Tag Archives: PACs

How Political Consultants Took a Texas Oilman on a Wild Ride

The head of a Texas oil dynasty joined the parade of wealthy political donors, aiming to flip the Senate to Republicans. By the time consultants were done with him, the war chest was drained and fraud allegations were flying.

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2014’s Midterm Was Most Expensive, With Fewer Donors

A key theme of 2014 election spending was the shift away from an ever-broadening base of financial support toward reliance on fewer donors who gave more.

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Democratic Lawmakers Lead in Personal Contributions

While politicians are naturally more apt to give out of their own pockets than the average wealthy American, it’s important not to overstate the sums of money involved. Members of Congress focus their donations on party committees and candidates in roughly equal measure, targeting 40 percent of their contributions to the former and 38 percent to the latter.

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