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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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The Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C.

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The Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: $123,200

That’s the maximum amount an individual can give to federal candidates, parties and political committees in the 2013-14 election cycle. That aggregate biennial limit is being challenged before the Supreme Court, which will hear oral arguments tomorrow in McCutcheon v...

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Ben Cooper, left, of Sensible Baby, a start-up with a product that monitors the health of infants, met with Senator Elizabeth Warren and Senator Ed Markey.

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Ben Cooper, left, of Sensible Baby, a start-up with a product that monitors the health of infants, met with Senator Elizabeth Warren and Senator Ed Markey.

Massachusetts Democrats Raise $3.7 Million Seeking Markey’s Seat

The top five Democrats seeking a vacant U.S. House seat in Massachusetts together have raised $3.7 million before a decisive primary election Oct. 15. State Sen. Katherine Clark led with $1.1 million in total receipts, followed by $919,000 for county sheriff...

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Former Senator Evan Bayh, senior adviser with Apollo Global Management, participates in a panel discussion at the annual Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills, California, on May 1, 2012.

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Former Senator Evan Bayh, senior adviser with Apollo Global Management, participates in a panel discussion at the annual Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills, California, on May 1, 2012.

Ex-Politicians Hoard Campaign Funds Years Out Of Office

Indiana Democrat Evan Bayh has $9.8 million in his campaign account — a total more befitting a national office-seeker than an ex-senator who exited political life more than 30 months ago. Bayh, who has a bigger campaign treasury than 98 of...

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