Miami (CNN) – At a fundraiser in Florida on Wednesday, President Barack Obama praised the U.S. Senate on its success moving forward to a debate on comprehensive immigration reform legislation, telling donors the procedural move is a great step towards passing a bipartisan bill.
“I’m pleased to see that we got a good vote this week so far on immigration,” the president said, citing it as a rare example of bipartisanship in today’s politics. “That immigration bill is on the floor, and I think we have an enormous opportunity to get a bipartisan immigration bill done. And that will be not just an enormous political achievement, but an important economic foundation for us to continue to attract the best and the brightest from all around the world.”
(CNN) - On the day that her husband keynotes a major fundraiser for House Democrats, first lady Michelle Obama is also flexing her fundraising muscles.
While President Barack Obama travels to their hometown of Chicago to keynote Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee events, the first lady headed to Boston to help bring in the bucks for the party's Senate candidate in next month's special election in Massachusetts. From Boston, Michelle Obama moved on to New York City, headlining two events for the Democratic National Committee.
Washington (CNN) - President Obama heads to his hometown of Chicago Wednesday to help raise money for congressional Democrats.
The president will headline a reception and dinner for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the House Democrats' political arm. According to an invitation obtained by CNN, ticket prices range from $1,000 per person to attend the reception to $50,000 for a table, preferred seating, and a photo opportunity at the following dinner.
(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.