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By Andrew P. Napolitano
Obama's veil of secrecy is pierced
Topic - Federal Election Commission
South Carolina's seven congressmen have more than $3 million combined in their campaign accounts heading into this year's midterm elections. Their opponents have only a fraction of that.
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 pleaded not guilty Friday to conspiracy and other federal charges in an alleged pursuit of secret consulting roles with two congressional campaigns.
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.
U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu continues to outraise her nearest competitor in Louisiana's Senate race.
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."
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.
Democrat Rick Wade has dropped his bid for the South Carolina U.S. Senate seat held by Republican Tim Scott.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.