Latest from Dan Eggen

Romney sinks quickly in Republicans’ esteem

The former nominee has become persona non grata to a stunned party.
  • Nov 16, 2012

GOP governors back away from Romney remarks

In post-election meeting, they focus on a steep set of challenges to regaining favor with most Americans
  • Nov 15, 2012

Private consultants see huge election profits

Media firms, telemarketing firms, pollsters and other consultants raked in millions in the most expensive election in U.S. history.
  • Nov 10, 2012

An anti-super PAC super PAC had a good year

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

Spending by independent groups had little impact on election, analysis finds

GOP donors failed to achieve their main goals, a Washington Post analysis of results and spending shows.
  • Nov 7, 2012

Sarah Palin’s PAC donates to Romney

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

Obama campaign has spent more on ads than Romney’s

The analysis shows that Obama has spent far more on ads--$265 million--through Oct. 29 than Romney.
  • Nov 2, 2012

The Influence Industry: How to spend over $300 million in a matter of weeks

As of mid-October the two presidential campaigns still had nearly $300 million in cash on hand.
  • Oct 31, 2012

New York, New Jersey stumble toward recovery as Obama heads to coast

New York, New Jersey struggle with outages, flooding left in the wake of Sandy’s fury.
  • Oct 31, 2012

Chevron donates $2.5 million to GOP super PAC

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