Watchdog calls for investigation into Mississippi congressman’s campaign spending

Rep. Steven Palazzo (R-Miss.) (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) The Campaign Legal Center is asking ethics officials to investigate campaign spending

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

Trump’s nominee to restore FEC criticized for ‘dark money’ history

Trey Trainor (Ralph Barrera/Austin American-Statesman via AP) Senate Republicans will consider advancing President Donald Trump’s GOP nominee to the Federal

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

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

Veterans super PAC spending big to intervene in GOP primaries

Rep. Sean Duffy, R-Wisc. a recent retiree from Congress. The race to replace him is a major focus of the

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

Wall Street donor influence shows unprecedented growth 10 years after Citizens United

(JOHANNES EISELE/AFP via Getty Images) This story is part of a series related to the 10-year anniversary of Citizens United

Environmental groups saw revenue spike, spent heavily amid EPA rollbacks

(Samuel Corum/Getty Images) Amid rising concerns about climate change and extensive rollbacks of environmental regulations under President Donald Trump’s administration,

Luxury hotel stays, private flights, new nonprofits: Leadership PACs can pay for them

(Gonzalo Marroquin/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images) Designed primarily to provide funding for other candidates running for office, leadership PACs are

Retail giants gear up for Black Friday — and political giving

A Black Friday sale (TOLGA AKMEN/AFP via Getty Images) Ready, shoppers? Your long-awaited holidays are afoot — so are the

Democratic Party falls further behind GOP in October fundraising

Tom Perez, Chairman of the DNC (Michael Brochstein/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) As 2020 nears, the Democratic Party continues to

Half of Kamala Harris’ bundlers are funding other 2020 Democrats

Senator Kamala Harris (via flickr – Gage Skidmore) Entering the 2020 presidential field as an ascendant first-term California senator, Kamala

Retirees, lawyers and investors powering House Democrats in Trump-won districts

(Sha Hanting/China News Service/VCG via Getty Images) For many of the 31 House Democrats declaring victory last November in districts

Education field gives more to Bernie Sanders than other 2020 Democrats

Teachers strike on October 23, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. (Scott Heins/Getty Images) As education reform rises to center stage in