Latest from Dan Eggen
Friends of Democracy, formed to support candidates who favor limits on big money in politics, says at least six of the eight candidates it supported won their races this week.
  • Nov 8, 2012
Mitt Romney's presidential campaign has received a last-minute cash infusion from former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, who has had a somewhat uneasy relationship with the current GOP standard-bearer.
  • Nov 2, 2012
The analysis shows that Obama has spent far more on ads--$265 million--through Oct. 29 than Romney.
  • Nov 2, 2012
Though publicly traded corporations have mostly shied away from new super PACs, one California energy giant is bucking the tide with a $2.5 million donation to a Republican group, new records show.
  • Oct 26, 2012
A new study suggests that newfangled text donations have already become a notable part of political fundraising, with about one in 10 presidential campaign donors giving money to the presidential candidates through their cellphones. The analysis by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project also found that Democrats were more likely to contribute to […]
  • Oct 25, 2012
Mitt Romney's campaign said Thursday that it raised nearly $112 million in the first half of October, underscoring the Republican nominee's continued focus on a heavy fundraising schedule in the final stretch of the race.
  • Oct 25, 2012
President Obama and his allies have aired more ads in battleground states this month despite being outspent by Republican nominee Mitt Romney and GOP groups, who are getting less for their money than the incumbent, according to a study released Wednesday.
  • Oct 24, 2012
The latest financial disclosures from the liberal Priorities USA Action super PAC contained one particularly surprising contribution: $300,000 from Samuel Rawlings Walton, grandson of the famously conservative founder of Wal-Mart.
  • Oct 23, 2012
Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan is scheduled to attend a Florida fundraiser later this week co-hosted by hedge fund manager Marc Leder, who hosted an earlier event where GOP nominee Mitt Romney disparaged the "47 percent" of Americans who do not make enough money to pay federal income taxes.
  • Oct 17, 2012
Martha Radditz asked the candidates if they were ever "embarrassed by the tone" of the contest.
  • Oct 11, 2012