Follow The Money : It's All PoliticsIf 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.
Jeb Bush has struggled this summer in the GOP primary race, falling from front-runner to back of the pack. But a superPAC supporting him is coming to the rescue, dumping in $24 million in TV ads.
Hillary Clinton speaks to the media after keynoting a Women's Empowerment Event at the United Nations on Tuesday in New York City. Clinton answered questions about recent allegations of an improperly used email account during her tenure as secretary of state.
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President Obama walks to the podium at his 2008 nominating convention. Lawmakers are inserting into the spending bill a provision allowing political parties to collect up to $97,200 from each donor to pay for their conventions.
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Former South Dakota GOP Gov. Mike Rounds is suddenly in a tough battle for an open Senate seat after Democrats and the Mayday PAC said they will spend $1 million each to defeat him.
President Obama, is watched by Mark Miller, back second from left, Ellyn Miller, and their son Jake Miller, left, as he signs the Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act, into law in the Oval Office this spring. The Democratic and Republican parties complained to the Federal Election Commission that the law took away public funding for their political conventions.
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Republican strategist Karl Rove's Crossroads GPS group is planning to spend at least $23 million in key Senate races in the final two months of the campaign. The group is a tax-exempt non-profit and is allowed to keep the names of its donors secret.
Sheldon Adelson and his wife, Miriam, gave $92.8 million to conservative superPACs and related groups in the 2012 election, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada (left) talks with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky. The two Senate leaders were on opposite sides of a proposed constitutional amendment to limit fundraising and spending in campaign politics.
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The Ricketts family poses on the Chicago Cubs field in 2010, a year after they bought the team: Laura Ricketts (from left), Joe Ricketts, Marlene Ricketts, Todd Ricketts, Tom Ricketts and Pete Ricketts.
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Congressional Budget Office Director Douglas Elmendorf is reflected on a tabletop as he speaks about the office's annual Budget and Economic Outlook during an October 2013 news conference in Washington. A CBO study released Thursday projects a slight increase in the 2014 budget deficit.