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Daily Kos Elections 4Q 2015 House fundraising reports roundup

Quarterly fundraising reports for federal candidates, covering the period from Oct. 1 to Dec. 31, were due at the Federal Elections Commission on Sunday night. Below is our list of fundraising numbers for House candidates in all the key 2016 races. Show More Summary

Campaign Finance API moves to ProPublica

Back in 2008, the New York Times rolled out a campaign finance API so that you could easily access data based on Federal Election Commission filings. (If you've tried grabbing… Tags: election, government, ProPublica

Why did the federal government just give Kansas the go-ahead to require proof-of-citizenship for voter registration?

The Election Assistance Commission just added citizenship requirements for voter registration in three states?

Hillary Clinton Leads in Fund-Raising From Lobbyists

Registered lobbyists raised more money for Hillary Clinton than for any other presidential candidate of either party during the three months ending in December, according to reports filed with the Federal Election Commission.

Clinton leads the pack in fourth-quarter fundraising, with Sanders in second and the GOP far behind

On Sunday night, just a day before the Iowa caucuses, every candidate for president was required to file fundraising reports with the Federal Elections Commission disclosing their campaign finance activities over the final three months of 2015. Show More Summary

Sheldon Adelson Donates Maximum to Ted Cruz in November

Casino magnate and Republican megadonor Sheldon Adelson and his wife, Miriam, each gave the legal maximum $2,700 to Texas Sen. Ted Cruz's campaign in November, Federal Election Commission filings showed.

Rival Factions of Top Donors Get Behind Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz

5 days agoNews : NYTimes: News

Many Wall Street financiers have rallied behind Senator Marco Rubio, Federal Election Commission filings show, while a new counter-establishment of conservatives is backing Senator Ted Cruz.

Charles Koch Complains About Lack Of Influence While His Super PAC Raises $11 Million

5 days agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- The main super PAC run by the billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch raised more than $11 million in the second half of 2015, according to a report filed with the Federal Election Commission on Sunday. The largest donor to Freedom Partners Action Fund was Charles Koch himself with a $3 million donation from his Charles G. Show More Summary

Scott Walker presidential campaign owed $1.2 million at end of last year

Gov. Scott Walker's short-lived presidential campaign finished last year with a little more than a million dollars in debt, campaign finance reports filed Friday with the Federal Elections Commission show. The reports cover the fourth quarter of 2015. They show the campaign owed $1.2 million as...

Citizens United Celebrates 6 Years Of Giving A Voice To Voiceless Billionaires

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- Six years ago today, the Supreme Court handed down its immediately controversial decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. Finally, billionaires and corporations were free to express their love for political...Show More Summary

To Fix Politics, Think Beyond Citizens United

Today is the anniversary of one of the more notorious Supreme Court cases of our time: Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. For many, the Citizens United ruling seems like the beginning of the end for America -- the singular...Show More Summary

“FEC Complaint Filed Against Senator Ted Cruz and His 2012 Senate Campaign for Failure to Report Loans from Goldman Sachs and Citibank and Possible Improper Use of Assets to Secure the Loans”

Release:  Today, the Campaign Legal Center, with Democracy 21, filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) urging the FEC to investigate apparent violations of campaign finance laws by Senator Ted Cruz and the 2012 Cruz for Senate Campaign … Continue reading ?

“Super PACs get free pass to hide donors”

CPI: On Tuesday, a pro-Hillary Clintonsuper PAC sent campaign regulators a seemingly perfunctory letter, all of 30 words long. “This letter serves to officially notify the Federal Election Commission that Priorities USA Action will file its reports on a monthly … Continue reading ?

Cruz supporters boo Trump at conservative gathering

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Donald Trump is running afoul of some tea party activists by attacking Republican presidential rival Ted Cruz. Trump has hammered Cruz for not disclosing in Federal Elections Commission filings that he used loans from the financial giants to help finance his 2012 Senate bid.

Ted Cruz Failed to Report a Second Campaign Loan in 2012

3 weeks agoNews : NYTimes: News

A loan from Citibank, in addition to one from Goldman Sachs disclosed this week, should have been reported to the Federal Election Commission.

Media Fact-Checkers Call Out Ted Cruz For "Gloss[ing] Over" Failure To Disclose Campaign Loans

Media fact-checkers are calling out Republican presidential contender Ted Cruz for "gloss[ing] over" his failure to disclose loans he received for his 2012 Senate campaign to the Federal Elections Commission (FEC), writing that it was...Show More Summary

Citizens United and Its Disastrous Consequences: The Decision

January 21 will mark the sixth anniversary of the Supreme Court decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, one of the worst and most damaging decisions in the court's history. In the case, the Supreme Court, by a 5 to...Show More Summary

Ted Cruz failed to disclose $500,000 Goldman Sachs loan for his 2012 Senate run: report

3 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz failed to disclose to the Federal Election Commission a loan from Goldman Sachs for as much as $500,000 that was used to help finance his successful 2012 U.S. Senate campaign, the New York Times reported on Wednesday. The loan does not appear in reports...

“How Does Corporate Political Activity Allowed by Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission Affect Shareholder Wealth?”

Tom Stratmann and J.W. Verret have written this article for the Journal of Law and Economics.  Here is the abstract: The US Supreme Court case Citizens United v. Federal Election Commissionsignificantly altered the regulatory landscape for corporate political activity by permitting … Continue reading ?

“Informing Shareholders: Providing a Roadmap for the SEC to Act to Require Public Corporations to Disclose Political Spending”

William Nelson has posted this draft on SSRN (forthcoming, Albany Government Law Review).  Here is the abstract: The Supreme Court erred by not revisiting its holding in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission (FEC). I made this argument in a … Continue reading ?

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