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Capitol Briefing Archive: Fundraising Circuit

Reid's summer fundraising taps Democrats and Republicans

By Sarah Lovenheim Third-quarter FEC filings illustrate the importance that Democrats -- and a few Republicans -- are placing on Majority Leader Harry Reid's (D) 2010 reelection campaign. Reid, in his fourth term in Congress, could face a tough race due to Nevada's struggling economy and doubts about the economic...

By Sarah Lovenheim  |  October 20, 2009; 7:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  2010 Campaign , Fundraising Circuit , Senate  
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Joe Wilson Releases Combative Fundraising Video

Updated 10:34 p.m. By Garance Franke-Ruta Declaring "I will not be muzzled," a combative Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) issued a fundraising appeal Thursday night asking supporters to donate to his re-election campaign after watching his opponent effortlessly raise more than half a million dollars since Wilson's outburst against President...

By Web Politics Editor  |  September 10, 2009; 10:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (82)
Categories:  Fundraising Circuit  
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Another Headache for Specter as FEC Allows Group to Press for Refunds to Republicans

By Dan Eggen Newly minted Democratic Sen. Arlen Specter (Penn.), who already faces challenges from the left and right in 2010, may soon have to cope with demands for refunds by angry Republican contributors under a ruling issued Thursday by the Federal Election Commission. The FEC voted 4-2 to advise...

By Dan Eggen  |  August 27, 2009; 5:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  2010 Campaign , Fundraising Circuit  
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Lobbying Firm Closes, Earmarker Fundraising Plummets?

By Paul Kane Ethics watchdogs have spent years trying to document the connection between campaign contributions and the billions of dollars a year that are earmarked to clients of well-connected lobbyists. But this week's fund-raising reports offer a rare glimpse into the other side of the equation: What happens if...

By Paul Volpe  |  April 16, 2009; 1:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
Categories:  Fundraising Circuit  
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Palin to Keynote GOP Fundraising Dinner

By Ben Pershing Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will serve as the keynote speaker at the GOP congressional committees' annual fundraising dinner in June, helping the party boost its coffers in an otherwise tough climate for collecting cash. The gala, which will take place June 8 at the Washington Convention Center,...

By Ben Pershing  |  March 16, 2009; 2:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
Categories:  2010 Campaign , Fundraising Circuit  
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'Millionaire' Decision Leaves Races in Limbo

The Supreme Court today struck down a portion of the 2002 Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act known as the "millionaire's amendment," which was designed to give a financial leg-up to congressional candidates facing opponents who funnel more than $350,000 into their own campaigns. The fact that the ruling comes in the...

By Ben Pershing  |  June 26, 2008; 3:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  2008 Campaign , Ethics and Rules , Fundraising Circuit  
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Older Entries in This Category »

GOP Embezzler Claims Another Victim, Ben Pershing , June 24, 2008
Public Financing Reform Languishes, Ben Pershing , June 19, 2008
Controversial FEC Nominee Withdraws, Ben Pershing , May 16, 2008
Another Victim in GOP Embezzlement Scandal, Ben Pershing , April 23, 2008
On Death and Campaign Cash, Ben Pershing , April 2, 2008
MLB Spreads the Wealth on the Hill, Ben Pershing , January 15, 2008
Frist Opens Non-Federal PAC Account, Paul Kane , May 7, 2007
Wasting Away Again ... in Moneyville, Paul Kane , January 30, 2007
 
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