Thursday, August 16, 2012
Which New Yorkers have contributed the most money to the 2012 presidential race, and where are they?
Thursday, August 02, 2012
By Solomon Kleinsmith : IAFC Blogger
It's no wonder Romney's likeability numbers are staying stubbornly low, and no wonder that Republicans have had so much success using Reid and Pelosi as punching bags.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
While we usually think of America’s elections as being America-centric, 6.3 million American citizens actually live and work abroad, and many of them have a deep devotion to certain candidates; and in some cases, deep pockets as well. Two such Americans, both living in London, explain what they're doing to support President Obama and Mitt Romney.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
After Senate Republicans won a vote along party lines to kill the DISCLOSE Act, campaign finance reformers may have to wait until after the election to see any meaningful legislation come before Congress.
Monday, July 09, 2012
Despite the Citizens United Supreme Court ruling, a new report from The New York Times reveals that corporations aren’t putting very much money into super PACs. Instead, they're increasingly channeling their money through tax-exempt non-profits so their donations can remain anonymous.
Friday, June 08, 2012
Mitt Romney may have out-raised Barack Obama in May, but both camps are still jawing over another prize: small donors.
Monday, May 21, 2012
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Less wealthy, more racially diverse: That's the donor profile for elections in New York City, where a system of matching small campaign donations with public funds allows minorities and lower-income individuals greater influence than in state elections without a similar system, according to a new study.
Friday, May 11, 2012
There’s been a lot of big money moving around this week that could have big consequences for the country — both on the presidential campaign front and in the GOP budget passed Thursday in the House of Representatives — and our Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich has been following it.
Tuesday, May 08, 2012
By Anna Sale
Presidential campaigns routinely make the rounds in New York during presidential campaigns. So do Republicans and Democrats who come to New York to make their case for donations and control in Congress. Here are the big winners of New York money in Congressional elections in 2012 and 2008.
Thursday, May 03, 2012
Seven out of ten political ads have been negative during the 2012 election cycle. It's a far cry from 2008, when only one in ten ads attacked candidates by name — and when interest groups weren't funding the majority of political ads.
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Today is the third day of the federal corruption trial of former Senator John Edwards, who is charged with violating campaign finance law. Edwards allegedly used money given to him by wealthy supporters to hide his affair with Rielle Hunter and their subsequent love child while running for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2008. Yesterday, the defense cross-examined Edwards' former aide Andrew Young – who had testified that Edwards directed him to use funds from donors to take care of Ms. Hunter. Kim Severson, Atlanta bureau chief for our partner The New York Times, was in the courtroom yesterday.
Monday, April 23, 2012
Former Senator John Edwards was once one of the country’s most promising politicians: a vice presidential nominee and presidential hopeful. But for the next six weeks, he will be a prominent defendant in a campaign finance trial that is unprecedented. Edwards is being charged with using illegal campaign contributions to cover up an affair with Rielle Hunter, a videographer who worked for him during his 2008 bid for the Democratic presidential nomination. Kim Severson, Atlanta bureau chief for our partner The New York Times, will be covering the trial in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Wednesday, April 04, 2012
Yesterday on the show, ProPublica reporter Kim Barker said that going through Ron Paul's expenses was "like poetry." "I really just saw it like a way to track what it's like to campaign," Barker said. The thousands of lines of expenses in the Federal Election Commission filing from the Ron Paul campaign include everything: iTunes music, FedEx mailings, Salvation Army supplies, travel tolls, party rentals, and meals at places called Smash Burger and Thai Flavors. Today we're talking about election year poetry: seeing truth and beauty from the tiny details of a campaign's mundane expenses.
Monday, March 12, 2012
By Steffen Schmidt : IAFC Blogger
Why is so much money going to loose cannon groups instead of the political parties who would be held responsible for inaccurate and excessively brutal political advertising?