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 "Alabama Republican Party":

"… ted about $30,000 to Republican Party committees, including $20,000 to the Alabama Republican Party. He furthermore gave more than $300,000 to two super PAC operations with w …"

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 "Alabama Republican Party":

"… S. Supreme Court will soon consider, made an excessive contribution to the Alabama Republican Party’s federal political committee last year, records show. McCutcheon, a ge …"

"… ds show. McCutcheon, a general contractor by trade, donated $1,000 to the Alabama Republican Party on Nov. 12, 2012, according to a Center for Public Integrity review of cam …"

"… e AL GOP to advise them to redesignate or refund.” Mallory Jackson, the Alabama Republican Party’s treasurer, told the Center for Public Integrity that “there is softw …"

"… r. Records filed with the FEC show that McCutcheon donated $26,000 to the Alabama Republican Party’s federal committee in January 2012 and another $250 four months later. …"

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.
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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 "Congress":

"… It appeared likely that the two parties' margins in the new Congress would closely resemble the current tally. Republicans control the chamber …"

"… o mandate for raising tax rates." One of the top fights when Congress returns for a postelection session this month will be over the looming exp …"

"… esse Jackson Jr., D-Ill., the Chicago lawmaker who took medical leave from Congress in June and has been at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota for treatment of bipo …"

"… ned with losses by incumbents, the number of new House members in the next Congress was still below the 91 freshmen who started serving in 2011 — a number u …"

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 "Alabama":

"… and challenger Colleen O’Brien “have protected criminals, not kids.”AlabamaFive Supreme Court seats are open in Alabama, but just one is contested. Fo …"

"… otected criminals, not kids.”AlabamaFive Supreme Court seats are open in Alabama, but just one is contested. Former Chief Justice Roy Moore (R) is fighting …"

"… tributions since joining the race.One of his biggest contributors has been Alabama Voice of Teachers for Education. According to state campaign finance recor …"

"… nance records, the teachers association PAC gave Vance $100,000 in October.Alabama law does not impose campaign contribution limits on individuals or PACs.Si …"