The Washington State Republican Party alleged on Wednesday that billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer is illegally supporting a Democrat’s state senate campaign.
If America one day collapses like the great powers that came before it, it will not be because of a foreign invasion, one economist said Thursday at a Charles Koch Institute event.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court will this week step into the politically charged debate over campaign finance for the first time since its controversial ruling three years ago paved the way for corporations and unions to spend more on political candidates and causes.
A major Hillary Clinton supporter was sentenced to more than two years in federal prison on Friday for illegally funneling nearly $200,000 into Clinton’s Senate and White House campaigns, the Associated Press reported.
The biggest takeaway from Mark Sanford’s victory last night is that you still need to field a competent candidate against even mortally wounded, but well-known, opposition. If your biggest selling point for your candidate is “But she’s the sister of the host of a modestly rated cable comedy-news show who refuses to take any real stances!” you’re going to lose. Period.
The second biggest takeaway, however, is this: Despite what you may have heard, money still can’t buy elections.
Two former associates of New York Democratic mayoral candidate John Liu were convicted in an illegal campaign fundraising scheme, according to CBS New York.
President Obama once called Super PACs a “threat to democracy.” Now, CNN reports Wednesday that Obama for America working on the “restructuring” of the group into a 501(c)4 or a Super PAC.
The New York City Campaign Finance Board ruled in late October that while Mayor Michael Bloomberg didn’t violate the new campaign finance law, he certainly did not honor the spirit of the law.
Sen. Jon Tester (D., Mont.) is bankrolling his reelection campaign with huge contributions from the bankers, lobbyists, and insiders he blasted during his first Senate run in 2006.
President Obama came dangerously close to violating campaign finance law during a campaign fundraiser Tuesday, Politico reporter Ken Vogel noted on Twitter.