RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia General Assembly passed a campaign finance reform bill Thursday that adds a new layer of oversight to spending by candidates, but only after an amendment was added so it would not take effect until their next scheduled election cycle is over.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Republican legislators in the Virginia House sought to explain why they voted down a prohibition on using campaign donations for things like home mortgages, vacations and country club memberships, even though the chamber unanimously approved such a ban only last year.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — On a bipartisan basis, Virginia lawmakers have quickly dispensed with this year's key legislative efforts to rein in campaign cash from Richmond-based lobbying powerhouse Dominion Energy.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A campaign finance reform advocate lodged ethics complaints on Monday against two more Republican lawmakers, alleging they wrongly accepted state funds for expenses related to North Carolina legislative duties that also got paid for by their campaigns...
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Some Mississippi politicians can — and do — legally take some of their campaign cash for personal use, a newspaper reported Thursday...
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire state senator has introduced a bill that would proclaim Jan. 24 as “Granny D Day."
Doris “Granny D" Haddock, of Dublin, New Hampshire, was a political activist who drew attention to the need for campaign finance reform.
On Aug. 21, former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson officially announced his U.S. Senate candidacy at an event hosted by the super PAC that supports him, Elect Liberty.
Elect Liberty paid for the venue, invited guests, fundraised in support of him, and Johnson promoted their/his event on his social media channels.
There may never be another such as John S. McCain, 81, who died Saturday after a battle with brain cancer. Which is another way of saying that the nation has too few heroes in its political class. McCain surely filled that niche.
The D.C. Council on Tuesday unanimously passed a campaign finance reform bill that still faces opposition from Mayor Muriel Bowser.
Under the Fair Elections Act of 2017, beginning with the 2020 election season, participating candidates for city offices would be required to take a much lower maximum donation and accept no donations from businesses or corporations.
You can fool all the people some of the time, and you can fool some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.
Sorry, Abe, but honesty is not always the best policy in politics.