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Billionaire Simmons’ Passing: Major Republican Donor Gone

  Harold Simmons gave money to Republicans, and he gave money to issue-oriented groups seeking to defeat President Barack Obama. And he gave big. The reach of the Texas billionaire’s multimillion-dollar political donations in the past election cycle placed him...

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David Koch, executive vice president of chemical technology for Koch Industries Inc., at the Economic Club of New York.

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David Koch, executive vice president of chemical technology for Koch Industries Inc., at the Economic Club of New York.

Republican Governors Outraise Democrats By $10 Million

The Republican Governors Association out-raised its Democratic counterpart by more than $10 million in the first half of this year as the two parties prepare for 38 gubernatorial contests over the next 15 months. The RGA took in $23.6 million...

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Terry McAuliffe, the Democratic candidate for governor in Virginia, attends the Syracuse-Louisville NCAA college basketball game on March 2, 2013.

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Terry McAuliffe, the Democratic candidate for governor in Virginia, attends the Syracuse-Louisville NCAA college basketball game on March 2, 2013.

Virginia: McAuliffe Tops Cuccinelli in Money

Virginia Democrat Terry McAuliffe outraised Republican Ken Cuccinelli in the past two months, according to campaign finance reports filed yesterday that underscored the national importance of the Nov. 5 election for governor. McAuliffe, a former Democratic National Committee chairman, raised...

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Senator Charles Schumer, vice chair of the Democratic Conference and chair of the Senate Democratic Policy and Communications Center, speaks at the Monitor Breakfast, on Nov. 8, 2012.

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Senator Charles Schumer, vice chair of the Democratic Conference and chair of the Senate Democratic Policy and Communications Center, speaks at the Monitor Breakfast, on Nov. 8, 2012.

Whack-a-Karl Rove: The Piling-On

Democrats are having some fun at the expense of Karl Rove this week. First it was Ohio’s Sen. Sherrod Brown, re-elected this week, taking stock of how little impact the super-PAC engineered by the former Republican White House political strategist...

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Joshua Keirsey, a member of the United Steelworkers union, canvasses for President Barack Obama's reelection campaign in a residential neighborhood in Steubenville, Ohio.

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Joshua Keirsey, a member of the United Steelworkers union, canvasses for President Barack Obama's reelection campaign in a residential neighborhood in Steubenville, Ohio.

Small Donors Fuel Anti-Obama PAC

While Sheldon Adelson and Harold Simmons pump millions of dollars into super-political action committees trying to defeat President Barack Obama, a super-PAC based in the swing state of Ohio has relied on the same fundraising techniques as the president —...

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President Barack Obama speaks during a campaign event at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, on Oct. 19, 2012.

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President Barack Obama speaks during a campaign event at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, on Oct. 19, 2012.

Obama-Backing Super-PAC Outraises Romney-Backers with $15.2 Million

Updated at 5 pm EDT A super-political action committee backing President Barack Obama slightly outraised a super-PAC supporting Republican challenger Mitt Romney last month. Priorities USA Action, run by former Obama aides, will report $15.2 million in September contributions when...

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Sheldon Adelson, chairman and chief executive officer of Las Vegas Sands Corp., during the opening of the Sands Cotai Central resort in Macau.

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Sheldon Adelson, chairman and chief executive officer of Las Vegas Sands Corp., during the opening of the Sands Cotai Central resort in Macau.

Adelson Playing $1 Million in Florida

Updated July 10 Billionaire casino executive Sheldon Adelson, who has donated tens of millions of dollars to promote Republican presidential candidates and oppose President Barack Obama, is also using his wealth to elect Republicans in Florida. Adelson donated $1 million...

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President Barack Obama speaks at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh on July 6, 2012.

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President Barack Obama speaks at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh on July 6, 2012.

$10 M Checks, Obama Complains — Yet Look Who’s Gone Negative

President Barack Obama is running campaign ads portraying his rival, Republican Mitt Romney, as the outsourcer-in-chief. “I know that sometimes modern campaigns aren’t pretty to watch, because basically so much of it involves millions of dollars on television,” Obama told...

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Mitt Romney supporters in St. Louis.

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Mitt Romney supporters in St. Louis.

Magic Number of the Day: $13 million

That’s how much money Dallas businessman Harold Simmons has donated in this election cycle to American Crossroads, a Republican super-PAC with a stated purpose of defeating President Obama. Simmons has donated $11 million from his own pockets, and his holding...

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