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.”
In this State Headliners, tech giants contribute to re-election of TJ Donovan, and GunSense PAC backs 14 candidates.
A powerful myth exists among the citizenry of Vermont. The myth is that the Republican party is the party of the rich and powerful and the Democrat Party is the party of the poor and downtrodden.
While it is unlikely that any single contribution will influence how a candidate will vote, knowing candidates’ financial supporters can provide insight into their positions on issues.