No fewer than three new superPACs are working to elect their preferred candidates for secretary of state positions, even though officials overseeing elections are supposed to be neutral.
Follow The Money
If you want to know which way the political winds are blowing, it helps to know which way the campaign cash is flowing. We keep an eye on developments in the post Citizens United era.
House candidates typically raise more money overall than Senate hopefuls, but the gap this year is unusually wide. Why? There's no single answer, but there are lots of clues.
Neither the Seahawks nor the Broncos are among the top NFL teams when it comes to political contributions, but they're still plenty active.
In response to a 2013 scandal, lawmakers are pushing overall IRS funding to a five-year low and ordering the agency to obey the Constitution.
An analysis by the Center for Responsive Politics found there wasn't much distinction between the two parties: Democrats had a median net worth of $1.04 million as compared to about $1 million for Republicans. In both cases, the averages are up from last year, when the numbers were $990,000 and $907,000, respectively.
A congressman vying for Sen. John Cornyn's seat announced that he'll accept campaign donations in bitcoin, raising questions about the value of the virtual currency in politics.
The decision, which reversed a ruling last April by a smaller panel of the court, rejected a TV station's argument invoking the Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling of 2010.
New rules aimed at clarifying what constitutes political activity for dark-money, non-profit groups are likely to give more heartburn to the right than the left. The majority of big-spending social-welfare organizations known as 501(c)(4) groups in 2012 were conservative.
The politically oriented nonprofit co-founded by Karl Rove reports it received 84 percent of its donations last year from gifts of $1 million or more.
Rumors that a major Obama bundler bankrolled an effort to sink the Republican gubernatorial nominee in Virginia appear to be exaggerated.