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  • Stein won't appeal machine recount; GOP files complaint

    11/30/2016 6:11:53 PM PST · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 23 replies
    Madison — Green Party candidate Jill Stein will not appeal a judge's rejection of her lawsuit to force a hand recount of nearly 3 million presidential ballots in Wisconsin, clearing the way for machines to be used in the statewide effort beginning Thursday. Also Wednesday, Stein filed another recount petition in Michigan and the Republican Party of Wisconsin filed a federal elections complaint against both Stein and Democrat Hillary Clinton. The complaint alleges that Stein — who received only a small share of the vote — is improperly fundraising to pay for a recount that primarily benefits Clinton, the second-place...
  • Latin American election observers cheered by FEC Dem

    11/07/2016 7:35:55 PM PST · by kevcol · 7 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | November 7, 2016 | Paul Bedard
    One of the pictures showed a member holding a folder from the National Democratic Institute, funded in part by Soros' Open Society Foundation. On Election Day, the observers will fan out across Washington, Maryland and Virginia to observe presidential election polling places. On the day after the election, the group plans to address the results. . . . The group sponsoring the convention Ravel is speaking to "free and fair" elections around the world. It has advocated especially for women candidates, and with along with the State Department it called for candidate quotas favoring women.
  • Jill Stein Files FEC Complaint Against Trump, Clinton for Illegal Super PAC Coordination

    11/07/2016 7:18:31 PM PST · by tekrat · 8 replies
    Today, Monday November 7th, Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein filed a complaint at the Federal Election Commission in Washington, DC, against both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton for illegal coordination with their Super PACs. Under current FEC regulations, Super PACs, known technically as “independent expenditure-only committees” and colloquially as “dark-money groups,” may raise unlimited sums of money from corporations, unions, and individuals, but are not permitted to contribute to or coordinate directly with parties or candidates. Such coordination would be functionally equivalent to an in-kind donation to the campaign from these dark-money groups. Stein’s complaint outlined a body of...
  • Castro Regime Apparatchiks Campaign for Hillary Clinton—on U.S. Soil!

    11/05/2016 6:52:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 5, 2016 | Humberto Fontova
    “The Federal Election Campaign Act (FECA) prohibits any foreign national from contributing, donating or spending funds in connection with any federal, state, or local election in the United States, either directly or indirectly.  It is also unlawful to help foreign nationals violate that ban or to solicit, receive or accept contributions or donations from them.  Persons who knowingly and willfully engage in these activities may be subject to fines and/or imprisonment.”A major “get out the vote for Hillary” rally in Miami last week-end headlined by Jennifer Lopez and paid for by the Democratic Party featured-- as the opening act--...
  • Hacker Guccifer 2.0 Warns He Has "Info From Inside FEC: Democrats May Rig The Elections"

    11/04/2016 8:46:45 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 22 replies
    ZeroHedge.com ^ | 4 Nov 2016 | Tyler Durden
    Before the recent torrent of daily Podesta email dumps brought renewed attention to Wikileaks (and accusations Julian Assange was working with the Kremlin despite his recent denial, which ultimately cost him his internet access), the media's attention was closely focused on the recently emerged hacker known as Guccifer 2.0, who claimed to be behind the hacking of the nearly 20,000 Democratic National Committee emails and other documents distributed over the summer by WikiLeaks, and who likewise was accused of cooperating with Russia. Earlier today, after a two week silence, Guccifer 2.0 reemerged, with a post on his blog, in which...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Senior Gov. Official Says Obama Made Quid Pro Quo Deal With FEC Commissioner

    11/03/2016 9:33:52 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 5 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3 Nov 2016 | Alex Pfeiffer
    Federal Election Commissioner Ann Ravel wished to step down until she met with President Barack Obama in early 2016, who persuaded her to stay on board through the November election in return for two favors, a senior federal government official has told The Daily Caller. Ravel, a Democrat, told the senior government official about the arrangement in private and even showed the official pictures of her and Obama in The White House. The official told TheDC Ravel had wished to step down and move back to California before the Jan. 28 White House meeting. Obama told Ravel she could move...
  • DNC Donations Scandal May Go Beyond Boston Law Firm ('nother scandal)

    11/03/2016 12:00:24 AM PDT · by pissant · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11.02.16 | Sue O'halloran
    The Democratic National Committee, already engulfed by the WikiLeaks Donna Brazile scandal, is again on the defense Wednesday as some Democratic Senate candidates in tight races scramble to return thousands of dollars in campaign donations following allegations of a massive straw-donor scandal, which Republicans say may be wider than initial reports. Despite the fanfare, one high profile Democrat, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), says she won't return the donations until it is proven that they were given illegally. The Campaign Legal Center, which represents the public interest, confirmed to FOXBusiness.com, it has filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission over...
  • Rigging the Election–Video III: Creamer Confirms Hillary Clinton Involvement (James O'Keefe Update-O

    An hour to go before we launch part 3. @HillaryClinton @dncpress and critics, be careful what you wish for... #Veritas
  • James O'Keefe: Rigging the Election – Video III: Creamer Confirms Hillary Clinton Involvement

    10/24/2016 9:40:34 AM PDT · by conservativepoet · 352 replies
    Part III of the undercover Project Veritas Action investigation dives further into the back room dealings of Democratic politics. It exposes prohibited communications between Hillary Clinton’s campaign, the DNC and the non-profit organization Americans United for Change. And, it’s all disguised as a duck. In this video, several Project Veritas Action undercover journalists catch Democracy Partners founder directly implicating Hillary Clinton in FEC violations. “In the end, it was the candidate, Hillary Clinton, the future president of the United States, who wanted ducks on the ground,” says Creamer in one of several exchanges.
  • Federal Elections Commission Suit Filed Against Hillary

    10/21/2016 2:53:53 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 15 replies
    Federalist Papers ^ | October 21, 2016 | Regan Pifer
    ..James O’Keefe with Project Veritas have filed an official complaint with the Federal Election Commission. Yes, it’s getting. This development comes after O’Keefe released two videos “which expose apparently illicit actions by a group of political actors associated with the Clinton campaign, the DNC, and the White House.” And by “illegal”, O’Keefe is referring to the DNC hiring Clinton supporters to protest Trump rallies and create “anarchy”.
  • Television News Network Lobbyists Are Fundraising For Hillary Clinton

    10/13/2016 9:35:01 AM PDT · by Califreak · 15 replies
    The top fundraisers for Clinton include lobbyists who serve the parent companies of CNN and MSNBC. The National Association of Broadcasters, a trade group that represents the television station industry, has lobbyists who are fundraising for both Clinton and Republican candidate Marco Rubio. Presidential campaigns are obligated by law to send the Federal Election Commission a list of lobbyists who serve as “bundlers,” collecting hundreds of individual checks on behalf of a candidate’s campaign. CNN’s parent company, Time Warner, is represented on Capitol Hill by Steve Elmendorf, an adviser to Clinton during her 2008 campaign, who is also known as...
  • The Brocktopus may be illegally coordinating with Clinton campaign

    10/12/2016 6:33:58 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/12/16 | Matthew Vadum
    Brocktopus arm Priorities USA, another super PAC, has gone through $130 million promoting Hillary and other Democrat candidates in the current election cycle A hacked document published by Wikileaks shows what could constitute illegal coordination between Hillary Clinton’s campaign and groups run by left-wing slime merchant and admitted serial liar David Brock. The leak came after the Campaign Legal Center filed a legal complaint with the Federal Election Commission accusing the Clinton campaign of unlawfully illegally coordinating its activities with Correct the Record, a super PAC that is part of the notorious Brocktopus. (The neologism refers to Brock’s ultra-sleazy network...
  • Leaked emails appear to show Clinton campaign illegally coordinating with Soros

    10/08/2016 12:02:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | October 8, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    You wouldn’t know it from the cable news crapstorm currently going on over Donald Trump’s 2006 bus ride with Billy Bush, but there was another Wikileaks document drop yesterday. While there’s plenty of material to dig through, the Daily Caller almost immediately highlighted one item which could involve a violation of the law on the part of the Clinton campaign. Super PACs and other outside groups spending big money on political advertising aren’t supposed to be coordinating with the campaigns they support, but at least one email exchange between Clinton campaign chair John Podesta and an organization run by Democrat...
  • Watchdog group accuses Clinton campaign of election law violations

    10/06/2016 7:31:21 PM PDT · by PROCON · 8 replies
    yahoonews.com ^ | Oct. 4, 2016 | Michael Isikoff
    A nonpartisan watchdog group Thursday called for a federal investigation of Hillary Clinton’s campaign committee, accusing it of illegally accepting millions of dollars worth of “opposition research” and other assistance from Correct the Record, an outside super-PAC, in violation of U.S. election laws. The Campaign Legal Center also filed complaints with the Federal Election Commission to initiate probes of Donald Trump’s campaign, and two super-PACs backing it, for similar violations of laws barring “coordination” between political campaigns and outside groups. But the Campaign Legal Center’s detailed 52-page complaint against Hillary for America and Correct the Record — part of the...
  • FEC Complaint Accuses Clinton Campaign of Illegally Coordinating With David Brock Super PAC

    10/06/2016 12:34:12 PM PDT · by Voluntaryist · 8 replies
    LAWNEWZ BY DAN ABRAMS ^ | October 6th, 2016 | by Chris White
    The CLC’s complaint alleges Correct the Record has made $5.95 million in in-kind contributions in the form of coordinated expenditures that were accepted by the Clinton campaign. The complaint alleges such contributions violate the Federal Election Campaign Act (“FECA”), 52 U.S.C. § 30101, et seq., and Commission regulations. The Correct the Record super PAC was founded in 2015 by David Brock to act as a rapid response team in support of Hillary Clinton’s run for the presidency. Brock is a longtime Clinton supporter and founder of the left-wing media watchdog group Media Matters. To support the Clinton campaign, Correct the...
  • FEC War: Dems Reject Call To Protect Internet News, Talk Radio From Regs

    10/05/2016 4:18:49 PM PDT · by blam · 18 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10-5-2016 | Paul Bedard
    Paul Bedard October 5, 2016 In the latest partisan escalation on the Federal Election Commission, a top Democratic commissioner has ripped a Republican commissioner's bid to protect books, radio and Internet media from regulation as "pitiful." Ann Ravel, a former FEC chairwoman, joined other Democrats at a meeting this month to block Republican Lee Goodman's proposal to explicitly expand the "press exemption" from regulations to books, satellite radio and Internet-based news media. In pushing his plan aside, Ravel said that she didn't have enough time to consider Goodman's proposal. Goodman noted that the proposal has been under consideration for a...
  • FEC war: Dems reject call to protect Internet news, talk radio from regs

    10/05/2016 11:55:36 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 18 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 10/5/16 | Paul Bedard
    In the latest partisan escalation on the Federal Election Commission, a top Democratic commissioner has ripped a Republican commissioner's bid to protect books, radio and Internet media from regulation as "pitiful." Ann Ravel, a former FEC chairwoman, joined other Democrats at a meeting this month to block Republican Lee Goodman's proposal to explicitly expand the "press exemption" from regulations to books, satellite radio and Internet-based news media. In pushing his plan aside, Ravel said that she didn't have enough time to consider Goodman's proposal. Goodman noted that the proposal has been under consideration for a while
  • Leftists Trying To SHUT OUT Conservative Media From Covering Presidential Elections

    10/02/2016 3:13:19 PM PDT · by WmShirerAdmirer · 34 replies
    Examiner via IJR.com via The Federalist Pages Project ^ | October 2,2016 | Examiner via IJR.com via Robert Gehl
    In a ruling clearly aimed at Fox News and other conservative media, the Federal Elections Commission is trying to ban media outlets with any foreign ownership from covering presidential races or even giving endorsements. A top Democrat on the evenly-split split board proposed that the group begin the process of prohibiting companies with foreign ownership as small as 5 percent from “funding expenditures, independent expenditures, or electioneering communications.” If approved, the plan would cover Fox News, The Wall Street Journal – and as collateral damage, the New York Times, from participating in the elections process by covering or endorsing candidates,...
  • FEC Dems lay groundwork to ban Fox, WSJ political coverage

    09/29/2016 6:31:10 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 30 replies
    www.washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 9/29/16 8:07 AM | By Paul Bedard (@SecretsBedard)
    In their biggest threat yet to conservative media, Democrats on the Federal Election Commission are laying the groundwork to bar companies with even the tiniest foreign ownership from American politics, a move that could ban Fox, the Wall Street Journal and even the New York Times from covering political races or giving endorsements. In a last-minute submission Wednesday, a top Democrat on the evenly split FEC proposed that the Thursday meeting of the commission begin the process to prohibit companies with foreign ownership as small as 5 percent "from funding expenditures, independent expenditures, or electioneering communications." Democratic Commissioner Ellen Weintraub...
  • Feds to make a ruling over politicking on the Web

    09/14/2016 5:56:05 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 15 replies
    A political action committee is looking to figure out whether it can safely use the Internet to support national political candidates, or whether the Federal Election Commission might seize the opportunity to impose the kind of regulations Democrats have been striving to attain. The request for an advisory opinion, filed on behalf of Citizen Super PAC, asks the FEC whether it would be permissible to email supporters of a candidate's campaign, or whether that would cross a line prohibiting coordination with candidates.
  • FEC commissioner warns Dems are gunning for conservative media

    09/08/2016 6:50:21 AM PDT · by detective · 33 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9/7/16 | Paul Bedard
    A key Federal Election Commission Republican warned Wednesday that liberals are moving aggressively to "amend the First Amendment" so that conservatives are silenced and businesses are chased "out of the democracy." In some the toughest criticism leveled at Democrats, Commissioner Lee E. Goodman said that the attack started once the Tea Party changed American politics in the 2010 election and now dominates the politics of the Left. "It has triggered a very aggressive movement by people to amend the First Amendment, left intellectuals have placed it on the table," Goodman said on Boston's Howie Carr show.
  • LAWS ARE FOR THE LITTLE PEOPLE: Harry Reid admits to violating election law, (truncated)

    08/02/2016 6:30:25 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 16 replies
    Instapundit ^ | 8-1-2016 | Glenn Reynolds
    LAWS ARE FOR THE LITTLE PEOPLE: Harry Reid admits to violating election law, but FEC won’t prosecute. The Federal Election Commission, which considered legal action against former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee for joking about fundraising, won’t punish Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid for admitting to violating an election law. The reason: It’s not worth the effort. The agency voted 4-0 against pursuing action after FEC lawyers wrote a four-page memo that said Reid’s fundraising committee admitted to failing to comply with an election law requirement, but that it wasn’t worth the time or money to prosecute. Boy, people in...
  • Harry Reid is the latest Democrat not to be prosecuted for breaking the law

    07/31/2016 1:02:19 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | July 31, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    If you’re thinking about breaking the law and prefer not to spend any time in court, you may want to check into registering as a Democrat. The latest person in our hit parade of folks who appear to have broken the law but somehow fail to attract the interest of the authorities is none other than soon to be retired Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid. Before we get too carried away here, though, it’s worth noting that the law which Reid is accused of breaking isn’t exactly up there on the list with Grand Theft Auto. His office sent out...
  • Harry Reid admits to violating election law, but FEC won't prosecute

    07/30/2016 5:23:11 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 17 replies
    Washinton Examiner ^ | 07-30-2016 | Paul Bedard
    The Federal Election Commission, which considered legal action against former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee for joking about fundraising, won't punish Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid for admitting to violating an election law. The reason: It's not worth the effort.
  • Democratic PAC Files FEC Complaint Over Melania Trump's RNC Speech

    07/22/2016 1:20:20 PM PDT · by Yo-Yo · 39 replies
    NBC News ^ | Jul 21 2016 | Leigh Ann Caldwell
    CLEVELAND — A Democratic super PAC has filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission charging that the Trump campaign broke federal election law by using his corporation to advance his presidential campaign. The complaint was filed after Meredith McIver took the blame for cribbing parts of Michelle Obama's 2008 convention speech for Melania Trump's speech at the Republican National Convention Monday night. The complaint, filed by a grassroots-based super PAC formed this spring called the Democratic Coalition Against Trump, says McIver's involvement in the speechwriting is a violation of campaign finance law because she has received no compensation from...
  • From Cincinnati to Washington: How Lois Lerner's IRS Ruthlessly Targeted the Tea Party

    07/02/2016 11:33:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | July 2, 2016 | Kim Strassel
    Editor’s Note: Conservatives know they are under assault. What many may not know (because the media hasn’t told them) is that they are the targets of a coordinated, well-honed campaign by the left to push conservatives entirely out of the political debate. The Intimidation Game is the first real telling of what happened at the IRS—how elected Democrats used that agency to muzzle tens of thousands of Tea Party members during two elections. It's the real story of how a liberal Wisconsin prosecutor used secret subpoenas and predawn raids to silence 30 conservative grassroots organizations in that state. It's the...
  • Federal regulation of Internet coming, warn FCC, FEC commissioners

    06/30/2016 11:18:35 AM PDT · by PROCON · 44 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | June 30, 2016 | PAUL BEDARD
    Democrats targeting content and control of the Internet, especially from conservative sources, are pushing hard to layer on new regulations and even censorship under the guise of promoting diversity while policing bullying, warn commissioners from the Federal Communications Commission and Federal Election Commission. “Protecting freedom on the Internet is just one vote away,” said Lee E. Goodman, a commissioner on the FEC which is divided three Democrats to three Republicans. “There is a cloud over your free speech.” Freedom of speech on the Internet, added Ajit Pai, commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission, “is increasingly under threat.” Pai and Goodman...
  • Fox targeted by FEC Dems in first-ever vote to punish debate sponsorship (via Drudge)

    06/29/2016 3:12:13 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 22 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 29, 2016 | By PAUL BEDARD
    Finally making good on long-harbored anger at conservative media, Democrats on the Federal Election Commission voted in secret to punish Fox News' sponsorship of a Republican presidential debate, using an obscure law to charge the network with helping those on stage. It is the first time in history that members of the FEC voted to punish a media outlet's debate sponsorship, and it follows several years of Democratic threats against conservative media and websites like the Drudge Report. The punishment, however, was blocked by all three Republicans on the commission, resulting in a 3-3 tie vote and no action. A...
  • Watchdog group files FEC complaint against Trump campaign's fundraising emails

    06/29/2016 2:44:36 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 25 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 28, 2016 | GABBY MORRONGIELLO
    A government watchdog group has filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission against Donald Trump's presidential campaign, following multiple reports of foreign officials receiving fundraising solicitations from the presumptive Republican presidential nominee. "Donald J. Trump's presidential campaign committee is violating black-letter federal law by sending campaign fundraising emails to foreign nationals — including foreign politicians — in at least Iceland, Scotland, Australia and Britain," the Washington-based Campaign Legal Center said in a statement on Wednesday. Members of the British Parliament first complained about receiving fundraising emails from the Trump this week, shortly after the billionaire returned to the U.S....
  • Dems on FEC vote to regulate political jokes

    06/03/2016 9:23:47 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 9 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 06/03/2016 | Paul Bedard
    Over mocking objections from their own staff, two top Democrats on the politically divided Federal Election Commission voted to investigate one-time Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee for joking that he hoped supporters would shower him with million dollar contributions. In the latest display of FEC Democratic efforts to regulate speech and target Republicans, Commissioners Ann Ravel and Ellen Weintraub backed a complaint against Huckabee, who made the joke during his May 2015 presidential candidacy announcement. At that event, he said, "I will be funded and fueled not by the billionaires, but by working people across America who will find out...
  • TRUMP: My financial disclosure 'is the largest in the history of the FEC'

    05/17/2016 3:31:56 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 19 replies
    Business Insider ^ | May 17, 2016 | Pamela Engel
    Donald Trump on Tuesday said he filed a new financial-disclosure form with the Federal Election Commission that detailed a net worth of more than $10 billion. Trump called the filing "the largest in the history of the FEC." "I filed my PFD, which I am proud to say is the largest in the history of the FEC," Trump said in the statement. "Despite the fact that I am allowed extensions, I have again filed my report, which is 104 pages, on time."
  • Trump claims net worth of more than $10 billion in new filing

    05/17/2016 2:51:25 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 17, 2016 | Jonathan Easley
    Donald Trump claimed a net worth of more than $10 billion in a Personal Financial Disclosure (PFD) form filed with the federal government on Tuesday, his campaign said in a statement. Trump said he filed the report on Monday. As of this writing, the report was not available for review on the Federal Election Commission website. In a statement, Trump took a swipe at Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders , who has requested an extension to file his own disclosure form. “I filed my PFD, which I am proud to say is the largest in the history of the FEC,”...
  • Is online free speech under attack?

    05/09/2016 6:53:33 AM PDT · by detective · 15 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 5/9/16 | Rudy Takala
    Regulators in Washington are showing increasing interest in tightening rules on political speech on the web, arguing that the dissonant voices enabled by "new media" have become too influential. If that effort is successful, experts wonder whether it could impact more traditional media as well, especially in how it relates to conservatives. "The best example we can give is going back a few years to when the [Federal Communications Commission] was looking at trying to silence talk radio, which was obviously a realm of conservatism," said Drew Johnson, executive director of the nonprofit group "Protect Internet Freedom." He was referring...
  • Charge: FEC Dems would ban Drudge, NYT, free media on election eve

    04/19/2016 5:08:58 AM PDT · by detective · 12 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/18/16 | Paul Bedard
    The war between Republicans and Democrats on the politically splintered Federal Election Commission flared late Monday when a Republican commissioner and former chairman charged that the panel's Democrats want to regulate the press and end free election media. The moves by Democrats "signal an active regulatory effort within the agency, caution press organizations to look over their shoulders, and chill the free exercise of press activity," said Republican Lee E. Goodman in a statement on a recent FEC split vote.
  • Dems on FEC vote to punish conservative for making anti-Obama movie

    04/08/2016 11:13:28 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/08/15 | Dan Calabrese
    Republican members block the action, but dang The next time a liberal claims there is no such thing as liberal media bias, all you have to do is ask why this story wasn’t covered outside of Fox News and sites like ours. A man makes an independent film critical of the president, and the Federal Election Commission comes within one vote of punishing him for it. He didn’t coordinate with any candidate or any party. He did it entirely on his own because he had something to say. Yet the FEC, which by law consists of three Democrats and three...
  • Why did Ted Cruz's PAC give half a million to Carly Fiorina's?

    03/27/2016 9:47:35 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 207 replies
    CBS NEWS ^ | 01 OCTOBER 2015 | CHRISTINA RUFFINI
    The Federal Election Commission (FEC) has asked a Ted Cruz super PAC to explain why it gave $500,000 to another super PAC supporting one of his Republican rivals. According to financial disclosures from June, Keep the Promise I - one of four separate committees backing Cruz - gave half a million dollars to CARLY for America, the political action committee supporting Carly Fiorina. Super PACs are legally allowed to give money to other super PACs - they are only prohibited from donating directly to any political campaign. But it's unusual for one of these groups to give money to an...
  • Ted Cruz Campaign Refuses To Give FEC Details of Campaign Loans From Goldman Sachs…

    03/26/2016 5:52:09 PM PDT · by ak267 · 120 replies
    conservative treehouse ^ | 3-26-2016 | sundance
    It appears the Cruz Campaign is planning to slow walk the information on the 2011/2012 campaign loans: (Yahoo News) Ted Cruz has rebuffed a request by the Federal Election Commission to disclose more information about some $1 million in loans he received from two major Wall Street banks during his 2012 Senate campaign.
  • How ‘ghost corporations’ are funding the 2016 election

    03/19/2016 3:31:47 PM PDT · by kindred · 11 replies
    https://www.washingtonpost.com ^ | 3-18-16 | Matea Gold and Anu Narayanswamy
    Two days before Christmas, a trust called DE First Holdings was quietly formed in Delaware, where corporations are required to reveal little about their workings. A day later, the entity dropped $1 million into a super PAC with ties to Jersey City, N.J., Mayor Steven Fulop, a Democrat considering a gubernatorial bid. The trust, whose owner remains unknown, is part of a growing cadre of mystery outfits financing big-money super PACs. Many were formed just days or weeks before making six- or ­seven-figure contributions — an arrangement that election law experts say violates a long-standing federal ban on straw donors....
  • Cruz turns down FEC on campaign-loan disclosure

    03/10/2016 8:23:07 PM PST · by Mariner · 85 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | March 10th, 2016 | Michael Isikoff
    Ted Cruz has rebuffed a request by Federal Election Commission to disclose more information about some $1 million in loans he received from two major Wall Street banks during his 2012 Senate campaign. In a letter to the FEC this week, the treasurer of Cruz’s 2012 campaign turned down a request by agency auditors that it fill out a public form spelling out “the complete terms” of two personal loans Cruz received from Goldman Sachs and Citibank– the proceeds of which, he has since acknowledged, he used to finance his upstart race for the Senate. “They’re stalling on what they...
  • Oh my: Thousands of Bernie Sanders contributions marked illegal by FEC

    03/04/2016 1:17:05 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/04/2016 | Matt Vespa
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) may be trying to foment a political revolution by usurping what he sees as a corrupt campaign finance system, but the Washington Free Beacon pointed out that the darling of the Democratic PartyÂ’s left wing has accepted illegal campaign contributions that number in the thousands, some of which are coming from non-U.S. citizens: Thousands of contributions to Democratic presidential candidate Bernie SandersÂ’ campaign in January violated federal campaign finance laws, election regulators said on Thursday [Feb. 25].The Federal Election Commission sent a letter to the Democratic presidential candidateÂ’s campaign committee on Thursday with a 90-page...
  • FEC decision would end witch hunt of Drudge [Implications for FR?]

    02/29/2016 5:24:50 AM PST · by upchuck · 11 replies
    Wash Examiner ^ | Feb 26, 2016 | Paul Bedard
    The Federal Election Commission, which has toyed with regulating internet new sites that have a political edge, is being urged to extend what amounts to a "Drudge Report exemption" to a developing political and marketing news site. Ethiq Inc. plans to help consumers and voters with their choices by steering specific news to them, but appears concerned that it could run afoul of the FEC, which under Democratic control mulled regulation of politically charged sites, especially conservative ones like Drudge. In a memo to the FEC, Ethiq's lawyers said that the information from their site will be non-partisan, developed by...
  • Feds Flag Thousands of Illegal Bernie Sanders Contributions

    02/26/2016 12:58:03 PM PST · by PROCON · 40 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | Feb. 26, 2016 | Lachlan Markay
    Thousands of contributions to Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders' campaign in January violated federal campaign finance laws, election regulators said on Thursday. The Federal Election Commission sent a letter to the Democratic presidential candidate's campaign committee on Thursday with a 90-page spreadsheet listing 3,457 "excessive, prohibited, and impermissible contributions." The campaign's January financial disclosure filing listed contributions from foreign nationals and unregistered political committees, the FEC said. Other contributions came from donors who exceeded the $2,700 per-election limit.
  • Rubio fined over improper donations (2012)

    02/18/2016 11:27:15 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 17 replies
    Politico ^ | 04/27/12 | John Bresnahan
    The Federal Election Commission has fined Sen. Marco Rubio $8,000 for accepting more than $210,000 in improper contributions during his 2010 run for the Senate. In a negotiated settlement finalized last month but only publicly released now, Marco Rubio for Senate acknowledged taking in more than $210,000 in "prohibited, excessive and other impermissible contributions" during his Senate campaign and failing to refund or "redesignate" the funds within the allowed time frame. Even after an internal audit, the Rubio campaign failed to identify more than $83,000 in improper or incorrectly characterized contributions, according to a March 19 agreement between the campaign...
  • UPDATE: FEC Informs Ted Cruz Campaign They Must Provide Information On 2012 Senate Loans…

    02/03/2016 2:25:15 PM PST · by FR_addict · 249 replies
    By now most people are aware of the controversy surrounding Candidate Ted Cruz and his failure to reveal $1.3 million in campaign "loans" from Goldman Sachs and Citibank during his 2012 campaign for the senate. At the heart of the issue is a failure of Ted and Heidi Cruz to list Wall Street "loans" on the required Federal Election Commission financial reports. Together with the campaign officials the Cruz's say the non-reporting was an accidental oversight. However, a watch dog group has now filed a complaint with the FEC which is step one to beginning an FEC investigation. Update! Today...
  • Vanity: Bush only raised $7.1M in 4th Quarter; Had $7.6M Cash on Hand; $156K in Debts (Flop!)

    01/31/2016 7:43:21 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 9 replies
    Influence Explorer ^ | 1/31/16 | Influence Explorer
    JEB 2016, INC.: DETAILS OF FILING #1047278 COVERS OCT. 1, 2015 THROUGH DEC. 31, 2015 TOTAL RECEIPTS: $7,107,370 TOTAL SPENDING: $9,788,641 ENDING CASH: $7,589,858 OUTSTANDING DEBTS: $155,989 ORIGINALLY FILED JAN. 31, 2016, 10:37 P.M.
  • Vanity: Paul raised $2.1M in 4th Quarter; Had $1.3M Cash on Hand; $248K in Debts

    01/31/2016 7:19:35 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 7 replies
    Influence Explorer ^ | 1/31/16 | Influence Explorer
    RAND PAUL FOR PRESIDENT, INC.: DETAILS OF FILING #1047237 COVERS OCT. 1, 2015 THROUGH DEC. 31, 2015 TOTAL RECEIPTS: $2,077,407 TOTAL SPENDING: $2,931,491 ENDING CASH: $1,270,072 OUTSTANDING DEBTS: $248,368 ORIGINALLY FILED JAN. 31, 2016, 10:13 P.M.
  • Vanity: Christie raised $3.0M in 4th Quarter; Had $1.1M Cash on Hand; $62K in Debts

    01/31/2016 7:03:57 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 6 replies
    Influence Explorer ^ | 1/31/16 | Influence Explorer
    CHRIS CHRISTIE FOR PRESIDENT INC: DETAILS OF FILING #1047222 COVERS OCT. 1, 2015 THROUGH DEC. 31, 2015 TOTAL RECEIPTS: $2,950,344 TOTAL SPENDING: $3,210,633 ENDING CASH: $1,126,158 OUTSTANDING DEBTS: $61,918 ORIGINALLY FILED JAN. 31, 2016, 10:01 P.M.
  • Vanity: Carson raised $22.6M in 4th Quarter; Had $6.M Cash on Hand

    01/31/2016 5:08:12 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 13 replies
    Influence Explorer ^ | 1/31/16 | Influence Explorer
    CARSON AMERICA: DETAILS OF FILING #1046898 COVERS OCT. 1, 2015 THROUGH DEC. 31, 2015 TOTAL RECEIPTS: $22,627,101 TOTAL SPENDING: $27,331,988 ENDING CASH: $6,567,647 ORIGINALLY FILED JAN. 31, 2016, 6:28 P.M.
  • Vanity: Cruz raised $20.5M in 4th Quarter; Had $18.7M Cash on Hand, $862K in Debts

    01/31/2016 5:01:07 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 18 replies
    Influence Explorer ^ | 1/31/16 | Influence Explorer
    CRUZ FOR PRESIDENT: DETAILS OF FILING #1046977 COVERS OCT. 1, 2015 THROUGH DEC. 31, 2015 TOTAL RECEIPTS: $20,519,558 TOTAL SPENDING: $15,563,668 ENDING CASH: $18,734,794 OUTSTANDING DEBTS: $862,620 ORIGINALLY FILED JAN. 31, 2016, 7:13 P.M.
  • Financial woes may loom for some GOP candidates (Jeb to report 4Q fundraising collapse later today)

    01/31/2016 8:02:51 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 10 replies
    AP PBS ^ | 1/31/16 | JULIE BYKOWICZ
    Money may be growing tight for four Republican presidential hopefuls clustered under Donald Trump and Ted Cruz - just when they're about to need it the most. Financial reports coming out Sunday will reveal those who began the year with enough cash to put their long-range campaign plans into motion. -snip- The financial health of the campaigns of Christie, Kasich, Bush and Rubio is critically important because they're competing not only with each other, but with Trump, a billionaire who has vowed to spend whatever it takes to win, and Cruz, who began the year with $19 million in the...