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Two Florida Dems Walking Away With The Bernie Small Donor Award

OpenSecrets Blog | Posted 08.04.2016 | Politics
OpenSecrets Blog

Tim Canova, who's trying to unseat former DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz in the House, has raised a greater share of his funds from small donors so far than any other congressional candidate.

Thank You, Bernie

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.08.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Thank you for reawakening a wave of excitement within the Democratic Party. Thank you for championing a list of issues that I could heartily agree with, and for refusing to be distracted from your agenda by the usual mudslinging and other negative campaigning tactics so common in politics today.

Bernie Sanders' Campaign Is Feeling The Money Burn

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 05.21.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Bernie Sanders is burning through his campaign account. The Sanders presidential campaign began May with just $5.8 million cash on hand,...

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 Raises Millions After Call For Donations In Victory Speech

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 02.10.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’ large victory in the New Hampshire Democratic primary on Tuesday brought a torrent of donations...

Money Matters (in Presidential Elections)

Kirby Goidel | Posted 02.08.2016 | Politics
Kirby Goidel

One of the observations currently being made about the 2016 presidential elections involves the ineffectiveness of money as a campaign resource. Anecdotally, there appears to be good reason for such skepticism.

This Website Is Making It Super Easy To Donate To Democrats

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In September, a pro-Hillary Clinton super PAC sent out an email that sought to tie Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) to deceased Venezuelan Pr...

Where Are The 2016 Candidates Getting All Those Millions?

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The 23 presidential candidates who were running for the Republican or Democratic party nomination combined to raise $144 million from Ju...

Chicago Voters Can Strike Blow Against Big Money in Politics

David Orr | Posted 04.22.2015 | Chicago
David Orr

Our democracy is built on the core principle of a government of the people, by the people and for the people, where all of us get an equal say over who gets elected and the government decisions that affect our lives.

Paul Blumenthal

Democrats Link Middle Class Woes To Need For Campaign Finance Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Wednesday, the fifth anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling, House and Senate Democrats aimed all the spotlights...

Paul Blumenthal

Here's Where Campaign Finance Reform May Move Ahead As Congress Dithers

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 12.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Nearly five years after the Supreme Court decision in Citizens United altered the landscape for money in politics, Congress has done not...

When Retailers Shop the Season Doesn't End at Christmas

Sean McElwee | Posted 01.28.2015 | Politics
Sean McElwee

The democratic chorus in Washington has shifted from one that is broadly in favor of business interests to one virtually devoid of any other voices.

Paul Blumenthal

'We've Completely Won The Debate On The Problem Of Money In Politics'

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 08.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Campaign finance reformers are taking their policy efforts to the hustings, raising millions of dollars in an unprecedented push to supp...

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. ...

Paul Blumenthal

Democrats Rally Behind Reform Bill To Fight Big Money

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 02.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Democratic leaders joined together on Capitol Hill Wednesday to introduce a new campaign-finance reform bill to help lessen the in...

Pro-Obama Group Finds Major Success In Attracting Small Donors

Center for Public Integrity | Michael Beckel | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

By Michael Beckel, Center for Public Integrity When President Barack Obama’s campaign machine restructured itself as a politically active nonprof...

Paul Blumenthal

House Democrats Winning Fundraising War Over Republicans

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 12.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee continued to break its own monthly fundraising records while besting its Republican coun...

Paul Blumenthal

Every Time Republicans Do Something 'Really Stupid' A New Democratic Donor Writes A Check

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sharon Caliendo of Norman, Okla., worked for home state Republican Sens. Tom Coburn and Jim Inhofe. She worked for Republican Gov. Mary ...

Paul Blumenthal

We Knew New York Was Corrupt, But We Didn't Know It Was This Bad

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a sweeping indictment of New York politics, a commission empaneled by Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) to investigate official corruption in the...

Paul Blumenthal

Start Of A Trend? Another Republican Endorses Campaign Finance Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Thomas Petri (R-Wis.) on Thursday introduced legislation to provide tax credits and deductions for political donors making small co...

Paul Blumenthal

Democrats Beat Republicans In Fundraising For Second Straight Month

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Democratic National Committee beat the Republican National Committee in October fundraising, the second consecutive Democratic month...

Paul Blumenthal

The New Campaign Finance Reformers Look To Jump-Start A Movement

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.25.2013 | Politics

COLUMBIA, Md. -- The 2014 election is over a year away, but even so Rep. John Sarbanes (D-Md.) found himself standing in late July in the recessed liv...

Paul Blumenthal

How Paul Ryan Helps The Democrats Raise Money

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 06.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Worried about the budgets proposed by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.)? Don't like what Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) has to say about anything...

Where GOP Keeps Beating Dems By Big Margins

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 06.22.2013 | Politics

The Republican National Committee maintained its fundraising lead over the Democratic National Committee in the month of May, as the RNC raised $7.5 m...

Paul Blumenthal

Progressives Press House Dems On Big Issue

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 06.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A coalition of progressive leaders, including MoveOn.org Executive Director Anna Galland, Rebuild the Dream President Van Jones and Dail...