Peter Overby appears in the following:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Friday, November 20, 2015
Florida mailman Doug Hughes landed his flying machine on Capitol Hill last April to bring awareness to campaign finance.
Thursday, November 19, 2015
His campaign has vastly outraised and outspent GOP rivals. But to what end?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thursday, October 22, 2015
Jesse Benton was accused of lying to FBI agents about payoffs made by former Rep. Ron Paul's 2012 campaign.
Monday, October 19, 2015
The money raised by superPACs so far indicates that there is still lots more money coming into the 2016 race. But we won't know just how much until the voting begins.
Friday, October 16, 2015
Presidential campaigns are trying to show donors how wisely they are spending funds, which highlights the limits to how much superPACs can defray traditional campaign costs.