| Dec 28, 2013
| 6:54 AM
The lawyer who filed suit last week to prevent Democrat Anthony G. Brown's running mate from accepting campaign donations during the legislative session is no stranger to the world of political fundraising.
Daniel M. Clements, an attorney with a...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 5:01 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley raised $19,500 last year in a state political action committee he is using mostly to support Democratic candidates for state legislative office, a filing with the state Board of Elections shows.
The state O' Say Can You See PAC...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 12:05 PM
A group trying to draft Ben Carson to run for president in 2016 has bought seven billboards in the Baltimore region aimed partly at voters but also at the Hopkins neurosurgeon himself.
"We wanted Dr. Carson to be able to see the billboards on the way...
| Aug 10, 2013
| 2:22 PM
The Democratic Governors Association is seeking a ruling that would allow it to expand its role in federal elections as its chief fundraiser, Gov. Martin O'Malley, is considering a run for president, documents filed with the Federal Election Commission...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 3:19 PM
— The Federal Election Commission deadlocked Thursday over a proposal by the Democratic Governors Association to set up an organization that could engage in federal elections — a result that effectively permits the new group to go forward....
| Aug 12, 2013
| 10:13 AM
The Democratic Governors Association wants to conduct federal electioneering activity — things like get-out-the vote campaigns and voter identification programs — but it wants to do it with money that isn't subject to federal campaign...
| Sep 18, 2012
| 7:02 PM
Rep. Chris Van Hollen called a federal court ruling allowing tax-exempt groups to conceal the identies of their donors “a blow against transparency in the funding of political campaigns.”
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia...
| Sep 21, 2012
| 9:26 PM
The chair of the Maryland Republican Party admits he erred by not disavowing his congressional campaign before he started working part-time for Rep. Roscoe Bartlett in June.
Alex Mooney began raising money last year for a 2012 bid for Maryland's Sixth...
| Aug 6, 2012
| 2:21 PM
In the expanding political universe of anonymous allegations and nonresponsive responses, the latest exchange between Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and prospective Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney takes the cake.
At issue is Mr. Romney's...
| Sep 25, 2012
| 11:07 AM
The Maryland Democratic Party asked the Office of Congressional Ethics on Tuesday to open an investigation into U.S. Rep. Roscoe Bartlett and Maryland Republican Party Chairman Alex Mooney over Mooney's dual role as a candidate and a congressional staffer...
| Aug 8, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Who's buying our democracy? Wall Street financiers, the Koch brothers, and casino magnates Sheldon Adelson and Steve Wynn, among others. And they're doing much of it in secret.
It's a perfect storm -- the combination of three waves that are about to...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 9:07 AM
For all the media clamor for Mitt Romney to come clean on his past tax returns, maybe his campaign advisers would be better off just advising him to keep quiet on the matter, before he gaffes again.
Mr. Romney's supposedly clarifying remark that he has...