But for all the flurry of activity in the GOP race, set off last month by former Florida Gov. "I don't think there's this rush that everybody's trying to create here," said Fred Malek, a longtime GOP donor and finance chairman of the Republican Governors Association. "It seems like there needs to be a little more clarity of who's running before people make commitments,"...» Read More
Jan 26- New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and his supporters have formed a political-action committee ahead of a likely bid for president, adding a third well-known Republican figure to the fight for campaign funds among the party's core donor class, the Wall Street Journal reported.
WASHINGTON— The Supreme Court's conservative and liberal justices clashed Tuesday over campaign finance restrictions in a dispute involving candidates for elected state and local judgeships. Five years after the court's Citizens United ruling freed corporations and labor unions to spend as much as they want in elections for Congress and president, the...
Jeb Bush takes another step toward a bid for the GOP presidential nomination, launching the Right to Rise PAC.
The partnership is part of an industry pairing plaintiffs' lawyers with state attorneys general to sue companies. The NYT reports.
The Obama administration waived an Ecuadorian woman's U.S. travel ban after her family gave money to Democratic campaigns. The NYT reports.
While political focus was on a Senate Intelligence Committee report, Congress snuck in two measures to its must-pass spending bill. NBC News reports.
WASHINGTON, Dec 9- Tacked at the end of the 1,603- page government spending bill released by the U.S. House of Representatives late Tuesday is a provision that would enable wealthy individuals to make significantly larger contributions to political parties. Under current campaign finance law, individuals cannot give more than $32,400 a year to the...
A new poll reveals just how serious Wall Street's dissatisfaction with Obama is ahead of the midterm elections.
Oct 17- Opponents of GMO food labeling proposals on the ballot next month in Oregon and Colorado have contributed roughly $20 million for campaigning against the proposed laws, nearly triple the money raised by supporters of the initiatives, campaign finance reports show. Voters in Colorado and Oregon weigh in on the issue in mid-term election voting on Nov. 6.
SAO PAULO, Oct 16- A late injection of campaign cash is helping business-friendly opposition candidate Aecio Neves push Brazil's presidential runoff against incumbent Dilma Rousseff down to the wire, eroding her huge fundraising advantage. Neves has already won over many investors and business leaders with promises to restore fiscal discipline, clamp...
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/ 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...
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.
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.