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Scott Walker accused of violating over 1,000 campaign finance laws

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R) may have to deal with another controversy, this time over failing to disclose who contributed to him financially. According to a report from the progressive campaign group One Wisconsin Now, Walker violated the state’s campaign finance laws 1,115 times since 2009. Wisconsin law requires that…

Cain: ‘I’m the Koch brothers’ brother from another mother’

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain expressed his fondness for Charles and David Koch on Friday while appearing at an event partially funded by the billionaires. “There was an article in The New York Times today that has attempt to attract some more attention [to me],” Cain told a crowd at…

Republicans render Federal Election Commission ‘useless’

Republican commissioners who don’t want to enforce campaign finance law have made Federal Election Commission a useless agency, according to the advocacy group Public Citizen. Adding fuel to the fire, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) released a report on Thursday that claims the Republican commissioners have been…

Soaring PAC donations may fund a shocking $6 billion 2012 election

One year before the November 2012 elections, White House hopefuls are awash in more money than ever before, thanks to new federal laws loosening restrictions on campaign fundraising and spending. Money has always been a necessary lubricant for any successful US political campaign, and some observers estimate the 2012 elections…

California to allow political donations via text message

No longer just for keeping in touch and playing Angry Birds, your phone could serve a new purpose: donating to your favorite political candidate. California became the first state in the country Thursday to allow political donations via text message, Politico reported. The California Fair Political Practices Commission approved text…

John Edwards’ lawyers ask judge to drop criminal charges

Lawyers for John Edwards, the former Democratic vice presidential nominee who is embroiled in scandal after having an affair with a campaign aide, asked that criminal charges filed against Edwards be dropped. Edwards was indicted on June 3 on six felony charges, facing up to 30 years in prison and…

Newly elected GOP senator may back DISCLOSE Act

Republican Senator-elect Mark Kirk may help push through a campaign-finance transparency bill opposed by Republican leaders during the lame-duck session. Kirk defeated Democratic candidate Alexi Giannoulias for President Obama’s former Illinois Senate seat and is one of three new members of the Senate who will be sworn in to the…

Obama slams GOP’s ‘open floodgates’ of foreign cash

BOWIE, Maryland — President Barack Obama Thursday hit out at a wave of private and foreign cash swamping the US mid-term election campaign, urging backers to fight millions of dollars with millions of voices. Obama stepped up his attack on the flood of outside money, often from unidentifiable sources and…

Moveon.org asks DOJ to investigate Chamber’s funding

The liberal grassroots organization MoveOn asked the Department of Justice on Tuesday to initiate a criminal investigation into the US Chamber of Commerce, alleging the group is directly or indirectly soliciting political donations from foreign sources. The Chamber, the nation’s largest and most powerful business lobby, naturally denies the allegations,…

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