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Super PAC Launches $250K Ad Buy to Boost Dem in Heated Pa. Race

A top Democratic super PAC is launching a $250,000 television ad buy to boost Democratic candidate Conor Lamb ahead of next month’s Pennsylvania special election. Republicans have far outspent Democrats on the airwaves in the district as they look to support Republican state Rep. Rick Saccone’s bid for the March 13 election. The new ad […]

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Conservative Koch Brothers’ Network to Spend up to $400 Million for the Midterm Election Cycle

Advocacy groups tied to conservative billionaires Charles and David Koch pledged to spend nearly $400 million this year on initiatives tied to the midterm election cycle. That’s an increase of 60 percent from the network’s spending during the 2016 election cycle. The Koch network will devote $20 million to pitch the GOP’s recently passed tax […]

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Exclusive: Republican Outside Groups Raise $31.6 million, Record Amounts for Midterms

WASHINGTON — The leading outside groups working to retain the Republican Party’s grip on the Senate in November’s midterm elections raised $31.6 million last year — a record amount for the organizations in a non-election year, according to figures provided first to USA TODAY. The Senate Leadership Fund, One Nation and two other political organizations […]

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Democrat Senator Pushes for Transparency on Social Media Political Ads

Democrat senator pushes for transparency on social media political ads Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) said Sunday that she is working on legislation that would mandate online political advertisements be subject to the same rules as broadcast ads. “And the rules that apply for ads when they’re put on TV or radio, where you have to […]

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2018 Campaign Ad Spend Will be in the Billions

Most money raised in politics is spent on advertising, and believe it or not, even in this digital age, most of those advertising dollars still go to the long-time king of political advertising: television. Even though the last two years have seen lots of bungled predictions, in the realm of TV ad spending, we are […]

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Scoop: The FEC’s plans for political ad disclosures

Officials at the Federal Election Commission are reaching out to political ad buyers, among others, to solicit more comments about potential new disclosure rules, Axios has learned. At this point, most of the FEC’s efforts are around gathering ideas about ways to modernize outdated disclosure laws. Within the FEC and on Capitol Hill, a few […]

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Russian-Bought Ads on Facebook Spur Lawmakers to Call for Tighter Rules

Facebook Inc. FB +2.34% is suddenly in the crosshairs of lawmakers pushing to crack down on exemptions that allow social-media companies to operate beyond the norms of political campaigns. Congressional leaders and other groups are starting to discuss legislation that would require social-media companies to create a public disclosure portal of political ads shown on their platforms, similar to […]

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Pro-Trump Group Launches a $3 Million Ad Campaign to Prop up House Allies

Hours before the Republican health-care plan fizzled last month, White House officials marched to the Capitol and urged party leaders to call for a vote on the House floor. Several of them later groused privately that they wanted a list of who was with President Trump and who was against him. Although that vote was […]

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Trump’s Reelection Campaign Raised $13.2 Million in First Quarter

President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign is off to a quick start, pulling in $13.2 million through a trio of committees in the first three months of the year, while paying an unusually large staff of about 20 employees, according to records filed Friday evening with the Federal Election Commission. Nearly 80 percent of the cash […]

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