Peter Overby

Peter Overby appears in the following:

Fact Check: Clinton And Sanders On Campaign Finance

Saturday, February 06, 2016

In their most recent debate, the Democratic candidates made claims about how they'd want to change the way money works in politics, and how they benefit from unlimited campaign spending.


2015 Brought Big Money For Clinton And Bush; Sanders Led In Small Contributions

Monday, February 01, 2016

Some wealthy conservative donors, including Las Vegas billionaire Sheldon Adelson, haven't put their money behind any candidate yet while Democratic donors have lined up behind Hillary Clinton.


The Ted Cruz Goldman Sachs Loan, Explained

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Here are four ways to understand the controversy that the Texas senator finds himself in after it was revealed that his Senate campaign did not disclose a loan from the Wall Street investment giant.


SuperPACs Are Not So Super In 2016

Thursday, January 07, 2016

Outside groups were expected to propel candidates this year. But in the 2016 Republican primary, they are having little impact on who's up and who's down.


As Her Turn Leading The FEC Ends, Ravel Says Agency Is Broken

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Ann Ravel had success uncovering secret money in politics as a California state official. As her year leading the Federal Election Commission ends, she says she couldn't bridge the partisan divide.


How Hillary Clinton Could Ask A Single Donor For Over $700,000

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

A Supreme Court ruling in 2014 opened the door for an individual to give nearly three-quarters of a million dollars through a committee established by one candidate during the 2016 race.


Casino Magnate, GOP Donor Sheldon Adelson Buys Las Vegas Newspaper

Friday, December 18, 2015

Sheldon Adelson has bought The Las Vegas Review-Journal. In addition to making lots of money off of gambling and hospitality, Adelson is one of the most active donors in conservative politics.


There Are Way More Campaign Ads This Year (But They're Not Doing Much)

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Compared to this time four years ago, nearly 50 percent more ads have run in the presidential campaign. The candidate spending the most on ads is Jeb Bush, now mired at the bottom of the polls.


Who Paid For This Political Ad? An 81-Year-Old Law Could Force The Answer

Sunday, December 13, 2015

The Communications Act of 1934 is being used in a complaint against a superPAC to identify the donor who backed a recent ad blitz.


As GOP Debates Climate Change, Corporate Lobbyists Wish For Action

Friday, December 11, 2015

Many large businesses accept climate change. That creates another challenge: a split with many Republican allies in Congress who are still fighting the debate over climate science.


Tea Party And Democrats Aligned Against Campaign Finance Measure

Sunday, December 06, 2015

The measure is being included in a bill to keep funding the federal government. It would allow the major parties to spend more in coordination with Senate and House candidates.


Campaign-Finance Provisions May Be Attached To Spending Bill

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Sen. Mitch McConnell wants to do away with limits on how much a party committee can spend to support a candidate. Party committees are bound by contribution limits intended to prevent corruption.


Gyrocopter Pilot Who Landed On Capitol Lawn Pleads Guilty

Friday, November 20, 2015

Florida mailman Doug Hughes landed his flying machine on Capitol Hill last April to bring awareness to campaign finance.


Jeb Bush Proves Money Isn't Everything In Politics

Thursday, November 19, 2015

His campaign has vastly outraised and outspent GOP rivals. But to what end?


SuperPAC Or Not, This Group Has Money To Bern For Sanders

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Bernie Sanders' campaign insists it is not supported by a superPAC, even though the political committee of a large nurses union that endorsed him has spent over $500,000 to get Sanders nominated.


Rubio Reeled In A Big Catch From The Donor Pool, But Many Are Still Swimming

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Billionaire Paul Signer, who spent $11.5 million in 2014, has endorsed Rubio. So far he's only spent $3.4 million this year, and lots of other prominent donors have yet to dig deep in their pockets.


Donald Trump Spent Nearly $1 Million To Get Voters To Wear This Hat

Friday, October 30, 2015

In addition to a traditional campaign structure, the unorthodox presidential candidate is investing heavily in promoting his brand as a way to attract votes.


Trump Squashes 'Make America Great Again' SuperPAC

Saturday, October 24, 2015

"Make America Great Again." It's Donald Trump's campaign slogan, seen on caps his campaign sells to admirers, and it's also the name of an ostensibly independent superPAC. Or it was, until this week.


Former Aide To Rand Paul Acquitted In Corruption Probe

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Jesse Benton was accused of lying to FBI agents about payoffs made by former Rep. Ron Paul's 2012 campaign.