Tag: campaign finance

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.

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.

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.

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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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.