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

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

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.

Democrats prepare to spend big to take control of 2021 redistricting

A protest against gerrymandering in Washington, D.C. (Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post via Getty Images) Democrats and Republicans are raising

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

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

Billionaires spent big following Citizens United — expect them to spend more in 2020

Michael Bloomberg said he is willing to spend up to $1 billion to support the Democratic presidential nominee if he

Will donors to Cory Booker move to other 2020 Democrats?

Sen. Cory Booker (NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images) Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) shares thousands of donors with several presidential candidates,

Millions of political ad dollars fuel Trump impeachment fight

(Stephanie Keith/Getty Images) Political candidates and groups shelled out millions on impeachment-related TV ads before the House impeached President Donald

Democratic drop-outs spent at least $74M pursuing unsuccessful 2020 bids

(Mark Makela/Getty Images) Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) became the latest 2020 Democrat to drop out of the presidential race Tuesday,

2020 presidential candidates top $100M in digital ad spending as Twitter goes dark

President Trump leads all other candidates when it comes to digital ad spending (Omar Marques/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) Digital

Bloomberg brings the biggest bucks to the Democratic presidential primary

Michael Bloomberg (Roy Rochlin/Getty Images) Michael Bloomberg, one of the richest men in the world, is expected to enter the