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Major political donors like the Kochs now focusing on local and state races

by Andy Uhler Aug 3, 2016
The presidential race isn't the only important one to donors.
A view of the House of Representatives Chamber in Washington, D.C. in 2015. A Koch-backed group is spending millions in Ohio, Nevada and Pennsylvania — states that are key to maintaining a Republican-majority Congress. 
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Wall Street's presidential politics

by Tracey Samuelson Feb 11, 2016
The street gives a lot of money to candidates, but what does it really get in return?
Presidential candidates like Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush have come under fire for how much money they get from Wall Street donations, but does it make that big of a difference?
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Campaign finance reform goes local

by Nancy Marshall-Genzer Dec 11, 2015
There's a new front in the campaign finance reform battle, and it's close to home.

Most campaign money is coming from 158 families

by Kai Ryssdal and Mukta Mohan Oct 12, 2015
Super PAC donations are largely coming from older white men leaning right.

Google's PAC spends in search of political influence

by Mitchell Hartman Oct 17, 2014
Google's Political Action Committee has spent $1.43 million on political donations so far this year, more than Goldman Sachs. Why is the tech giant shelling out and where does the money go?

The president as fundraiser-in-chief

by Nancy Marshall-Genzer Oct 9, 2014
The president is doing less campaigning lately. Is that helping Democrats?

MayDay PAC: The end of the Super PAC era?

by Kai Ryssdal Jul 7, 2014
Lawrence Lessig decided the only way to take down Super PACs... was to make one.

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Business groups change up their political giving

by David Gura Nov 11, 2013
After last month’s government shutdown and brinkmanship regarding raising the nation’s borrowing limit, the business community is making its dissatisfaction with how business gets done in Washington clear through a new pattern of political giving.
Raising the Debt Ceiling

Debt limit fight put business community at odds with Tea Party

by Nancy Marshall-Genzer Oct 18, 2013
The business community helped elect some Tea Party Republicans to Congress -- and they weren't happy with the shutdown and debt ceiling fight.

Turns out a shutdown is a great time for politicians to raise money

by David Gura Oct 1, 2013
There's no shutting down Washington's endless chase for cash.