Democrats highlight investigation of GOP House member
November 28th, 2012
06:34 PM ET
2 months ago

Democrats highlight investigation of GOP House member

(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.
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Filed under: DCCC • Fundraising • House • New York
A political bet turns into bipartisan baldness
November 24th, 2012
12:37 PM ET
2 years ago

A political bet turns into bipartisan baldness

(CNN) – Two party rivals who often go head-to-head are now going bald-—together.

Top spokesmen for the Republican National Committee and Democratic National Committee agreed to shave their heads on live television Sunday in a show of bipartisan support for charity.
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Filed under: 2012 • DNC • Fundraising • RNC
Obama's designer couture pays off for campaign
November 23rd, 2012
10:34 AM ET
2 years ago

Obama's designer couture pays off for campaign

(CNN) - While President Barack Obama's re-election campaign took heat for launching a high-fashion clothing line as a fundraising tool earlier this year, it turns out the move may not have been such a far-fetched idea.

The Obama team's campaign manager, Jim Messina, recently said the line ultimately brought in "just north of $40 million"–a notable chunk of the more than $644 million raised by the campaign.
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Filed under: 2012 • Fundraising • President Obama
Colbert's super PAC says good night
November 13th, 2012
10:18 PM ET
2 years ago

Colbert's super PAC says good night

(CNN) – The super PAC started by comedian Stephen Colbert has officially closed its doors, according to filings posted late Tuesday night on the Federal Election Commission's website.

Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow Inc.– a super PAC created to mock the 2010 Supreme Court ruling that allowed such entities to form - raked in more than $1.2 million since its start-up in the summer of 2011, the reports showed.
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Filed under: 2012 • Fundraising • Stephen Colbert
First on CNN: Sheldon Adelson to attend Romney election night event
November 6th, 2012
07:21 AM ET
2 years ago

First on CNN: Sheldon Adelson to attend Romney election night event

Washington (CNN) – Mega Republican donor Sheldon Adelson will attend Mitt Romney's election night event in Boston Tuesday evening, CNN has learned.

This caps a year in which Adelson and his tens of millions of dollars of political contributions have been front and center, drawing notoriety and controversy along the way.

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Filed under: 2012 • Fundraising • Mitt Romney • Newt Gingrich
Election price tag could reach $6 billion
October 31st, 2012
09:02 PM ET
2 years ago

Election price tag could reach $6 billion

(CNN) – How much will be spent on the 2012 federal elections?

A report released Wednesday says the total spending amount could top a record-breaking $6 billion, according to the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics.
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Filed under: 2012 • Fundraising • House • Mitt Romney • President Obama • Senate
October 31st, 2012
08:47 PM ET
2 years ago

Congressional races set records for spending

Washington (CNN) – There may be little drama left in the outcome, but you wouldn't know that by watching the final days of campaigning in the battle for the U.S. House.

Democratic and Republican congressional campaign committees and outside groups for both parties are ramping up spending and committing tens of millions of dollars to those races.

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Filed under: 2012 • Fundraising • House
DCCC outraises NRCC
October 26th, 2012
09:01 AM ET
2 years ago

DCCC outraises NRCC

(CNN) - The House Democratic campaign arm outraised its Republican counterpart in the first half of October, the groups announced Thursday.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee took in $9.5 million between October 1 and October 17, while the National Republican Congressional Committee raised $7.4 million in the same period.
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Filed under: DCCC • Fundraising • House • NRCC
Sheldon Adelson and wife give $10 million to pro-Romney super PAC
October 25th, 2012
11:02 PM ET
2 years ago

Sheldon Adelson and wife give $10 million to pro-Romney super PAC

Washington (CNN) - Thanks to $10 million in new donations from Nevada billionaire Sheldon Adelson and his wife, the pro-Romney super PAC Restore Our Future raised more than $20 million during the first half of this month, according to a financial disclosure form filed with the Federal Election Commission Thursday.

The group had more than $36 million cash on hand, and spent $12 million, as of October 17.
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Filed under: 2012 • Fundraising • Mitt Romney
Obama campaign reports $90.5 million haul in start of October
October 25th, 2012
07:13 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama campaign reports $90.5 million haul in start of October

(CNN) - President Barack Obama's re-election effort brought in $90.5 million in the first part of October, lower than the nearly $112 million raised by his rival Mitt Romney during the same period.

Obama's team made the announcement on the president's official Twitter page. They also noted the new haul came from more than 1.2 million donors, with more than 200,000 who had never before contributed to the Democratic effort.
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Filed under: 2012 • Fundraising • President Obama
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