A Sunlight Foundation analysis found that outside groups have swapped consultants, staff and vendors with several presidential campaign committees.Continue reading
Friday's super PAC filing deadline gave the public its first look into the outside groups fueling 2016 presidential candidates — and they look to be playing an even more outsized role in the race than ever.Continue reading
More money has been raised for presidential candidates in the first six months of the 2016 election cycle than in the same period during the previous two presidential cycles, but only a fraction is directly controlled by campaigns.Continue reading
Candidates for president offered the first detailed look at their campaign finances yesterday. While Hillary Clinton is running away with the money race for Democrats, the competition for cash is much tighter on the Republican side.Continue reading
Donald Trump has doled out almost $1 million in personal contributions to other candidates and committees, while Carly Fiorina has contributed a little over $183,000.Continue reading
Jeb Bush says the magic words — "I'm running for president" — and now he's being tracked by Politwoops.Continue reading
By being the first major candidate to publicly acknowledge his presidential ambitions, Ted Cruz also became the first to be bound by the nation's campaign finance laws. When will his rivals follow him?Continue reading
OK, so no House member has been promoted to the White House since 1880. But House Majority Leader Eric Cantor has ambition -- and a national network of loyalists thanks to his fundraising prowess.Continue reading
Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, the most prolific campaign contributor this election, has written another million dollar check--this time, to a little-known super PAC called "Freedom PAC" that first popped-up last month. The contribution was disclosed in the group's quarterly filing, submitted to the Federal Election Commission on Monday.
According to it's website, the PAC--which lists a New York address--is devoted to "supporting strong conservative candidates in Florida," in particular Rep. Connie Mack, who's running for senate.
Besides Adelson's contribution, the PAC took in $91,000, including $5,000 from Contran CEO Harold Simmons, who's also ...