Mountain of Money Fuels Newsom’s Surge to Recall Election Finish Line

The California governor has taken full advantage of the state’s loose financing rules for recall elections, overpowering Republican challengers for whom the cavalry never arrived.

#california, #campaign-finance, #democratic-party, #elder-larry-1952, #elections-california-gubernatorial-recall-2021, #newsom-gavin, #philanthropy, #republican-party

Trump Wants Your Money. Again.

The former president pines for his team to mention your name.

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Where’s Eric Adams? Meeting Donors, From the Hamptons to the Vineyard.

Eric Adams, the Democratic nominee for mayor of New York City, is rushing to raise $5 million for the general election in November.

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Igor Fruman Expected to Plead Guilty in Campaign Finance Case

Igor Fruman had aided Rudolph Giuliani in his effort to dig up dirt on Donald J. Trump’s political rivals.

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Thomas Barrack, Trump Fund-Raiser, Is Indicted on Lobbying Charge

Mr. Barrack, the chairman of Donald Trump’s inaugural committee, was accused of failing to register as a lobbyist for the United Arab Emirates, obstruction of justice and lying to investigators.

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William H. Pauley III, Judge in Trump Hush Money Case, Dies at 68

He sentenced Michael D. Cohen to three years in prison for breaking campaign finance laws by helping to buy the silence of two women who said they had affairs with Donald J. Trump.

#adultery, #campaign-finance, #cohen-michael-d-1966, #deaths-obituaries, #pauley-william-h-iii, #usa-patriot-act

Four States Start Inquiries Into Recurring Donation Tactics of Both Parties

Letters to WinRed and ActBlue, which process online campaign donations for Republicans and Democrats respectively, ask for documents related to their use of prechecked boxes.

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Tony Podesta Weighs Return to Lobbying and Democratic Politics

Tony Podesta turned to art dealing after becoming ensnared in the Trump-Russia scandal. With his friends running Washington, he is eying a return to lobbying.

#art, #campaign-finance, #democratic-party, #lobbying-and-lobbyists, #podesta-group-inc, #podesta-tony, #united-states-politics-and-government

How Deceptive Campaign Fund-Raising Ensnares Older People

Older Americans, a critical source of political donations, often fall victim to aggressive and misleading digital practices. A broad Times analysis points to the scope of the problem.

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They Seemed Like Democratic Activists. They Were Secretly Conservative Spies.

Operatives infiltrated progressive groups across the West to try to manipulate politics and reshape the national electoral map. They targeted moderate Republicans, too — anyone seen as threats to hard-line conservatives.

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This Election Season, It’s Back to the Voting Booth for Governors and More!

No rest for the citizens.

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Whom Do the Billionaires Want for Mayor? Follow Their Money.

Ultrawealthy donors have given $16 million to super PACs dedicated to the New York City mayor’s race. Half of that money has gone to three moderate candidates.

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Corporate America Forgives the Sedition Caucus

Donations flow to lawmakers who tried to overturn the election.

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In Congress, Republicans Shrug at Warnings of Democracy in Peril

As G.O.P. legislatures move to curtail voting rules, congressional Democrats say authoritarianism looms, but Republicans dismiss the concerns as politics as usual.

#absentee-voting, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #campaign-finance, #democratic-party, #house-of-representatives, #minorities, #presidential-election-of-2020, #redistricting-and-reapportionment, #republican-party, #senate, #state-legislatures, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-registration-and-requirements

A Multibillion-Dollar Plan to End Polio, and Soon

A global partnership announced plans to spend more than $5 billion to eradicate poliovirus.

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Democrats’ Improbable New F.E.C. Strategy: More Deadlock Than Ever

Here is the inside story of how Democrats, after a decade of defeats at the nation’s top campaign watchdog, are trying to enforce election laws in part by losing on purpose in federal court.

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Andrew Yang Is Hit With Negative Ads From Animal Rights Leaders

In 2013, the animal rights leaders helped undermine the mayoral campaign of Christine Quinn, boosting the chances of the eventual winner, Bill de Blasio.

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Cancel Culture Works. We Wouldn’t Have Marriage Equality Without It.

Naming and shaming were key parts of the campaign to make gay marriage legal.

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Louis DeJoy Investigated Over Possible Campaign Finance Violations

The Justice Department is examining Louis DeJoy’s role in political donations made by employees of a company that he ran.

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Will Cuomo Run for a 4th Term? A $10,000-a-Plate Fund-Raiser Says Yes.

The event on June 29 will be the first fund-raiser for Mr. Cuomo since overlapping investigations engulfed his administration earlier this year.

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Voting Rights Bill Falters in Congress as States Race Ahead

Opposition from Republicans and some of their own senators has left Democrats struggling to determine whether they should try to nix the filibuster to save a top priority.

#absentee-voting, #campaign-finance, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #democratic-party, #elections, #federal-election-commission, #filibusters-and-debate-curbs, #law-and-legislation, #manchin-joe-iii, #political-action-committees, #redistricting-and-reapportionment, #republican-party, #schumer-charles-e, #senate, #states-us, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-registration-and-requirements

Shaun Donovan Has the Résumé and the Money. He Just Needs the Votes.

In running for mayor of New York, Mr. Donovan is arguing that his leadership experience offers what the city needs in a time of crisis.

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Foster Friess, Big Donor to Republicans, Dies at 81

A conservative Christian and wealthy businessman, he gave millions to Rick Santorum and Donald Trump in their presidential bids.

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Klobuchar to Propose Ban on Prechecked Boxes in Political Donations

Senator Amy Klobuchar is pressing for legislation after a Times investigation showed that the use of prechecked boxes for recurring donations by former President Donald Trump’s campaign led to a surge of refunds.

#actblue, #campaign-finance, #democratic-party, #federal-election-commission, #klobuchar-amy, #law-and-legislation, #politics-and-government, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Troubled Vaccine Maker and Its Founder Gave $2 Million in Political Donations

Emergent BioSolutions faces scrutiny in Congress for ruining Covid-19 vaccines and securing lucrative federal contracts. Executives will appear before some lawmakers who benefited from the company’s spending.

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How Eric Adams, Mayoral Candidate, Mixed Money and Political Ambition

Mr. Adams, the Brooklyn borough president, has called money the “enemy of politics.” But his fund-raising has repeatedly pushed the boundaries of campaign-finance and ethics laws.

#adams-eric-l, #brooklyn-nyc, #campaign-finance, #conflicts-of-interest, #elections-mayors, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #new-york-city, #one-brooklyn-fund-inc, #political-advertising

Senate Panel Deadlocks on Voting Rights as Bill Faces Major Obstacles

Democrats now face the task of overcoming their own differences on the measure, and deciding whether they will use it as a vehicle to try to curb the filibuster.

#absentee-voting, #campaign-finance, #democratic-party, #federal-election-commission, #filibusters-and-debate-curbs, #klobuchar-amy, #law-and-legislation, #political-action-committees, #presidential-election-of-2020, #redistricting-and-reapportionment, #republican-party, #senate, #senate-committee-on-rules-and-administration, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voter-registration-and-requirements

F.E.C. Drops Case Reviewing Trump Hush-Money Payments to Women

The case had examined whether Donald Trump violated election law with a $130,000 payment shortly before the 2016 election to a pornographic-film actress by his personal lawyer, Michael Cohen.

#campaign-finance, #cohen-michael-d-1966, #federal-election-commission, #presidential-election-of-2016, #tax-evasion, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

F.E.C. Asks Congress to Ban Prechecked Recurring Donation Boxes

The recommendation by the election commission came a month after a Times investigation showed that Donald J. Trump’s political operation had steered many unwitting supporters into repeated donations through the tactic.

#campaign-finance, #federal-election-commission, #frauds-and-swindling, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Constitutional Challenges Loom Over Proposed Voting Bill

The sprawling legislation, known as H.R. 1, could result in lawsuits leading to a dozen Supreme Court cases, legal experts said.

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Swiss Billionaire Quietly Becomes Influential Force Among Democrats

Hansjörg Wyss, who recently dropped his bid to buy Tribune Publishing, has been a leading source of difficult-to-trace money to groups associated with Democrats.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #campaign-finance, #center-for-american-progress, #democratic-party, #hub-project-the, #lincoln-project, #philanthropy, #presidential-election-of-2020, #priorities-usa, #priorities-usa-action, #tribune-publishing-company, #trump-donald-j, #unite-the-country, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wyss-hansjorg

Sexual Harassment Allegations Roil N.Y.C. Mayor’s Race: 5 Takeaways

Scott Stringer, the city comptroller, has faced criticism for his aggressive defense against accusations from a former campaign worker.

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Liberals, Stop Getting Cozy With Corporations

Nobody, least of all people on the left, has anything to celebrate in the rise of activist industry.

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Dozen Megadonors Gave $3.4 Billion, One in Every 13 Dollars, Since 2009

A new study shows the role of the super rich in politics since the Supreme Court loosened restrictions on political spending more than a decade ago.

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Ray McGuire Wants to Show He’s Not Just the Wall Street Candidate

Mr. McGuire has landed endorsements from Representative Gregory W. Meeks and three hip-hop giants as his campaign for New York mayor enters a crucial phase.

#black-people, #campaign-finance, #content-type-personal-profile, #democratic-party, #elections-mayors, #endorsements, #mcguire-raymond-j, #new-york-city, #political-advertising, #race-and-ethnicity, #rap-and-hip-hop

Fund-Raising Surged for Republicans Who Sought to Overturn the Election

The lawmakers, who encouraged their followers to protest in Washington on Jan. 6, have capitalized on the riot to draw huge campaign donations.

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Dark Money in the New York Mayor’s Race

This year’s election is shaping up to be the city’s first in which super PACs play a major role.

#campaign-finance, #democratic-party, #donovan-shaun-l-s-1966, #elections-mayors, #mcguire-raymond-j, #morales-dianne, #new-york-city, #political-action-committees, #primaries-and-caucuses, #stringer-scott-m, #wiley-maya, #yang-andrew-1975

Democrats Aim to Revive a Campaign Finance Watchdog

Republicans denounced the proposed overhaul as an attempt to mount a partisan takeover of what critics consider a moribund Federal Election Commission.

#campaign-finance, #federal-election-commission, #law-and-legislation, #mcconnell-mitch, #shelby-richard-c, #united-states-politics-and-government, #van-hollen-christopher-jr

Outside Money Floods Mayor’s Race, Raising Ethics Concerns

For the first time since the Supreme Court allowed unlimited spending in elections, candidate super PACs are flooding money into a New York mayoral election.

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Top Bidder for Tribune Newspapers Is an Influential Liberal Donor

The Swiss billionaire Hansjörg Wyss helped build a sophisticated behind-the-scenes operation that attacked Republicans and promoted Democratic causes.

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G.O.P. Group Warns Donors Not to Opt Out of Monthly Donations

The National Republican Congressional Committee says to donors who opt out of recurring monthly donations: “We will have to tell Trump you’re a DEFECTOR.”

#campaign-finance, #national-republican-congressional-committee, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #winred

Mitch McConnell Digs In Against Campaign Law Changes Again

The top Senate Republican, who has spent his career fighting campaign finance limits, has taken a lead role in challenging Democrats’ sweeping voting rights bill.

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G.O.P. Group Warns of ‘Defector’ List If Donors Uncheck Recurring Box

The National Republican Congressional Committee says to donors who opt out of recurring monthly donations: “We will have to tell Trump you’re a DEFECTOR.”

#campaign-finance, #national-republican-congressional-committee, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #winred

How Trump Steered Supporters Into Unwitting Donations

Online donors were guided into weekly recurring contributions. Demands for refunds spiked. Complaints to banks and credit card companies soared. But the money helped keep Donald Trump’s struggling campaign afloat.

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Democrats Splinter Over Strategy for Pushing Through Voting Rights Bill

President Biden and leading congressional Democrats have made the far-reaching bill a top priority, but some proponents believe it needs major changes.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #campaign-finance, #democratic-party, #filibusters-and-debate-curbs, #manchin-joe-iii, #redistricting-and-reapportionment, #senate, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-registration-and-requirements

Here’s How Democrats’ Voting Rights Law Would Work

The expansive measure would set a nationwide floor on ballot access, nullify many voting restrictions, change the way political districts are drawn and rein in campaign donations.

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5 Takeaways From the N.Y.C. Mayor’s Race

As Andrew Yang appears to be solidifying his role as the front-runner in the contest, his Democratic rivals have begun to focus their lines of attack on him.

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How a Sham Candidate Helped Flip a Florida Election

The candidate and the man who prosecutors say recruited him to play spoiler in a Florida Senate race last year were both arrested this week.

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A Super PAC for Shaun Donovan Got $1 Million From His Father

Super PACs for two candidates raised millions of dollars to help their chances in the New York City mayor’s race. One, for Shaun Donovan, was bankrolled by his father.

#campaign-finance, #democratic-party, #donovan-shaun-l-s-1966, #elections-mayors, #mcguire-raymond-j, #new-york-city, #political-action-committees

Courting Unions and the Latino Vote: 5 Takeaways From the N.Y.C. Mayor’s Race

Eric Adams won three big labor union endorsements, confirming his status as a top contender, and Loree Sutton dropped out of the race.

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