WASHINGTON— Despite long odds of toppling Republicans' majority, House Democrats' campaign committee raised $16.7 million last month and began October with more than $34 million for the final weeks before Election Day, officials said Monday. At the same time, House Republicans' campaign effort raised more than $11 million last month and started October...» Read More
Wall Street is spending more on the midterms than ever before—particularly in support of the GOP—but it's not from whom you might think.
WASHINGTON— Political advertisers are a mystery in Kansas more than in any other state. Kansas has seen the greatest number of ads for state-level political office, such as lieutenant governors and state treasurers, from groups that do not disclose their donors. Kansas, however, is hardly alone.
PROVIDENCE, R.I.— Ex-Mayor Buddy Cianci accepted campaign contributions from dozens of city employees in his comeback bid for City Hall despite saying he hadn't and pledging he wouldn't, according to campaign finance reports. Their donations ranged from $50 to $1,000, the maximum amount. One city employee, Kevin McHugh, an assistant city solicitor, was...
PROVIDENCE, R.I.— Republican gubernatorial candidate Allan Fung has a big money edge over Democrat Gina Raimondo thanks to an infusion of public matching funds, new campaign finance filings show, but at least two outside groups are poised to air TV ads on her behalf. Fung, the mayor of Cranston, has $911,000 on hand, compared to Raimondo's $334,000, according to...
LITTLE ROCK, Ark.— Arkansas Republican U.S. Tom Cotton's campaign on Tuesday said he's raised nearly $4 million over the past three months as he heads into the final weeks of his bid for a U.S. Senate seat. Cotton's campaign didn't say how much he had spent or how much cash on hand he has for his Senate bid.
WASHINGTON/ TOPEKA, Oct 8- The Republican Party is making an 11th- hour push to hold a historically conservative U.S. Senate seat in Kansas, where some polls show independent Greg Orman pulling ahead of incumbent Pat Roberts just weeks before the Nov. 4 election. Republicans, who hope to wrest Senate control from Democrats, have raised money and sent top strategists...
SAN FRANCISCO— A former Nevada lobbyist asked an appeals court Monday to toss out his conviction for illegal campaign fundraising for Sen. Reid, a Nevada Democrat, was not accused of any wrongdoing, although he was required to amend his FEC reports. Whittemore's legal woes began Feb. 19, 2007, when he met with Senate Majority Leader Reid at the Four Seasons Hotel in...
Silicon Valley’s relationship with Washington is becoming much cozier, but the tech industry is not eager to show it. NYT reports.
BOSTON, Sept 24- Top U.S. companies are reporting more detail about their political contributions, according to a survey by the Center for Political Accountability, a trend that won praise from the group, which pushes for greater transparency.
BRASILIA/ SAO PAULO, Sept 19- Brazil's financial markets have rallied on the prospect of environmentalist Marina Silva unseating President Dilma Rousseff in next month's election, but political donations show plenty of companies may be wary of a new administration.
Court documents released Thursday alleged that Walker coordinated fundraising with outside conservative groups during a recall election.
WASHINGTON, May 8- The U.S. In a unanimous vote, the FEC, which enforces U.S. campaign finance laws, said a political committee could accept donations in bitcoins up to an individual limit of $100 for each election cycle and could also purchase bitcoins.
A new case before the Supreme Court seeks to raise limits on political donations.
Republicans denounce the IRS after it apologized for inappropriately flagging conservative political groups for additional reviews during the 2012 election.
At this hour, President Obama is visiting victims of the Boston terror attack, reports CNBC's Scott Cohn.
Austan Goolsbee, University of Chicago Booth School of Business, warns that growth will go down and unemployment will go up as a result of these forced budget cuts.
The very latest on fiscal cliff talks, with CNBC's John Harwood, Steve Liesman & Larry Kudlow.
The House is expected to vote on Speaker Boehner's "Plan B" budget proposal tonight, reports CNBC's John Harwood.
Emboldened by gains in Congress, Democrats appear less willing to compromise in “fiscal cliff" talks on cuts to entitlement programs like Medicare and Social Security, The New York Times reports.