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Analysis: ‘Dark money’ claims in McMorris Rodgers, Brown debate oversimplify complicated campaign finance laws

The candidates both claimed the other was benefitting from campaign contributions that aren’t traceable. The issue has become heated in a race that has attracted outside attention from leadership groups …


Ben Stuckart targets ‘dark’ and ‘gray’ political money with city campaign finance law

City Council President Ben Stuckart will push for the creation of a set of reporting standards for local political campaigns. The new requirements would affect nonprofits operating in the political …


Vestal: Microsoft PAC backs broad slate

The explosion of money – and particularly secret money – in politics has gotten a lot of attention. Much of that attention has focused on groups and donors who tend …


Election hits $2B mark amid last-minute donations

WASHINGTON (AP) — Remarkable for its last-minute surge of contributions, the U.S. presidential election witnessed unprecedented sums of cash boosting two men in their quest for the White House. It …


$2 billion price tag for presidential election

WASHINGTON (AP) — The 2012 presidential election broke the $2 billion milestone in its final weeks, becoming the most expensive in American political history, according to final federal finance reports …


US Sen. DeMint resigns to head conservative group

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint, a favorite among tea party activists who has backed challenges to centrist veterans he didn’t view as conservative enough, said Thursday …


Tea Party group chief quits, cites internal split

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eased out with an $8 million payout provided by an influential GOP fundraiser, former Republican House Majority Leader Dick Armey says he has left a conservative Tea …


Court won’t hear anti-gay marriage group appeal

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear an appeal from a national anti-gay marriage group that tried to thwart Maine’s campaign disclosure law requiring it to …


Center’s activities provide glimpse into network of advocacy groups

The financial firepower that fueled the rise of a network of conservative advocacy groups now pummeling Democrats with television ads can be traced, in part, to Box 72465 in the …


Super PACs now a force in the presidential race

The special political action committees that can raise and spend unlimited campaign money while operating independently of candidates have jumped into the presidential contest with an unmistakable message: Game on.


Forcing transparency of PACs would be sound step forward

Here’s a modest proposal on campaign finance reform that might meet constitutional muster with the U.S. Supreme Court: Let’s have a truth-in-labeling law that requires political committees to say what …