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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...

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 ...

Ryan Grim

Call Time For Congress Shows How Fundraising Dominates Bleak Work Life

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Welcome to town, new members of Congress. Now hit the phones. For an incoming member of Congress still basking in the glow of electo...

INFOGRAPHIC: $6 Billion In Campaign Funds Could Pay For Half Of FEMA'S Budget

Posted 11.07.2012 | Impact

Though this year's election lacked the history-making narrative of 2008, it did set a different kind of record -- the heftiest price tag for any elect...

Campaign Money and Hurricane Sandy: A Perfect Storm

Julie Bergman Sender | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Julie Bergman Sender

Political fundraising surpassed $2 billion in October. Don't we think that all of these political funds should start flowing freely to help the victims of Hurricane Sandy?

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...