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PAC, Founded by Scott Brown, Moves Money to New Hampshire

Funds from a political action committee founded by former Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., were given in March to eighteen party committees in New Hampshire, where Brown is now a U.S. Senate candidate.

Study Finds Voluntary Corporate Political Spending Disclosure Lacking

Corporations that stated they would voluntarily disclose their political contributions have been criticized by an organization that went through I.R.S. reports of the recipients to see if the corporations disclosed all.

Fred Eychaner Gives $4 Million to Democratic Super PAC

Republican Super PAC Spends Against Republicans

The war chest of a Republican-oriented Super PAC has been filled by three donors giving hundreds of thousands of dollars in March, but the funds are being spent against a Democrat and several Republicans.

John Bolton Super PAC Raises $768K

The Super PAC of John Bolton, a former ambassador to the United Nations and former Assistant Attorney General in the Reagan administration, has raised large contributions from Republican donors in the first quarter.

Sarah PAC Increases Giving to U.S. Senate Candidates

The federal political action committee of former Republican Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin has had sudden surge in giving to U.S. Senate candidates around the country.

Million-Dollar Donors Strengthen American Unity Super PAC

Two million-dollar hedge fund donors are helping to strengthen a Super PAC for the 2014 elections. The Super PAC had only a quarter of a million dollars in receipts last year.

Realtors, Goldman Sachs, Comcast Move Money to Cantor

New fundraising reports show the Realtors have engaged more than 75 individual realtors from 35 states to contribute during March to the leadership PAC of Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va., the House Majority Leader.

Gillibrand's Campaign and Others Pay Civil Penalties to FEC

The Federal Election Commission has announced civil penalties for campaign finance violations by the committees of a current U.S. Senator, a former presidential candidate, and a New York corporation.

Chairman Goodlatte Receives $143,000 While Considering Legislation

While considering immigration legislation, and holding a March hearing on the Internet sales tax issue, Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, received over $143,000 from Internet and high-tech company PACs, their executives and lobbyists. Goodlatteís joint fundraising committee, Goodlatte Victory Committee, reported it had receipts of $149,400 and disbursements of $148,768 from January 1 to March 31st., leaving $6,847 cash on hand. All but $6,000 of the receipts came in during…

FEC Seminar for Trade Assns., Membership, and Labor Organizations

The Federal Election Commission has announced a May seminar in Washington, D.C. for Trade Associations, Membership and Labor Organizations and their PACs.

National Republicans Register New Joint Fundraising Committee

A week after the U.S. Supreme Court stuck down overall aggregate limits on campaign contributions, the three national Republican campaign committees have formed a new joint fundraising committee.

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.

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