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Sam Stein

DSCC Has Best 2nd Quarter Fundraising In Its History

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 07.18.2014 | 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 06.10.2014 | 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.

Senate GOP Campaign Inflated Its April Fundraising

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 05.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans' campaign arm overstated its cash savings by $2.6 million in a summary to reporters, a spokesman for the commit...

Democrats Have Big Advantage -- For Now

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 06.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Deep-pocketed donors are turning over multimillion-dollar checks to influence November's elections, and the sums raised by the nat...

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...

Senate Democrats' Committee Outraises GOP Rivals

AP | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The campaign committee to elect Democrats to the Senate again outraised its Republican counterpart in March. The Democratic Senat...

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...

Mitt Romney Dives Into Competitive 2014 Senate Race

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics

Former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney put his chips into a competitive Republican Senate primary in a fundraising email sent Wednesday. Romn...

Bill Clinton Repays His Former Campaign Driver, Arkansas Gubernatorial Candidate Mike Ross

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.12.2014 | Politics

Former President Bill Clinton, who served nearly 12 years as the governor of Arkansas before heading to the White House, sent a fundraising email Wedn...

Paul Blumenthal

These House Challengers Are Defying The Fundraising Odds

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Raising money for a congressional run is hard work. Candidates have to spend hours each day dialing for dollars and attending fundraiser...

Democratic Fundraising Committee Trounces Conservative Counterpart

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 10.22.2013 | Politics

September fundraising filings by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and the National Republican Congressional Committee marked several mi...

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...

Jason Linkins

Everyone In Politics Is Fundraising For Any Reason They Can Come Up With, Basically

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.08.2013 | Politics

Back in April, the Democratic National Committee did something that conventionally appeared to be super-nice and thoughtful: It paid tribute to Boston...

State Grand Jury Probes Koch-Backed Effort, Shady Groups

The Daily Beast | Peter H. Stone | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics

A grand jury is now involved in a high-stakes California probe that is looking into whether a PAC and three so-called dark-money groups—including on...

Another Way Wendy Davis Can Transform Texas Politics

Mark Yzaguirre | Posted 09.01.2013 | Politics
Mark Yzaguirre

Wendy Davis, if she chooses to run for Texas governor in 2014, would provide a rallying leader for such efforts and that would help turn the flow of campaign funds back into Texas. This funding would be helpful for all Democrats, not just Davis.

Paul Blumenthal

Watchdogs Demand Probe Of Donors Who Gave Too Much

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two campaign finance watchdogs have filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission asking for an investigation into potential vi...

Paul Blumenthal

Senator Calls Out 'Soul-Crushing' Congressional Activity

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 05.07.2013 | Politics

NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) unloaded about the "soul-crushing" fundraising work required to run a political campaign, speaking at ...

Paul Blumenthal

Wealthy Donors Trample Rarely Enforced Campaign Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 05.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In October 2011, John Canning, chairman of the Chicago-based hedge fund Madison Dearborn Partners, expressed his displeasure with Presid...

Former Goldman Sachs VP Named Dems' Finance Chair

The Huffington Post | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 02.28.2013 | Politics

Rep. Jim Himes (D-Conn.), a former Wall Street executive, will serve as the national finance chairman for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Commit...

"They Know We Know It."

Lawrence Lessig | Posted 04.16.2013 | Politics
Lawrence Lessig

"There's another challenge that we must address and it is the corrupting force of the vast sums of money necessary to run for office. The unending c...