Latest Campaign finance News

Judge: No 2nd trial for ex-lawmaker in campaign cash case

Apr. 20, 2021 14:44 PM EDT

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A judge has dismissed criminal charges against a former Michigan lawmaker who was accused of trading votes for campaign money when he was in the House. Larry Inman's constitutional rights would be violated if he faced a second trial on charges...

Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Apr. 20, 2021 09:48 AM EDT

Arlington Heights Daily Herald. April 19, 2021. Editorial: Time to put aside politics and be ready to govern The end of a long local election season comes as a welcome relief for campaign-weary suburbanites -- remember, we also had a state and...

Gaetz, Greene flaunt new paths to power, testing GOP leaders

Apr. 20, 2021 00:36 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional leaders have always faced rebels in their ranks. But Reps. Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor Greene are presenting top House Republicans with a test of how to handle a new breed of Trump-era, social media-savvy firebrands. Gaetz, a...

Gaetz, Greene flaunt new paths to power, testing GOP leaders

Apr. 19, 2021 20:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional leaders have always faced rebels in their ranks. But Reps. Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor Greene are presenting top House Republicans with a test of how to handle a new breed of Trump-era, social media-savvy firebrands. Gaetz, a...

Rep. Liz Cheney outraises challengers for 2022 primaries

Apr. 19, 2021 17:42 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming Republican Rep. Liz Cheney has reported a strong start to her campaign's fundraising efforts for the 2022 primary election, when she is set to face challengers that have surfaced since her vote to impeach former President Donald Trump. ...

Eyman ordered to pay $2.9M for Washington AG's legal costs

Apr. 16, 2021 20:02 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Anti-tax initiative promoter Tim Eyman must pay almost $2.9 million to cover the legal fees and costs of Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s long-running lawsuit against Eyman for campaign finance violations, a Thurston County Superior Court judge ruled Friday. ...

McAuliffe has fundraising lead in Virginia governor's race

Apr. 16, 2021 16:52 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Democratic former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has a commanding lead in fundraising as he seeks another term in the governor's mansion, according to campaign finance reports filed this week. McAuliffe reported raising $4.2 million in the first...

House GOP takes cash from casino mogul accused of misconduct

Apr. 16, 2021 16:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A major House Republican fundraising committee overseen by GOP Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy received over $770,000 from Steve Wynn, a Las Vegas casino mogul who stepped down from his company in 2018 after multiple women accused him of sexual misconduct. ...

Jackson atop NC Senate fundraising; Walker coffers also full

Apr. 16, 2021 13:56 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina state Sen. Jeff Jackson had a sizeable fundraising advantage entering this month over other Democratic opponents in the 2022 U.S. Senate race, while a former Republican congressman running also has flush coffers so far, according to new campaign finance...

NC Rep. Cawthorn raises $1 million; rival gets big haul, too

Apr. 16, 2021 12:24 PM EDT

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn, the recently elected youngest member of Congress, raised more than $1 million for his campaign committee in the first quarter, while a western North Carolina civil rights activist who just last month said she wants to unseat him also...