• Federal Election Commission Oct 26, 2020

    The Federal Election Commission Can't Meet…for the Most Ironic Reason

    President Trump and Mitch McConnell have rushed to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court in record time. But they’ve dragged their feet so badly on filling Federal Election Commission seats, the board has had to shut down all official business – in an election year. There’s a lot at stake in the election. Too bad the watchdogs can’t do...

  • Mail-in Voting Aug 15, 2020

    An All-Out War Over Mail Voting Has Erupted in Courts Across the U.S. Here's What's at Stake

    Legal battles will have an outsize impact on whose vote gets counted this year, and voting rights advocates fear new rules will perpetuate old problems.

  • Campaign Legal Center Jul 31, 2020

    Watchdog Group: Trump Campaign Improperly Masking Payments

    A government oversight group says President Donald Trump’s reelection effort is hiding nearly $170 million in spending from mandatory public disclosure by routing payments through companies tied to his former campaign manager

  • DONALD TRUMP Nov 24, 2019

    Bloomberg Vows to Refuse Donations, Presidential Salary

    Michael Bloomberg will not accept political donations if he runs for president and he will not take a salary if he wins, according to senior aides who offered new details on Saturday about the New York billionaire’s plans to navigate his wealth as he marches toward a formal 2020 announcement. “He has never taken a political contribution in his life....

  • President Nov 21, 2019

    Mike Bloomberg Files Federal Paperwork to Run for President in 2020

    Billionaire and former New York mayor Mike Bloomberg filed official paperwork to run for president in the 2020 Democratic primary. It is a key procedural move and not a declaration that he is indeed running. A spokesman for Bloomberg explained that filing in the state of Alabama started a 15-day process to file with the FEC. “This is not an...

  • DONALD TRUMP Nov 8, 2019

    Joe Biden, Behind in Money Race, Has Returned Nearly $1 Million to Donors, Far Outpacing Rivals

    Former Vice President Joe Biden’s presidential campaign has returned nearly $1 million in campaign donations since launching his campaign in April, far exceeding what his rivals in the Democratic primary race have returned to donors.

  • DONALD TRUMP Oct 25, 2019

    Democrats Lure Donors With World Series, ‘Hamilton' Contests

    Want free tickets to the World Series? What about a trip to San Francisco to see a performance of the hit Broadway musical “Hamilton?” You could be a lucky winner if you donate to a presidential candidate. Democratic candidates working to raise campaign cash and rack up small-dollar donors have been offering free trips for months to those who chip...

  • DONALD TRUMP Oct 6, 2019

    Sanders, Warren Upend How Democrats Raise Money

    There’s big money in thinking small. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren raked in more cash over the past three months than any of their rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination. And it’s not because they’ve been working the big-donor fundraising circuit. The Vermont and Massachusetts senators have upended the way Democratic presidential candidates can raise tens of millions of dollars....

  • DONALD TRUMP Sep 18, 2019

    President Trump Gets in a Few Digs at California During West Coast Fundraising Blitz

    President Donald Trump rarely passes up the chance to throw a sharp elbow at left-leaning California, but he showed Tuesday he’s more than happy to cash in there with a lunch-dinner-breakfast-lunch fundraising blitz expected to scoop up $15 million from wealthy Republicans in two days.

  • DONALD TRUMP Aug 10, 2019

    Trump Fundraiser Puts Billionaire Host on Defensive

    A billionaire New York investor and owner of the Miami Dolphins who is hosting a high-dollar fundraiser for Donald Trump on Friday also has a financial interest in the president’s business empire — including his iconic Manhattan tower.

  • DONALD TRUMP Jul 16, 2019

    O'Rourke Raises Just $3.6M, a Big Drop From Last Quarter

    Beto O’Rourke raised just $3.6 million in the second quarter, a dramatic drop that places him among a growing group of Democratic presidential hopefuls who are struggling to raise the cash needed for a credible White House run. The former Texas congressman entered the race with a glowing cover story in Vanity Fair and the expectation that he would be...

  • DONALD TRUMP Jul 15, 2019

    Harris Blasts Epstein's Law Firm, Takes Money From Its Attorneys

    Kamala Harris bemoaned the influence of the powerful and connected elite last Tuesday when she called on top Justice Department officials to recuse themselves from any matter related to Jeffrey Epstein. She said work done by their former law firm, which represented the financier accused of sexual abuse, “calls into question the integrity of our legal system.” Yet the same...

  • California Jul 5, 2019

    Kamala Harris Reports Raising $12M in 2nd Quarter

    Kamala Harris raised roughly $12 million in the past three months, her presidential campaign said Friday, nearly a quarter of which she took in after confronting former Vice President Joe Biden during the first Democratic debate. Harris’ latest total is about equal to what she brought in during the first fundraising quarter, but noticeably less than some other first-tier 2020...

  • DONALD TRUMP Jul 2, 2019

    Trump Campaign Announces $105M Raised During 2nd Quarter

    President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign says it raised $105 million during the second fundraising quarter. The campaign said Tuesday it has a whopping $100 million in cash on hand. Campaign manager Brad Parscale says the total is “a testament to the overwhelming support” for Trump, who formally announced for reelection in June. Parscale says none of the Democrats who are...

  • DONALD TRUMP Jul 2, 2019

    Majority of Americans Say They Won't Donate to 2020 Presidential Campaigns

    Political polarization in the U.S. has increased — in the news, social media and out on Main Street. But that is not translating into a major change in willingness of Americans to open up their wallets and pocketbooks and donate to candidates in the 2020 presidential election. Under one-third of Americans have already made donations or say they plan to...

  • DONALD TRUMP Jun 14, 2019

    Election Cop: Trump Taking Foreign ‘Oppo' Would Be Illegal

    A top election official issued a statement Thursday on campaigns accepting foreign aid the day after President Donald Trump said he’d consider taking information on opponents from other countries, NBC News reported. Trump told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos in an interview excerpt aired Wednesday he thinks he’d “take it” if a foreign government came to him and offered dirt on an...

  • DONALD TRUMP Apr 19, 2019

    Former Counsel May Have Saved Trump From Himself

    Don McGahn was barely on speaking terms with President Donald Trump by the time he left the White House last fall. But special counsel Robert Mueller’s report reveals the president may owe his former top lawyer a debt of gratitude. McGahn, who sat with Mueller for about 30 hours of interviews, emerged as a central character in Mueller’s painstaking investigation...

  • DONALD TRUMP Apr 16, 2019

    Democrats Raise $75M So Far, Signaling a Drawn-Out Fight

    Democratic presidential candidates raised about $75 million during the first quarter of the 2020 election, a lackluster sum spread out across more than a dozen campaigns that signals a drawn-out battle likely lies ahead. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders led the field by raising $18 million and California Sen. Kamala Harris came in second with $12 million. Former Texas Rep. Beto...

  • Joe Biden Apr 3, 2019

    2020 Fundraising: Bernie Sanders Sets the Pace for Dems With $18M

    A handful of Democratic presidential candidates are touting the amount of money they’ve raised in the first fundraising period of a 2020 primary fight that will last into next spring. The totals for the first quarter, which ran through March 31, are the first measure of how candidates are faring. Details for the entire field won’t be known until candidates...

  • DONALD TRUMP Apr 2, 2019

    2020 by the Numbers: Democrats Posting Big Campaign Stats

    How many ways can you measure the first quarter of the year? For Democratic presidential candidates, it’s 300-plus events, 24 states and hundreds of voter questions. The Iowa caucus is still 10 months away, but the Democratic primary campaign is already an all-out sprint — passing eye-popping markers for campaign activity and voter engagement. Voters in Florida and Ohio may...

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