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Stories with subject: Political fundraising
  • Sullivan brings in $1.4M in first quarter 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 10:42 pm
  • JUNEAU, Alaska - Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Dan Sullivan raised more money during the first quarter than he previously reported.

  • Campaign agency considers fines for 2 GOP brothers 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 7:52 pm
  • SACRAMENTO, California - California's political watchdog agency began considering Thursday whether to fine two brothers for transferring money between their campaigns while both were running for state Assembly in 2008.

  • Abbott campaign accepting Bitcoin contributions 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 4:22 pm
  • AUSTIN, Texas - Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott's campaign for governor says it will accept contributions made with the bitcoin virtual currency.

  • Hotel magnate, Democratic fundraiser pleads guilty 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 3:07 pm
  • NEW YORK - A wealthy hotel executive and Democratic fundraiser who supported Hilary Clinton for president pleaded guilty Thursday to charges he secretly funneled more than $180,000 in illegal campaign contributions to three unnamed candidates and coached someone to lie about it.

  • Candidates try to stand out in crowded GOP field 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 2:44 pm
  • HELENA, Montana - Most of the money funneling into the Republican primary for Montana's open U.S. House seat is going to one candidate, leaving the others to look for ways to stand out and get their message heard in a crowded field.

  • WVU campaign reaches 98 percent of goal 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 2:06 am
  • MORGANTOWN, West Virginia - West Virginia University's ambitious fundraising campaign is nearing the finish line.

  • Challengers show ability to compete for dollars 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 6:30 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Some of the challengers in California's most competitive congressional races are showing strong fundraising for the first three months of the year, reinforcing how much an independent redistricting process has changed the political landscape and turned a handful of congressional seats into battlegrounds between the two parties.

  • Rep. Heck leads Bilbray in campaign contributions 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 5:33 pm
  • CARSON CITY, Nevada - Republican Rep. Joe Heck was leading Democratic challenger Erin Bilbray by a 3-1 margin in campaign cash in the race for Nevada's 3rd Congressional District, a seat coveted by Democrats in the fall election.

  • Roberts, Wolf report Senate fundraising totals 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 4:48 pm
  • TOPEKA, Kansas - Incumbent U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts has maintained his fundraising advantage over fellow Republican Dr. Milton Wolf in their Kansas primary race according to the latest reports filed with federal election officials.

  • Durbin banks more than $6M for 2014 Senate bid 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 4:08 pm
  • CHICAGO - Democratic U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin has banked more than $6 million for his 2014 re-election campaign.

  • Bloomberg plans $50M gun control network 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 3:46 pm
  • NEW YORK - Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg plans to spend $50 million this year on a new group that will mix campaign contributions with field operations aimed at pulling 1 million gun-control supporters to the polls, he announced Wednesday, adding a new dimension to his long-running fight for tighter firearms regulation.

  • Congressional challengers raising campaign cash 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 3:32 pm
  • BOSTON - Two challengers hoping to unseat Democratic U.S. Rep. John Tierney have been raising hefty sums of money during the first three months of the year as they look ahead to the fall elections, but the incumbent still had the most cash.

  • DeMarco has raised the most in 6th District race 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 1:16 pm
  • MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Rep. Paul DeMarco has the fundraising lead in the crowded GOP primary for Alabama's 6th Congressional District seat.

  • Democrats' ad attacks NC House speaker's payments 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 1:16 pm
  • RALEIGH, North Carolina - A political committee supporting Democratic control of the U.S. Senate began running a TV commercial in North Carolina on Wednesday seeking to remind viewers about personnel issues that embarrassed the office of Republican Thom Tillis, speaker of the state House.

  • Self-funded Oklahoma legislator has most money 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 12:02 pm
  • OKLAHOMA CITY - A 27-year-old first-term Republican state representative from Oklahoma City who put $500,000 of his own money into his campaign has amassed the biggest war chest in the race to replace U.S. Rep. James Lankford in the 5th Congressional District, federal campaign finance reports show.

  • Sen. Cruz raises $890,000 in year's 1st quarter 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 11:22 am
  • AUSTIN, Texas - U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz raised nearly $890,000 in the year's first quarter - about half what poured in following his helping lead last fall's partial government shutdown.

  • Boughton: Refund of Foleys donations not possible 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 10:47 am
  • NEW HAVEN, Connecticut - Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton says he wants to return $750 in contributions in his bid for the Republican nomination for governor from a couple who pleaded guilty in a campaign contribution scandal. But the money has already been spent, Boughton said.

  • A year after background check defeat, modest goals 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 10:23 am
  • WASHINGTON - Democratic worries about this November's elections, a lack of Senate votes and House opposition are forcing congressional gun-control supporters to significantly winnow their 2014 agenda, a year after lawmakers scuttled President Barack Obama's effort to pass new curbs on firearms.

  • More NC Senate candidates release money totals 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 5:58 am
  • RALEIGH, North Carolina - Two more Republicans running for U.S. Senate in North Carolina have announced how much they've raised heading into the final weeks before the May 6 primary.

  • Montreal mayor looks to NYC for anti-graft advice 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 11:46 pm
  • NEW YORK - Montreal's mayor sought to convince Manhattan business leaders Tuesday that his administration is moving past the corruption scandals that brought down his two predecessors and have become the "elephant in the room" when trying to lure investment to Canada's second largest city.

  • Quinn, GOP's Rauner announce campaign donations 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 11:13 pm
  • CHICAGO - Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican gubernatorial challenger Bruce Rauner (ROW'-nur) have filed their latest campaign reports with the state.

  • Cochran tops McDaniel in 2014 campaign fundraising 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 7:35 pm
  • JACKSON, Mississippi - U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi has raised more than three times as much campaign cash this year as Chris McDaniel, his challenger in the June 3 Republican primary.

  • Ross bests Hutchinson in governor race fundraising 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 6:57 pm
  • LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Mike Ross on Tuesday reported besting the Republican candidates for Arkansas governor in fundraising last month, rebounding after his chief GOP rival had raised more money for two straight months.

  • Millions pumping through Minn. campaign stream 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 6:49 pm
  • ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Millions of campaign dollars already are coursing through the Minnesota campaign system, which should leave no shortage of biting commercials on television and brochures in mailboxes attempting to sway voters.

  • Jenkins leads fundraising in Kansas 2nd District 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 6:31 pm
  • TOPEKA, Kansas - Republican Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins continues to enjoy a sizable fundraising advantage over the Democrat challenging her re-election in the 2nd District of eastern Kansas.