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To the victors go the spoils: What top donors want

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With the election over, a Congress full of lame ducks -- along with next year's class of soon-to-be sworn-in lawmakers, ready for freshmen orientation -- returns to Washington next week. Lobbyists and special interests that opened their wallets for candidates are poised to call in  chits in a tense environment dominated by the budget impasse that threatens to impose sweeping automatic cuts to defense and social programs if Congress doesn't act.

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Top CEOs of more than 80 companies issued a statement on October 25 calling on Congress to solve the issue by considering tax increases along with spending cuts. In ...

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Todd Akin on the November ballot: Will he have any serious money?

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This post has been updated.

Todd Akin is resolute about staying in his race for Missouri's Senate seat, but the question is how much money he'll have for the contest. 

Ignoring calls from leaders of his own party to abandon the contest -- one the GOP had been counting on winning in its quest to take over the Senate -- after airing his controversial theories about "legitimate rape" and female biology in an interview last month, the Republican congressman on Tuesday evening let the last deadline pass for getting off the ballot.

Even though the GOP establishment is shunning their ...

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The upper chamber and the slower filing

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With ten minutes to go before the midnight filing deadline, the only senator whose campaign finance report has made it through FEC.gov is Barbara Mikulksi. All available Senate filing summaries as of 11:50pm, as compiled by Sunlight, are downloadable here.

Darlene Fitzgerald Price, a former US Customs special agent gunning to replace retiring Kentucky Sen. Jim Bunning, has collected about $18,000 this quarter, and spent about $8,000. Billy Parson, aiming to unseat embattled Nevada Sen. John Ensign, has raised $23,000 and spent $22,000, incurring $20,000 in debt.

Check back in the morning for ...

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