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    A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit on Wednesday from GOP fundraising platform WinRed attempting to block four states from investigating the company's fundraising practices.  The attorneys general of New York, Connecticut, Maryland and Minnesota probed the platform over the use of pre-checked boxes to lock-in donations to candidates and committees on a monthly or weekly...
    Sam Altman, co-founder and chief executive officer of OpenAI Inc., speaks during TechCrunch Disrupt 2019 in San Francisco, California, on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019.David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images The CEO of Microsoft-backed OpenAI, the artificial intelligence lab that competes with Alphabet's DeepMind and Meta AI, has taken aim at the start-up fundraising...
    The campaign arms for Republican and Democratic governors boasted record-breaking fundraising last year as the fight for 36 governor’s mansions ramped up. The Republican Governors Association (RGA) on Thursday announced it had raked in more than $75 million in 2021. In 2017, when 36 governor's mansions were last in play, the RGA raised $63 million....
    (CNN)A federal judge on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit brought by WinRed that had attempted to block attorneys general in four states from investigating its fundraising practices.WinRed, which processes political donations for Republican candidates, faced inquiries by the attorneys general of New York, Connecticut, Maryland and Minnesota over the use of pre-checked donation boxes to lock...
    teamherschel.com From Team Herschel: Today, Team Herschel announced another major fundraising haul of more than $5.4M in the last quarter of 2021. These donations came from 44,364 individual donors in all 50 states. Herschel has raised nearly $10M since launching his campaign just under 5 months ago...
                 The Tennessee Democratic Party sent a fundraising email out shortly after the Tennessee House passed the redistricting proposals. The email came from the Digital Director for the Tennessee Democratic Party, Cassie Jackson, and makes a monetary request for the stated purpose of funding a lawsuit to fight the new redistricting maps. The specific...
                 Minnesota Republican lawmakers criticized the new Afghan refugee resettlement programs by the Minneapolis-based social welfare group Alight, formerly known as the American Refugee Committee, which was announced at a Saturday press conference by former Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton and Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), where the two asked for donations to support the effort....
                 The Kari Lake campaign for governor continues its strong momentum, raising $1,462,115 in 2021 according to the Arizona Secretary of State’s campaign finance database. Two of her Republican opponents brought in more money, but both are funding their campaigns with millions of their own dollars. Steve Gaynor reported $5,009,655, which came almost entirely...
    (CNN)A lawyer for Sidney Powell, a well-known, Trump-connected attorney, acknowledged that her organization's fundraising connected to the 2020 election is subject to an ongoing federal criminal investigation. Powell's lawyer, Howard Kleinhendler, told CNN that his client "is cooperating" with the investigation into her organization, Defending the Republic, by the US Attorney's Office in the District...
    Former Vice President Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PenceManchin, Collins leading talks on overhauling election law, protecting election officials Jan. 6 committee asks Ivanka Trump to sit for interview Pences' pet rabbit, Marlon Bundo, dies MORE is slated to deliver the keynote address at a fundraising dinner for the Carolina Pregnancy Center in Spartanburg, S.C., in May. ...
    Popular D.C. burger restaurant Duke’s Grocery reopened its Dupont Circle location Thursday after a minor fire last Sunday that kept the restaurant closed this week. Now, it’s holding a fundraising concert Friday night at its Foggy Bottom location to say thanks to the D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department. Firefighters quickly extinguished the lunchtime...
    (CNN)The Democratic Association of Secretaries of State and its affiliated groups raised $4.5 million last year -- a record haul for the group and the latest indication of the heightened interest in once-sleepy down-ballot races for state election chiefs.The fundraising total, shared first with CNN, is three times what the organizations collected during the entire...
    This content was republished with permission from WTOP’s news partners at Maryland Matters. Sign up for Maryland Matters’ free email subscription today. The Democratic and Republican primaries for governor have become contests of the haves and the have-nots — and the candidates who are bolstering their financial standing with their own money. What’s striking is...
    Efforts by former President Donald Trump to establish a political beachhead in Arizona for a possible 2024 White House bid were less certain to succeed after the Republican he endorsed for governor reported a paltry $375,000 war chest. Kari Lake raised just $1.5 million last year, and spent nearly as much, despite winning Trump’s coveted...
    WASHINGTON HEIGHTS, Manhattan (WABC) -- A local cheerleading team is reaching new heights -- making it all the way to nationals in Florida, but they don't have the money to get there to compete.If you listen closely before and after class, you can hear excellence reverberating down the empty hallways at KIPP Washington Heights Middle...
    The Congressional Leadership Fund (CLF) and American Action Network (AAN) announced that the two Republican-aligned groups raised a combined $110 million during their 2021 fundraising efforts, shattering previous records. CLF, which is the House Republican super PAC endorsed by Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA), and all of House GOP Leadership, along with AAN, which is...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – The Sacramento SPCA is thanking Betty White for helping them raise tens of thousands of dollars in donations. There was a nationwide push on Monday, which would have been White’s 100th birthday. The so-called Betty White challenge asked people to donate $5 to their local animal shelter, and apparently, people answered the...
    Because he's a hoax-promoting pro-sedition traitor, that's why. Sen. Ted Cruz has been beating pro-seditionist conspiracy theory drums since before the Jan. 6 insurrection ever took place. It's still a bit novel to see Cruz use his pro-sedition conspiracy theory as a campaign fundraising gimmick, though. But here we are, and the man who once...
    Georgia Gov. Brian KempBrian KempAbrams treads carefully in relationship with Biden Four states declare states of emergency ahead of weekend snowstorm Stacey Abrams's shocking snub of Biden, Harris signals possible 2024 aspirations MORE’s campaign filed an ethics complaint on Monday alleging that the campaign of his chief Republican rival, former Sen. David PerdueDavid PerdueAbrams treads carefully in...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Mayor Lori Lightfoot returned to public events Tuesday for the first time since testing positive for COVID a week ago.The mayor was on the Southeast Side to announce a series of community investment projects after recovering from the virus."My symptoms were relatively mild, kinda felt like a cold, a bad cold," she...
    The Republicans’ online fundraising platform, WinRed, reportedly raised $559 million in 2021, as the party and its candidates attempt to build a sizeable war chest heading into an election year to try and take back the House in November. WinRed’s fundraising haul included $158 million raised in the last quarter, according to the Hill. The report noted...
    The Republican online fundraising conduit WinRed processed $559 million in donations in 2021 for more than 3,200 Republican campaigns and aligned groups. Of the $559 million in digital contributions WinRed processed in 2021, more than 28% of it, or $158 million, flowed through the platform in the fourth quarter. Of the 3,200 GOP campaigns and...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – “Golden Girl” Betty White would have been 100 Monday. Betty White was well known for her iconic on-screen career, but it was her off-screen passion that’s led to a social media phenomenon. READ MORE: Investigation Continues After Homeowner Shot In N. HighlandsTo commemorate that milestone, a social media trend is honoring White’s passion...
    The crowdfunding platform GoFundMe announced Thursday that it has signed a deal to acquire the nonprofit fundraising company Classy, a move that will help the largest crowdfunding site further increase its influence in the philanthropic sector. Under the agreement, Classy will become a subsidiary of GoFundMe and the two will operate separately under the leadership...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — U.S. Rep. Tom Suozzi, a Democratic candidate for governor, is calling for an investigation into Gov. Kathy Hochul’s campaign fundraising practices. At a Thursday news conference, Suozzi called on the New York Attorney General’s Office to investigate. READ MORE: Bronx High-Rise Fire: Memorial Wall Pays Tribute To Victims As We Learn...
    The National Republican Congressional Committee raised $140 million last year on the strength of a 115% increase in contributions from online donors compared to 2019, according to a memorandum shared with the Washington Examiner. The NRCC collected $17.9 million in December and closed 2021 with $78.2 million to spend on midterm elections. House Republicans are...
    Vulnerable incumbent Senate Democrats raked in massive fundraising hauls in the last quarter of 2021, as they work for a financial advantage going into what are expected to be tough midterms.  In Arizona, incumbent Sen. Mark KellyMark KellyHawley introduces bill banning lawmakers from making stock trades in office Senate Democrats introduce bill to ban stock trades in...
    The House Republicans’ campaign arm, the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC), announced a total of $140 million in last year’s off-year fundraising haul, obliterating their previous off-year record. The NRCC’s announcement touted the ability to fundraise and beat off-year records, as this is the committee’s best off-year fundraising total ever, noting they were not able to raise $140 million last cycle until...
    Paramount / Getty John Billingsley and his ”Star Trek: Enterprise” character, Dr. Phlox. There’s an old cliche that states that some things get better with age. Items that fall into that category are fine wines, some hard cheese, and “Star Trek.” It’s true! After a Trek series has finished its initial run on...
    Ohio Senate candidate J. D. Vance announced on Wednesday that he raised over $1 million in the second quarter of his campaign, a smaller amount than he raised in his first three months. According to Vance’s campaign, small donors — those who gave contributions of $250 or less — made up 90 percent of the latest quarter’s donors. The...
    The Senate Republicans’ campaign arm, the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC), announced their off-year record-breaking fundraising haul of $104.8 million in 2021. In the announcement, the NRSC touted its ability to fundraise and beat off-year records for the NRSC and the Democrat’s counterpart, the Democrat Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC). The year-end total includes $28.6 million raised in last...
    House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy raised $11.75 million in the fourth quarter of last year, bringing the potential next speaker's total haul for 2021 to $72.4 million. The California Republican transferred more than one-third of what he raised, $25.3 million, to the National Republican Congressional Committee. The NRCC is charged with leading GOP efforts...
    A watchdog group has found fundraising spikes for Georgia, Michigan and Minnesota candidates for secretary of state, a position that carries a significant amount of authority over the elections in the states. Across the three states, fundraising is two and a half times higher than it was at the same point in either of the past two election...
    Fox & Friends took Senator Rand Paul’s (R-KY) side as they reviewed his heated confrontation with Dr. Anthony Fauci from the Senate Health Committee’s latest hearing. Steve Doocy called the encounter the “main attraction” on Wednesday as Fox & Friends turned its focus on the latest spat between Paul and Fauci. Doocy noted how Fauci...
    Dr. Anthony Fauci, during a Senate hearing Tuesday, blamed Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) — an actual survivor of an assassination attempt — for death threats he has received, without any direct evidence of the senator inciting violence. Fauci took accused Paul of inspiring death threats by “crazies out there” against him, as Paul — a...
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin’s Democratic Gov. Tony Evers raised $10 million last year, while his top Republican challenger brought in $3.3 million in just four months, massive fundraising totals announced Monday that point to how expensive and hard fought the race will be in the battleground state. Evers released his fundraising totals just hours...
    Georgia Gov. Brian KempBrian KempWe need to stop kowtowing to COVID-19 refuseniks Perdue sues over new Georgia fundraising law Kemp announces effort to loosen handgun policies in Georgia MORE is bulking up his campaign’s war chest ahead of an expectedly tough primary fight against former Sen. David PerdueDavid PerduePerdue sues over new Georgia fundraising law...
    Anthony Fauci had another contentious exchange with Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) with the former appearing to take off the gloves and accused the latter of using the coronavirus pandemic for “political gain.” During a Tuesday hearing in the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, Fauci said: The last time we had a committee [hearing] or...
    New York Attorney General Letitia James is alerting residents about potentially fraudulent charities created following the fire at a New York City apartment building that killed 17 people, including eight children.  The fire broke out at a high-rise apartment building in the Bronx on Sunday, Jan. 9, and smoke quickly spread throughout the building, injuring...
                 Arizona gubernatorial candidate Karrin Taylor Robson hauled in more than $3 million during the previous fundraising quarter, according to a press release from her campaign. The overwhelming majority of the funds, 87 percent, came from residents of the state, as the campaign amassed more than 15,000 individual donors. “I am humbled and energized...
    ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia gubernatorial candidate David Perdue and his campaign are challenging a new state law that they say gives incumbent Gov. Brian Kemp a huge and unfair fundraising and spending advantage in the Republican primary. The law passed by state legislators last year and signed by Kemp allows certain top elected officials, including...
    Sen. Mark KellyMark KellyThe 10 races that will decide the Senate majority Senate Democrats press for info on nursing home boosters Democrats mull hardball tactics to leapfrog parliamentarian on immigration MORE (D-Ariz.) saw his best fundraising stretch since winning his Senate seat in the last three months of 2021, pulling in nearly $9 million for...
    David Purdue's (R) gubernatorial campaign has filed a lawsuit challenging a Georgia state law that critics say gives Gov. Brian KempBrian KempKemp announces effort to loosen handgun policies in Georgia Seven most vulnerable governors facing reelection in 2022 Eleven interesting races to watch in 2022 MORE (R) an advantage in the governor's race. Last year,...
    Political campaigns love deadlines — because they know donors (and political watchers) love deadlines. So they use them to raise money, often begging supporters to help them meet a pending deadline, even when there is no deadline. Sometimes it’s the end of a month or the end of the quarter or something the campaign finance...
    Republican Arizona Senate candidate Blake Masters raised $1.38 million in the fourth quarter of 2021 for his upcoming senate primary, helped by sales of non-fungible tokens (NFTs), he announced Monday. “My campaign is generating a lot of excitement. We are pulling in new supporters and new sources of funding,” Masters said in a statement. “This...
    The nonfungible token crypto-craze has helped propel Republican Arizona Senate candidate Blake Masters to an eye-popping $1.38 million fundraising haul in the fourth quarter of 2021. More than a half a million of Masters’s haul from October through December, around 40% of the total, came in a 36-hour period during the last week...
    The race for San Jose’s next mayor is shaping up to become the most expensive political contest in city history. San Jose rookie councilmember Matt Mahan, a former tech entrepreneur, announced Tuesday that he had already amassed a staggering $504,000 from nearly 1,000 donors, including a personal contribution of about $10,000, during the first 23...
    Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images. Gov. Larry Hogan (R-MD) has taken his feud with former President Donald Trump to another level, hitting the road to campaign and fundraise for some of his fellow Republicans who have been targeted by Trump in their reelection efforts. Hogan has been the rare Republican, currently in elected office, willing...
    EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Former University of Evansville basketball coach Walter McCarty is suing the school, saying it owes him more than $75,000 under the terms of the contract he signed four years ago. The federal lawsuit filed Dec. 20 alleges that the university didn’t fulfill its contractual obligations to the longtime Boston Celtics forward...
    Mother Jones illustration; Tasos Katopodis/AP; Getty Fight disinformation. Get a daily recap of the facts that matter. Sign up for the free Mother Jones newsletter.I’m on a lot of Republican and conservative email lists. Call it research. So every day, I receive fundraising solicitations from Republican candidates, right-wing advocacy groups, and, of course, Donald Trump....