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  • Secretive group spending money on former Rep. Joe Baca's campaign

    Secretive group spending money on former Rep. Joe Baca's campaign
    A secretive group is spending money on mail ads, phone calls and possibly billboards in support of former Democratic Rep. Joe Baca as he tries to make a comeback in a heated Inland Empire congressional race. Baca says he knows nothing about the...
  • Durbin's campaign says it has nearly $5.7M for re-election bid

    Durbin's campaign says it has nearly $5.7M for re-election bid
    WASHINGTON -- In a report filed late, Sen. Dick Durbin’s campaign said it had nearly $5.7 million on hand for his 2014 re-election bid. Durbin, the No. 2 Democrat in the Senate, is running unopposed in Tuesday’s primary. The general election...
  • Race to succeed Waxman will be expensive, early reports show

    If there was ever any doubt that the race to succeed longtime Rep. Henry Waxman will be expensive, some of the campaign finance reports filed Tuesday should remove it. Fundraising and spending reports are due by midnight at the Federal Election...
  • Wake up, people, and see the danger we're in

    This is a column about campaign finance reform. And your eyes glazed over just then, didn't they? That's the problem with this problem. Americans know that government truly of, by and for the people is unlikely if not impossible so long as the system is...
  • Reid will refund campaign for purchases from granddaughter's business

    WASHINGTON —   Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) plans to reimburse his campaign more than $16,000 for purchasing holiday gifts from his granddaughter's jewelry business. The Federal Election Commission sent Reid’s campaign a letter...
  • Foleys Implicate Rowland In 2012 Congressional Bid

    Foleys Implicate Rowland In 2012 Congressional Bid
    The first shoe fell Monday in the long-running federal investigation of a consulting deal involving former Gov. John G. Rowland. Businessman Brian Foley and his wife, former congressional candidate Lisa Wilson-Foley, admitted in court Monday that Mr....
  • Supreme Court: Money corrupts in politics, but we can live with that

    Supreme Court: Money corrupts in politics, but we can live with that
    No surprise here, but the Supreme Court on Wednesday invalidated aggregate campaign contribution limits in the closely watched case McCutcheon vs. Federal Election Commission.  As we reported in October, in connection with the oral arguments in the...
  • Supreme Court Campaign Finance Decision to Boost TV, Radio

    As public interest groups were quick to decry the Supreme Court's decision on Wednesday that removes the aggregate limits on an individual's total contributions to candidates, there is a possible beneficiary to the loosening of the restrictions: Local...
  • Congress for sale, now more than ever

    As chief justice, I have no doubt that John G. Roberts' number one goal is to turn this democracy into a plutocracy. And he's well on his way to doing so. It didn't start with the Roberts Court, of course. It started with the court's 1976 Buckley v....
  • Supreme Court ruling may be windfall for political party leaders

    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court's decision to lift the cap on the amount donors can contribute in a congressional election cycle promises to shift power to the political party's established leaders, who had lost ground to outside groups. With the...
  • Court opens door wider to buying of public office

    WASHINGTON -- Forty years ago, Congress enacted sweeping limits on political campaign spending in the wake of a shocking disclosure that one man -- Chicago insurance executive W. Clement Stone -- had given more than $3 million for the 1972 reelection of...
  • Letters: Mixing money and politics

    Re "Campaign donor limits grow looser," April 3 Whatever one's politics, we all should be concerned about the corrosive influence of big money on government. More than 100 years ago, Teddy Roosevelt had to struggle with political bosses to get elected...