#Campaign Finance

Why the GOP oversight agenda in the new Congress likely will backfire

Republicans and effective congressional oversight are historically immiscible, like water and oil. Too many Republicans don’t like government, so, for them, what’s the point? Fixing government to render it into “good government” is an ideological oxymoron. For them, oversight is the perfect tool to tear down, not rebuild or reform.
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Beto O’Rourke returned $1 million check from FTX’s Sam Bankman-Fried

Sign up for The Brief, our daily newsletter that keeps readers up to speed on the most essential Texas news. Beto O’Rourke returned a $1 million donation from embattled cryptocurrency leader Sam Bankman-Fried four days before Election Day, his campaign told The Texas Tribune this week. Bankman-Fried founded FTX,...
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Orange County Democrats fly to Georgia to campaign for Warnock

ANAHEIM, Calif. — The Dec. 6 showdown in Georgia’s runoff election carries the themes of recent years: divisive politics, money and hotly contested political territory. Orange County Democrats have been deployed to the final high-profile battleground of the midterm elections, intent on preserving incumbent U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock’s, D-Ga., seat over retired football player Herschel Walker.

New Providence NAACP president says AG investigation into past campaigns 'not a concern'

Providence NAACP President-elect Gerard Catala doesn't deny allegations that he violated campaign-finance law during previous runs for office, but says that's not a concern for him in his new position. On Tuesday, while at a news conference on education issues outside the Providence Public School District offices, Catala broke his silence on the claims, which the attorney general's office has been investigating for months. ...

Sanders announces inauguration plans, chief of staff

Arkansas Governor-elect Sarah Huckabee Sanders has announced details of her inauguration celebration to be held Jan. 7-10 in Little Rock. Philanthropists and business owners Jacqueline and Michael Retzer will co-chair the event. Cathy Lanier and Megan Turner will serve as inaugural coordinators. “When I take office in January, I will...

Marilyn and Nick Mosby each report $0.00 in their campaign bank accounts

The zero balances differ from computer-generated balances in the campaign reports. No comment from the Mosbys. Two of Baltimore’s most prominent and controversial officials report that their campaign committees have gone bust. Indicted State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby and her husband, City Council President Nick Mosby, each filed reports...