campaign spending

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have spent substantially less money in this election than Obama and Romney did in 2012.
At the end of the January, Right to Rise had spent $80.2 million in independent expenditures, with little to show for it. Since the group had raised $121 million, it had another $41 million with which it could try to boost the candidate.
Big-money super PACs have raised almost half of presidential cash.
Marco Rubio had long planned an ambitious Iowa advertising assault in the weeks leading up to the caucuses, but his campaign
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush is drastically slashing campaign spending, including
"This is a major moment -- and it shows the fossil fuel industry's image is quickly becoming as toxic as their product," May
Former Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart once said about pornography: "I can't define it but I know it when I see it." Surely this kind of political spending has become an obscenity.
I see no one who can begin to match Hillary Clinton's qualifications for the presidency. So why not let the elephants outspend her while she demonstrates, once again, that money alone cannot fill the gap between a weak candidate and a strong one?
Any Illinoisan can tell you there have been a lot of political missteps in the state's history. But which ones were the biggest, and what effect did they have on the state's political landscape as a whole? But for a few twists of fate and different decisions, Illinois' political landscape today might have looked a whole lot different.
As a key first step to shining a light on dark money -- election-related funds whose source remains secret -- the president should issue an executive order requiring government contractors to disclose their election-related spending.
If you are wondering why a pipeline that would create fewer jobs than a new McDonalds is the number one priority of what used to be known as "the world's greatest deliberative body," you are not alone. The answer, unsurprisingly, has everything to do with money.
In spending $65.4 million to win 1.82 million votes, Bruce Rauner spent $35.88 per vote. Pat Quinn spent $30.2 million in 2014 and received 1.68 million votes, spending slightly less than $18 per vote.
The step-by-step guide below is intended to help any user with access to a spreadsheet learn to navigate the site for basic campaign contribution information and then sort the data in a spreadsheet.
Conservatives on the Court vowed that Citizens United would strengthen American democracy. They were wrong. Five years later, their promises stand in stark contrast to the world we live in today.
The 2014 midterm elections panned out to be the most expensive midterms ever, with total spending surpassing $3.67 billion