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Blinken’s contributions comprise part of a trend of State Department employees historically giving more cash to Democratic candidates than Republican
Candidates who spent more this year won more often, too.
Political donors gave far more money than ever before to candidates in 2020 state and federal races.
WASHINGTON, November 19, 2020 — In the wake of an election cycle that saw more political spending than ever before,…
Even as self-financed candidates spend big in elections at all levels, their chances of winning remain low.
After losing to Mitch McConnell in the Kentucky Senate race, Democrat Amy McGrath is spending her money further south, in
Though fundraising for the 2022 elections may seem like it started early, it’s actually gearing up relatively late compared to
Amid turmoil within her caucus, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is not expected to face opposition when Democrats choose their leaders
Trump created a new leadership PAC on Monday, which could begin to lay the groundwork for a potential 2024 bid.
With the exception of President Donald Trump and his GOP allies, pretty much everyone in Washington agrees Joe Biden is
Despite shelling out millions and often making headlines, many GOP congressional candidates still lost in largely Democratic states.
Control of the Senate might boil down to Georgia’s two runoff elections, which will likely cost millions.
Election Day has come and gone, but the most expensive presidential election is poised to become even pricier as the
Despite being significantly outraised by Democrats, many GOP candidates in toss-up House races held their own in 2020.
Democratic Senate candidates raised unprecedented amounts of money, but large chunks of that money went to candidates who lost big
Among all Senate candidates running in 2020, Sen. Lindsey Graham received the largest percentage of money from donors lacking full
Much like the unpredictability of 2020, unexpected donation spikes occurred this election cycle.
Across party lines, Florida has seen a surge in the number of women contributing to candidates this election cycle.
“Dark money” groups have poured more than $750 million into 2020 elections through ad spending and record-breaking contributions.
With Election Day nearly here, small-dollar donations continue to flow in record numbers on both sides of the aisle. The
Super PACs have spent tens of millions in the 2020 cycle influencing key races but not disclosing their sources of
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President Donald Trump’s campaign has received $51.6 million from Texans, while former Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign has taken in
Utah women have donated far more in itemized contributions to the Joe Biden — who has raised $708,000 from women
The total cost of the 2020 election will nearly reach an unprecedented $14 billion, making it the most expensive election
Lobbying spending remained flat in the third quarter as lawmakers failed to come to an agreement on another stimulus package
Joint fundraising committees have raised a record-breaking $2 billion this cycle.
A new super PAC that has spent $100 million in the final month of the 2020 election to back Joe
Out-of-state donors are fueling the cash raised in the most competitive and expensive 2020 Senate contests.
The casino moguls Sheldon and Miriam Adelson gave $172.7 million this election cycle, all to Republicans and conservative groups.
Senate Republican leadership-aligned “dark money” group One Nation has funneled tens of millions of dollars into 2020 elections.
President Donald Trump used to have a financial advantage. Now he’s fallen far behind Democratic nominee Joe Biden, who is
President Donald Trump is getting support from oil and gas interests, but industry giant ExxonMobil isn’t bankrolling his reelection effort.
Democrats raised $43 million more than Republicans in competitive House districts, but both parties have a fairly even amount left
Big-money outside groups backed primarily by billionaire donors have spent over $2 billion to influence the 2020 election, a record
With the election weeks away, candidates for the Senate seat in Kansas have seen an expensive and hard-fought race.
In the battle for the Senate, Democrats have raised over $300 million more than Republicans, an unprecedented cash advantage.
Between July and September, Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) raised $21.5 million less than her opponent, Theresa Greenfield.
The special Georgia Senate election features a “jungle primary” of 21 candidates, including a successful fundraiser and a wealthy self-funder.
The Lincoln Project raised a whopping $39 million from July through September, helping fuel its anti-Trump ad blitz.
The race between Republican Sen. Thom Tillis and Democrat Cal Cunningham has seen the most outside money ever spent in
With an increased possibility of overturning Roe v. Wade, groups focused on abortion rights are funneling more money into this
President Donald Trump is making hundreds of millions from foreign business deals during his time in the White House.
The South Carolina Senate race is a “toss up” as Democrat Jaime Harrison outspends incumbent Republican Lindsey Graham.
Defending Democracy Together, one of the most prominent Never-Trump groups, isn’t disclosing its sources of funding.
Unlike the Biden campaign, liberal super PACs kept attacking Trump even when he contracted the coronavirus.
This cycle’s top megadonors include perennial super-spenders Sheldon Adelson and former Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer, as well as lesser-known
Super PACs and dark money groups are spending millions on the battle over the Supreme Court’s new open seat.
The total cost of the 2020 election will approach $11 billion, obliterating previous spending records, according to an estimate from