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No Debate: Offline Is the Rocket Fuel of Online Political Giving

Tom Serres | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics
Tom Serres

As pundits prepare to dissect every word that comes forth from Barack Obama and Mitt Romney in tonight's debate, their analysis is likely to once again lack examination of the most immediate and critical effect these major events have on campaigns: online fundraising.

You Cannot Buy My Vote

Jill Robinson | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics
Jill Robinson

What has trapped President Obama, and all of us right now, is fear itself. The fear-driven wails for funds (one of every three emails I get) do not buy the votes we require.

Obama Campaign Posts Record $150 Million Fundraising Haul In September

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.04.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama's reelection campaign set a new monthly fundraising record for 2012, raking in more than $150 million in the month of September...

Claire McCaskill Posts Big Number After Todd Akin's Gaffe

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.03.2012 | Politics

Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill posted a massive fundraising haul of $5.8 million for the third quarter of the year, further evidence of the political ...

Can Congress Come Out and Play?

Michael Winship | Posted 11.17.2012 | Politics
Michael Winship

Members hustled back to the capital all right, not to get much accomplished for the good of the nation but to party down at events designed to scrape every last nickel of campaign contributions from the jam pots of cash held by K Street lobbyists and special interests.

Obama Campaign Fundraises With Basketball Stars Michael Jordan, Carmelo Anthony

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 08.10.2012 | Politics

The Obama campaign is bringing in NBA heavyweights Michael Jordan, Patrick Ewing, Alonzo Mourning and Carmelo Anthony to boost the president's fundrai...

Obama Flatters Beaming Catwoman Star As 'Best Thing'

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 08.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama showered praise on celebrity supporters Aaron Sorkin and Anne Hathaway at a high-profile fundraiser Monday hosted...

Romney Numbers Suggest Potential Ace In The Hole

Reuters | Posted 09.15.2012 | Politics

* Small portion of Romney donors have hit contribution limits * Suggests more large donations to come * 2012 election m...

How To Be 'Pretty Much Unbeatable' In California Politics

| Will Evans | Posted 07.10.2012 | Los Angeles

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch. By Will Evans Legislative races in California have been the most expensive and among the ...

With a Paint Brush and a Prayer

Beth Broderick | Posted 08.13.2012 | Politics
Beth Broderick

If you are a Democrat, reading this and thinking that all is lost, pick up a paintbrush or a broom, pick up a phone and place a call. We are not armed with unlimited cash, but we are loaded with spirit.

For $40,000, Obama, Romney Have Deals For You

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 08.06.2012 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO — If you have $40,000 to spend, President Barack Obama's campaign has a deal for you. Write a big check, and you'll get you a pic...

Nancy Pelosi: 'Just Win, Baby'

ABC/Yahoo! News | Posted 05.15.2012 | Politics

Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., became the most powerful woman in American history when she was sworn in as Speaker of the House in 2007. She lost that p...

Good News For Bob Kerrey In Nebraska Senate Campaign

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 04.13.2012 | Politics

Former Sen. Bob Kerrey's (D-Neb.) campaign announced Friday that he raised more than $900,000 since entering the race on Feb. 29. to fill the seat of ...

Welcome to the Future: The "People's" Super PAC+ Looks Ahead

Beth Broderick | Posted 06.03.2012 | Politics
Beth Broderick

We must look at new ways to build coalitions that can promote big D democratic values. We need to get past our myopic obsession with "likely voters" and start reaching out to the constituencies that vote occasionally or are registered, but do not participate.

Rand Paul: GOP Establishment Like 'Sharks Smelling Blood' Who 'Can't Wait' To Kill

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 03.31.2012 | Politics

Rand Paul compared the "old guard" Republican establishment to "sharks smelling blood in the water" who "can’t wait to close in for the kill." Pa...

Senate Democrats Roll Out A Campaign Donation App

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Apparently there's an app for getting money into politics, as well. Senate Democrats have turned to a new Intuit program called GoPay...

WATCH: GOP Freshmen Caught At Fundraiser

Posted 03.16.2012 | Politics

CBS News conducted an undercover camera investigation at a recent GOP fundraiser for freshmen congressmen at the Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo, Fla., o...

Voters Want Super PACs Outlawed, Poll Finds

Benjamin Hart | Posted 03.13.2012 | Politics

A new Washington Post/ABC News poll found that super PACs, the political organizations that allow donors to contribute unlimited amounts of money in s...

NBA Players Giving Heavily To Obama

The Huffington Post | Leigh Owens | Posted 02.29.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama is receiving large political contributions from a formerly underdeveloped source of campaign funds: The National Basketball Ass...

The GOP's Big Investors

Robert Reich | Posted 04.23.2012 | Politics
Robert Reich

Whoever emerges as the GOP standard-bearer will be deeply indebted to a handful of people, each of whom will expect a good return on their investment. And this is just the beginning. We haven't even come to the general election.

Paul Blumenthal

Presidential Campaigns' January Fundraising And Spending Numbers Visualized

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 02.22.2012 | Politics

Reports about January's fundraising numbers, released on February 20, have focused on two narratives: Mitt Romney's limited fundraising and high burn ...

New Reports Offer Behind-The-Scenes Look At Wealthy Supporters

AP | JACK GILLUM | Posted 04.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A pair of "super" political action committees supporting top Republican presidential candidates spent nearly $24 million in January...

Perry Considering New Super PAC

Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is looking into using leftover cash from his failed Republican presidential campaign to create a PAC or super PAC. In a Monda...

Defiant GOP Candidate Could Face Problems Ahead

AP | RICHARD LARDNER | Posted 04.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Despite criticism of Fannie Mae by Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, his campaign accepted nearly $280,000 in donation...

Boehner: Obama Super PAC Decision 'Just Another Broken Promise'

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 02.07.2012 | Politics

Hours after President Barack Obama's campaign decided to soften its stance toward super PACs, House Majority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) slammed the ...