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Presidential candidates likely to pass on public money

Apr 13, 2012
This year's presidential race could be the most expensive ever, and neither President Obama nor his presumed opponent Mitt Romney are expected to accept public financing of their campaigns -- it just wouldn't be enough.
Posted In: 2012 election, campaign spending

GOP-friendly super PACs can now focus money on Obama

Apr 11, 2012
Rick Santorum's exit from the GOP primary race means the super PAC money that kept his presidential bid alive will now likely be spent on anti-Obama attack ads.
Posted In: super PAC, Rick Santorum, 2012 election, Mitt Romney

Santorum calls it quits

Apr 10, 2012
Rick Santorum’s decision to bow out of the presidential race frees up millions of dollars that Republicans can now spend to fight Obama.
Posted In: Rick Santorum, 2012 election

Campaign fundraising, pre- and post-primaries

Apr 3, 2012
How history has led to how recent electoral caucuses are run, and the waning influence of the super PACs in the coming general elections.
Posted In: 2012 election, super PAC, campaign contribution

A 'Health Care Song'

Mar 28, 2012
What are the most important election issues you're thinking about this year? Singer-songwriter Brad Hoshaw gives his answers in verse.
Posted In: Music, health care, singer songwriter

How much will a photo with Newt Gingrich cost you?

Mar 27, 2012
Prepare to pay up for a photo opp: A picture with the presidential candidate is no longer free.
Posted In: Newt Gingrich

Small donors elude Mitt Romney

Mar 27, 2012
In the battle for bucks, small donors are giving much more to Romney's GOP rivals, Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich.
Posted In: Mitt Romney, campaign contribution, 2012 election

The influence of Mitt Romney's business background

Mar 21, 2012
What drives the Republican presidential candidate, and what's more important than the simple fact that he has wealthy friends.
Posted In: Mitt Romney, Bain Capital

Marketplace interviews President Obama. What would you ask?

Mar 21, 2012
Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal is traveling to Boulder City, Nevada, today to interview President Barack Obama at the Copper Mountain solar plant during the president's two-day energy tour. Send us your questions and find out how to listen.
Posted In: President Obama, energy policy, solar

Big Obama donors missing in action

Mar 20, 2012
President Barack Obama has raised just half of what he got from big donors at this point in his election campaign four years ago.
Posted In: Barack Obama, 2012 election, 2012 campaign

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