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Breaking Down the Romney Fundraising Advantage

Monday, July 23, 2012

For the second straight month, Mitt Romney and the Republican Party raised more money than Barack Obama and the Democrats, campaign filings released last Friday reveal.

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Graphic: How Romney Out-Raised Obama Despite Gay Marriage Bump

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Obama's fundraising surged on the day he announced his support for same-sex marriage. But Romney supporters opened their wallets when their candidate's history at Bain Capital came into play.

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Obama or Romney: Who Raised More Money From Small Donors?

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.

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What Does Transparency Tell Us About a Presidential Campaign?

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

All presidential campaigns have to report expenditures of $200 or more, and they'll all throw in some token small stuff, but no one takes campaign finance disclosures more seriously than the campaign of Texas Congressman Ron Paul. Every bank fee, refueling, and purchase of morning coffee is reported in the Paul campaign's FEC reports. How do the other major candidates compare to the Paul campaign? Kim Barker, reporter for ProPublica, explains what a campaign's transparency tells us about the candidate.

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Fundraising Falters, but Paul, Supporters Look to Convention

Thursday, March 22, 2012

If he could run on enthusiasm alone, Paul would be riding high. But when it comes to cash, all signs point to Ron Paul’s well drying up, slowly but surely.

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Cottage Campaign Industries: From Sweater Vests to TV Ads

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Local television stations, button-makers, and a wool mill in Minnesota—these are just a few of the unlikely beneficiaries of a record year for campaign spending, which has helped certain businesses rebound post-recession.

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SuperPAC Totals Only Tip of the Corporate Cash Iceberg: Watchdog

Monday, February 06, 2012

Thousands of pages of Federal Election Commission Filings released at the end of January show that businesses have helped Super PACs raise over $40 million so far. But current disclosure practices ensure there's no way to know how much corporations are really spending on elections, according to a campaign finance reform advocate.

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Early Returns From PAC Filings: Colbert Booms, Perry Busts

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

New year-end reports filed with the Federal Election Commission trickle out today, and the early word is that Stephen Colbert's Super PAC raised just under $1 million, while former candidates Rick Perry and Michele Bachmann floundered.

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