Elections Campaign Finance


  • Protesters outside the hotel where Donald Trump was speaking, Burlingame, California, April 29, 2016.

    Groups opposing bombastic businessman Donald Trump have spent heavily to prevent his now likely Republican nomination.

  • US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump

    Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump, who has touted his ability to fund most of his campaign, has named a finance chair.

  • Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders

    As his chances of winning dwindle, Bernie Sanders must decide what to do with the ample cash pile in the hands of his campaign.

  • Donald Trump supporters

    Donald Trump stands to win big among unemployed Republicans in Tuesday's primaries, a CNBC analysis shows.

  • Fed head's gift to Hillary

    CNBC's Eamon Javers looks into Fed governor Lael Brainard's maximum contributions to the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign.

  • Fed campaign contributions

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports on news that Federal Reserve governor Lael Brainard has maxed out contributions to Hillary Clinton's campaign.

  • A campaign volunteer for Bernie Sanders, handles contribution money from a supporter.

    Considering a donation to a 2016 presidential contender? Your cash may actually be worth more to a candidate than your vote.

  • Theranos' Holmes hosting

    The Clinton campaign fundraiser hosted by Theranos' CEO Elizabeth Holmes will not be held at Theranos, reports CNBC's Eamon Javers.

  • Big money turns anti-Trump

    Discussing some big Republican donors putting up large sums to fight Donald Trump with Vin Weber, Partner at Mercury and former congressman (R-Minn.), and Tony Fratto, CNBC Contributor and Hamilton Place Strategies managing partner.

  • "The SEC is certainly not responsible for patching that hole in our campaign finance system, but you can help prevent that hole from being ripped any wider," Schumer said. Budget legislation passed by the Republican-majority Congress at the end of 2015 blocked the SEC from creating a rule on political spending. Peirce, a Republican who is a senior fellow at the...

  • The money behind the candidates

    CNBC's Eamon Javers looks at the donors who are backing the remaining candidates in the 2016 presidential election.

  • Ken Langone

    Home Depot co-founder Ken Langone will back John Kasich's presidential bid after Chris Christie dropped out of the GOP race.

  • Ron Burkle, managing partner and founder of Yucaipa Cos., left, and former President Bill Clinton.

    Billionaire Ron Burkle spent years close to the Clinton family, but has yet to lend public support to Hillary Clinton's campaign.

  • Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) answers questions during a town hall event at the Belknap Mill February 3, 2016 in Laconia, New Hampshire.

    Wall Street money is flowing to presidential candidates Marco Rubio and Hillary Clinton, and away from former favorite Jeb Bush.

  • Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump throws hats into the audience after giving a speech.

    Donald Trump is funneling big money into his presidential campaign even as his GOP and Democratic rivals spend considerably more.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 7- Former American International Group Chief Executive Maurice "Hank" Greenberg has donated $10 million to Right to Rise, the Super PAC backing Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing people with knowledge of the group's fundraising. The group backing Bush has led in spending on...

  • Donald Trump

    The Presidential hopeful said Super PACs are "very unfair to a person like me who has disavowed all PAC's & is self-funding."

  • Trump files his first campaign finance report with FEC

    Trump files his first campaign finance report with the Federal Election Commission.

  • Democratic presidential candidate Lawrence Lessig.

    One democratic candidate has an important message and deserved to be on the podium, but he couldn't get a spot, says Kabir Sehgal.

  • Sheldon Adelson

    Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson is leaning toward supporting Marco Rubio for the Republican nomination, Politico reported.