The $1.1 million Super PAC campaign contribution from an FTX executive that helped Becca Balint win the 2022 Democratic primary appears to be mentioned in a new federal indictment against crypto currency firm FTX owner Samuel Bankman-Fried.
Balint and Welch aren’t the only Vermonters who received cash from the crypto conman. An FEC report confirms that the Vermont Democrat Party also took in $9,753.21 from Bankman-Fried on Aug. 31. Dozens of other Democrat State Parties received similar figures that look like one hefty processing fee short of the $10,000 limit.
Filings with the Federal Election Commission show that Haugen is a regular donor to Democrats, contributing to several campaigns including those of Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
President Biden’s successful 2020 bid for the White House benefited from a record-breaking $145 million in dark-money donations to groups supporting him, compared to $28 million spent to help President Donald Trump.
According to Sept. 1 campaign finance reports sent to the secretary of state, former Burlington House member and unsuccessful 2016 lieutenant governor candidate Kesha Ram leads all candidates with $76,358 for the Vermont Senate race.
How big is $708 million a year in American politics? Well, the Democratic National Committee and the Republican National Committee combined took two years, 2017 and 2018, to raise $502 million. Or compare Soros’s $708 million to the giving done in 2018 by libertarian billionaire Charles Koch’s namesake foundation: $128 million.
The vast majority of donations went to ActBlue, an online fundraising platform for Democratic and left-leaning organizations. Other common recipients included Bernie 2020, Biden for President, Hillary for America, and Warren for President, Inc.
Senate Democrats released a 54-page report on Wednesday criticizing the role conservative dark money groups have played in confirming President Donald Trump’s judicial nominees, but the report failed to mention the Democratic Party’s own ties to dark money.
A dark money group founded by Sen. Bernie Sanders is violating federal campaign finance law, according to a Federal Election Commission complaint filed Wednesday.
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders has denounced Super PACs, but he’s been supported by a dark money group since launching his presidential campaign in February.
The Vermont senator raised more than $34.5 million in the final months of 2019, rounding out the fourth quarter with the largest campaign donations yet announced by a Democratic 2020 presidential candidate.
The three most prolific members of the so-called squad of freshman Democratic congresswoman face allegations of violating campaign finance laws and House ethics rules for their personal or political benefit 10 months into their terms.