Supreme Court 'McCutcheon' case could aid GOP

By Michael Beckel

Conservative donors who maxed out during the 2012 election far outnumbered liberals.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Barack Obama":

"… al limit — $47,200 — to 14 Democratic politicians, including President Barack Obama. After questions from the Center for Public Integrity, Eychaner, who was …"

Supreme Court plaintiff McCutcheon exceeded campaign contribution limit

By Michael Beckel

Lead plaintiff in upcoming Supreme Court campaign finance case gave Alabama GOP more money than federal law allows, records show.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Politics":

"… review of campaign finance records maintained by the Center for Responsive Politics. He had already contributed the legal maximum of $10,000 to the party’s …"

West Virginia races primed for super PAC activity

By Michael Beckel

'West Virginians for Results' registered by D.C. attorney with strong ties to Republicans.

Excerpts from this story referencing "South Carolina":

"… ntial candidate Mitt Romney in 2011, $50 to Republican Gov. Nikki Haley of South Carolina during her 2010 campaign and $1,000 to Virginia GOP Gov. Bob McDonnell dur …"

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Republicans renew their control of House

By The Associated Press

Republicans approach renewed control of House as Dems fail to make inroads in East, Midwest

Excerpts from this story referencing "Judy Biggert":

"… chilling lost, as did moderate freshman Robert Dold and seven-term veteran Judy Biggert, a social moderate. Other losing GOP freshmen were Rep. Davi …"

N.C.'s public financing system drowned out by outside spending

By Chris Young

State supreme court elections vulnerable to outside spending by ideological groups.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Michigan":

"… s certified in our [public financing] program don’t have that ability.”MichiganThe Michigan Supreme Court election is the nation’s most expensive judici …"

"… in our [public financing] program don’t have that ability.”MichiganThe Michigan Supreme Court election is the nation’s most expensive judicial race this …"

"… state’s highest court.“This is madness,” said Rich Robinson, of the Michigan Campaign Finance Network, who says outside spending has reached a “ridic …"

"… ats on so-called “issue” ads, which are not reported to the state. The Michigan Campaign Finance Network has been monitoring the ads.The watchdog group es …"