Elections Campaign Finance


  • Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and his son Tagg Romney

    Tagg Romney, Mitt Romney’s eldest son, and Spencer Zwick, a Romney campaign fund-raiser, turned to wealthy campaign donors for investments in their firm after 2008, The New York Times reports.

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    There will be lots of talk through Election Day about the gender gap in the presidential race, but there's another political arena where women lag behind men: campaign donations.

  • U.S. Supreme Court

    The Supreme Court, suddenly at the heart of presidential politics, is preparing what could be blockbuster rulings on health care and immigration shortly before the fall election.

  • Returning to the state where a January primary victory propelled him to front-runner status, Romney delivered remarks on the day voters in New York, Connecticut, Delaware, Rhode Island and Pennsylvania cast ballots in their state primaries.

    The nomination all but in hand, Mitt Romney is refocusing his efforts on challenging President Obama, raising cash for the battle and reconciling with Rick Santorum.

  • GOP Candidates

    Newt Gingrich will suspend his bid for the Republican presidential nomination next week, NBC News reports after Mitt Romney swept primaries in five states.

  • Mitt Romney

    Known as one of the richest candidates of all time, Mitt Romney spoke about his grandfather's and father's struggles with poverty while campaigning in Pennsylvania.

  • Chairman of Las Vegas Sands, Sheldon Adelson offers a toast during a pre-show reception on the opening night of "Phantom - The Las Vegas Spectacular" at the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

    Nearly $110 million — more than half the money raised by super PACs since Jan. 1, 2011 — came from just 46 people, businesses and organizations that donated at least $1 million each.

  • Mitt Romney

    Mitt Romney's presidential campaign said it raised $12.6 million in contributions in March, adding to roughly $14 million his Republican Party brought in last month.

  • President Barack Obama speaks at the southern site of the Keystone XL pipeline on March 22, 2012 in Cushing, Oklahoma.

    President Obama finds himself threatening to veto a significant measure — the Keystone Pipeline — that enjoys the support of an increasing number of Democrats, as well as most Republicans in Congress, The New York Times reports.

  • Warren Buffett

    President Obama is making a proposed "Buffett rule" for millionaires a centerpiece of his reelection campaign.  Here are five questions and answers that shed light on Mr. Obama's proposal and the debate surrounding it.

  • Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama

    Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are both Harvard graduates. Both are wealthy, although Romney is much richer. Each campaign is trying to paint the other as a candidate for American's wealthy, not the ordinary voter.

  • Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich speaks during a campaign rally at the Marriott Denver West February 6, 2012 in Golden, Colorado.

    In wake of Santorum stepping aside - today comes news Newt's campaign bounced a $500 check for Utah filing fee.

  • Newt Gingrich

    On “Fox News Sunday,” Newt Gingrich described Mitt Romney as "far and away the most likely" GOP nominee. The writing is on the wall for Gingrich, the Christian Science Monitor reports.

  • Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (L) meets with Former President George H.W. Bush and Barbara Bush at Bush's office on March 29, 2012 in Houston, Texas.

    April looks good for Mitt Romney, with its string of Midwestern and Eastern primaries seemingly tailor-made for the Republican presidential front-runner.

  • Cora Manning waits to listen to Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney during a campaign rally at Wofford College on January 18, 2012 in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

    A review of campaign records and other documents reveals a vast national network of business leaders bringing in millions to elect Romney — even as federal law doesn't require him to disclose their identities, the AP reports.

  • GOP Presidential candidate Sen. Rick Santorum, speaks out against Obama's healthcare reform, and MItt Romney, as the healthcare bill is tested today in the Supreme Court.

    Rick Santorum, showing signs of fatigue and frustration while grasping for strategies to right his unsteady White House bid, is trying to derail Republican front-runner Mitt Romney using any means available -- even contradictory messages, the AP reports.

  • President Barack Obama

    More than 60 of Obama's biggest campaign donors have visited the White House more than once for meetings with top advisers, holiday parties or state dinners, a review by The Associated Press has found.

  • Republican presidential candidate, former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum holds up an Etch-A-Sketch as he speaks to supporters at a 'Rally for Rick' in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.

    Rick Santorum lashed out at journalists, saying his comment that Mitt Romney is the "worst Republican" to run against President Obama was taken out of context.

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    Another victory in hand, but still badly trailing rival Mitt Romney, Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum vowed to continue his campaign despite an increasingly steep climb to the nomination.

  • Rick Santorum wins in North Dakota.

    Rick Santorum won the Louisiana Republican presidential primary Saturday, beating front-runner Mitt Romney in yet another conservative Southern state.