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  • 'Draft' billboards aimed at Carson, voters

    'Draft' billboards aimed at Carson, voters
    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...
  • Another blow coming to campaign finance reform

    Another blow coming to campaign finance reform
    Campaign finance limits are back before the U.S. Supreme Court this week, and that's probably bad news for those who like good government. Think what this country needs is to give more political clout to the wealthy and those who seek special favors...
  • Four years after Citizens United [Commentary]

    Four years after Citizens United [Commentary]
    Tuesday marks the fourth anniversary of the Supreme Court's Citizens United v. FEC ruling, when the court ruled that corporations can spend unlimited amounts to influence elections. Our democracy is built on the basic premise that people —...
  • FEC clears path for new DGA offshoot

    FEC clears path for new DGA offshoot
    — 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....
  • Campaign finance, deformed

    Campaign finance, deformed
    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...
  • O'Malley's PAC shows early signs of life

    O'Malley's PAC shows early signs of life
    WASHINGTON -- Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley's federal PAC, which will become an important fundraising vehicle should he decide to run for president in 2016, is beginning to show signs of life. In a report filed with the Federal Election Commission on...
  • O'Malley raising, spending money on national races

    O'Malley raising, spending money on national races
    Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley has raised nearly $500,000 in a federal campaign account he created last year and has made his first effort at spreading the cash around in early presidential primary states, a pair of campaign finance reports released...
  • Gov. Martin O'Malley only the latest to skirt donor limits

    Gov. Martin O'Malley only the latest to skirt donor limits
    In setting up his campaign accounts for a potential presidential run, Gov. Martin O'Malley is following a long path of politicians from both parties who have managed to raise buckets of cash without having to adhere to federal contribution limits. O'...
  • Governors group with ties to O'Malley seeks bigger electoral role

    Governors group with ties to O'Malley seeks bigger electoral role
    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...
  • Delaney continues to outpace Bartlett in fundraising

    Delaney continues to outpace Bartlett in fundraising
    Incumbent Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett -- in the fight of his political career to keep his seat in Maryland's 6th Congressional District -- raised less money over the past three months than he did in the previous quarter, campaign finance reports filed with...
  • Bongino says he's '95 percent' certain on 6th District

    WASHINGTON -- Republican Daniel Bongino, the former Secret Service agent who ran an unsuccessful campaign for U.S. Senate last year, said Tuesday he is "95 percent" certain he will run in Maryland's 6th Congressional District in the 2014 election and...
  • O'Malley's federal PAC takes small end-of-year haul

    O'Malley's federal PAC takes small end-of-year haul
    Talk of Gov. Martin O'Malley's presidential ambitions for 2016 is plentiful. But, at this early stage, donors are not. With three years to go before the first primaries and uncertainty about whether outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will...