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Election Spending

Dropping the Second Shoe on Election Spending

Frank Askin | Posted 06.07.2014 | Politics
Frank Askin

On Wednesday the five-man U.S. Supreme Court majority dropped the second shoe hard on the notion of political democracy. The first shoe was dropped four years ago in the Citizens United case.

Paul Blumenthal

Koch Brothers Accuse Democrats Of Being Backed By Evil Koch-Like Brothers

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In another example of the network funded by David and Charles Koch jumping to defend the billionaire brothers, a conservative nonprofit ...

Election Spending Hits $2 Billion Mark Amid Last-Minute Donations

AP | JACK GILLUM and STEPHEN BRAUN | Posted 02.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Remarkable for its last-minute surge of contributions, the U.S. presidential election witnessed unprecedented sums of cash boosting two ...

The Good, The Bad And The Ugly Election

Domenick Scudera | Posted 01.14.2013 | Politics
Domenick Scudera

The whole election has left a bad taste in my mouth. Big American elections bring out the worst in people's natures. The euphoria from the results may erase the ugliness temporarily, but the enmity and spite is still present, just under the surface.

Two Contradictory Thoughts About Elections

Vitaliy N. Katsenelson | Posted 01.13.2013 | Politics
Vitaliy N. Katsenelson

The election is over. I am left with two very contradictory feelings. First is the one of appreciation -- every four years we peacefully replace our...

A Nonprofit Barely Survives the $6 Billion Election

Richard Walden | Posted 01.07.2013 | Impact
Richard Walden

To think that there was no effect on many nonprofits from so much money being used in campaigns, is fooling yourself. Just 10 percent of that figure is a huge amount of money if spent for charitable purposes.

Sam Stein

Presidential Campaigns Waste Money On TV Ads As Saturated Voters Tune Out

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 10.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sensing that voters in his state are fed up with political ads, Ohio Rep. Jim Renacci adopted a novel approach for the final days of his...

How Nonprofits Spend Millions On Elections And Call It Public Welfare

ProPublica | Kim Barker | Posted 10.20.2012 | Politics

Matt Brooks describes the mission of the Republican Jewish Coalition as educating the Jewish community about critical domestic and foreign policy issu...

Big GOP Donors Slow To Jump Into 2012 Race

The New York Times | JIM RUTENBERG and JEFF ZELENY | Posted 07.08.2011 | Politics

The vaunted Republican network of high-dollar donors and fund-raisers, for so long a fear factor for Democrats, has been slow to commit itself to the ...

Secret Spending Could Drive Wedge Between Democrats For 2012

Mother Jones | Andy Kroll | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With the midterms wreckage still smoldering, 150 or so Democratic donors will meet at Washington's Mandarin Oriental Hotel this week to ruminate on wh...

Who Had The Most Effective Election Spending? (Hint: Not Karl Rove)

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

After all the talk about the impact of independent groups on this year's midterm elections, the debate over at least one important question can now be...

Midterm Elections 2010: An Inside Look At The Outside Group Spending Surge Boosting The GOP

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A year ago, two top Republican strategists sat down for lunch at the venerable Mayflower Hotel, five blocks from the White House, c...

Consultants Recast Super-Wealthy Candidates From Rich To Regular

AP | SUSAN HAIGH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Wearing a smart business suit and a friendly smile, political newcomer Linda McMahon easily sells herself as an entrepreneur ...

Interest-Group Spending For Midterm Up Fivefold From 2006

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Interest groups are spending five times as much on the 2010 congressional elections as they did on the last midterms, and they are more secretive than...

No Recession Here: Election Spending Sets Records

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Turns out politics, for all its focus on the gloomy economy, is a recession-proof industry. This year's volatile election is burst...