Tag: Campaign Finance

Biden’s Campaign Approach: Run Like It’s a Primary of One

MOUNT PLEASANT, Iowa — In a field of 23 Democratic candidates for president, Joseph R. Biden Jr. is campaigning as if he is running alone. Over the past eight days, Mr. Biden celebrated a granddaughter’s graduation with the family of Barack Obama while 19 of his opponents fought for breakout moments at a party gathering […]

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Wall Street Donors Are Swooning for Mayor Pete. (They Like Biden and Harris, Too.)

The behind-the-scenes competition for Wall Street money in the 2020 presidential race is reaching a fevered peak this week as no less than nine Democrats are holding New York fund-raisers in a span of nine days, racing ahead of a June 30 filing deadline when they must disclose their latest financial hauls. With millions of […]

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Representative Duncan Hunter’s Wife Pleads Guilty in Corruption Case

The wife of Representative Duncan Hunter of California pleaded guilty on Thursday to one criminal count in a case in which she and her husband were accused of using more than $200,000 in campaign funds for personal use — including lavish dinners, vacations, private school for their children, and even plane tickets for their pet […]

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Mitch McConnell, Too, Welcomes Russian Interference

Why won’t Mitch McConnell protect our elections from outside interference? His Republican colleagues in the Senate want to do something. That’s why some of the most conservative members of his caucus are working with Democrats to improve the nation’s election security. One proposal, according to The New York Times, would “require internet companies like Facebook […]

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Ending Secret ‘Dark Money’ Political Donations in New Jersey

Television viewers across New Jersey have been seeing a lot of Gov. Philip D. Murphy, standing tall against a deep blue sky in an ad campaign promoting his plan to raise taxes on the wealthy. But while Mr. Murphy, a Democrat, may star in the ads, the money to pay for them came from a […]

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Democrats Take Aim at Silicon Valley. They Take Its Cash, Too.

SAN FRANCISCO — Top Democrats in Washington and on the 2020 campaign trail are taking technology giants to task, calling them too big, too powerful and too careless about privacy. “The era of self-regulation is over,” Speaker Nancy Pelosi declared on Monday. But just as Ms. Pelosi was preparing to start an antitrust investigation, some […]

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New Democratic Debate Rules Will Distort Priorities, Some Campaigns Say

The Democratic Party’s new directive that candidates must have at least 130,000 donors to qualify for the third primary debate in September arrived virtually without warning on Wednesday morning, and immediately sent shock waves through presidential campaigns worried that it would distort their priorities and affect the way they operate. Two-thirds of the sprawling field […]

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De Blasio Got Their Donations. Their Votes for President? Not So Much.

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] As Mayor Bill de Blasio enters the 2020 presidential race, an exclusive group of people would seem to be natural allies: the 115 people who contributed $458,000 to his federal political action committee. Yet even among those who gave […]

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Elizabeth Warren Gains Ground in 2020 Field, One Plan at a Time

NEWTON, Iowa — To the crowd of Iowans gathered in a school gym on Saturday night, Senator Elizabeth Warren made a request: They should pose a question to the other presidential candidates who come to Iowa seeking their vote. “Ask them: Where do you get your money?” she said. “Are you getting it from a […]

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With the 2020 Democratic Field Set, Candidates Begin the Races Within the Race

NEWTON, Iowa — Joseph R. Biden Jr. has built an early lead in the month since he entered the presidential campaign, confidently projecting himself as the Democratic front-runner and the candidate best positioned to defeat President Trump. But beneath the surface of a seemingly placid race is a much more volatile contest, as a series […]

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A Senator Wants to Have a Greater Impact. So He’s Leaving the Senate.

WASHINGTON — It is quite a testament to the current state of the Senate that a successful veteran lawmaker of two decades believes he can accomplish more by quitting than by trying to stick it out another six years. “This place is definitely broken,” said Senator Tom Udall, Democrat of New Mexico and a longtime […]

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