As one of his last official acts, a beneficiary of those pesky unsolicited political phone calls proposes giving voters the right to block them.Continue reading
Voters in states with competitive races are being overloaded with advertising from outside interests trying to influence their vote. In red-hot Alaska, outsiders have spent at least $120 for each likely voter.Continue reading
The deluge of ads gives us an insight in to where the smart money is spending. And reminds us the smart money believes that going negative works.Continue reading
Wednesday's filing deadline at the FEC brought with it a new trove of campaign finance data. See some of the juiciest nuggets in our monthly filing round-up.Continue reading
A look in to the money behind Tuesday's primaries in Alaska and Wyoming. We're following the political cash to show you who's spending big in these races and what they want in return.Continue reading
New filings in competitive Senate races — in states that did not previously share their political ad documents online — reveal which markets third party groups are targetingContinue reading
The Federal Communications Commission just made the cost of a Senate seat a lot easier to calculate — and it's because the agency became more transparent.Continue reading
American Crossroads, the big-spending Republican super PAC that's been relatively quiescent since posting a less-than-impressive return on investment in the last election cycle, has resurfaced with some advertisements targeting some of the Senate's most vulnerable Democrats -- and an ask for money.
The ads, which surfaced on Political Ad Hawk, Sunlight's mobile app for linking political advertisements with the sources of their funding, are nearly identical and attempt to discredit three Democrats up for reelection next year -- Mark Begich of Alaska, Kay Hagan of North Carolina and Mary Landrieu of Louisiana -- over the controversial new health care law ...Continue reading
A little more than a year before the next round of congressional elections, at least 25 Senate incumbents and challengers have raised $1 million or more for their campaign war chests, second quarter reports now available at the Federal Election Commission show.
The filings are a testament to the power of incumbency: All but one of the 25 members of the million-dollar club are either incumbent senators or House members seeking a promotion to the upper chamber of Congress.
At the top of the heap are two early-bird candidates: Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., who just won a special election to ...
Billionaire Mayor Mike Bloomberg is asking prominent Democratic donors in New York, a key source of funds for candidates across the country, to stop contributing to the four Democratic senators who voted to block a bill that would have strengthened background checks for gun buyers, the New York Times reported.Continue reading