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  • Linked by signature law, McCain and Feingold fight back

    10/15/2016 7:34:31 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 15, 2016 10:33 AM EDT | Scott Bauer and Bob Christie
    Russ Feingold and John McCain largely made their names in the Senate fighting the power of special interest money. But now as McCain fights for re-election in Arizona and Feingold tries to return to the Senate in Wisconsin, the authors of the McCain-Feingold campaign finance law are benefiting from the same sources of funding they once scorned. …
  • Trump challenges Clinton to spend her own money on campaign

    10/09/2016 9:24:30 PM PDT · by gunsequalfreedom · 28 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 9, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    Mr. Trump said that Mrs. Clinton is beholden to big-money interests than he is, saying he’s going to spend upwards of $100 million of his own money on his campaign. He challenged her to pony up as much as $30 million of the $250 million she and her husband have earned since they left the White House in 2001. “Why aren’t you putting some money in?” he demanded. Mrs. Clinton did not respond to the challenge.
  • Trump camp concedes it's low on money

    05/29/2016 3:08:01 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 105 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 27, 2016 | Joel Gehrke
    Donald Trump's campaign has alerted Senate Republicans that he won't have much money to spend fending off attacks from Hillary Clinton over the next couple months. The notice came when Paul Manafort, Trump's senior advisor, met with a group of Senate Republican chiefs of staff for lunch last week, sources familiar with the meeting told the Washington Examiner. The admission suggests that Trump will be far more dependent on the GOP brass for money than he has led voters to believe, but it's consistent with his reliance on the Republican National Committee to provide a ground game in battleground states....
  • Sanders campaign down to less than $6 million in cash

    05/20/2016 8:46:08 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 20, 2016 8:07 PM EDT | Julie Bykowicz and Chad Day
    Bernie Sanders’ campaign had less than $6 million at the start of May, a critical cash shortage as he makes an admittedly tough final play to wrest the Democratic presidential nomination from Hillary Clinton. Sanders’ rival had five times as much money, according to new Federal Election Commission filings, beginning the month with $30 million in the bank. The two were on roughly equal fundraising footing last month, with Clinton and Sanders each raising more than $25 million. But the Vermont senator spent almost $39 million to Clinton’s $24 million, the reports showed. …
  • Ex-Sen. Yee pays $128,000 in campaign funds to lawyers since indictment (shoulder fired missiles)

    02/03/2015 4:42:35 PM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies
    LA Times ^ | 2/03/15 | Patrick McGreevy
    Former state Sen. Leland Yee’s campaign committee for last year’s secretary of state race has spent $128,000 on attorney's fees since he was indicted on federal corruption charges, he reported this week. The practice is legal, but one ethics expert said it should be restricted. "Unfortunately California’s relatively weak restrictions on the use of surplus campaign funds mean that politicians can turn these accounts into personal slush funds," said Sarah Swanbeck, an advocate for the group Common Cause.
  • Multiple news outlets reporting Pa. Treasurer Rob McCord subject of investigation

    01/29/2015 10:29:51 PM PST · by prisoner6 · 27 replies ^ | January 29, 2015 | Jan Murphy
    State Treasurer Rob McCord's unexpected announcement on Thursday of his resignation, effective Feb. 12, gave rise to speculation about what brought it about so suddenly. Then within hours after issuing a news release saying he was returning to the private sector after having achieved all of his goals as treasurer, three media outlets cited anonymous sources confirming that McCord is under federal investigation. Philadelphia TV station WPVI reported that McCord was being investigated for alleged theft of campaign and other funds. The Morning Call in Allentown subsequently confirmed that report and also reported that the probe has been going on...
  • Japan trade, justice ministers quit amid scandals

    10/20/2014 1:40:33 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 20, 2014 4:28 AM EDT | Mari Yamaguchi and Elaine Kurtenbach
    Japan’s trade and justice ministers resigned Monday after accusations they misused campaign funds in the biggest setback so far for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s conservative administration. The two ministers were among five women Abe named to his Cabinet in a reshuffle early last month. Their resignations may help to control the damage to his relatively high popularity ratings, but are a blow to efforts to promote women in politics and business as part of economic revival policies. […] Two other female Cabinet members known as Abe’s close allies on the right have been criticized for suspected ties with racist groups....
  • Obama campaign collecting more donations from non-existent ZIP codes as campaign season goes on

    10/21/2012 2:34:05 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | October 21, 2012 | Matthew Boyle
    A soon to be released report from the conservative Government Accountability Institute shows that President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign has increasingly collected more electronic donations from non-existent ZIP codes throughout the 2012 campaign cycle. From February through June this year the GAI findings reported that the Obama campaign collected $175,816.26 in electronic donations from non-existent ZIP codes. One month later, the campaign raised $411,369.55 through such donations and $197,464.59 in August. By the end of September, the Obama campaign raked in $2,199,204.38 – thanks to donations from non-existent ZIP codes. The upcoming GAI report suggests the Obama campaign is allowing...

    10/08/2012 6:13:10 PM PDT · by Snuph · 21 replies
    Big Government ^ | 8 Oct 2012 | WYNTON HAL
    Minutes after Newsweek published a story on the threat of illegal foreign and fraudulent online campaign donations late Monday afternoon, the Obama campaign struck back hard with a response smearing one of the article’s authors and offered an anemic defense of its online fundraising operations.
  • Networks Whine Over 'Massive Spending Gap' Between GOP and Dems in Wisconsin

    06/06/2012 8:34:23 PM PDT · by Qbert · 38 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | June 06, 2012 | Kyle Drennen
    Searching for an excuse to explain what went wrong for Democrats in Wisconsin, the broadcast networks blamed "a record-shattering $64 million poured into" the recall election by "conservative out-of-state groups" supporting Republican Governor Scott Walker.   On Wednesday's CBS This Morning, correspondent Bill Plante promoted Obama campaign talking points on the major Democratic loss: "...what it called the 'massive spending gap'. Governor Walker's supporters raised $31 million to $4 million for the challenger, Tom Barrett....with most of that money coming from out of state – a huge chunk of it from the super-PACs." On Tuesday's CBS Evening News, correspondent Dean...
  • The Permanent Campaign: Failed President Held More Fundraisers Than Previous 5 Presidents Combined

    04/29/2012 7:10:54 PM PDT · by lbryce · 14 replies
    Jammie Wearing Fools ^ | April 29, 2012 | Jammie
    Original Title:The Permanent Campaign: Failed President Has Held More Fundraisers Than Previous 5 Presidents Combined Let’s look at the bright side. When he’s out there shaking down his fatcat supporters he’s not actually working, so there’s the chance he’s actually doing less damage. But I guess in keeping with his adoring media we can call this historic and unprecedented. Barack Obama has already held more fundraising events to build cash for his re-election bid than all five Presidents since Richard Nixon combined, according to figures to be published in a new book. Obama is also the only president in the...
  • Clients of fraud suspect ask to alter money rules

    10/01/2011 9:18:27 AM PDT · by thecodont · 6 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle / ^ | Saturday, October 1, 2011 | Wyatt Buchanan, Chronicle Sacramento Bureau
    Sacramento -- Attorneys representing the alleged victims in a suspected fraud scheme involving millions of dollars in campaign funds from as many as 400 candidates, officeholders and committees asked the commission that oversees political fundraising in California to make urgent changes in regulations to ensure funding for their political work. The Fair Political Practices Commission held a special meeting Friday to hear from clients of Kinde Durkee, a campaign treasurer for the hundreds of politicians and political organizations, nearly all of them Democratic. Durkee was arrested Sept. 2 by the FBI and charged with stealing or misappropriating $670,000 from the...
  • Bundlers poised for power over supercommittee (Patty Murray)

    09/20/2011 12:08:38 PM PDT · by bronxville · 7 replies
    politico ^ | 09-18-2011 | ANNA PALMER & MANU RAJU |
    [...]Take AT&T, for example. The telecommunications giant is pushing for the supercommittee to increase wireless spectrum, reform corporate tax and minimize government regulation. The company, which is also in the midst of fighting for its merger with T-Mobile, bundled $71,000 for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee through the first six months of this year and $20,750 last year for Washington Sen. Patty Murray, who co-chairs the supercommittee and runs the campaign arm that is charged with maintaining a Senate majority next November. In fact, Murray received the most bundled contributions of any individual supercommittee lawmaker since last year, also taking...
  • Feinstein: 'Wiped out' by scandal

    09/12/2011 4:18:13 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 127 replies
    Politico ^ | September 12, 2011 | JOHN BRESNAHAN & JONATHAN ALLEN
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said she was “wiped out” by Kinde Durkee, a well-connected California Democratic political operative who served as treasurer for hundreds of state, local and federal campaign committees.Durkee was arrested by the FBI on Sept. 2 on allegations of fraud surrounding the diversion of more than $670,000 from the reelection committee for a California state assemblyman, and a growing list of California Democrats, including Feinstein and Reps. Susan Davis and Loretta Sanchez, now appear to victims as well.“I was wiped out too, we don’t know how much,” said Feinstein, indicating the losses in campaign funds could run...
  • Delaware Man Admits Illegal Campaign Contributions (apparently to Joe Biden)

    06/10/2011 8:01:23 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 19 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 6-10-2011 | Henry Reske
    Delaware Man Admits Illegal Campaign Contributions by Henry Reske June 10, 2011 A Delaware man has pleaded guilty to illegally funneling more than $200,000 to political campaigns. Those benefitting from the illegal contributions apparently include the failed presidential campaign of now Vice President Joe Biden... snip Prosecutors said the campaign finance scheme involved fake fundraisers, free alcohol for candidates and supporters at events... snip The complaint does not allege any wrongdoing by the candidates and does not identify them by name. However, the Post reported that dates and other information in the court documents “strongly suggest that Biden and Sen....
  • Richardson records sealed for 8 years (NM - What's he got to hide?? /s)

    02/01/2011 7:35:43 AM PST · by CedarDave · 26 replies
    Santa Fe New Mexican ^ | January 31, 2011 | Steve Terrell
    About two weeks before he left office, Gov. Bill Richardson's staff handed over his office's records to the State Records Center and Archives. But there was one condition. Richardson agreed to turn over his records under the condition that for the next eight years, only four people would have access or be able to grant access to the documents — Richardson himself; his chief of staff, Brian Condit; general counsel Justin Miller; and scheduler Janis Hartley. Richardson's action is allowed under a state law passed in 1967, Records Center Director Sandra Jaramillo said ... Attempts to reach Richardson and his...
  • O’Donnell and the $9.99 Lunch Special — Liberals Can’t Get Anything Right

    01/09/2011 9:14:02 PM PST · by Moseley · 37 replies · 1+ views
    Delaware News Center ^ | January 10, 2011 | Jon Moseley
    One of the more amusing examples of Left wing's hysteria over Christine O'Donnell is her January 28, 2009, meeting with a potential donor at Lone Star Steakhouse at 307 Rocky Run Parkway, Wilmington, Delaware, where the bill totalled $22.16. For some reason, this one trivial expense has tongues flapping. For liberal elitist expense accounts from New York City and Inside-the-Beltway, $22.16 is not enough for two people to eat. Therefore -- they wildly speculate without foundation -- O'Donnell had to be eating alone, not meeting with a potential donor as a "fund-raising expense." (Of course, not everyone present at a...
  • VIDEO: SEE INSIDE Christine O'Donnell's townhouse -- rent paid by campaign

    01/09/2011 8:13:45 PM PST · by Moseley · 30 replies
    CNN ^ | September 20, 2010 | Christine O'Donnell campaign interview
    See for yourself in this video: CNN videotaped the inside of the now-famous Christine O'Donnell townhouse used as O'Donnell's campaign headquarters
  • Video: Christine O’Donnell says Joe Biden behind campaign fund misuse report

    12/31/2010 3:59:05 AM PST · by Suvroc10 · 24 replies
    Examiner ^ | December 31, 2010 | Marc Schenker
    Christine O’Donnell says Joe Biden is behind campaign fund misuse report. More specifically, O’Donnell is implying that Biden is sending the FBI after her in order to handle the alleged investigation that’s been started on her use of campaign contributions. Two days, ago the AP ran a story claiming O’Donnell was being criminally investigated, but O’Donnell herself has disproved that misleading report by asserting on the same day that no authorities ever contacted her regarding the AP story. Yesterday, O’Donnell fought back by pointing the finger at the vice president, saying that the whole rumor of a criminal investigation was...
  • Feds investigating Christine O’Donnell for misusing campaign funds (to pay personal expenses?)

    12/30/2010 10:05:45 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies · 7+ views
    Hotair ^ | 12/30/2010 | Allahpundit
    RINO conspiracy? Federal authorities have opened a criminal investigation of Delaware Republican Christine O’Donnell to determine if the former Senate candidate broke the law by using campaign money to pay personal expenses, according to a person with knowledge of the investigation.The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity to protect the identity of a client who has been questioned as part of the probe. The case, which has been assigned to two federal prosecutors and two FBI agents in Delaware, has not been brought before a grand jury…At least two former campaign workers have alleged that she...