Political donations from hedge funds reach record high

Jun 1, 2016
Political donations from hedge funds up 50% so far this presidential election.
Ted Peters is chairman of the Bluestone Financial Institutions Group in Wayne, PA.
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Candidates and parties join to solicit bigger checks

May 26, 2016
A legal change since the last election paved the way for even larger donations.
US flags fly outside a polling station during Missouri primary voting at the First Baptist Church of Ferguson on March 15. Changes in campaign finance law means bigger contributions.
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What's next for wealthy donors when candidates drop out?

Mar 2, 2016
The top donors to presidential campaigns are spending millions of dollars on candidates. But who will they back next if their candidates leave the race?
Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush dropped out of the race shortly following the South Carolina primary, despite having a well-financed campaign. 
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The power of superdelegates and campaign contributions

Mar 1, 2016
Democratic superdelegates can bring in the campaign contributions.
Voters cast their ballots at the polling place at Fairfax Circle Baptist Church during Super Tuesday voting March 1, 2016 in Fairfax, Virginia. 
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Political campaigns fav donations via Twitter

Sep 15, 2015
A collaboration with Square allows campaign contributions directly from tweets.

Financial planning for political donors

Jun 30, 2014
A "donor-side consultant" helps the wealthy figure out which candidates to back.

Keeping Obama's machine -- and mailing list -- going

Mar 13, 2013
Tonight, President Obama speaks to the non-profit group, Organizing, for America, which some have described as the president's never-ending campaign. Where is the money behind the organization coming from?

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On the influence of money in politics

Nov 7, 2012
Revisiting the issue of money and its role in politics in this country.

Secret campaign donations -- so what?

Oct 18, 2012
Nonprofit social welfare organizations may become more potent political donors than super PACs. And they don't have to disclose who gave money.

Post-Citizens United spending favors Romney

Oct 10, 2012
Outside spending enabled by the Supreme Court's decision in Citizens United has accounted for $119 million in spending on the presidential race.