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.