Super PACs outmaneuver outdated rules to leave voters in the dark

(Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe via Getty Images) March 15-21 is Sunshine Week, a national initiative celebrating open government and access

Outside groups pour money into Biden support

(Kyle Rivas/Getty Images) Outside groups are pouring millions into backing former Vice President Joe Biden as he gains momentum with

Democrats spent over $1 billion on failed presidential bids

Democrats after an early debate in 2019 (Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Two billionaires and two dozen hopefuls who dropped out of

Bloomberg’s half-billion dollar investment failed to pay dividends

(Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Michael Bloomberg dropped out of the Democratic presidential primary Wednesday after his half-billion dollar campaign fell flat

Biden’s White House bid boosted by Wall Street cash

(Photos by Joshua Lott and Johannes EISELE /AFP via Getty Images) Former Vice President Joe Biden sits at the top

Warren faces challenge from Sanders in home state despite financial backing

Senator Elizabeth Warren (JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP via Getty Images) After failing to make headway in key early primary states, polls suggest

Bernie Sanders favored by donors in key Super Tuesday states

Sen. Bernie Sanders greets supporters as he arrives at a campaign rally in Santa Ana, California ahead of Super Tuesday

Warren, Biden likely to see biggest fundraising boost from Buttigieg exit

(SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images) Former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg suspended his campaign Sunday, ending an unexpectedly successful

Two of this cycle’s top megadonors are running for president

Left – Mike Bloomberg (Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Right – Tom Steyer (Scott Olson/Getty Images) Two billionaire presidential candidates, Tom Steyer

The 2020 Democratic primary is already the most expensive ever

(Ethan Miller/Getty Images) With only a sprinkling of delegates pledged to presidential contenders, the 2020 Democratic primary is already the

South Carolina donors give the greatest amount to Biden as Sanders cuts into the lead

(Sean Rayford/Getty Images) Former Vice President Joe Biden is placing his bets on a state that is his stronghold, South

Past spending comes back to 2020 Democrats in the form of endorsements

Michael Bloomberg with District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser, co-chair his national campaign. In 2018, D.C. was chosen as one

Super PACs backing Warren and Klobuchar won’t disclose donors until long after Nevada

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), and Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) (Sean Rayford/Getty Images) Ahead of the critical Nevada caucuses Saturday, Sens.

Biden dominates with Nevada donors ahead of caucus

(John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images) Democratic presidential candidates who received the greatest amount of  donations from Iowa and

Who will pick up Andrew Yang’s donors?

(Scott Eisen/Getty Images) Tech entrepreneur Andrew Yang suspended his presidential campaign this week after poor results in Iowa and New

Sinking in the polls, Joe Biden also has a donor problem

Joe Biden speaks during a campaign event in Manchester, New Hampshire. (Scott Eisen/Getty Images) Former Vice President Joe Biden is

Mass spending in New Hampshire follows mass confusion in Iowa

Former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg listens as Sen. Bernie Sanders makes a point during the January Democratic presidential

2020 presidential candidates’ political ad spending floods Super Bowl

Screenshots of Super Bowl ads via Youtube (Mike Bloomberg and Donald J Trump) The Super Bowl draws in millions of

Castro, Booker have highest proportion of contributions from Iowa women

Julian Castro, former housing secretary (left) and Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) each receive more than 60 percent of their Iowa