, US House of Representatives

JD Supra

Last Week At The FEC: Commission Confirms That Federal Funds Can Support State Candidates

Last week the Federal Election Commission did not meet, but held a tally vote to approve Advisory Opinion 2014-03 regarding the use of campaign funds to pay for public communications in support of both a federal candidate and state candidates.

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Christian Science Monitor

House Democrats raise more cash than GOP, but that alone can't save them

Chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Rep. Steve Israel of New York is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington Sept.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Steve Israel, Financial Services

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