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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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Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain holds up a cupcake decorated with his 9-9-9 economic plan before a speech at the National Press Club in this file photo.

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Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain holds up a cupcake decorated with his 9-9-9 economic plan before a speech at the National Press Club in this file photo.

Super-PACs Still Super With $5.4 Mln — Though `9-9-9′ Down to Last $100

One legacy of the 2012 presidential race: the super-political action committees it spawned. Weeks after the Nov. 6 election, those groups still had more than $5.4 million left to spend, Federal Election Commission reports due yesterday show. Each candidate —...

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Images of President Barack Obama, left, and Republican Mitt Romney are seen on a monitor while a trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on Nov. 7, 2012.

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Images of President Barack Obama, left, and Republican Mitt Romney are seen on a monitor while a trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on Nov. 7, 2012.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: $7 Billion

That’s about how much was spent on the 2012 election, according to an estimate from the Federal Election Commission. Candidates spent about $3.2 billion, compared with $2 billion spent by the political parties and $2.1 billion by outside political committees,...

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The AT&T Mobility booth at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

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The AT&T Mobility booth at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

AT&T Dials Up More Than $3 Million for Obama Inauguration

AT&T Inc., the largest U.S. phone company, gave $3.1 million to President Barack Obama’s inaugural committee at a time when the federal government is deciding how to auction airwaves coveted by the Dallas-based wireless provider. The president’s  inaugural committee, in a...

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Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama following a presidential debate at the University of Denver in Denver, Colorado, on Oct. 3, 2012.

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Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama following a presidential debate at the University of Denver in Denver, Colorado, on Oct. 3, 2012.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: $2.23 Bln

That’s how much President Barack Obama, Republican Mitt Romney and five groups active in the presidential election raised from Jan. 1, 2011 through Nov. 26, 2012. Obama and two Democratic groups together raised $1.10 billion, compared with $1.13 billion raised...

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