| Jan 30, 2014
| 4:03 PM
WASHINGTON -- State Sen. Jim Oberweis, a candidate for the U.S. Senate, lent his campaign a half million dollars and collected just over $105,000 in contributions last year, a new federal report says.
Oberweis, 67, a Republican from Sugar Grove, has...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 8:36 PM
In the midst of a busy 2012 election cycle, Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin's offhand remark to a local television station about what constituted "legitimate rape" might have slipped under the radar. But Akin was a prime target for an opposition...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 4:12 PM
If you support Democratic Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick’s bid for reelection, stay away from annkirkpatrick.com. The site might greet visitors with a welcoming photo of the Arizona congresswoman and a screaming “Kirkpatrick for Congress” logo,...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 3:37 PM
HARTFORD -- The State Elections Enforcement Commission has issued a legal opinion raising concerns about the state Democratic Party's heavy use of its federally regulated campaign account to collect money from executives of firms with state contracts ...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 4:37 PM
Former Gov. John G. Rowland has retained one of the nation's top white-collar criminal defense lawyers in response to a continuing federal grand jury investigation into his 2011 consulting arrangement with the husband of Lisa Wilson-Foley, an unsuccessful...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 5:50 PM
WASHINGTON — The head of a criminal probe into allegations that the Internal Revenue Service targeted conservative groups and tea party supporters personally donated a total of $6,750 to President Obama's election campaign and the Democratic...
| Dec 19, 2013
Rep. Luis Gutierrez's campaign committee spent more than $130,000 on hotels, airfare and other travel expenses to destinations like Las Vegas, New York, Puerto Rico and Mexico over the past five years.
One out of every 4 dollars raised by Rep. Bobby...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 6:35 AM
James Gilder, a Managing Director at Oppenheimer & Co. , will be the trustee for the blind trust set up for Gov-elect Terry McAuliffe and his wife Dorothy, Thomas Richardson, a partner in the Tax, Trusts, and Estates practice group of Arnold & Porter...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 1:32 PM
Pennsylvania Republican Sen. Pat Toomey will be among the first beneficiaries of a political action committee run by former Arizona Democrat Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.
Giffords had a PAC that she used primarily to pay for air travel, according to Federal...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 3:52 PM
On Tuesday, the Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments in a campaign finance case that could be even bigger than the last one, the infamous Citizens United case of 2010. The new case, McCutcheon vs. FEC, challenges the aggregate spending...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 12:03 PM
The smart money is saying that at least some Watergate-era campaign finance limits could be struck down by the Supreme Court in a case reminiscent of the 2011 Citizens United disaster.
Oral arguments were heard Tuesday in the new case, McCutcheon vs....
| Dec 2, 2013
| 1:39 PM
Shortly after dropping out of a Ventura County-based congressional district race and endorsing a fellow Republican, former state Sen. Tony Strickland has taken an official step to run in a neighboring district, records show.
Strickland on Nov. 29...