| May 22, 2014, 5:46 p.m.
Each of the two Senatorial campaign committees is racing to build as large a war chest as possible for the 2014 general election. Race car driver Mario Andretti is helping.
The National Republican Senatorial Committee reported it had receipts of $6,043,424 and disbursements of $2,622,121 during April, leaving $19,289,665 cash on hand as of April 30th, with no debts. The committee received $1.4 million from contributors giving $200 or less, and received $3.8 million from
| May 22, 2014, 1:32 p.m.
The chief financial officer of a corporation has pleaded guilty to a conspiracy to commit campaign fraud, as well as other charges, that could bring pressure on the company’s founder, whose trial on similar charges starts on June 2.
| May 21, 2014, 3:30 p.m.
On the day before a confidant primary election day, a Pro-McConnell Super PAC spends $561K for TV ads to run against general election candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes, D-Ky.
| May 21, 2014, 11:20 a.m.
A Super PAC supporting Sen. Thad Cochran in the 2014 Mississippi Republican Primary has reported receiving $100,000 from the Chamber of Commerce of the U.S.
| May 21, 2014, 10:31 a.m.
The two major national political party committees reported similar fundraising receipts during April, but the House Republican committee reported lower fundraising results than the Democrats.
| May 20, 2014, 5:10 p.m.
A Super PAC that has been dormant since the 2012 elections has been revived with $1 million for the 2014 elections.
| May 20, 2014, 3:59 p.m.
A Democratic-oriented Super PAC reported today it received $5 million from an individual for use in making independent expenditures in the 2014 elections.
| May 20, 2014, 12:27 p.m.
A former college president and conservative filmmaker has pleaded guilty to one count of making illegal campaign contributions in a federal election.
| May 20, 2014, 11:51 a.m.
New federal financial reports from Super PACs continue to show the use of hundreds of thousands of dollars from individuals for impacting on the 2014 elections. However, the big exception is $250,000 from an unknown source that a Super PAC has not identified.
| May 19, 2014, 10:35 a.m.
The newest member of Congress, after only 60 days in office, has started a new federal PAC to raise funds, in addition to his regular campaign committee.
| May 17, 2014, 11:13 a.m.
President Obama and Vice President Biden filed their personal financial disclosure reports this week and the White House has made them public.
| May 16, 2014, 5:26 p.m.
The United States Senate has moved into the electronic age with its disclosure today of the personal wealth reports of Senators and candidates, although it still remains in the dark ages with no electronic filing of campaign finance reports.
| May 16, 2014, 1:25 p.m.
Early disclosure reports of political contributions during April show realtors and accountants were major donors to members of Congress and candidates.
| May 15, 2014, 4:35 p.m.
The Clarion-Ledger reported this afternoon that the treasurer of the Mississippi Conservatives, a super PAC supporting Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., stated the $250,150 loan it obtained from Trustmark was backed by a certificate of deposit owned by a person he would not name.
| May 15, 2014, 3:48 p.m.
Thirteen members of Congress and eight spouses flew to Japan in April on a free week-long trip for a conference in Kyoto, Japan.
| May 15, 2014, 1:40 p.m.
The American Suntanning Association has registered a PAC to give contributions to federal candidates, but the perpetually tanned Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, is one member of Congress who may not need their support.
| May 14, 2014, 11:46 a.m.
While members of Congress and federal candidates are known for soliciting millions of dollars from political action committees (PACs), there are a few instances when campaigns refund the money to PACs.
| May 13, 2014, 11:47 a.m.
The Federal Election Commission has received five new registrations for political committees that will operate as joint fundraising committees, allowing a donor to easily write one check for a large amount. However, the check may not exceed the combined contribution limit for all the participating candidates/committees.
| May 13, 2014, 10:43 a.m.
In an unusual transaction, a Super PAC has reported receiving an unsecured $250,150 loan from a financial institution to use for making independent expenditures in the 2014 primary elections.
| May 12, 2014, 2:18 p.m.
The Chamber of Commerce of the U.S. reported it spent $5.2 million last week on political advertisements for the 2014 elections. The Chamber identified how they sent the funds but did not report which corporations or donors provided the funds.