Rep. Dave Brat, R-Va., in a June 2018 file photo. Brat lost his re-election bid to Democrat Abigail Spanberger. Before the election, Brat blamed the Democratic fundraising platform, ActBlue, for allowing Spanberger to raise more money than he was able to.
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Voters in Missouri cast ballots on Election Day 2016. This year, it's one of many states where voters will decide on ballot measures aimed at stricter government ethics rules.
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Democratic U.S. House candidate Andrew Janz raised more than $4 million in three months as part of his effort to unseat U.S. Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif.), part of a wave of record-breaking fundraising hauls by Democratic candidates.
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Chief Justice John G. Roberts had blocked a lower court order that would have required politically active nonprofits to disclose their donors. But on Tuesday the full Supreme Court overturned his stay.
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Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif. (shown last year), and his wife are alleged to have spent more than $250,000 of campaign donors' money on family expenses like trips, groceries and theater tickets.
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Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh has written decisions on several important campaign finance cases and would likely move the Court's jurisprudence further towards deregulation.
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A 2013 file photo of the Internal Revenue Service building in Washington, DC. New rules issued by the agency say that politically active nonprofits no longer have to disclose their donors to the IRS.
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Federal prosecutors with the Department of Justice have charged William and Robert Tierney with pilfering nearly $4 million from conservative political donors by setting up sham political action committees.
Stormy Daniels detailed her alleged affair, and subsequent non-disclosure agreement with President Trump in an interview with Anderson Cooper that aired Sunday.
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Cambridge Analytica Chief Executive Alexander Nix leaves the company's offices in central London on Tuesday. He was suspended amid a controversy about the company's use of social media data.
With examples of Russian-created Facebook pages behind him, Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., questions witnesses during a 2017 Senate hearing on Russian-backed ads on social media in the 2016 election. Now, the Federal Election Commission is looking into increasing disclosure requirements for online ads.
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The U.S. Capitol is seen reflected in the windows of the Capitol Visitors Center. As Democrats seek to win the House in this year's midterms, they're relying on an online fundraising platform called ActBlue.
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More than a year after President Trump was sworn in, his inaugural committee said in tax filings that it raised nearly $107 million and spent almost all of the money.
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A vendor sells hats to supporters before a campaign rally for then-candidate Donald Trump in Newtown, Pa. While sales of Trump merchandise helped fund his campaign, large donors increasingly dominate the funding of political campaigns.
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Roxanne Weber (left) rallies in support of a voter-approved government ethics overhaul in front of the South Dakota Capitol in Pierre last month. Republican Gov. Dennis Daugaard said he supports efforts to repeal and replace the initiative.
The state capitol building in Jefferson City, Missouri. Voters will vote on a ballot measure that would end the state's current practice of allowing unlimited campaign contributions and reimpose limits of $2,600 per candidate.
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