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

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 "Iowa":

"… campaign matching state funds under a pilot program.Retention electionsIn Iowa, a conservative outside spending group hopes to oust a justice who support …"

"… esident Barack Obama’s health care reform law.Eighteen states, including Iowa and Florida, require their appointed Supreme Court justices to periodicall …"