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Cornell Woolridge rallies against money in politics, at the Supreme Court in Washington, on Oct. 8, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Cornell Woolridge rallies against money in politics, at the Supreme Court in Washington, on Oct. 8, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: $123,200

The Supreme Court invalidated the two-year aggregate limit on federal campaign contributions, which was $123,200 for the 2013-2014 election cycle. Voting 5-4 along ideological lines, the court yesterday said the caps violated the First Amendment speech rights of Alabama Republican...

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U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC) takes the stage during the final day of the Democratic National Convention on Sept. 6, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC) takes the stage during the final day of the Democratic National Convention on Sept. 6, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Democratic Women’s Group Forms Georgia and North Carolina Super-PACs

Emily’s List, a Washington group that advises and funds the campaigns of Democratic women who support abortion rights, has set up super-political action committees to independently aid candidates in North Carolina and Georgia. And there are Democratic women who support...

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Ricketts Group Seeks To Unseat North Carolina’s Walter Jones

Bloomberg’s Julie Bykowicz wrote this week about Joe and Todd Ricketts, wealthy entrepreneurial Republican donors who want to expand their limited-government political operation to supplement Americans for Prosperity, the enterprise associated with industrialists Charles and David Koch. Look for the...

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Senator Al Franken, a Democrat from Minnesota, waits to start a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in Washington, D.C.

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Senator Al Franken, a Democrat from Minnesota, waits to start a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in Washington, D.C.

Anti-Franken Super-PAC Emerges

A super-political action committee has organized to oppose Democratic Sen. Al Franken’s re-election in Minnesota, a state Republicans are seeking to put in play amid an expanding field of competitive Senate elections. “The Heartland Campaign Fund has been formed to...

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Karl Rove’s Crossroads GPS Is Back — in New Hampshire

Crossroads Grassroots Policy Strategies, the nonprofit issue-advocacy group founded with help from Republican strategist Karl Rove, is making its television debut in the 2014 election. Its targets: President Barack Obama’s health care law and Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen of New...

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Rep. Paige Kreegel, R-Punta Gorda, right answers a question about the abortion bill during session while Rep. Nicholas Thompson, R-Fort Myers, background, in this April 30, 2010 file photo in Tallahassee, Fla.

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Rep. Paige Kreegel, R-Punta Gorda, right answers a question about the abortion bill during session while Rep. Nicholas Thompson, R-Fort Myers, background, in this April 30, 2010 file photo in Tallahassee, Fla.

Super-PAC Helps Florida’s Kreegel With TV, Mail

A million-dollar super-political action committee funded by two donors who aided Florida Republican Paige Kreegel’s losing 2012 House campaign has paid for television ads and mail pieces promoting Kreegel in a special primary next month. Kreegel is a “true conservative,”...

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Michelle Nunn, who is running for U.S. Senate, after a roundtable discussion at the Ryan's restaurant on Feb. 19, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia.

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Michelle Nunn, who is running for U.S. Senate, after a roundtable discussion at the Ryan's restaurant on Feb. 19, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia.

Michelle Nunn Gets Super-PAC Help

Updated at 5:15 pm EST A super-political action committee will aid Georgia Democrat Michelle Nunn as she campaigns for a Republican-held Senate seat. The committee, “Georgians Together,” filed organizing papers last week with the Federal Election Commission and can raise...

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