Stepping up political game, Hillary Clinton agrees to help in midterms
August 18th, 2014
05:19 PM ET
2 months ago

Stepping up political game, Hillary Clinton agrees to help in midterms

Washington (CNN) – Hillary Clinton has been able to exist slightly above politics for the last six years.

That will soon be coming to an end.

Clinton, the former secretary of state and frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016, has committed to play a sizable role in fundraising for the party ahead of the 2014 elections, according to sources and aides for different campaign groups.

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Filed under: 2014 • 2016 • Democrats • Fundraising • Hillary Clinton • Iowa
Waiting with open wallets: Media mogul says he'll spend 'as much as needed' for Clinton 2016
July 28th, 2014
04:53 PM ET
3 months ago

Waiting with open wallets: Media mogul says he'll spend 'as much as needed' for Clinton 2016

Washington (CNN) - Haim Saban, a multibillionaire media mogul, said Monday he is prepared to spend "as much as needed" to get Hillary Clinton into the White House in 2016.

While it is no secret that Saban, the head of Univision and a prodigious Democratic money man, is excited about the prospect of Hillary Clinton running for president in 2016, these recent comments to Bloomberg up the ante of his support.

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Filed under: 2016 • Citizens United • Fundraising • Hillary Clinton
July 22nd, 2014
08:31 AM ET
3 months ago

Obama set to rake in millions, despite criticism of fundraising during tumult

Seattle (CNN) – Republicans and some political pundits have taken sharp aim at President Barack Obama for maintaining his fundraising schedule amid a period of global unrest.

Not among those complaining? Democrats who stand to benefit from the millions of dollars in campaign cash Obama will help pull in this week during a three-day West Coast swing, bringing him into the homes of entertainment and real estate bigwigs in Seattle, the Silicon Valley and Los Angeles.

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Chris Christie: The $60 million man
July 10th, 2014
12:08 AM ET
3 months ago

Chris Christie: The $60 million man

Updated at 9:15am ET

Washington (CNN) – It appears the George Washington Bridge controversy New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's dealing with this year back in the Garden State hasn't affected his standing as one of the GOP's most potent fundraising rainmakers.

The Republican Governors Association announced Thursday that it's raised $60 million since Christie was elected chairman of the organization last November.

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Boehner says he's ‘all in’ for speaker in next Congress
June 24th, 2014
02:37 PM ET
4 months ago

Boehner says he's ‘all in’ for speaker in next Congress

Washington (CNN) – House Speaker John Boehner had a message to all those wondering if he's planning to run for his leadership post after the midterm elections: "I'm all in."

"I told my colleagues two weeks ago I was all in. When I'm all in, I'm all in," Boehner told reporters on Tuesday after his weekly meeting with House Republicans.

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Filed under: 2014 • Fundraising • House Republicans • John Boehner • NRCC
Biden teams up with top donor to raise big bucks
May 28th, 2014
03:27 PM ET
5 months ago

Biden teams up with top donor to raise big bucks

(CNN) - Vice President Joe Biden teams up Wednesday afternoon with one of the biggest Democratic donors: billionaire Tom Steyer.

The vice president will headline a Democratic National Committee fundraiser at Steyer's home in San Francisco.

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Filed under: 2014 • Democratic National Committee • DNC • DSCC • Fundraising • Tom Steyer • Vice President Biden
May 22nd, 2014
07:43 AM ET
5 months ago

Green billionaire prepares to attack 'anti-science' Republicans

Washington (CNN) – An environmental advocacy group backed by hedge fund tycoon Tom Steyer is set to unleash a seven-state, $100 million offensive against Republican "science deniers" this year, a no-holds-barred campaign-style push from the green billionaire that could help decide which party controls the Senate and key statehouses come November.

The Steyer-backed outside group, NextGen Climate, has billed itself as a progressive, pro-environment counterbalance to the wealthy oil and gas industry - as well as the primary foil to the pro-business Koch brothers and their well-funded conservative donor network.

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Filed under: climate change • Energy • Fundraising • Tom Steyer
Obama to donors: 'Feel a sense of urgency' about midterms
May 8th, 2014
12:48 PM ET
6 months ago

Obama to donors: 'Feel a sense of urgency' about midterms

Los Angeles (CNN) - Faced with difficult odds in November's midterm elections, President Obama's trying to fire up the base, and energize major donors to the Democratic party as he makes a major fundraising swing along the West Coast.

"My main message to all of you is feel a sense of urgency about this election. This is my last campaign, and I'm going to put everything I've got into it, but I need you to feel that this is just as important, because we can't afford to wait until 2016," the President said at a fundraiser in Los Angeles Wednesday night for both the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.

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Filed under: 2014 • 2016 • DCCC • DSCC • Fundraising • President Obama
President to hit fundraising trail next month
April 25th, 2014
04:10 PM ET
6 months ago

President to hit fundraising trail next month

(CNN) - With the midterm elections just six months away, President Barack Obama heads out early next month on a West coast swing that includes multiple Democratic party fundraisers.

Party officials confirm to CNN that the President will headline a joint fundraiser for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in Los Angeles on May 7, and that Obama will also serve as the main attraction at a DCCC fundraiser in San Diego.

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Filed under: 2014 • DCCC • DNC • DSCC • Fundraising • President Obama
GOP House group takes in $21 million, outraised by Dems in first quarter
April 20th, 2014
06:40 PM ET
6 months ago

GOP House group takes in $21 million, outraised by Dems in first quarter

(CNN) – The group working to keep control of the House in Republican hands raised $9.9 million in March and finished the first quarter of the year with $31 million cash on hand, according to the National Republican Congressional Committee.

Over the course of the first three months of 2014, the NRCC said Sunday it raised $21.2 million, its largest first-quarter haul since 2003.
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Filed under: 2014 • DCCC • Fundraising • NRCC
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