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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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Obama Campaign Still Owes $3 Million

President Barack Obama’s campaign committee, Obama for America, still owes $3.1 million, new Federal Election Commission filings show. The debts include $626,886 for stage, sound and lighting at campaign events; $500,757 for telemarketing and more than $216,146 for legal fees....

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Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, holds his weekly on camera news conference in the Capitol on Thursday, April 11, 2013.

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Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, holds his weekly on camera news conference in the Capitol on Thursday, April 11, 2013.

Boehner Raises $2.4 Million First Qtr

As the House speaker, John Boehner is in a position to raise plenty of campaign funds for his party. The Ohio Republican took in $2.4 million in the first three months of this year, his campaign committee reported to the...

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People gather to watch election coverage in Times Square in New York, on Nov. 6, 2012.

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People gather to watch election coverage in Times Square in New York, on Nov. 6, 2012.

2012 Election Total: $6.3 Billion

The final price tag on the 2012 elections: $6.3 billion. That’s according to the Center for Responsive Politics, which intially pegged the cost at $6 billion. It’s still less than the $7 billion that Federal Election Commission Chairwoman Ellen Weintraub...

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An AT&T Inc. store in Chicago.

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An AT&T Inc. store in Chicago.

AT&T Political Giving: Early and Often

AT&T Inc. has a tradition of making political contributions early and often. The political action committee of the second-biggest U.S. wireless carrier sent $363,200 to federal candidates and political committees in the first two months of this year, including $169,200...

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A Chevron Corp. station in San Francisco.

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A Chevron Corp. station in San Francisco.

Chevron’s $2.5 Mln Donation Challenged by Advocacy Groups

A coalition of advocacy groups filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission today over Chevron Corp.’s $2.5 million donation to a super-political action committee aligned with House Speaker John Boehner. Chevron’s donation to the Congressional Leadership Fund was one...

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Former Sen. John Breaux and other Democratic lobbyists were big early donors to their party's effort to defend its Senate majority in the 2014 elections.

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Former Sen. John Breaux and other Democratic lobbyists were big early donors to their party's effort to defend its Senate majority in the 2014 elections.

Lobbyists Help Senate Democrats Outraise Republicans in January

Breaux, a Patton Boggs senior counsel and a Louisiana senator from 1987 to 2005, donated $30,800 last month to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, according to a Federal Election Commission filing this week. Gerald S.J. Cassidy, the founder and chief...

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