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The Federal Election Commission chairwoman, Democrat Ellen Weintraub (L), and the vice chairman, Republican Donald McGahn (R), shown here in 2008 in different roles.

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The Federal Election Commission chairwoman, Democrat Ellen Weintraub (L), and the vice chairman, Republican Donald McGahn (R), shown here in 2008 in different roles.

FEC `On the Roof:’ Balking Blocs

The Federal Election Commission chairwoman for 2013 will be Democrat Ellen Weintraub, and the vice chairman will be Donald McGahn, a Republican. These are the two leaders of the two FEC blocs that have prevented the commission from taking any...

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Rep. Chip Cravaack, left, R-North Branch, listens as Democratic challenger Rick Nolan makes a point during a candidates’ debate in the Duluth Playhouse on Oct. 9, 2012, in Duluth, Minn.

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Rep. Chip Cravaack, left, R-North Branch, listens as Democratic challenger Rick Nolan makes a point during a candidates’ debate in the Duluth Playhouse on Oct. 9, 2012, in Duluth, Minn.

Outside Groups Rival Parties in Spending in Closest House Races

Outside groups are spending as much as the national party committees in the closest U.S. House races, and together they’ve outspent the candidates in almost half of those contests, according to a report released today. Super-PACs and non-profit groups spent...

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President Barack Obama's re-election headquarters in Chicago.

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President Barack Obama's re-election headquarters in Chicago.

Obama’s Chicago HQ in Danger of Default

There’s someone out there who probably wishes election season would last forever: the Obama campaign’s landlord. BentleyForbes Group LLC, which owns a pair of office towers on Chicago’s Michigan Avenue, is in danger of defaulting on its loan, Bloomberg’s Brian...

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Jim Messina, center, campaign manager for the re-election of President Barack Obama in Chicago.

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Jim Messina, center, campaign manager for the re-election of President Barack Obama in Chicago.

Obama’s Campaign Has Yet to Enter the Bonus Round

Even as Republican challenger Mitt Romney’s campaign paid out more than $200,000 to his senior campaign staff members, President Barack Obama’s re-election effort is hoarding its cash. A check of Obama’s August filings with the Federal Election Commission found that...

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Recent ad from Restore Our Future envisions a debate between the candidates.

Recent ad from Restore Our Future envisions a debate between the candidates.

Restore Our Future Went on August Spending Binge

A super-political action committee supporting Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney spent $21 million last month — more than in any previous month and more than in the three previous months combined. Restore Our Future helped carry the candidate’s message and...

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Rep. Chris Van Hollen the 2012 Fiscal Summit in Washington, DC.

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Rep. Chris Van Hollen the 2012 Fiscal Summit in Washington, DC.

Crossroads Financed Group That Appealed to Keep Donors Secret

Crossroads Grassroots Policy Strategies has itself to thank for a big win in court today. A U.S. appeals court reinstated a Federal Election Commission rule that allows Crossroads and other nonprofit groups running “issue ads” during election season to keep...

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