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Guilty Plea for Foreign Money in U.S. Campaigns

A California luxury car dealer pleaded guilty Thursday to a scheme that moved hundreds of thousands of dollars from a foreign national into U.S. campaigns.

Clawson Loans $2.65 Million to His Special Election Campaign

A federal candidate has loaned his campaign $2.65 million for his April 22nd Republican primary race to fill the Florida 19th Congressional District seat vacated by former Rep. Trey Radel, R-Fla.

Rowland Could Get Second Term – In Prison

Former Rep. John G. Rowland, R-Conn., was indicted Thursday for federal campaign finance violations involving the 2012 congressional campaign of Republican Lisa Wilson-Foley, and another federal candidate in 2010. If convicted, Rowland faces a possible second prison term. Rowland served in Congress from 1985 to 1991. He served as Governor of Connecticut from 1995 to 2004. He resigned in 2004 under pressure about allegations of receiving $107,000 in gifts and services from state contractors. Rowland…

Firman Total to Pro-Kreegel Super PAC Goes Over $900K

A Super PAC that has been active in spending in Floridaís special election to fill the seat of former Rep. Trey Radel, R-Fla., had receipts of $1.1 million during the first quarter of the year.

House Majority PAC Raises $5.3 Million in First Quarter

A Democratic Super PAC has reported raising $5.3 in the first quarter of 2014, including a million-dollar contribution.

Office of Congressional Ethics Looking at Rep. Bobby Rush

A Congressmanís handling of a $1 million grant and his campaign fund expenditures are being probed by the Office of Congressional Ethics.

Fundraising Puts Rep. Paul Ryan's War Chest Over $4 Million

A national-wide direct mail fundraising for a former Vice Presidential candidate has helped increase the size of his 2014 campaign war chest to over $4 million.

Million-Dollar Contributions Fuel Super PACs

Super PACs continue to be fueled during the first quarter of the election year by extremely large contributions, including million-dollar contributions.

FEC Publishes New Contribution Limits for 2013-2014

In response to last weekís Supreme Court case, the Federal Election Commission has published a chart of new contribution limits for the 2013-2014 election cycle.

Global Democratic PAC Formed

A top national law firm, which provides legal assistance to Democrats, has helped register the Global Democratic PAC with the Federal Election Commission.

Rep. Robert Pittenger Pays $31,000 Fine (Corrected)

A freshman Congressman has paid a $31,000 fine for a campaign finance disclosure violation in his first federal election. But the fine was a relatively small amount for the 13th richest member of Congress.

Republican Attorneys General Association Starts Super PAC

A day after the Supreme Court made public an opinion on federal campaign financing, an association of state Republican Attorneys General registered a new Super PAC to make independent expenditures in federal elections.

Congressman Listed With Homestead Deduction in D.C.

A U.S. Congressman from Missouri is listed as claiming a $70,200 Homestead Credit on his property assessment for a row house he purchased on Capitol Hill.

Supreme Court Decision Puts Members of Congress at Risk

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Supreme Court Strikes Down Aggregate Contribution Limit

The U.S. Supreme Court today issued its opinion in McCutcheon v. FEC striking down the current aggregate contribution limit on political contributions.

$100K in Campaign Funds Given To Charity

Over $100,000 in leftover campaign funds of a deceased member of Congress have been donated to ten charities.

Members of Congress Buying and Selling Stocks

Super PAC Spends $1 Million Against Thom Tillis

A Democratic-oriented super PAC reported late Friday that it has spent over $1 million against a Republican U.S. Senate candidate.

2016 Republican Presidential Hopefuls Press the Flesh in Las Vegas

Potential 2016 Republican presidential candidates are trooping to Las Vegas this weekend to attend the Spring Leadership Conference of the Republican Jewish Coalition. But itís not the golf or poker tournaments they are focused on.

Would Sheldon Adelson Underwrite the 2016 Republican Convention?

Itís a good bet that Las Vegas Sands Corporation owner Sheldon Adelson would do a lot to get the 2016 Republican convention to come to Las Vegas. The question is how high will the stakes go.

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