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The 2024 election cycle is going to be very, very expensive

So far, outside spending far surpasses 2020’s pace, says Sheila Krumholz of OpenSecrets. But where’s the money coming from?
The campaigns of Donald Trump and Joe Biden each raised more than $24 million in the third quarter.
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Texas redistricting changes how congressional candidates allocate money

Oct 26, 2022
Some congressional candidates are doubling down on campaign spending to win over new districts.
"We’re running a full campaign like we did the very first time," says Vicente Gonzalez, who campaigned at an event in Harlingen, Texas, above. "We’ve knocked on over 145,000 doors.”
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An Arizona ballot measure would expose hidden spending in politics

Proposition 211 would make political nonprofits disclose the names of original donors who spend beyond certain thresholds.
Terry Goddard, a former Arizona attorney general, has tried to get a law requiring disclosure of hidden political spending on the ballot since 2016. Arizonans will vote on it next month.
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There is more proof some very big money is behind the midterm elections

Oct 15, 2018
More women are contributing money, and more of that money is backing female candidates.
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In Chicago mayoral race, money talks

Feb 23, 2015
With a huge fundraising lead, Rahm Emanuel rises in the polls.

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TV: Reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated

Oct 29, 2014
When it comes to political advertising, all that money needs to find a home.

Cable eclipsing broadcast for political advertising

Oct 17, 2014
Over-the-air TV is scattershot, while cable can be much more targeted.

The Internet is not big enough for political ads

Oct 13, 2014
Whoever said 'there’s plenty of room for everyone on the Internet' was wrong.