Tim Kaine, running for the U.S. Senate in Virginia as the Democratic Party candidate, is the subject of an ad run by Crossroads GPS that prompted a complaint to the Federal Elections Commission. (Richmond Times-Dispatch via Associated Press)
Independent presidential hopeful Buddy Roemer is in Washington Thursday to talk campaign finance corruption with Jack Abramoff and former Federal Election Commission chairman Trevor Potter. (Buddy Roemer)
Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert collects cash donations on the sidewalk in front of the Federal Election Commission on Thursday after a hearing on his request to form a political action committee. The FEC said he can use his TV show's resources to boost his political action committee, but with accountability.
Rep. Maxine Waters, California Democrat, in 2004 obtained an opinion from the Federal Election Commission allowing her to run a mailer operation through her federal political committee.