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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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Delegates cheer at the Republican National Convention.

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Delegates cheer at the Republican National Convention.

Romney’s `Investors’ Motivated, Bush’s Finance Director Says

Jack Oliver likes the vibe here in Tampa — and says it explains Mitt Romney’s fundraising prowess. The Republican presidential candidate’s fundraising team “has been incredible,” said Oliver, the national finance director for President George W. Bush’s successful 2004 re-election...

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West Virginia delegate Brian Long takes a cell phone picture of a photo of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan during the RNC.

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West Virginia delegate Brian Long takes a cell phone picture of a photo of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan during the RNC.

Republican Big Wallets Will Watch Convention From Exclusive Club

Updated: 10:07 p.m. Mitt Romney’s top campaign financiers — about 1,500 of them — have their own posh perch in the Tampa Bay Times Forum from which to watch the Republican National Convention speeches this week. The two-level Channelside Club...

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Anthony Batri, from Largo, Fla., unfurls banners as preparations are made ahead of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Aug. 25, 2012.

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Anthony Batri, from Largo, Fla., unfurls banners as preparations are made ahead of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Aug. 25, 2012.

Raising Money With Fishing Trips, Shooting Contests

When Texas Representative Mike Conaway goes fishing during the Republican National Convention this week, he’s also looking to reel in piles of cash for his leadership political action committee. AT&T Inc. is reaching out and touching lawmakers, hosting receptions for...

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