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Hillary Clinton Hires Two Former Campaign Aides For "Resistance" PAC

Onward Together, the group Clinton formed earlier this year, has brought on Emmy Ruiz and Adam Parkhomenko, veterans of her 2008 and 2016 presidential campaigns.<p>Hillary Clinton has hired two political operatives from her 2016 presidential campaign to help manage Onward Together, the project she …

Hillary Clinton

Democrats fear Russia probe blowback

'We need to talk about what people think about when they wake up in the morning, and it’s not Russia,' said one strategist.<p>ALISO VIEJO, Calif. — Democrats are increasingly conflicted about how forcefully to press the issue of possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.<p>Fearful of …

Elections

Clinton super PAC counters Trump with cute kids

The main super PAC supporting Hillary Clinton is using a classic political ad tactic in its latest anti-Donald Trump spot: cute children.<p>Priorities USA Action’s latest 30 second ad, which will hit the airwaves Tuesday, opens with shots of a diverse group of children reciting the Pledge of …

Millions From Maxed-Out Clinton Donors Flowed Through Loophole

By Bill AllisonBill Allison<p>August 26, 2016<p>When the Democratic National Committee announced its $32 million fundraising haul last month, it touted the …

Hillary Clinton

Outside groups dominating Senate contests this cycle, report finds

Outside groups have aired almost half of all political ads for Senate races this election cycle, an all-time high at 49 percent. Entities not …

Elections
Chris Christie

2016 cash race: It's on

Prospective presidential candidates and their supporters are spending money like it’s 2016.<p>Groups allied with 15 of the top presidential prospects have raised $89 million and spent $87 million this election cycle as they gear up for 2016, with a focus on building campaign infrastructure and making …

Comedy

Blurred Lines: The Covert Funding of the 2016 Campaign

To any logical observer, Jeb Bush is testing the waters to run for the presidency.<p>The former two-term Republican governor of Florida has written on …

C-SPAN Classroom

The Federal Election Commission is eyeing new rules on donor disclosure and Internet campaigning.

Claiming that thousands of public comments condemning “dark money” in politics can’t be ignored, the Democrat-chaired Federal Election Commission on …

Corruption
Elections

How a controversial super-PAC is pushing blacks and Latinos to vote GOP

EDITORIAL: The return of Citizens United

<b>ANALYSIS/OPINION:</b><p>How did a robust and skeptical state like Colorado, with a century-long history of electing conservatives and Republicans, turn so …

Government

This map shows where politicians raise their money in DC

There's more money in American politics than ever before. On average, winners of House of Representatives seats raised $1.6 million each in 2012, while victorious senators raised an average of $10.4 million that year. The consequence is that even when they're in DC — especially then, really — …

Sunlight Foundation
Communicate

Dems relying on big donors to win

Democrats love to cast Republicans as the party of big money, beholden to the out-of-touch billionaires bankrolling their campaigns.<p>But new numbers tell a very different story — one in which Democrats are actually raising more big money than their adversaries.<p>Among the groups reporting the biggest …

Crossroads GPS, an arm of the Karl Rove-founded political action committee American Crossroads, has dipped its toes into the key Arkansas U....

Crossroads GPS, an arm of the Karl Rove-founded political action committee American Crossroads, has dipped its toes into the key Arkansas U.S. Senate …

Elections

Super PACs make mockery of campaign finance reform

When a candidate for office gets handed $6.5 million in public money to run a campaign over about four months, it seems that should be enough, right? …