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SuperPacs Have Taken Over 2016 Campaign Fueled by Million-Dollar Donations

In case there was any doubt that money in the presidential campaign has reached unprecedented levels, filings with the Federal Election Commission made it clear how important millionaires and billionaires have become to the process of electing a commander in chief. Show More Summary

Wisconsin Billionaire Gives $5 Million to Walker Super PAC

About 60% of the money raised by the super PAC backing Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker came from just four individuals and companies, a disclosure filed with the Federal Election Commission on Friday showed.

As Deadline Neared, $1 Million Checks Boosted Clinton Super PAC

Priorities USA Action, the primary super PAC backing Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton, raised $15.6 million in the first half of the year from 33 donors, a filing with the Federal Election Commission on Friday showed.

Hedge fund magnate donates $11 million to Cruz super PAC

Hedge-fund magnate Robert Mercer contributed $11 million to the Keep the Promise I super PAC, which is supporting Sen. Ted Cruz's bid for the Republican presidential nomination, a Federal Election Commission filing revealed Friday. Mercer's donation is the largest single donation by any donor to a super PAC reported thus far. That single donation accounts […]

The most eye-popping numbers from today’s super PAC filings

Today marks the Federal Election Commission filing deadline for super PACs, which are able to raise unlimited sums of money for candidates and have become crucial to the major presidential campaigns' fundraising operations. Here is a list of the most eye-popping numbers we've seen so far. (This list will be updated throughout the day as more filings come […]

‘Super PACs’ Backing Republicans Rely on a Handful of Donors, According to F.E.C. Filings

Several "super PACs" backing Republican candidates raised the bulk of their money from only a handful of donors or families, according to Federal Election Commission disclosures filed on Friday.

Love the Cops? That Might Depend on Where You Live

3 days agoNews : Vice News

Do the political views of police mirror those of the people they serve? That's a question a data-mining startup is attempting to answer. Using 35 years of information from the Federal Election Commission and state-level data from various...Show More Summary

A Supermarket Tabloid Company is Funding Chris Christie's Super PAC

The pro-Chris Christie super-PAC America Leads raised $11 million in the first quarter of 2015, according to filings released by the Federal Election Commission on Friday. Controversial hedge-fund manager Steven A. Cohen gave $1 million. Show More Summary

The U.S. Presidential Candidates Raising The Most Money

Which U.S. presidential candidates have raised the most money? via Statista, data as of June 30, 2015. According to the Federal Election Commission, two candidates with strong family ties to the White House are in first and second place. Jeb...

Republican Gilmore files paperwork to enter presidential race: AP

5 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Former Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore filed the necessary paperwork on Wednesday with the Federal Election Commission to join the race for the Republican presidential nomination, the Associated Press reported. Gilmore joins a large field seeking the 2016 nomination that includes former Florida...

Gilmore Is Running for President

Former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore (R) has filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission to run for president of the United States, NBC News reports. His entry into the 2016 race makes him the 17th major Republican candidate for president.

Christie campaign asks FEC for disclosure extension

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's presidential campaign has asked the Federal Election Commission for a 45-day extension to file his financial disclosure report. But his campaign says he still intends to file it in...Show More Summary

James Gilmore, Ex-Virginia Governor, Files Papers to Run for President

James S. Gilmore III, the former governor of Virginia, filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission on Wednesday to enter the crowded field of Republican presidential contestants.

We finally know a lot more about Donald Trump's 'massive' net worth

The world learned much about real-estate mogul Donald Trump's wealth this week, as the Federal Election Commission released a 92-page personal-financial-disclosure report filed by the Republican presidential candidate as part of his nascent campaign. Show More Summary

“FEC Won’t Investigate Employer-Mandated Campaign Rally”

Bloomberg BNA breaking news via email:”The Federal Election Commission deadlocked on whether to investigate charges that Ohio mining company Murray Energy violated campaign finance rules by requiring employees and their families attend a 2012 rally for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, … Continue reading ?

Donald Trump's Value & Earnings Revealed In Documents — You Won't Believe Some Of The Numbers!

We don't know whether to be amazed or depressed… Recently Donald Trump's financial disclosure forms filed with the Federal Election Commission have been released and they show some pretty staggering amount of money he's earning. [ Video: Watch Jimmy Kimmel Turn Trump Quotes Into A HIGHlarious Game! ] The 92-page document from the FEC shows that Trump receives [...]

5 Things to Know From Trump's Financial Disclosure

Donald Trump complained that his fortune was too big for disclosure forms, but he managed to squeeze it into a 92-page filing with the Federal Election Commission that was made public yesterday. The filing doesn't show evidence of the "TEN BILLION DOLLARS" Trump boasted of in a campaign release, though...

How 2016 presidential candidate Donald Trump spends his billions

To prove that his net worth is more than double the $4 billion figure touted by Forbes, republican presidential candidate Donald Trump recently submitted a 92-page personal-financial-disclosure report to the Federal Election Commission. The...Show More Summary

The best and worst stock picks from Donald Trump, newly revealed

Would you let Donald Trump pick stocks for you? The answer is: maybe it wouldn't be such a bad idea That's what we gathered, at least after delving into the financial documents he filed with the Federal Election Commission as a partShow More Summary

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