Sunlight estimates the Democratic primary resulted in about $445 million spent by Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Martin O’Malley, as well as their allied super PACs and other groups.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
Why did only 1 presidential candidate take public financing?
While taking public financing was once a sign that a candidate was a serious player, it’s now an indication that a candidate can’t hope to compete financially.Continue reading
Feingold’s comeback bid gets major jolt from online donors
Russ Feingold's comeback bid for the Senate earned nearly $1 million from online donors over a six-week period, early reports by online fundraising platform ActBlue show. His online donations led all other congressional candidates and committees over that period.Continue reading
The Week on Politwoops: Colorado ‘product’ Super Bowl wager, revoked support and more
Welcome to another week's review of some deleted tweets from politicians caught by the Sunlight Foundation's Politwoops project.Continue reading
On gun control, states are where the action is
While their efforts to win new federal gun regulations stalled out this year, gun control advocates did win some victories in big states.Continue reading
Group of Democratic governors stand out among party-planners in Charlotte
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- It’s hard to get the nation's 20 Democratic governors in one place. But that didn't stop party organizers from trying with a swanky, '70s-themed event here Monday night, complete with women in go-go outfits dancing on tables and an ABBA cover band at a two-story downtown club.
One wide-eyed attendee, the president of a state teacher’s union attending his first Democratic National Convention, said he didn’t expect the party to be this good.
About seven of the nation’s governors showed, according an an employee of the Democratic Governors Association (DGA), which ...Continue reading