Tag: campaign finance

Hillary Clinton

Mega-Donors Raise $1 Billion for Hillary Clinton

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has raised over $1 billion for her campaign with the help of some mega-donors. The top five donors to Clinton’s campaign combined gave one out of every $17 to her presidential bid.

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Latino Groups: Trump Isn’t Creating a Surge in Voter Registration for Democrats

Luminaries from key Latino groups within the Democratic establishment are making new voter suppression claims in Texas and other key states against an unusual target: Hillary Clinton’s financial backers. Without more cash, some groups worry they will not succeed in mobilizing against “Trump’s anti-immigrant narrative.”

Republican presidential candidate former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks during a meeting with employees at Nationwide Insurance, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016, in Des Moines, Iowa. (

Jeb Bush Donors Complain He’s ‘Burning Money’ With Lavish Spending And Nothing To Show For It

Once considered to be the assumptive Republican Party nominee for president in 2016, Jeb Bush’s donors now complain he is “burning money” with lavish spending on fancy hotels, fundraisers at the Four Seasons and St. Regis, and private planes – all while his poll numbers have plummeted and some GOP operatives are wondering whether he should remain in the race.

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Establishment to Trump: You Can’t Afford to Run For President

Holman Jenkins at the Wall Street Journal took a look at Donald Trump’s finances over the weekend, and suggested the outspoken billionaire might not be able to afford to keep a serious national campaign going past the first few states:

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Former Legislator: Ban Political Ads from Canadian TV, Radio

A former Canadian Liberal legislator is calling for a permanent ban on political television and radio ads in Canada, citing the status quo of restrictions on political messaging in Britain as his model. In Britain, John Milloy says, “major political parties” are each apportioned an equal amount of time by on government-licensed television stations to make their pitches.

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Rick Perry Gets a Fundraising Bump; Will the Polls Follow?

There is still no word on when the campaign might be able to resume paying staff, or what fundraising threshold they want to meet first. Still, with the millions of dollars the PACs have to spend, and the campaign funds remaining sufficient to support Perry’s travel schedule, he should be able to sustain the campaign for several more months.

Marco Rubio

The Lean Mean Rubio Money Machine: Starting July with $9.8 Million Cash on Hand

Breitbart News previously reported that Rubio’s campaign had raised more than $12 million. The final figures, as reported by Politico, are $12,942,732.44 raised (including $3.2 million transferred over from Rubio’s Senate campaign account) and $3,083,666.95 spent. This resulted in a total $9,859,065.49 cash on hand and a burn rate of 18.37 percent.

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Burn, Baby, Burn: Hillary Clinton Campaign on a Spending Spree

The Clinton campaign raised $47.5 million, spent $18.7 million, with a total debt of $574,000, and cash on hand of $28.85 million. This is a burn rate of nearly 40 percent, a figure that is generally considered to be high at this point in the campaign cycle.

Marco Rubio

Marco Rubio Raised More Than $12 Million; Slightly More Than Bush

The presidential campaign of Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) is reporting raising more than $12 million through the end of June, slightly more than the $11.4 million reported by the campaign of Rubio’s fellow Floridian, former Governor Jeb Bush (R-FL).

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Scott Walker: Jeb Bush Will ‘Far Surpass Any Other Candidate’ in Financial Resources

Gov. Scott Walker, a likely 2016 Republican contender, said he will not be able to go toe-to-toe with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush in terms of financial resources in a hypothetical contest between the two for the Republican nomination. But he says that won’t matter, if he’s got “a good message and a good strategy.”

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Pace: Hillary Fundraisers ‘Uncomfortable’ For Voters Who Want Finance Reform

Associated Press White House Correspondent Julie Pace argued that Hillary Clinton’s fundraising activity would be “uncomfortable” for voters who wanted campaign finance reform on Thursday’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports” on MSNBC. Pace, in a discussion of Hillary Clinton’s fundraising in California

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Several Potential 2016 Contenders Hit with FEC Complaint

The Campaign Legal Center and Democracy 21 is claiming that four possible 2016 presidential candidates—Republicans Jeb Bush, Rick Santorum, and Scott Walker, along with Democrat Martin O’Malley—are “violating campaign-finance laws by building campaign infrastructure without formally ‘testing the waters’ for a bid,” according to a Politico report.

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Second ‘John Doe’ Probe of Gov. Scott Walker on the Ropes

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has been hounded by not one, but two open-ended “John Doe” probes of his campaign finances, which invited criticisms of politically-motivated abuse by Democrat officials as they ground pointlessly along for years. The first of those investigations went