Election spending boosted by secret money tops $100M as IRS ends donor reporting rules

(Igor Golovniov/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) Political groups that don’t fully disclose their sources of funding have already spent more

Outside groups help Biden close the digital ad gap with Trump on Facebook

(Mark Makela/Getty Images) High-powered super PACs are helping presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden make up ground on social media against

Conservative ‘dark money’ network rebranded to push voting restrictions before 2020 election

President Donald Trump and Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh (Michael Brochstein/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) This story was reported in

Presidential candidates court wealthy donors while Trump dominates small-dollar fundraising

(SAUL LOEB,JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images) Each of the leading presidential campaigns are courting wealthy donors to boost their bottom

‘Dark money’ networks hide political agendas behind fake news sites

A screenshot of a Facebook ad run by ACRONYM. At a time when trustworthy journalism is more important than ever,

GOP retirement spurs crowded primaries in Georgia’s 7th district

The retirement of Rep. Rob Woodall (pictured) has set off hotly contested primaries for both parties in the 7th Congressional

Biden statement guides donors from one super PAC to another

(Scott Olson/Getty Images) Unite the Country, a super PAC supporting Joe Biden’s White House bid, saw its donations disappear after

The FEC is back, but challenges await the divided commission

(Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call) The U.S. Senate confirmed Republican lawyer Trey Trainor to the Federal Election Commission over the objections

‘Dark money’ overshadows 2020 election political ad spending

Screengrab from an ad by the group One Nation – captured via YouTube More than half of all TV ads

China Telecom spending on foreign influence amid Trump admin crackdown

President Donald Trump and FCC Chair Ajit Pai (Tom Brenner/Getty Images) Chinese telecommunications operators poured hundreds of thousands of dollars

House Democrats’ relief package would give Washington lobbying giants access to small business aid

(Drew Angerer/Getty Images) House Democrats’ newest coronavirus relief proposal would allow influential Washington lobbying groups — funded by deep-pocketed corporations

Trump campaign spending unprecedented sums on legal fees as lawsuits pile up

(Drew Angerer/Getty Images) President Donald Trump’s 2020 campaign is spending unprecedented amounts of donor dollars on lawsuits and case-and-desist orders

Millions pour into California’s heavily contested special election

A couple uses the curbside option to vote at an early voting station for the special election in California’s 25th

Outside groups, third-party candidates meddle in Montana Senate race with party backing

Sens. Jon Tester, D-Mont., left, and Steve Daines, R-Mont., (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) Montana Gov. Steve Bullock might be trailing

Amash presidential bid gives GOP an edge in Michigan House race

Rep. Justin Amash (Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images) Democrats’ hope for a three-way race in Michigan’s 3rd Congressional

Congress invested in real estate, then it gave tax breaks to real estate investors

(FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images) The story is part of a series about lawmakers’ personal financial disclosures. OpenSecrets recently

Influential Republican super PAC makes its return to boost Trump

(NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images) After lying low for several election cycles, influential Republican super PAC American Crossroads is jumping

Trump-tied companies receive millions in small business aid

President Donald Trump and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin speak during a briefing on the coronavirus pandemic. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images) Companies