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FEC lets Peter Thiel-funded super PAC off the hook

A complaint filed in June 2022 said that the Protect Ohio Values PAC illegally contributed to Sen. …

Bryan Metzger   


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Trump erases Biden's huge cash advantage with fundraising surge after conviction

Trump-campaign and GOP donations surged after his felony conviction, giving him a financial edge ov…

Grace Eliza Goodwin   


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Trump's election-law witness Bradley Smith is getting $1,200 an hour to testify — and spin reporters

Bradley Smith, a former FEC commissioner, was previously barred from testifying in the trial of fal…

Natalie Musumeci,Laura Italiano   


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Hackers stole a pile of cash from an anti-Trump super PAC: report

Hackers posed as a vendor to steal $35,000 from the Lincoln Project, a prominent anti-Trump super P…

Mia Jankowicz   


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George Santos' bid for Congress flopped after he raised $0

George Santos suspended his bid to return to Congress, saying he didn't want to split the GOP vote.…

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FEC Commissioner Trey Trainor cleared of ethics violation after Insider reporting spurred investigation

The FEC did not find any ethics violations, though it said its investigation was hampered after Tra…

Madison Hall   


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All of a sudden, Ted Cruz really doesn't want to talk about his podcast

The Texas senator's usually keen to hype up his podcast or talk about campaign finance. But after b…

Bryan Metzger   


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How corporate PAC money could end up in the personal coffers of Sens. JD Vance and Markwayne Mullin

Sens. JD Vance and Markwayne Mullin are repaying debts that their campaigns owe them while acceptin…

Bryan Metzger   


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Trump is fundraising to keep NY AG's 'filthy hands' off Trump Tower but using donor cash this way may be illegal

Donald Trump could land in legal hot water if he were to atually use any campaign donations to pay …

Natalie Musumeci,Laura Italiano   


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Billionaires are cozying up to Trump

Donald Trump's 2024 presidential campaign has less cash on hand than it'd like, but billionaire CEO…

Madison Hall,Brent D. Griffiths   


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MAGA House candidate JR Majewski's disparagement of Special Olympics athletes is reverberating in the high-stakes Ohio Senate race

GOP Senate candidate Matt Dolan is calling on his opponents, Bernie Moreno and Frank LaRose, to res…

Bryan Metzger   


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Trump files FEC paperwork for third presidential campaign

The filing came ahead of a scheduled announcement from the former president at his Mar-a-Lago club …

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GOP House candidate JR Majewski uses ableist slur against Democrats: 'It's like being in the Special Olympics'

"It's like being in the Special Olympics," Majewski said of Democrats. "No matter how good you perf…

Bryan Metzger   


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RFK Jr. apologizes for causing 'anyone in my family pain' after his super PACs' Super Bowl ad but he's still promoting it online

The American Values super PAC said it spend $7 million on the 30-second ad in support of the indepe…

Madison Hall   


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9 years through the revolving door: How the GOP's top Senate recruit in Michigan got rich after leaving Congress

When Mike Rogers retired from the House, aides said he wanted to pursue something more lucrative. D…

Bryan Metzger   


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The FEC is forcing George Santos to announce if he's running for reelection because his campaign is already spending money

According to a letter from the Federal Election Commission, Santos' campaign has already spent thou…

Chris Panella   


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Robert F. Kennedy Jr. explains why his official campaign TikTok left a heart eyes emoji comment on an OnlyFans model's video in 2022

The presidential candidate said converting a young staffer's TikTok account to his official campaig…

Taylor Berman   


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Rupert Murdoch could face FEC fines if he tipped off Jared Kushner about Biden's presidential ads before they aired

Dominion alleges Murdoch gave information that FEC experts said would be considered an "in-kind" do…

Madison Hall,Jacob Shamsian   


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Newly-elected Kansas Attorney General Kris Kobach fined $30,000 by FEC for illegal contribution from 'WeBuildTheWall' scam organization

Kobach, who's built a national profile with hardline views on immigration and voting, agreed to pay…

Bryan Metzger   


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Lauren Boebert blames Barbra Streisand and Ryan Reynolds for making her switch districts

"We have to shut down the Hollywood elites who are trying to buy my current district," Boebert said…

Kwan Wei Kevin Tan