Tag: Campaign Finance

Ocasio-Cortez Will Be Very Tough to Beat. Why Are 11 People Trying?

It is hard to imagine a scenario where Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez loses her seat next year. She has raised more than $3.4 million, is better known than some presidential candidates and handily won a district that is among the bluest in the nation. But that hasn’t stopped people — lots of them — from trying to […]

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Two-Person Race? Moderates, and Bernie Sanders, Say Not So Fast

COLUMBUS, Ohio — For months, the Democratic presidential race has seemed to move inexorably toward a confrontation between former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts. As Ms. Warren gathered financial support and strength in the polls, Mr. Biden steadily slid on both fronts while the rest of the Democratic […]

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In Democratic Fund-Raising, Joe Biden Falls Far Behind

WESTERVILLE, Ohio — Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s campaign began October with less than $9 million in the bank as the 2020 Democratic primary race entered a new and more aggressive phase, barely more than a third as much cash as that of his leading rival, Senator Elizabeth Warren, and nearly $25 million […]

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David Correia, Who Was Indicted With Giuliani Associates, Is Arrested

David Correia, who was charged last week in a campaign finance scheme along with associates of President Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudolph W. Giuliani, was arrested Wednesday morning, officials said. Mr. Correia, 44, surrendered to agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation at 10:30 a.m. at Kennedy International Airport, after he returned from a foreign country, […]

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Trump Defends Giuliani Amid Deepening Ukraine Criminal Probe

President Trump bristled at accounts on Saturday that his personal lawyer, Rudolph W. Giuliani, had become a focus of a widening criminal investigation into his dealings in Ukraine, insisting that Mr. Giuliani was a “crime buster” and target of a “witch hunt.” On Twitter, Mr. Trump referred to Mr. Giuliani’s background as the former New […]

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Giuliani Is Said to Be Under Investigation for Ukraine Work

WASHINGTON — Federal prosecutors in Manhattan are investigating whether President Trump’s personal lawyer Rudolph W. Giuliani broke lobbying laws in his dealings in Ukraine, according to two people familiar with the inquiry. The investigators are examining Mr. Giuliani’s efforts to undermine the American ambassador to Ukraine, Marie L. Yovanovitch, one of the people said. She […]

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An All-American Campaign Finance Scandal

There is nothing particularly special about Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, who were indicted by federal prosecutors on Thursday for violating campaign-finance laws. The two Ukrainian-born Florida businessmen have not achieved anything of note in business, culture, or politics. Both men, nevertheless, have finagled their way into the upper levels of American power. Parnas and […]

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Rudy, Russians and Weed: The Giuliani/Ukraine Corruption Indictments Explained via The Wire

Have you seen that TV show about the cops who were investigating a drug operation? You know the one I’m talking about. There was money laundering, corrupt politicians, street-level crime and a mysterious foreign drug dealer? The Wire? No, I’m talking about the Trump administration. Federal prosecutors in the Southern District of New York have […]

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Top Biden Donors Gather Amid Storm Clouds Over Campaign

PHILADELPHIA — Leading donors for Joseph R. Biden Jr. convened this weekend for their first donor retreat since he announced his candidacy and struck a determined posture as Mr. Biden’s campaign found itself under assault from President Trump, losing its clear front-runner status and lapped in the money chase by multiple Democratic rivals, most notably […]

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Jumbo Shrimp and Lobster Tails: D.C.’s Fund-Raising Hot Spots

WASHINGTON — Night after night in Washington, you can find lobbyists and deep-pocketed donors plowing through chafing-dish chow at political fund-raisers held at the city’s hot spots, like James Beard-awarded outposts and waterfront behemoths. Filings with the Federal Election Commission, in which federal candidates report campaign financial activity, show what a big business it is. […]

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Bernie Sanders Has a Heart Attack: This Week in the 2020 Race

It was another busy week in Washington and on the campaign trail. Here is our quick rundown of what happened in the 2020 race. A health scare for Sanders Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont had a heart attack this week, and doctors inserted two stents to open a blocked artery. Mr. Sanders, 78, was taken […]

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Elizabeth Warren Nets $24.6 Million in Third-Quarter Fund-Raising, Narrowly Trailing Bernie Sanders

SAN DIEGO — Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts raised $24.6 million in the past three months, her presidential campaign announced on Friday, trailing only Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont for the largest fund-raising haul in the most recent quarter. Ms. Warren’s total offers further evidence of her steady rise to the top of the pack […]

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Joe Biden Raises $15 Million in Third Quarter, Trailing Sanders and Buttigieg

Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. has raised $15.2 million in the past three months, the campaign said Thursday, a dropoff of $7 million from the previous quarter and a sum that falls short of several of his Democratic rivals. Mr. Biden, who began the Democratic presidential primary as the early poll-leader, has seen […]

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Flush With Cash, Pete Buttigieg Bets His Campaign on a Breakthrough in Iowa

CLINTON, Iowa — On the day House Democrats opened an impeachment inquiry of President Trump last week, Pete Buttigieg was being grilled by Iowa voters on other subjects: how to loosen the grip of the rich on government, how to restore science to policymaking, how to reduce child poverty. At an event in eastern Iowa, […]

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After Hospitals’ Big Donation to N.Y. Democrats, a $140 Million Payout

With Medicaid costs soaring in New York, the Greater New York Hospital Association was pushing for the seemingly impossible: more state reimbursement money. It was a big ask, and for years, it had gone nowhere. Medicaid spending already represented a massive and ever-growing share of the state budget, and Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo had taken […]

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Andrew Yang Raises $10 Million in Third Fund-Raising Quarter

The entrepreneur Andrew Yang announced Wednesday that his presidential campaign had raised $10 million in the third quarter of 2019, a significant sum for the political outsider who was almost entirely unknown when he began his long-shot bid for the Democratic nomination 20 months ago. The $10 million raised from July to September is more […]

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Was There Another Cover-Up In Response to the Whistle-Blower?

One of the first things new prosecutors at the Justice Department learn is that cover-ups are rarely singular. There is often a cover-up of the cover-up. Allegations of one cover-up, then another, emerged last week. Officials in the Trump administration tried to “lock down” the phone call memo between President Trump and Volodymyr Zelensky of […]

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Sanders Posts Biggest Money Haul of Quarter. Will Warren Top Him?

Senator Bernie Sanders has produced the biggest fund-raising quarter of the Democratic primary, as his campaign announced on Tuesday that he had taken in $25.3 million over the last three months. Now the big questions looming over the donor race are whether Senator Elizabeth Warren will surpass him, and whether former Vice President Joseph R. […]

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Trump Campaign and R.N.C. Raise $125 Million in Third Quarter

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s re-election campaign and the Republican National Committee raised a combined $125 million in the last three months, Republican Party officials said on Tuesday, setting a presidential fund-raising record. The huge infusion of money confirms that the president is building an enormous war chest heading into the 2020 election while the Democrats […]

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Kamala Harris, Trailing Top Rivals, Raises $11.6 Million in Third Quarter

Senator Kamala Harris of California has raised $11.6 million in the past three months, her campaign said on Tuesday, a total that almost identically matches her fund-raising totals from previous quarters, when she also raised around $12 million. Ms. Harris’s third-quarter number is far below what some other candidates reported this week: Mayor Pete Buttigieg […]

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