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  • Democrat Andrew Romanoff has raised more than his Republican rival, three-term incumbent Rep. Mike Coffman, in Colorado. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

    A few challengers outraise rivals

    Two Democratic challengers finished among the leaders of the field in the early money chase for the 2014 midterm elections, according to new campaign fundraising totals from the Federal Election Commission.

  • **FILE** The Supreme Court (Associated Press)

    Big donors poised to give more if Supreme Court strikes limits

    With the Supreme Court weighing a challenge to the federal ceiling on campaign contributions by individual donors in an election cycle, a number of big donors from both parties are poised to bust through the old limits if the high court rules their way, according to a new report.

  • Rep. Darrell Issa, chairman of the House oversight committee, is coming under fire from Democrats who say the California Republican has been overzealous in his pursuit of oversight of the Obama administration. (associated press)

    Millionaires in making: More than half in Congress now have big time bucks

    Who dares sling the label, do-nothing Congress? More than half of current members are now millionaires – a historical first, the Center for Responsive Politics reported.

  • President Obama speaks at a campaign event at Loudoun County High School, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012 in Leesburg, Va. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

    Election set to be most expensive in history

    The 2012 election cycle is projected to be the most expensive in United States history — much to the chagrin of campaign finance and good government advocacy groups wary of the increasing influence of special interests and cash in the American political system.

  • ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE Filmmaker Jeffrey Katzenberg, shown between fellow DreamWorks SKG founders David Geffen (left) and Steven Spielberg.

    Top '08 political donors tighter in 2010

    A review of campaign records shows that more than half of those ranked among the top 100 "hard money" political givers for 2008 don't appear on that exclusive list in 2010 — what has been billed as the most expensive midterm election in U.S. history.

  • Health sector a big spender in fall election

    Six months after the passage of President Obama's landmark health care reform, health care industry groups are spending a record amount of cash on candidates and causes as the prospect of major Republican gains this fall puts the future of Mr. Obama's signature legislative accomplishment in doubt.

  • Academia's funds flow to Democrats

    Democratic candidates are the chief recipients of campaign contributions from educators during this year's midterm elections, as shown by a report published Wednesday by the Center for Responsive Politics (CRP).

  • State Department

    Obama aide, appointee share Chicago business interest

    President Obama's ambassador to the Netherlands, Fay Hartog Levin, and senior presidential adviser Valerie Jarrett, a shortlist candidate for White House chief of staff if Rahm Emanuel leaves to run for mayor of Chicago, have ownership interests in a multimillion-dollar, 46-story luxury apartment building in Chicago - a business relationship that predates the ambassador's appointment last year.

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