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Sarkozy to stand trial in illegal campaign financing case

France’s highest court ruled that former President Nicolas Sarkozy will stand trial on charges of illegally financing his 2012 presidential campaign.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 20, 2018

Ads from independent group urging Pakootas write-in called ‘stunningly misleading’

Independent group mails out ads asking voters in Spokane’s 6th Legislative District to write in a candidate who isn’t running.


Shawn Vestal: Spokane Council President Ben Stuckart takes a shot at slowing dark-money politics

These days local, knock-on-the-door, face-to-face politics is being swamped by the most corrosive elements of post-Citizens United moneyball politics: Dark money, gray money, PAC shell games, special interests, and cash …


GOP far ahead in race for ad money

WASHINGTON – In one way at least, the fight for control of Congress is grossly one-sided. Just five weeks from midterm elections, groups allied with the Republican Party and financed …


Small Gifts Add Up For Craswell Locke Has Big Donors, But Rival Has More Money

He’s got Microsoft’s Bill Gates and the CEO of Starbucks, bank bigwigs and university presidents - the uptown, insider vote. He raises money at glittering $1,100-per-plate dinner parties. She’s got …


Dole’s Party Far Out In Front In The Campaign For Money Since The Election Cycle Began In January 1995, The Republican National Committee Has Raked In $239 Million

Sure, Bob Dole trails in the presidential polls. But the Republican Party already can claim victory in at least one crucial ‘96 contest - the ever-accelerating money race. The GOP’s …


Clinton, Dole Tie In Nw Fund-Raising But Donations From Region Small Potatoes In Candidates’ National Fund-Raising Efforts

Pat Buchanan raised more money than Bob Dole from big Republican donors in Oregon the last half of last year, but President Clinton received more contributions than the two combined, …


Judge Clears Gopac Of Election Charges Gingrich Group Didn’t Need To Register At Early Date

A federal judge Thursday cleared GOPAC, the Republican political action committee once headed by House Speaker Newt Gingrich, R-Ga., of violating federal election laws by working to develop Republican congressional …


Campaign Debt Growing Problem Three Times Greater In 1994 Than It Was 10 Years Earlier

It’s a malady shared by Helen Chenoweth, John Glenn and Larry LaRocco. It lingers long after they cross the finish line. And it was three times greater a problem after …


Chenoweth, Williams Reports

In the race for an Idaho seat in the House of Representatives, fund-raising records for Helen Chenoweth show the Republican enjoys financial support from big names in Idaho business. They …


Minnick Won’t Pac Up Senate Bid Challenger’s Campaign Lags Behind Craig $4-$1 In Funds

He has Rolling Stone Chairman Jann Wenner, ABC Chairman Stanley Weiss and White House budget chief Alice Rivlin in his financial camp. Walt Minnick, the Democrat who hopes to win …


Republicans Rake In Big Bucks At Annual Fund-Raising Event

These are heady times for Republicans, at least as far as fund-raising goes - the GOP raised a record $16 million at a gala Wednesday night with more checks from …


Lawyer Claims Coercion In Recent Campaigns Mosman Allegedly Told To Donate Or Lose Client

A Senate committee on Wednesday recommended state Board of Education member Roy Mosman be confirmed for another term, a day after the Moscow lawyer said he was told to contribute …


Colombian Leader Linked To Drug Money Jailed Official Claims Samper Knew Campaign Funds Came From Cali Cartel

President Ernesto Samper Photo by Associated Press


Dole Widens Financial Lead In Gop Race He Raised $24 Million For Year, With $4.5 Million Still In Bank

Presidential candidate Dole was campaigning for votes in Iowa last week. Photo by Associated Press


Chenoweth Funds Again In Question Ex-Aide Wants Bonus; Demos Want Blood

Helen Chenoweth


Tribe Puts Its Chips On I-651 And Loses After Spending Wad, Tribe Faces Probe Into Where Money Came From

The Spokane Tribe rolled the dice on Initiative 651 and lost big, spending a state record of more than $833,000 only to lose in every single county. The tribal gambling …


Gop Heads For Record In Fund Raising

Taking advantage of their new majority status, House Republicans led the way toward a record $43.8 million in campaign fund raising in the first half of this year. The total …


Kerry Says He Won’t Use Wife’s Money

Sen. John Kerry says he won’t dip into his wife’s $675 million fortune to run for re-election next year if potential rivals also promise not to use any family assets. …


Crow Fined $250 For Reporting Campaign Funds Belatedly

State Sen. Gordon Crow, R-Hayden, has been fined $250 for belatedly reporting nearly $5,600 in campaign contributions. Crow failed to report the contributions until four months after he collected them …