Evan Bayh's multi-million-dollar head start?

By Dave Levinthal

If Democrat Evan Bayh runs for governor, he could tap nearly $10 million parked in his old Senate campaign account.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Indiana":

"… n 2005.     …"

"… all money raised for federal campaigns toward state-level political bids, Indiana Election Division Co-Director Trent Deckard confirmed in an email to the C …"

"… or Public Integrity previously reported. And it's exponentially more than Indiana's Republican Gov. Mike Pence reported having in his campaign fund at 2013' …"

"… I don't want to foreclose any possibilities at this time." Bayh served as Indiana's governor from 1989 to 1997, and as Jerry Brown in California has proven, …"

GOP gov's group raises $100 million in mostly losing effort

By Paul Abowd and Andrea Fuller

Many of the same super-rich Republican donors that financed super PACs were active at the state level.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Koch Industries":

"… Koch is co-owner of the second-largest privately held company in America, Koch Industries, an energy conglomerate.Seven of the RGA’s top 10 donors are corporate e …"

Walter Dalton

Republicans try to pick up more governors' offices

By The Associated Press

Republicans win NC governor's race in bid to broaden party's hold on governorships nationwide

Excerpts from this story referencing "Washington":

"… governors are leaving office in North Carolina, Montana, New Hampshire and Washington — a fact that stirred Republican hopes that at least some of those offic …"

"… Ballots were still being tallied late Tuesday in Montana and in Washington state, where the GOP hasn't occupied the governor's mansion in more than t …"

Donor profile: Republican Governors Association

By Alexandra Duszak and John Dunbar

Quick stats on the biggest financial backers of Election 2012

Excerpts from this story referencing "Pennsylvania":

"… ributions:$8.3 million to the Florida Republican Party (2010)$6 million to Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett (2010)$3 million to Texas Gov. Rick Perry (2010)Backgroun …"

"… turn contributed $5.2 million to winning candidate Gov. Rick Scott.And in Pennsylvania, the RGA contributed $6 million of the $28.7 million Gov. Tom Corbett rais …"

Pennsylvania governor benefited from untraceable $1.5 million donation

By Paul Abowd and Alexandra Duszak

How Pennsylvania's governor benefited from an untraceable $1.5 million donation.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Federal Election Commission":

"… focused on state, not federal, elections, it is largely unregulated by the Federal Election Commission. It is, however, required to comply with IRS rules. The agency collects t …"

Million-dollar donation in Indiana race may skirt limits on corporate giving

By Paul Abowd

D.C.-based Republican Governors Association uses super PAC to move $1 million to GOP candidate in Indiana.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Indiana Election Division":

"… e laws “as efficiently as possible.”According to Abbey Taylor with the Indiana Election Division, “It’s a pretty nice little loophole, and loopholes are meant to be ex …"

"… Because Right Direction is registered with both the state and the FEC, the Indiana Election Division cannot regulate its spending activity. Co-Director Trent Deckard says stat …"

‘Nonpartisan’ youth movement has deep GOP roots

By John Dunbar

'Nonpartisan' grass roots youth group staffed by GOP partisans

Excerpts from this story referencing "president":

"… t for a living drive the solutions,” reads a statement from organization president Paul T. Conway, regarding recent unemployment numbers.And consider the res …"

"… ded the organization, but did not receive a response.Morton Blackwell, the president of the Leadership Institute, spoke highly of Conway, whom he had first met …"

"… he said.Polling for dollarsKellyanne Elizabeth Conway is the founder and president of “the polling company, inc./WomanTrend.”Conway has worked for former …"

"… ny, inc./WomanTrend.”Conway has worked for former Republican senator and presidential candidate Fred Thompson of Tennessee; Rep. Mike Pence, R-Ind.; and Amer …"

Hey Congressman! How many federal workers in your district?

By Aaron Mehta

Where the federal workforce is

Excerpts from this story referencing "Indiana":

"… ance. As a man who is widely believed to be planning a run for governor of Indiana, he risks alienating the almost 47,500 federal employees who work in his s …"

"… ace unpaid leave if the government is shut down by squabbling politicians. Indiana ranks 23rd among states with the most federal employees, according to data …"

Stimulating hypocrisy: Scores of Recovery Act opponents sought money out of public view

By John Solomon and Aaron Mehta

Scores of Recovery Act opponents sought money out of public view

Excerpts from this story referencing "Michele Bachmann":

"… Tea Party favorites like freshman Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown and Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., former presidential candidates Ron Paul and John McCain and Repu …"

"… and questioned why she went to the senator’s home for fair comment.Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., another icon of the anti-spending conservative movement embodied …"