Sixteen candidates have already come and gone in the 2016 election, raising (and spending) millions of dollars along the way. But campaigns tend to come to an abrupt end — usually with some cash left over.Continue reading
Who’s winning the 2016 money race?
Yesterday night was the deadline for campaigns and PACs to file their latest campaign finance reports. Here's the rundown of who's winning the 2016 money race.Continue reading
Where are the 1% of the 1%? Big donors of elections past already fueling 2016
Earlier this year, we took a look at the biggest political donors in 2014, whom we dubbed the 1% of the 1%. As we look through campaign spending now, it’s not surprising to see those same names pop up.Continue reading
The perplexing case of the Ted Cruz super PACs
Most presidential candidates have one or perhaps two super PACs championing their cause. Why does Ted Cruz have six?Continue reading
Outside groups, presidential committees share staff and vendors
A Sunlight Foundation analysis found that outside groups have swapped consultants, staff and vendors with several presidential campaign committees.Continue reading
Among 2016 hopefuls, who’s the biggest political giver?
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
Fiorina’s new super PAC raises $1.1 million
Carly Fiorina's new super PAC reported raising reported raising just over one million dollars in it's first filing. That's just one of the nuggets we found in the quarterly filings due at the Federal Election Commission today.Continue reading
Big bailout recipients contribute to New York pols, Republican Senate aspirants
They received billions in help from the federal government to stay afloat during the worst days of the financial crisis... View ArticleContinue reading