by Eliza Newlin CarneyAs politically active tax-exempt groups draw scrutiny from lawmakers and regulators, leaders in the sprawling nonprofit sector are torn between circling the wagons and joining in calls for reform.
by Luke RosiakFifty wealthy persons and companies gave at least $100,000 each to affect American politics last month, overwhelmingly to Republican super PACs, making the attack-ad weapons far stronger than that of their Democratic counterparts, new disclosures show.
by Dave LevinthalConservative mega-super PAC American Crossroads’ mountain of cash just keeps growing and growing.
by Eliza Newlin CarneyA task force of Senate Democrats today introduced a stripped-down campaign finance disclosure bill, reviving legislation that fell one vote short of enactment in the previous Congress.
by Kevin Bogardus and Rachel LevenSen. Sheldon Whitehouse said the legislation is needed to reverse the “spectacle” of campaign spending by super-PACs.
by Scott WongCall it DISCLOSE Act 2.0.
Candidates and parties
by Shira ToeplitzHouse Republicans are appointing three top operatives to manage the vast majority of their campaign spending this fall, including the first woman to run a GOP Congressional committee’s independent expenditure unit.
District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray says it’s time to consider comprehensive changes to the way political campaigns are funded in the district.