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Congressional Fundraising

The Problem Of Money In Politics Goes Way Beyond Citizens United

Nick Penniman | Posted 04.07.2016 | Politics
Nick Penniman

Even if we abolished super PACs tomorrow we would do nothing to incentivize our elected leaders to talk to anyone other than the very wealthy. They'll still need donors who can "max out," and that probably doesn't include me, or you or anyone you know.

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...

Congress' Never-Ending Political Money Chase Explored

Center for Public Integrity | Dave Levinthal | Posted 11.17.2014 | Politics

This story was published by The Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit, nonpartisan investigative news organization in Washington, D.C. There's n...

Paul Blumenthal

Surprise! House And Senate Fundraising Drops Ahead of 2014 Election | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It may come as a surprise, but politicians running for Congress have raised less money for November's midterm elections than they had ra...

11 Members Of Congress Who Are Sick Of Fundraising

The Huffington Post | Katy Hall | Posted 02.03.2013 | Politics

Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) announced over the weekend that he will not seek reelection in 2014, throwing wide open the race for a seat held for decades ...

Mo Money, Mo Problems

Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics

As the highly unpopular and woefully unproductive Congress racks up dishonors, The Huffington Post's Ryan Grim and Sabrina Siddiqui reported this week...

Arthur Delaney

Rep John Larson: Political Fundraising Now "Borders On Insanity" | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. John Larson (D-Conn.) has a sad story to tell about how he lost a friend in Washington. "I came here in 1998. I served with a guy named Jim Malo...

American Plutocracy: Corruption Is in the Eye of the Beholder

Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stuart Whatley

Most police officers in America do not require greased-palms for their services. But if one wishes to attend a chicken cordon bleu dinner with Senator Max Baucus of Montana, it will cost him $10,000

End the Money Chase, Get Back to the Business of Governing

Bob Kerrey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Kerrey

You say you want to serve your country in Congress? Show me the money. Otherwise, you will be shown the door.

Jason Linkins

Cantor Mocked On Fox News For Attending Britney Concert (VIDEO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Fox And Friends had House Republican Whip Eric Cantor on this morning, where they launched a two pronged attack of uncritically accepting the House GO...

Jason Linkins

Congress Hard At Work Fundraising As Economy Collapses (VIDEO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Via Crooks and Liars comes this extraordinary video report from the American News Project's Harry Hanbury. In it, Hanbury spends a day trooping aroun...

Dem Committees Dominate Fundraising Race

MyDD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Straight up the Democratic committees held more than a 93 percent advantage in terms of cash-on-hand over their Republican counterparts as of the end ...