July 10, 2014

Politics Archive

Chamber of Commerce Spends $780K for Kingston

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce reported yesterday it spent $779,116 on July 8th for independent expenditures supporting Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga., in the July 22nd Republican party Senate primary runoff election.

Former Congresswoman Loans $500,00 to Her Comeback Campaign

Former Rep. Nan Hayworth, R-N.Y., has injected hundreds of thousands of dollars into her campaign to defeat freshman Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, D-N.Y.

Dan Benishek Raises $487,000 in Top Michigan House Race

Rep. Dan Benishek, R-Mich., raised $487,000 in the second quarter, a sharp increase from his haul during the first three months of the year.

West Virginia Newcomer Battles Carpetbagger Label

RIPLEY, W.Va. — At the local Fourth of July parade, Alex Mooney proudly showed off his West Virginia concealed gun permit. The Republican’s campaign colors are blue and gold — echoing the Mountain State’s flagship public college, West Virginia University. In a gold polo shirt, Mooney pointed to his son sporting a WVU baseball cap, standing near the campaign’s pickup truck stuffed with gold balloons.

Club for Growth Gets Second Chance in Alabama Race

A six-week mulligan for the Club for Growth ends on July 15, when voters will pick a GOP nominee in Alabama’s 6th District runoff.

Super PAC Makes $7.3 Million in TV Reservations for Midterms

House Majority PAC announced Thursday it had placed a third round of television advertisement reservations worth $7.3 million.

Martha McSally Places Fall TV Reservation for Top Race

The fall air wars are amping up in a top House race in Arizona.

Howard Coble Wields Influence in North Carolina Race

Outgoing Rep. Howard Coble, R-N.C., has become a fixture in the GOP runoff to determine his successor in the 6th District.

Freshman Democrat Rakes in More Than $580,000

Rep. Kyrsten Sinema raised $582,000 in the second quarter — a hefty sum as the freshman Democrat awaits her GOP opponent in Arizona’s 9th District.

Shelley Moore Capito Campaigns Amid Father's Complicated Legacy

RIPLEY, W.Va.— In Rep. Shelley Moore Capito’s bid for Senate, Republicans and Democrats frequently cite one major political asset: Her middle name.

Florida House Candidate Posts Another Big Fundraising Quarter

Attorney Gwen Graham, a Democrat, raised $563,000 in the second quarter, adding to her war chest as she gears up for a competitive race in Florida’s 2nd District, according to numbers provided first to CQ Roll Call.

Paul Ryan Collects Almost $7 Million (Corrected)

Corrected, 10:30 a.m. | 2012 vice presidential nominee Rep. Paul D. Ryan has had the time and opportunity to methodically meet and greet the top financial donors of the Republican Party around the country – and collect almost $7 million dollars in campaign contributions.

'Nicky Joe' Bets Political Survival on His Local Brand

LOGAN, W.Va. — The West Virginia Freedom Festival offered choices for Confederate flag accessories: jewelry, belts, pins and oven mitts. A couple blocks away, in the shadow of a “Hillbilly Mobile Zipline” platform, a Tennessee-based vendor called for a treason trial and eventual public execution of President Barack Obama.

Mitch McConnell: It's Clear Thad Cochran Won Mississippi Runoff (Video)

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky dismissed allegations from Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, of impropriety in the Mississippi Republican primary — but noted it’s an issue for state officials to decide.

Sean Patrick Maloney Turns in Another Strong Fundraising Quarter

Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, D-N.Y., posted another impressive fundraising haul, bringing in $550,000 in the second quarter, according to figures provided first to CQ Roll Call.

RNC 2016 Convention Heads to Cleveland

The Republican National Convention is headed to The Cleve in 2016.

New Ads Invade Arkansas Airwaves

Three new campaign ads hit the Arkansas airwaves Tuesday, with less than four months to go in one of the most competitive Senate races in the country.

NRCC Touts 11 More 'Young Gun' Candidates

The National Republican Congressional Committee promoted 11 more candidates to ‘Young Gun’ status Tuesday morning, elevating their campaigns to the highest level of the program that provides organizational and fundraising support in top House contests.

Bono's One Action Ramps Up Lobbying

The second 2014 quarterly disclosure report for Bono’s lobbying efforts has confirmed a major jump in direct advocacy efforts in 2014.

Chris McDaniel Campaign Wants Runoff Redo

State Sen. Chris McDaniel’s attorney confirmed Monday the campaign’s plans to challenge the results of last month’s Senate runoff, arguing the only solution is to hold a new election for the GOP nomination.