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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, center, at a  restaurant with Illinois Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner, during a campaign stop on July 25, 2014 in Chicago.

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, center, at a restaurant with Illinois Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner, during a campaign stop on July 25, 2014 in Chicago.

Chili Cheese Dog for Christie, $2.5 Million for Bruce Rauner

Maybe Chris Christie was just trying to own his own political narrative when he ordered a jumbo chili cheese dog with onions and a large vanilla shake. There certainly were lower-calorie options on the menu at a Portillo’s in downtown...

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McCutcheon: `Exercising Freedom of Speech is a Good Thing’

Shaun McCutcheon, the winner in a Supreme Court campaign-finance case last week, sees the court’s decision striking down aggregate contribution limits as vindication of a person’s “right to support as many candidates, committees and PACs you choose.” “It’s a political...

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Texas State Sen. Wendy Davis (D) announces her intentions to run for Texas Governor at the W.G. Thomas Coliseum in Haltom City on Oct. 3, 2013 in Haltom City, Texas.

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Texas State Sen. Wendy Davis (D) announces her intentions to run for Texas Governor at the W.G. Thomas Coliseum in Haltom City on Oct. 3, 2013 in Haltom City, Texas.

Davis, Battleground Texas Match Abbott in Lone Star Fundraising

State Sen. Wendy Davis, vying to become the first Democratic governor elected in Texas since 1990, raised $8.7 million during the second half of 2013. A separate joint effort between her campaign and the Battleground Texas organizing group raised another...

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Mutual Funds Increasingly Support Corporate Disclosure of Donations

More mutual funds are voting in support of having corporations they’ve invested in reveal political donations to nonprofits and trade associations that do not have to disclose their contributors, according to a report out today. The Center for Political Accountability,...

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A campaign staff put up a sign prior to a campaign rally for Democratic gubernatorial candidate for Virginia Terry McAuliffe on November 4, 2013 in Annandale, Virginia.

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A campaign staff put up a sign prior to a campaign rally for Democratic gubernatorial candidate for Virginia Terry McAuliffe on November 4, 2013 in Annandale, Virginia.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: $54.2 Million

That’s how much the two main candidates in today’s election contest for Virginia governor have raised for their campaigns. Democrat Terry McAuliffe, a former national party committee chairman, raised more than $34.4 million, and Republican state Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli...

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