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Exclusive–Indiana GOP Hits Donnelly with Ethics Complaint Over ‘Illegal’ Use of Official Gorsuch Photo in Campaign Ad

The Indiana Republican Party will, on Thursday, slam Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-IN), a vulnerable Democrat up for re-election, for what it says–and Donnelly’s own campaign spokesman admitted–is an illegal use in a campaign ad of an official U.S. Senate photograph of Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch and Donnelly standing together before Gorsuch’s confirmation.

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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.”

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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.

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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.