Campaign Finance

Ethics Commission Says Collins Challenger Broke Campaign Finance Law

Update: Decision comes as GOP launches ad campaign on 'straw donor' scheme

A Maine ethics panel found that House Speaker Sara Gideon violated campaign finance laws when she used a corporate-funded PAC to reimburse her political donations, a decision that could play a majorĀ role in determining the Senate majority in 2020.

Beto Slams Biden for Taking PAC Money

Biden reversed his PAC pledge amid fundraising woes

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke criticized former vice president Joe Biden for announcing he would accept donations from super PACs and corporations.