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Illinois peeps, check out - Small Pool of Rich Donors Dominates Election Giving

Presidential candidates have grown deeply dependent on the contributions of a tiny slice of the richest Americans as “super PACs” have raised money much more quickly than hopefuls could have on their own.. 9 more words


It's back: FEC says regulating Internet, Google, Facebook under its 'purview'

After backing down amid concerns she wanted to regulate political speech, and even new sites like the Drudge Report, the chairwoman of the Federal Election Commission has renewed talk about targeting campaign and political activities on the internet. 83 more words



Ann M. Ravel, discussing election regulation during a speech in New York, suggested it was time to produce “thoughtful policy” targeting internet political activity. She also expressed frustration that her last bid was met with “threatening misogynist responses to me.” 43 more words


Huma Abedin Paid More Than Hillary's Campaign Manager

Despite recent reports stating that Hillary Clinton is running a “really, really cheap” presidential campaign, the Federal Election Commission revealed this week its top paid employee is Huma Abedin, who earned $69,263 for the first quarter of the campaign, The Weekly Standard reports. 176 more words

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Schock Spent More Than $1M From Campaign Fund To Pay Lawyers

CHICAGO (AP) — Former Congressman Aaron Schock spent more than $1 million from his campaign account over the past three months to pay for lawyers as federal authorities investigate his use of political and taxpayer funds. 244 more words


GOP War Chest Crushing Clinton Cash

Hillary Clinton, the dominant front-runner in the Democratic field, is facing a massive pile of money on the Republican side, with early numbers showing that the GOPers have outraised Clinton more than four times over. 205 more words


Governor Scott Walker plans to make his White House bid official on Monday, July 13th

WASHINGTON — Governor Scott Walker plans to make his White House bid official on Monday, July 13th in Waukesha.

A Walker aide with knowledge of the rollout confirmed the plan Thursday morning on condition of anonymity because no public declaration has been made yet. 504 more words