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Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) union workers with SEIU Local 1021 picket in front of the Lake Merritt station on July 2, 2013 in Oakland, California.

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Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) union workers with SEIU Local 1021 picket in front of the Lake Merritt station on July 2, 2013 in Oakland, California.

Democratic Dark (Money) Horse: Patriot Majority Raised $23 Million

Patriot Majority USA, a politically active nonprofit that helps elect Democrats, raised and spent about $23 million last year, according to Internal Revenue Service tax documents the group made available today. That’s about eight times its 2011 figure and enough...

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Dan Sullivan, commissioner of the Alaska Department of Natural Resources, speaks during a House Natural Resources Committee hearing on rare earths legislation in Washington, D.C., on June 3, 2011.

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Dan Sullivan, commissioner of the Alaska Department of Natural Resources, speaks during a House Natural Resources Committee hearing on rare earths legislation in Washington, D.C., on June 3, 2011.

Another Super-PAC in Alaska’s Senate Race

Another super-political action committee has surfaced to help shape next year’s U.S. Senate election in Alaska. “Alaska’s Energy / America’s Values” will aid the Republican campaign of former state Attorney General Dan Sullivan, according to the super-PAC’s website. Sullivan, a...

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Gavin Newsom in San Francisco.

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Gavin Newsom in San Francisco.

‘Ready for Hillary’ Draws California Lt. Gov — 2008 Veteran

The fact that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton hasn’t declared her future plans has proven to be no barrier to supporters who want her to run for president in 2016. The latest to sign up for a possible Clinton...

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Supporters pose next to U.S. Senate candidate Cory Booker's campaign bus during a rally on August 12, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey.

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Supporters pose next to U.S. Senate candidate Cory Booker's campaign bus during a rally on August 12, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey.

Booker Benefits from Bloomberg’s Super-PAC: $1 Million in New Jersey

Independence USA, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s super-political action committee, is putting $1 million into New Jersey’s tighter–than-expected U.S. Senate race to support Democrat Cory Booker.  The group has taken out a 30-second television spot in the New York and...

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President Barack Obama is introduced by American film producer and CEO of DreamWorks Animation Jeffrey Katzenberg at a Democratic National Committee fundraising event at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, in this 2009 file photo.

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President Barack Obama is introduced by American film producer and CEO of DreamWorks Animation Jeffrey Katzenberg at a Democratic National Committee fundraising event at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, in this 2009 file photo.

Obama, Katzenberg Dine: Who Paid?

A stop on the set of “The Tonight Show.” A lengthy interview with Jay Leno about Vladimir Putin’s slide into a “Cold War mentality,” Hillary Clinton’s “post administration glow” and President Barack Obama’s “romantic comedy” with John McCain, and then...

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Retired astronaut Captain Mark Kelly hugs his wife, former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, before an appearance at Atomic Coffee during the Americans for Responsible Solutions tour in Fargo, North Dakota, on July 3, 2013.

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Retired astronaut Captain Mark Kelly hugs his wife, former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, before an appearance at Atomic Coffee during the Americans for Responsible Solutions tour in Fargo, North Dakota, on July 3, 2013.

Giffords’ Gun-Control PAC Loads Up $6.6 Million

Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’ gun-control advocacy group has raised more than $6.6 million since its formation this year, according to a Federal Election Commission report filed today. Giffords, the congresswoman who survived a shooting in her Arizona district two years ago, counts Facebook investor...

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Houston homebuilder Bob Perry, at the sales center at one of his Houston developments.

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Houston homebuilder Bob Perry, at the sales center at one of his Houston developments.

Bob Perry Gave Texas PAC $2 Million Before Death

Bob Perry, the Houston homebuilder who was one of the Republican Party’s biggest donors, gave $2 million to a Texas-based political committee about six weeks before his death this spring. Perry gave $2 million on March 1 to Texans for...

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