Anti-Koch FEC Official to Testify Before Congress

Ann Ravel falsely accused Kochs of campaign finance violations
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The vice chairwoman of the Federal Election Commission (FEC), who once falsely accused the Koch brothers of campaign finance disclosure violations, will testify on Wednesday before a congressional hearing about anonymous campaign donations.

Shock: Harry Reid has an FEC Problem

Is this the face of a man who would knowingly skirt campaign finance laws to enrich family members? (via Instagram)

The Federal Election Commission (FEC) has some questions for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) concerning his campaign’s purchase of more than $16,000 in “holiday gifts” for donors. It turns out that the gifts were purchased from a jewelry vendor in Berkeley, Calif., who just happens to be Reid’s granddaughter, Ryan Elisabeth Reid, although …

Foreign Funds

Obama campaign under fire for possible overseas donations
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A groundbreaking report published Monday raises startling questions about the Obama campaign’s potentially illegal practice of accepting and soliciting online donations from foreign nationals, experts say.

The Schneider Shenanigans

Disclosure forms of Democratic candidate prompt complaints in Illinois House race
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A self-described Democratic business expert running for Congress in Illinois has not reported earning income from his own consulting firm for the last three years, according to financial disclosure forms, leading one constituent to file a complaint with the Federal Elections Commission (FEC).

Dem Files FEC Complaint on Fellow Dem

Howard Berman

The Los Angeles Times reports on the heated Democratic Congressional primary in California between Reps. Brad Sherman and Howard Berman. The former has accused the latter of making potentially illegal campaign payments to his brother.

DNC War on Women Intensifies

Female staffers paid 15 percent less than male staffers, WFB analysis finds
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Female employees of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) earn significantly less than their male counterparts, a Washington Free Beacon analysis has found.


Democratic leader’s Super PAC rakes in money from lobbyists tied to Goldman Sachs, Citigroup

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s Super PAC, Searchlight Leadership Fund, took in more than $140,000 from lobbyists in 2012 despite Reid’s election campaign claims of opposing big banks and their lobbyists, Federal Election Commission filings show.

Obama’s Haney Day Fund

Obama Super PAC mega-donor has record of indictments, court-ordered fines

Tennessee real estate mogul Franklin Haney’s $1 million donation to President Obama’s re-election Super PAC may draw increased scrutiny to Obama’s fundraising efforts, considering Haney’s well-documented record of scandals, fines, and indictments.