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.

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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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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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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.

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Most of Scott Stringer’s Supporters Have Fled. Not the Teachers’ Union.

The United Federation of Teachers is boosting Mr. Stringer’s embattled campaign with an advertising blitz.

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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.

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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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It’s Not Too Early to Start Courting Latino Voters

Democrats will need their votes to keep control of the Senate and House after the midterms.

#hispanic-americans, #libre-initiative, #political-action-committees, #presidential-election-of-2020, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

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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.

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Inside the Big-Business Plan to Influence New York’s Mayoral Race

Stephen Ross, the head of the Related Companies, is organizing a meeting of business leaders to “help us get this mayoral election right.”

#campaign-finance, #elections-mayors, #new-york-city, #political-action-committees, #primaries-and-caucuses, #real-estate-commercial, #related-cos, #ross-stephen-m

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Inside the Lincoln Project’s Secrets, Side Deals and Scandals

A civil war broke out in the group as it antagonized Donald Trump, with leaders splintering over financial arrangements and revelations of online harassment by a top official.

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Super PACs Are Raising Millions to Sway the N.Y.C. Mayor’s Race

Groups representing big business are already working to influence the contest, while a new organization hopes to push the crowded field of candidates to the left.

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AT&T, JPMorgan and Coca-Cola Pull Back Political Giving Following Capitol Riots

AT&T and Marriott were among companies that will stop campaign contributions to lawmakers who objected to certifying the election. Other companies, such as JPMorgan, paused all political donations.

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Trump’s Future: Tons of Cash and Plenty of Options for Spending It

When President Trump departs the White House, he will have a huge pile of cash to fuel his future ambitions. He can hold rallies, hire staff and even lay groundwork for a potential 2024 run.

#campaign-finance, #mcdaniel-ronna-romney, #political-action-committees, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-national-committee, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j

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Trump Raises $170 Million as He Denies His Loss and Eyes the Future

The president’s campaign has ratcheted up its appeals for cash, but the first 75 percent of every contribution is going to a new political action committee that could fund his next political move.

#campaign-finance, #political-action-committees, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-national-committee, #trump-donald-j

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Liberal New Yorkers Threw Money at Doomed Candidates All Over the U.S.

Donations went to glamorous but unwinnable Senate races. Meanwhile, a representative in Brooklyn may lose to a first-time candidate and QAnon supporter.

#democratic-party, #elections-senate, #new-york-city, #political-action-committees, #politics-and-government, #qanon, #senate-majority-pac

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Trump Plans PAC in Hopes of Keeping Hold on G.O.P.

The PAC could accept donations from an unlimited number of people and spend to benefit other candidates, allowing the president to retain influence in a party remade largely in his image.

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Trump’s Campaign Cash Dwindled to $63 Million Entering October

New financial filings showed the extent of the president’s cash troubles, as he is now badly outmatched by Joe Biden.

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Can This Billionaire Save N.Y.’s Senate Republicans?

Ronald Lauder is spending millions of dollars to defeat Democratic state senators, whose party is tantalizingly close to a supermajority.

#campaign-finance, #elections-state-legislature, #lauder-ronald-s, #new-york-state, #political-action-committees, #republican-party, #state-legislatures, #suffolk-county-ny

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The Crowded, Competitive World of Anti-Trump G.O.P. Groups

The Lincoln Project; Republican Voters Against Trump; 43 Alumni for Joe Biden. These groups and others have similar missions but engage in little coordination or sharing of resources.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #lincoln-project, #political-action-committees, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #republican-voters-against-trump, #schott-gregory-g-1964, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Democrats Belatedly Launch Operation to Share Information on Voters

Democrats have been far behind Republicans on compiling and sharing information that can be used by campaigns, state parties and super PACs.

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Trump’s Policies Are a Boon to the Super Rich. So Where Are All the Seven-Figure Checks?

Only a small fraction of the president’s top donors from 2016 have given as much to his re-election effort.

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Kimberly Guilfoyle’s Fund-Raising for Trump Draws Scrutiny

Ms. Guilfoyle has raised money from donors and has made inroads with some who have rejected calls from others. Yet Trump supporters inside and outside the campaign say the operation she’s built hasn’t lived up to expectations.

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Joe Biden Gets Help From Big Names Writing Huge Checks

Mr. Biden is relying on some of his party’s wealthiest donors — and power brokers in Silicon Valley, Hollywood and Wall Street — to cut President Trump’s financial edge, new filings show.

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The Republicans Who Want to Destroy Trump

Their party’s a lost cause. America isn’t.

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When Washington Helped Small Business, Washington Was Helped

The loan program to help firms keep paying their workers had many beneficiaries. Among them was the capital’s permanent political class.

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