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New York City mayoral hopeful Anthony Weiner in Harlem on September 10, 2013 in New York City.

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New York City mayoral hopeful Anthony Weiner in Harlem on September 10, 2013 in New York City.

FEC Approves Request to Alert on Political Refunds

It may be too late for Anthony Weiner supporters, but the Federal Election Commission is making it easier for donors to hold political candidates accountable. The FEC ruled by a 5-1 vote last week that political donors’ data can now...

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A twenty-five bitcoin.

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A twenty-five bitcoin.

Buddy, Can You Spare a Bitcoin? — OK for Campaigns, FEC Says

So the question was raised: Can a political committee accept Bitcoins as an in-kind contribution? And the answer from the Federal Election Commission’s lawyers is yes — they’ve offered a draft opinion for the FEC to consider. The Conservative Action...

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The U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

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The U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: $278.4 Million

That’s how much the six major national political party committees — three Democratic and three Republican — raised in campaign funds this year through September. The three Democratic committees combined raised $144 million compared with $134.4 million for the three...

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Sheldon Adelson arrives to hear Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney delivers foreign policy remarks on July 29, 2012 in Jerusalem, Israel.

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Sheldon Adelson arrives to hear Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney delivers foreign policy remarks on July 29, 2012 in Jerusalem, Israel.

Adelsons Help RNC Top DNC in June Fundraising

Billionaire casino executive Sheldon Adelson helped the Republican National Committee raise more money than the Democratic National Committee in June. Adelson, the world’s 17th richest person according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, gave the annual maximum $32,400 donation to the RNC last...

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President Barack Obama thanks campaign volunteers at the "Obama For America" Orlando field office on Oct. 28, 2012

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President Barack Obama thanks campaign volunteers at the "Obama For America" Orlando field office on Oct. 28, 2012

Obama Campaign Rents Mailing List to Obama Nonprofit

President Barack Obama’s supporters have made money by renting information to themselves. Obama’s re-election committee, Obama for America, raised $662,689 by selling equipment and renting its mailing list to Organizing for Action, the nonprofit created out of the campaign apparatus. The...

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Senate Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell on Capitol Hill.

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Senate Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell on Capitol Hill.

Pro-McConnell PAC Spends $195,000 Against Grimes

No sooner did Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell draw Democratic opposition than an allied super-political action committee began running attack ads. The pro-McConnell group, Kentuckians for Strong Leadership, is spending $195,021 to produce and air a television ad opposing Kentucky...

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