More than $40 million in total campaign and independent expenditures has been spent in the record-breaking special election in Georgia, according to Federal Election Commission filings.
Nearly half of the campaign expenditures made by Democratic Rep. Luis Gutierrez (Ill.) during the first quarter of 2017 went to his wife, according to Federal Election Commission filings.
Rep. William Lacy Clay (D., Mo.) disbursed nearly $30,000 of his campaign funds to a law firm owned by his sister during the first quarter, Federal Election Commission records show.
The campaign of Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee disbursed nearly $10,000 of its funds for Super Bowl LI tickets, according to Federal Election Commission filings.
Potential 2020 Democratic candidates for president are already spending large sums of money on advertisements.
Federal Judge William Orrick III, who on Tuesday blocked an executive order signed by President Donald Trump on so-called sanctuary cities, was a major donor to and bundler for former President Barack Obama.
West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin (D.) has collected over $550,000 for his reelection campaign so far this year but only $7,900 of it came from donors inside the state, his latest campaign filing shows.
Hillary Clinton and her allies spent a record high $1.2 billion during the 2016 presidential campaign, which resulted in a loss to Donald Trump, who only spent approximately $600 million.
Anthony Weiner was slapped with $64,956 in fines by New York City’s Campaign Finance Board on Thursday for using campaign money from his 2013 mayoral bid to pay for personal bills, among other violations, the New York Daily News reported.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau rubbed elbows with senior Chinese government officials and wealthy business executives during an exclusive Liberal Party fundraiser in May, potentially violating his own ethics rules.