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  • The attorney for former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner says his client will continue to assert her rights not to testify about the IRS targeting of conservative groups. (Associated Press PHOTOGRAPHS)

    IRS emails reveal discussion with Justice about suing nonprofits for election activities

    IRS emails released Wednesday show that just before the tea party targeting scandal was revealed last year, Lois G. Lerner and her colleagues at the tax agency were talking with the Justice Department about making examples out of nonprofit groups that they felt were violating campaign laws by playing political roles.

  • Former Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland, right, arrives with attorney Reid Weingarten at federal court, Friday, April 11, 2014, in New Haven, Conn.  A grand jury on Thursday returned a seven-count indictment alleging Rowland schemed to conceal involvement with congressional campaigns. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

    Connecticut ex-governor pleads not guilty

    Former Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland pleaded not guilty Friday to conspiracy and other federal charges in an alleged pursuit of secret consulting roles with two congressional campaigns.

  • **FILE** Louisana Gov. Bobby Jindal shakes hands at a Republican fundraiser on May 10, 2013, in Manchester, N.H. (Associated Press)

    GOP registers joint fundraising group amid new contribution rules

    The three national Republican campaign committees have linked to form a joint fundraising committee just a week after the Supreme Court struck down overall aggregate limits on campaign contributions.

  • Landrieu outpaces Cassidy in latest fundraising

    U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu continues to outraise her nearest competitor in Louisiana's Senate race.

  • ** FILE ** Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., flanked by Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., left, and Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., discuss Democrat legislative agenda during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 26, 2014. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Harry Reid in hot water for $17K campaign dole-out to granddaughter

    Sen. Harry Reid — under pressure from the Federal Election Commission — revealed that he gave about $17,000 in campaign cash to his granddaughter in two separate payments that were recorded in his books as "holiday gifts."

  • Ga. candidate took $50K in prohibited donations

    Running his first race for Congress, Eugene Yu found a generous supporter in his friend and fellow Augusta businessman Wayne B. Brown. Last summer and fall, Brown and his company gave the Republican candidate $54,500 for his campaign.

  • Rick Wade drops out of SC Senate race

    Democrat Rick Wade has dropped his bid for the South Carolina U.S. Senate seat held by Republican Tim Scott.

  • Mass. congress members stockpiling campaign cash

    Members of Massachusetts' all-Democratic congressional delegation are stockpiling campaign cash as they head into another election year, with many relying heavily on contributions from political action committees as they try to hold off Republicans intent on breaking their grip.

  • 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.

  • Republican Mia Love raises another $500,000

    Republican Mia Love raked in half a million dollars at the end of last year in her bid to win the congressional seat being vacated by longtime Democratic Congressman Jim Matheson.

  • FILE - In this March 18, 2013 file photo, U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham meets with reporters in Charleston, S.C. Graham's campaign announced on Friday, Jan. 31, 2014 that the candidate has $7.6 million in campaign funds in the bank while fellow Republican U.S. Sen. Tim Scott has $3.1 million for next fall's campaign, giving them a formidable money advantage over their opponents. (AP Photo/Bruce Smith, File)

    SC's US Senate incumbents have millions on hand

    South Carolina U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham has $7.6 million in campaign funds while fellow Republican U.S. Sen. Tim Scott has $3.1 million on hand for next fall's campaigns, giving them a formidable money advantage over their opponents.

  • Watchdogs sue FEC over Rove's Crossroads PAC

    Two campaign finance watchdog groups on Friday sued the Federal Election Commission over the panel's decision not to pursue a complaint against the conservative Crossroads GPS, co-founded by GOP strategist Karl Rove.

  • Candidate list growing for open 6th District seat

    Recognizing the rare opportunity of a wide-open race, candidates are lining up to run for the state's only vacant congressional seat on the ballot this fall, representing the Baton Rouge-based 6th District.

  • FEC: Craig ignored warnings, spent money illegally

    Federal Election Commission lawyers urged a federal judge not to heed U.S. Sen. Larry Craig's contention that regulators are being too hard on him - and to force him to pay nearly $360,000 in fines and restitution for tapping campaign accounts for his legal defense following his 2007 arrest in an airport bathroom sex sting.

  • Watchdogs file suit over FEC inaction on Karl Rove's super PAC, Crossroads

    Th Campaign Legal Center and Public Citizen on Thursday announced plans to file a suit against the Federal Election Commission for its dismissal of a complaint against Crossroads GPS.

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