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- More than 60 Lawmakers Relied Mostly on Out-of-State MoneyMay 7, 2013 4:15 PM
All members of Congress get checks from outside their districts or states. But in the 2012 election cycle, at least 66 senators and House members relied on out-of-state donors for more than half of their campaign funds.
- Cainís Super PAC Woes, D.C.ís Wealthy Political Donors and More in Capital Eye Opener: Oct. 20October 20, 2011 10:30 AM
Former Godfather's Pizza chief executive officer Herman Cain became the latest presidential candidate to get a super PAC this week with the creation of Americans for Herman Cain, Politico reported. But the group may have run into a problem already: Federal Elections Commission rules state that such committees "shall not include the name of any candidate in its name," according to Democracy 21, a nonprofit that favors campaign finance reform.
- How D.C. Lobbies D.C., Backchecking on Broadcast Royalties and More in Capital Eye Opener: April 11April 11, 2011 8:50 AM
Your daily dose of news and tidbits from the world of money in politics.
- Support for Charles Rangel Wanes In Midst of Alleged Ethics ScandalsOctober 15, 2009 2:46 PM
Republican members of the House last week attempted to oust Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) from his powerful chairmanship of the House Ways & Means Committee for the duration of a House Ethics Committee investigation into alleged ethical misconduct surrounding his real estate investments and dubious personal financial disclosure reports. And although the effort failed and Rangel can sit tight for now, signs that he's sustained political damage are emerging.
- Superdelegate UpdateFebruary 28, 2008 12:30 PM
In an update to Capital Eye's Feb. 14 report, campaign contributions from Obama and Clinton now total nearly $950,000 and have predicted endorsements about 80 percent of the time.
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