Scott Olson/Getty Images (TALLAHASSEE, FL) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who appears to be eying a run for the presidency in 2024, cruised to reelection this month with the backing of a Rolodex of wealthy GOP donors — topped by an aerospace mogul who says that UFOs are real and that space aliens are here […]

adamkaz/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Minnesota elections officials are working to coordinate law enforcement responsibilities on Election Day after the husband of a GOP nominee for the state’s top election post was heard on a leaked recording calling for off-duty law enforcement officers to police poll workers at election sites — in apparent violation of […]

IronHeart/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — A new super PAC backed by former President Donald Trump is injecting money into key 2022 races, investing $4 million in a new round of ad spending in battleground states, according to new financial data. The series of seven- to eight-figure ad placements from super PAC Make America Great Again Inc. […]

PATRICK T. FALLON/AFP via Getty Images (NEW YORK) — GOP Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming spent $8 million in her reelection bid against primary challenger Harriet Hageman, who spent just $3.5 million on her campaign. Yet Cheney did something that well-funded incumbents rarely do: she lost. Hageman’s victory on Tuesday cemented a new political reality […]

Brandon Bell/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Texas Sens. Ted Cruz and John Cornyn, who represent the state where an 18-year-old gunman carried out one of the nation’s deadliest school shootings last week, are among Congress’ top recipients of contributions from pro-gun donors, campaign finance records show. Cruz, in particular, has taken in the most money […]

Jeff Swensen/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — As the 2022 midterm elections approach, some GOP super PACs are spending millions of dollars to oppose primary candidates endorsed by Donald Trump — suggesting a deepening rift within the Republican Party. In several high-profile primaries, GOP donors — some dissatisfied with the direction of the national party as Trump […]

SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — More than a year after the 2020 presidential election, the GOP is still covering numerous legal bills for the benefit of former President Donald Trump — and the price tag is ruffling the feathers of some longtime GOP donors who are now critical of Trump. In October and […]

tostphoto/iStock (WASHINGTON) — With the critical 2022 midterm election looming, elections experts say the already opaque world of campaign fundraising is becoming even more murky, as a number of political groups have started registering under cryptic and hard-to-trace names. “When super PACs name themselves using simply an assortment of letters and numbers, it’s harder for […]

Steve Reigate – Pool / Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — Lobbying firms with ties to President Joe Biden and his administration are thriving, with some doubling and quadrupling their lobbying revenues from last year, disclosure filings show — but overall lobbying revenues haven’t increased much over the last year. Earlier this year, three firms led by […]

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