#Campaign Finance


Republicans sue over excess campaign donations to Whitmer

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Republican Party on Tuesday sued to stop Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s reelection campaign from collecting excess donations, contending that an exception letting her raise unlimited amounts because of attempts to recall her from office is unconstitutional. The lawsuit in federal court, also brought by party...
Daily Hampshire Gazette

Where Sullivan, Garcia captured votes in Holyoke’s preliminary election

HOLYOKE — The race for mayor of Holyoke has been narrowed down to two candidates who managed to capture a plurality of the vote in different parts of the city: At-large City Councilor Michael Sullivan and Blandford Town Administrator Joshua Garcia. In total, 5,152 voters cast ballots in Tuesday’s preliminary...
Nashville Post

Tensions flare among Republicans ahead of redistricting

The fight over new legislative districts is starting before new map configurations are publicly revealed. While Republicans in control of the process are, House Speaker Cameron Sexton (R-Crossville) said, redrawing the maps based on “population not politics,” rumors are running rampant — specifically in regards to the congressional district lines in Davidson County. Republicans currently hold seven of the state’s nine congressional districts, though Republicans could carve up the Nashville-based 5th Congressional District held by Democratic U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper and potentially secure an eighth.

Craig announces over $400K raised for re-election campaign

MANCHESTER, N.H. – After earning over 50 percent of the vote among the three mayoral candidates in Tuesday’s primary, Manchester Mayor Joyce Craig announced that she has raised $439,421.85 for her re-election campaign. That figure, which includes all campaign finance filings following the conclusion of the 2019 Manchester Municipal Election,...

Illinois GOP seeking recall rights for voters

SPRINGFIELD — Illinois Republicans are pushing for a constitutional amendment they say empowers voters to deal with corrupt elected officials up and down the ballot. Illinois has a recall provision but it’s only for governor. State Sen. Jason Barickman, R-Bloomington, said it’s unworkable because it requires 30 members of the legislature, half from each party, to sign off.

Some NYC voters' ballot choices revealed by officials' latest error

Some NYC voters' ballot choices revealed by officials' latest error. Ballot secrecy is a right every voter is supposed to be afforded. But for hundreds of New York City voters, including the mayor's son, their privacy was violated — further tarnishing the Board of Election' already damaged reputation. Researchers at...
Big Hollywood

Michigan GOP Sues over Democrat Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Taking Campaign Donations ‘Well over the State’s’ Limit

The Michigan Republican Party (MIGOP) filed a complaint this week against Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson (D), seeking equal application of a state campaign finance law among all gubernatorial candidates after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) raked in several donations far exceeding the state’s contribution limit. The MIGOP, in conjunction with...

Sport is more than just a game in America

The Fulcrum is committed to connecting pop culture to democracy. That includes music, theater, poetry and so much more. As we think about the many aspects of American culture that are connected to democracy, we would be remiss if we did not include sports. No one can deny the important...

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