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.
President Donald Trump’s campaign manager said the president raked in millions of dollars on Thursday, the day House Democrats voted to support an impeachment inquiry.
Sanders raised $25.3 million during the third quarter, which lasts from July to September, Buttigieg raised 19.1 million, and Biden raised $15 million. Warren raised $24.6 million, she announced Friday, and said she has $25.7 million cash on hand.
Sen. Patrick Leahy accepted a $1,000 donation on November 4, 2018 from the National Cannabis Industry Association PAC, SAM (Smart Approaches to Marijuana) reported Friday.
Section 1 of their “Democracy for All” Amendment authorizes Congress and the states to “regulate and set reasonable limits on the raising and spending of money by candidates and others to influence elections.” This would allow a future left wing Congress to revive and strengthen BCRA.
If the Federal Election Commission (FEC) finds that the New York Democrat’s campaign operated in affiliation with the PAC, which had raised more than $1.8 million before her June 2018 primary, it would open them up to “massive reporting violations.”