Peter Overby

Peter Overby appears in the following:

Trump's Fundraising Lags Far Behind Clinton's

Monday, June 20, 2016

As of May 31, Trump's campaign had just $1.3 million compared to Clinton's $42 million. Many Republican senators with tough re-election fights have more money than their party's presumptive nominee.


Court Documents Show The IRS Focused Scrutiny On Conservative Groups

Friday, June 17, 2016

Two-thirds of the groups that faced extra scrutiny from the IRS were conservative. But the agency also closely examined applications for tax-exempt status from liberal and nonpartisan groups.


Will The Millions Of People Who Gave Money To Bernie Sanders Give To Democrats?

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Bernie Sanders has raised at least $209 million from small donors online while shunning big money players. Now, Democrats hope Sanders will share his fundraising list with down-ballot candidates.


4 Questions About Donald Trump's Potential Conflicts Of Interest If He's Elected

Thursday, June 09, 2016

Most presidents have tried to avoid conflicts by putting their investments in a blind trust. That only works for paper wealth, but Donald Trump wouldn't be like past presidents.


Trump Previously Scorned SuperPACs But Big Money Is Needed Now

Saturday, June 04, 2016

Two superPACs can now claim the Trump campaign's stamp of approval. They're enlisting wealthy donors, for efforts ostensibly independent of the campaign.


GOP Convention Loses Corporate Sponsors Over Donald Trump

Monday, May 23, 2016

Donald Trump called the last GOP convention boring. Now he's causing conflict, as liberal groups urge companies not to donate because of him.


Corporate Funds Pledged For Republican Convention Under Fire

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Some groups are putting pressure on corporations that have pledged money for the Republican convention saying it would help promote Donald Trump and compromise their policies against discrimination.


Sanders Campaign Still Leads In Fundraising; Its Spending Is Even Higher

Friday, May 20, 2016

The Vermont senator's organization was down to $5.8 million at the end of April as it bought ample ad time in California's TV markets. The campaign spent 43 percent more than it raised that month.


'Highly Sophisticated Killers' No More. Trump Embraces Big Donors

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

He can do it through a joint fundraising apparatus for his campaign, the Republican National Committee and 11 state Republican parties. It's something Hillary Clinton has been doing since last year.


Political Ad Spending Way Up From 2012

Friday, May 13, 2016

The biggest spending came from the campaign of Democrat Bernie Sanders. Outside groups dominated spending on the Republican side.


Ahead Of November's Election, Progressive Groups Ready Anti-Trump Messages

Thursday, May 12, 2016

As Donald Trump marches toward the official Republican presidential nomination, pro-Clinton superPACs are making alliances and amassing cash to take on Trump.


Will Donald Trump Get Back The $38 Million He Lent His Campaign?

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

The campaign hasn't laid out clear plans for dealing with the loans. If Trump wants the money back, he will have to raise it from donors within 11 weeks — before this summer's convention.


Sanders Campaign Has Spent 50 Percent More Than Clinton In 2016

Friday, April 29, 2016

After starting as an "underdog," Sanders has outspent the Clinton campaign in almost every major category.


In Maryland, Political Money Flows Ahead Of Upcoming Elections

Monday, April 25, 2016

Washington, D.C., gets a close-up view of political money excesses next door in the Maryland elections, which include a millionaire self-financing his campaign and a candidate's spouse running a superPAC.


Clinton Fundraising Violations? A Breakdown Of Sanders' Claims

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

The Bernie Sanders campaign alleges that Hillary Clinton's campaign is running afoul of campaign finance law by using a joint fundraising committee with the Democratic National Committee.


Grass-Roots Group Born Of Obama Campaign Now Helps Push His Causes

Friday, April 15, 2016

Organizing for Action is now deep in the battle over confirming the president's nominee to the Supreme Court.


Hundreds Protesting Political System Arrested On Capitol's Steps

Monday, April 11, 2016

The Democracy Spring coalition of progressive groups called on legislators to replace caps on campaign donations, fix the Voting Rights Act and end gerrymandering. At least 400 were arrested.


TV Debates Light On Political Money Talk

Friday, April 08, 2016

The presidential candidates and superPACS have raised a combined total of around $1 billion, but only three candidates have talked about repairing the campaign finance system, new analysis shows.


FACT CHECK: More On Hillary Clinton And Fossil Fuel Industry Contributions

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

A look at claims about the fossil fuel industry, lobbyists, superPACs and the Clinton campaign.


Once Ruled By Washington Insiders, Campaign Finance Reform Goes Grass Roots

Monday, April 04, 2016

More than 1,000 participants have pledged to let themselves be arrested when the protests start next Monday in Washington, D.C.