(CNN) - The Republican National Committee raised $7.2 million in April, one month after releasing its rebranding and outreach efforts following the presidential election loss in 2012.
Last month's cash haul brings the committee's cash-on-hand total to $9.8 million, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus will announce Monday.
(CNN) – Organizing for Action, the nonprofit advocacy group that originated from President Barack Obama's re-election campaign, raised $4.8 million in the first quarter from 109,582 donors.
The average donation was $44, according to an email the group sent to supporters Friday morning. This is the first report on its financial viability, as the group officially launched in January.
(CNN) - About 200 donors to Karl Rove's group "American Crossroads" may be receiving an interesting letter soon: Don't donate to American Crossroads.
Conservative activist Brent Bozell, chairman of the group ForAmerica, obtained the list and plans to send a letter blasting Crossroads' role in last year's election and the creation of its new independent group for the 2014 mid-term elections.
(CNN) - Although federal law places limits on the amount an individual can donate to political campaigns and groups, there are the bundlers: "volunteer fundraisers," as President Barack Obama's campaign calls them, who pull together individual donations to form the huge sums campaigns need.
The Obama campaign has voluntarily disclosed their bundlers, and new details out Saturday show some of their biggest volunteer fundraisers are big stars.
(CNN) - Former Sen. Scott Brown of Massachusetts confirmed on Twitter early Friday that he's hosting a fundraiser for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a Republican who, like Brown, has been elected in a highly-Democratic area.
"Heading back 2 Boston after doing duty Pentagon. FR for Christie tonight," he wrote.
Washington (CNN) – The congressional ban on direct campaign contributions to federal candidates by corporations will stay in place after the Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear an appeal from a campaign supporter of Hillary Clinton.
The justices last week accepted for a review a separate appeal over individual donation limits. That case will be argued in the fall, with an expected ruling some months later.
The case denied Monday is Danielczyk v. United States (12-579).
Washington (CNN) – The Supreme Court will wade once again into the politically tricky issue of campaign finance laws, agreeing to hear a challenge to individual donation limits in federal election campaigns.
At issue is whether strict limits on direct campaign contributions by individuals– in the Federal Election Campaign Act– violate the First Amendment. Oral arguments will be held in the fall.
Washington (CNN) – A group of Republican veterans are forming a super PAC to fund a new effort to refocus the party's messaging and policy goals, in an attempt to broaden the GOP's appeal beyond its traditional demographic base.
Washington (CNN) – The organizers of American Crossroads have formed a new super PAC called the "Conservative Victory Project," aiming to make sure Republican congressional primary victors can also win the general election.
As he does with other Crossroads groups, former Bush political adviser Karl Rove will advise this new organization, which will be led by Steven Law, the president of both American Crossroads and its advocacy sister Crossroads GPS.
(CNN) - Democrats pounced Wednesday on news from earlier this week about a Department of Justice investigation involving Republican Rep. Michael Grimm of Staten Island and possible campaign finance violations.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the group tasked with helping Democrats get elected to the House, described the allegations against Grimm, a former undercover FBI agent, as "the latest blow" to House Republicans.