Several Democratic donors were among those charged Tuesday in a federal crackdown on a nationwide fraudulent college admissions conspiracy.
Freshman Democratic representative Rashida Tlaib (Mich.) paid herself tens of thousands of dollars from her campaign’s funds during the midterm elections, filings with the Federal Election Commission show.
California representative T.J. Cox (D.) continues to dodge questions about a scathing audit by the city of Fresno that found a nonprofit for which the congressman serves as treasurer could not balance its own checkbook and did not have “effective procedures for monitoring revenues earned and expenses incurred.”
Many of the Democrats mulling a presidential bid have been able to rely on the same major donors to bankroll their past campaigns, but most donors aren’t yet ready to get behind a favorite candidate.
A complaint filed in Colorado is asking the newly elected Democratic secretary of state to investigate a donation from the Sergey Brin Family Foundation to one of the state’s leading liberal organizations, ProgressNow Colorado.
When the definitive account of America’s decline and fall is ultimately written, there will presumably be a whole chapter dedicated to Fyre Festival, the epically failed criminal conspiracy / luxury music festival for trust fund thinkfluencers that is currently the subject of two popular documentaries, one on Hulu and Netflix.
Stacey Abrams, the failed Democratic candidate for governor in Georgia, has revamped her dark money group as rumors have swirled that she may seek a spot in the U.S. Senate next year.
With Monday marking the ninth anniversary of the Supreme Court’s landmark decision on Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, first-term Rep. Gil Cisneros (D., Calif.) called on Congress to support campaign finance reform, despite his campaign benefitting from Democratic super PACs, special interest groups, and tens of thousands of dollars from the financial services industry.
The dark money nonprofit launched by Hillary Clinton following her defeat against Donald Trump relied heavily on just six donors and an $800,000 money transfer from her former presidential campaign committee during its first year, according to tax forms provided to the Washington Free Beacon.