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Democratic Donors Gripe That Clinton Foundation Giving Isn't Buying DNC Access

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grim | Posted 07.27.2016 | Politics

PHILADELPHIA ― High-dollar Democratic donors are frustrated their gifts to the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation haven’t bought better ...

Bernie Sanders Is Fundraising For State Legislative Candidates

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.24.2016 | Politics

Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton frequently emphasizes that she is a “proud Democrat” who wants to help elect other Democrats, contrasting h...

Hillary Clinton Is Using Bernie Sanders' Small Donor Success To Get Her Supporters To Give

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.29.2016 | Politics

Hillary Clinton has improved her fundraising performance with small-dollar contributors by drawing attention to how her rival for the Democratic presi...

Bernie Sanders: Hillary Clinton's Fundraising Is 'Obscene'

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 03.28.2016 | Politics

Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Sunday criticized rival Hillary Clinton's ties to deep-pocketed donors on Wall Street a...

This Senate Candidate Explains How God-Awful And Life Consuming Fundraising Is

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 03.21.2016 | Politics

There is a quaint perception that the life of a congressman is spent crafting legislation and casting votes that will help guide the country and shape...

Presidential Field Splits Between $$$ Haves And Have-Nots

Politico | Kelly Chen | Posted 01.31.2016 | Politics

Bernie Sanders is nipping at Hillary Clinton’s heels in the money race. Marco Rubio is hauling in funds, but spending at a good clip. Ted Cruz is ca...

Politicians Spend Half Their Time Fundraising -- And A Growing Group of Former Politicians Has Had Enough

Nick Penniman | Posted 07.22.2016 | Politics
Nick Penniman

The money race causes politicians to lose touch with the people they were elected to represent and to push for policies that serve only their campaign donors. We all know that our democracy functions best when our laws are written by the best people for the job, not the ones who can raise the most money.

Why We've Been Duped by Presidential Fundraising Numbers

Linsey Pecikonis | Posted 07.20.2016 | Politics
Linsey Pecikonis

Just last week, the political establishment was a flurry with news over which 2016 presidential candidate raked in the most money. Ever since the Citi...

Ryan Grim

Prepare To Have Your Inbox Carpet Bombed

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 06.11.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the party’s arm charged with winning House elections, outraised its Republican counte...

Congressman To Colleagues: Surrender Surplus Campaign Cash

Center for Public Integrity | Dave Levinthal | Posted 04.09.2015 | Politics

This story was originally published by The Center for Public Integrity, which is a nonprofit, nonpartisan investigative news organization in Washingto...

Reports: Ex-U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. Released From Prison

Reuters | Posted 05.26.2015 | Politics

March 26 (Reuters) - Former U.S. Representative Jesse Jackson Jr. was released from an Alabama prison on Thursday after serving time for misusing ab...

Congressman Can't Get Any Of His Colleagues To Stop Fundraising For 12 Days

The Huffington Post | Julia Craven | Posted 02.03.2015 | Politics

Rep. Ted Deutch (D-Fla.) has promised to forgo fundraising while the House is in session in February -- an effort he's dubbed "Fundraising Free Februa...

Martin O'Malley Believes Wi-Fi Access Is A ‘Human Right'

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 10.08.2014 | Politics

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) said “Wi-Fi is a human right” while comparing the generational differences between baby boomers and young peop...

Paul Blumenthal

Crowdpac Helps Small Donors Find A Perfect Match In Politics

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Combining a unique data set with a nonpartisan outlook, a new organization called Crowdpac hopes to break out of the pack of political c...

GOP Donor Gives $10 Million To Karl Rove Group, Just One-Fifteenth Of What He Spent In 2012

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics

A $10 million donation seems like a hefty amount of cash for the average political donor. But for casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, who spent somewh...

Republicans and Democrats Both Use Impeachment Food Fight for Fun and Profit

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 10.01.2014 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

If I get one more email asking me for money to stop the Republicans from impeaching Obama, I may have to change my email address. And if I were a Republican, I'd probably feel the same way about an endless stream of emails asking for money to stop Obama from exercising dictatorial powers, to sue him, or possibly impeach him.

Sam Stein

DSCC Has Best 2nd Quarter Fundraising In Its History

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 08.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Continuing its trend of strong fundraising cycles, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee will announce on Friday that it raised n...

Nostalgic GOP Pines After Bush With 'I Miss W.' T-Shirts

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 07.05.2014 | Politics

The Republican National Committee is celebrating former President George W. Bush's birthday this weekend by selling wistful "I Miss W." t-shirts to it...

Amplifyd: Crowd-Sourced Lobbying Launches Website

Annie Spiegelman | Posted 08.10.2014 | Green
Annie Spiegelman

Here a concerned citizen can pay a small fee for an activist to make phone calls to elected officials on their behalf, with part of the money going to the non-profit managing the campaign.

Grimes Tops McConnell In Latest Fundraising Quarter

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.16.2014 | Politics

Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes (D) raised more than Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) in the first three months of 2...

Mitch McConnell Has Best Fundraising Quarter So Far This Cycle, Takes In $2.4 Million

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.15.2014 | Politics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) reported his best reelection fundraising period so far this cycle, announcing Monday that his campaign ...

Democrat Raises Huge Haul In Red State Senate Bid

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.14.2014 | Politics

Georgia Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Michelle Nunn raised $2.4 million in the first three months of 2014, bringing her total haul to $5.7 million ...

Pro-Obama Group Brings In Almost $6 Million Since January

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.11.2014 | Politics

A nonprofit group backing President Barack Obama's policy and political priorities raised nearly $6 million during the first three months of 2014. ...

Willie Nelson To Sing For Wendy Davis

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.11.2014 | Politics

Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis (D), who is running to succeed Gov. Rick Perry (R), unveiled a special guest for an April BBQ fundraiser in Houston: coun...

House Majority PAC Posts Big Haul In First 3 Months of 2014

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics

House Majority PAC, a super PAC dedicated to electing Democrats to the House of Representatives, raised more than $5.2 million in the first three mont...