As a tweet ages and falls from the recent stream, it's easier to quietly scrub those statements without getting attention — unless you're a politician in Politwoops.Continue reading
The 2014 elections’ biggest IOUs
The elections are (mostly) finished. Sunlight takes a look at which candidates were left with the biggest bills in 2014.Continue reading
Which 2016 hopefuls made the best investments this year?
Some politicians were investing money this year with an eye to 2016. The ROIs of potential presidential contenders.Continue reading
The Week on Politwoops: Deleted poll celebration, delayed sarcasm detection, a shared donation check and more
In this week's extra-packed roundup of deletions archived by Politwoops, we examine politicians who revoked polling proclamations, quiz results, a call for national party support and a demand to know where basketball jerseys are.Continue reading
Party committees on top, dark money still flowing FEC filings show
Monthly fundraising figures have landed at the Sunlight Foundation's Real-Time FEC tracker, and our tool shows national party committees leading the pack as well as dark money pouring into primaries.Continue reading
Senate Majority PAC reveals another $500k for Mark Pryor as Obama tours Arkansas
The filing coincides with President Obama's trip to the state, where he surveyed storm damage and met briefly with Pryor.Continue reading
The Week on Politwoops: A stump, call for an apology, YOLO and Barrel Man
Welcome to a rare two-week review of the deleted tweets from U.S. politicians caught by our Politwoops project.Continue reading
Shutdown spells big gains for nation’s gross political product
While federal workers and beneficiaries are taking an economic hit, the shutdown seems to be proving a financial bonanza for the nation's political consultant class. Both Republicans and Democrats are churning out ads focused on the shutdown. Guess what? Each blames the other for it.Continue reading
Senate incumbents already seeing an uptick in campaign cash
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 ...