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By Joe Schoffstall, Washington Free Beacon-FOX NEWS
A number of high-ranking Democratic senators combined to contribute tens of thousands of dollars to Sen. Robert Menendez’s (D., N.J.) campaign committee this year, a review of Federal Election Commission records shows.
Menendez, who was indicted in April 2015, is currently facing 12 counts of corruption charges that include bribery. Prosecutors have said that the senator had a “corrupt pact” with Salomon Melgen, a wealthy Florida eye doctor, a previous donor to Menendez’s campaign.
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A number of high-ranking Democratic senators combined to contribute tens of thousands of dollars to Sen. Robert Menendez’s campaign committee this year, a review of Federal Election Commission records shows. Menendez, D-N.J., who was indicted in April 2015, is currently facing 12 counts of corruption charges that include bribery. Prosecutors have said that the senator had a “corrupt pact” with Salomon Melgen, a wealthy Florida eye doctor, a previous donor to Menendez’s campaign. Menendez himself has contributed to the campaigns of a number of top Democratic senators this year from his leadership PAC, the New Millennium PAC, the Washington Free…… [read more]
((Get politically powered up with Fox News’ AEHQ iPhone app full of exclusive analysis and content)) There are more and more indications that when it comes to pouring cash into the 2010 midterm elections, it’s Democrats who have the bigger funnel. The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees boss Gerald McEntee announced to the New York Times Tuesday that the million-member union’s latest batch of political ads will take the group’s spending on the midterm elections to $91 million, far and away the most spending by any group this cycle. Also on Tuesday, an analysis from the Center…… [read more]
AUSTIN — Gov. Rick Perry has dipped into his campaign coffers to spend more than $1 million on an all-star roster of lawyers hired to defend him against a felony indictment alleging he abused his power last year, according to state data made public Thursday. The records detail for the first time just how much that legal dream team is costing Perry, who delivered a farewell speech Thursday and will officially leave office next week after 14 years as governor. He had originally used state taxpayer money to defend himself in the case, racking up at least $80,000 in legal…… [read more]
MARTINEZ, Calif. (AP) – The Latest on Contra Costa DA charged with corruption (all times local): 5:45 p.m. Contra Costa County’s district attorney has resigned and pleaded no contest to corruption charges for using re-election campaign funds for personal expenses. The East Bay Times (http://bayareane.ws/2sBFpbO ) says Mark Peterson resigned Wednesday and later entered the plea to a felony count of perjury. He was sentenced to 250 hours of community service. A dozen other counts of grand theft and perjury were dropped. Peterson had acknowledged spending more than $66,000 in campaign cash over five years on personal items such as…… [read more]
State Sen. Vincent Fort introduces Bernie Sanders at his rally at Morehouse College. State Sen. Vincent Fort has raised nearly $250,000 in the six weeks since he announced his Atlanta mayoral bid, thanks in part to support from Vermont U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders. The Atlanta Democrat will report Tuesday that more than 6,300 donors contributed to his campaign, which netted more than $100,000 of those donations after Sanders endorsed Fortâs mayoral bid. He is among a dozen or so candidates for mayor who face a deadline this week to report their campaign cash. But Fortâs fundraising is restricted during the…… [read more]
Welcome to Clout Street: Morning Spin, our weekday feature to catch you up with what’s going on in government and politics from Chicago to Springfield. Subscribe here. Topspin It was only a matter of time before campaign donation limits would be lifted for next year’s race for governor. But the time happened quickly when Democratic businessman Chris Kennedy put $250,100 into his campaign fund. Under state law, the standard limits on campaign donations are lifted when any candidate in a statewide race gives themselves more than $250,000, or when an outside independent expenditure group uses that amount of money to…… [read more]
Tennessee Democratic senator says GOP-passed campaign cash bill doubles cash from special interests, parties
NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Senate on Monday amended a House campaign finance bill to allow doubling the campaign cash that individual donors, special interest political action committees and political parties can give senators during their four-year terms. Twenty-six Republicans and a lone Democrat easily pushed the amended bill through on a 27-2 vote. Senate Democratic Caucus Chairman Jeff Yarbro of Nashville questioned the increases over what some Senate Republicans described as a “parity” measure. “While I’d love to raise more money, I don’t think the people of Tennessee would want us to raise basically three quarters of a million dollars…… [read more]
Jessica Wehrman Dispatch Washington Bureau @JessicaWehrman WASHINGTON — Few, if any, even have political opponents at this point, but that hasn’t stopped Ohio’s U.S. House members from starting the 2018 campaign season with a whopping $16 million in the bank, according to an analysis of campaign finance reports by The Dispatch. Of the state’s 16 U.S. House incumbents, Rep. Pat Tiberi remains the fundraising leader, with $6.3 million to spend. Tiberi, a Genoa Township Republican who is considered a possible 2018 opponent to Sen. Sherrod Brown, raised $1.37 million in the first quarter. A Tiberi spokeswoman said he is still considering…… [read more]
D.C. Council member Vincent Gray (D-Ward 7) used leftover contributions from his political comeback last year to pay off a $10,000 fine levied against his scandal-plagued 2010 mayoral campaign, according to public records and Gray campaign officials. Regulators issued the fine in June in response to what they called widespread record-keeping problems in the 2010 campaign. The transfer of money to Gray’s dormant mayoral campaign committeein January for the purpose of paying the fine was a legal use of unspent donations, officials with the D.C. Office of Campaign Finance said. The money used to pay the penalty represented only a…… [read more]
Several candidates for Congress and governor are unveiling massive war chests as they head into the final weeks of the 2010 campaign — but it may be too late to take full advantage of all that money. A candidate with lots of cash on hand can flood the airwaves when late-breaking voters are making up their minds, but many election observers say a last-minute spending spree often proves to be too little, too late. “One risk is in a number of states, you have early voting and absentee votes have already been cast by the time you’re spending money,” said…… [read more]