Gov. Charlie Baker won’t face re-election for another three years, but he’s already stockpiled more in campaign donations than his two recent predecessors in the governor’s office.
Once again, the Supreme Court has ruled that some financial limits on political contributions violate free speech rights.
In a 5-4 ruling, the high court said donors can give to as many political candidates and campaigns as they want, and threw out the current $123,000 overall limit on contributions from individuals.
State regulators have requested a criminal investigation into the political finance activities of Lt. Gov. Tim Murray and several campaign staffers.
Republican U.S. Sen. Scott Brown’s campaign spent about $37 million on his unsuccessful re-election bid, but finished the race with a small surplus.
U.S. Sen.-elect Elizabeth Warren says despite raising $42 million her campaign finished in the red and she’s asking supporters for a “little more money” to pay off the debt.
As the media positively and glowingly report high-profile presidential fundraising events for President Barack Obama and the Democratic National Committee, they report on GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s and the Republican’s big-dollar fundraising gatherings in and around Tampa, Florida during the Republican National Convention with total suspicion and even worse.
Harry Reid got – as he often does – in calling Republican donors “angry old white men”. Imagine the reaction if House Speaker John Boehner were to say something such as: support or donations to Obama made by 17 angry black men.
Republican U.S. Sen. Scott Brown raised $3.4 million during the first three months of the year, adding to his already hefty campaign fund.
The New Hampshire Democratic Party is filing a complaint with the Federal Elections Commission questioning whether Republican Mitt Romney illegally used money from his state political action committees to fund his presidential campaign.