How being a presidential "front-runner" helps with fundraising

Feb 25, 2020
The research shows what you might expect: donor want to back a winner
The Democratic presidential primary debate on Feb. 19, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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How campaigns have changed in the decade since Citizens United

Jan 21, 2020
Outside campaign spending is at $4.5 billion since the Supreme Court case.
Demonstrators march in the snow in 2015 through Lafayette Park, outside the White House, to rally against the Supreme Court's decision in favor of Citizens United.
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Sheila Krumholz reveals the secrets behind money in politics

Jan 16, 2020
A unprecedented amount of money is being spent to influence the 2020 election. And it keeps getting harder to figure out where it's all coming from.
Sheila Krumholz is the Executive Director of the Center for Responsive Politics.
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Georgia Democrats seek national campaign resources heading into 2020

Nov 20, 2019
They say their state is now a 2020 campaign battleground.
The debate stage is seen as it is prepared for the Washington Post and MSNBC fifth Democratic presidential primary debate at the from Tyler Perry Studios on November 19, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia.
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The business behind political donations made online

Sep 10, 2019
With more and more people donating to campaigns online, there’s more competition for who gets a slice of the fees attached to those donations.
Democratic presidential candidates on stage at the second round of primary debates in July in Detroit.
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To demonstrate staying power, Democratic candidates need to win debates and donations

Jun 26, 2019
20 Democratic candidates take the debate stage in Miami as a critical quarter of fundraising comes to an end.
A sign advertises the first Democratic presidential primary debates for the 2020 election, which take place June 26 and 27 in Miami, Florida.
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The campaign finance of women's suffrage

Jun 4, 2019
Behind the political struggle was a well-financed lobbying operation.
3rd May 1913:  Grand Marshal Inez Milholland Boissevain (1886 - 1916) leads a parade of 30,000 representives of the various Women's Suffrage associations through New York City.
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Can the internet save Congress from “call time”?

Mar 4, 2019
Members want to rely on recurring small-dollar online donations to avoid spending time “dialing for dollars.”
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When not donating is the best way to get what you want

Sep 6, 2016
Pay-to-play rules mean Wall Street would rather not donate in local elections.
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Is this man our next Treasury secretary?

Aug 31, 2016
Steven Mnuchin is a Wall Street financier and Donald Trump's national campaign finance manager.
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