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9 key campaign finance numbers to know going into Election Day

Staggering sums of money have been injected into the 2020 presidential race, according to an Issue One analysis of campaign finance reports. Here are some of the most critical numbers to know about how the funds at the disposal of the presidential candidates — and their allies. $2.6 BILLION has flowed into the presidential race between Donald Trump and Joe

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Four critical numbers to know from the newest House and Senate campaign finance filings

Over the past three months, and with Election Day just around the corner, congressional candidates faced pressure to fill their campaign coffers. All federal candidates filed new campaign finance reports last week, which detailed their fundraising and expenditures between July 1 and September 30. Here are some key numbers to know, based on an Issue One review of these new

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Danger of political dark money discussed on call hosted by Issue One and Center for Responsive Politics

Issue One and the Center for Responsive Politics hosted a press call today to discuss the dangers of secret spending as well as the commonsense, bipartisan solutions to bring more transparency to our elections. Since the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision in 2010 opened the floodgates for dark money spending, these groups — which do not disclose their donors

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Coordination Watch, August 2020: Media reports draw attention to coordination issues with super PACs, outside groups in 2020 races

Outside groups, especially super PACs and dark money organizations, frequently skirt anti-coordination rules designed to prevent wealthy donors and special interests from wielding undue influence in our elections– effectively violating contribution limits that protect against “corruption or the appearance of corruption.” Begun earlier this year, Coordination Watch identifies notable instances of coordination between outside groups and candidates. This project details

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Issue One joins crosspartisan coalition letter to Senate Appropriations Committee urging more transparency

Issue One has joined more than a dozen other organizations from across the political spectrum in urging senators to make appropriations mark-ups more accessible to the American people.  Implementing a livestream of video and audio of all legislative mark-ups “would guarantee undiluted press and public access to the proceedings,” states the new letter, which was sent today to Sens. Richard

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10 key numbers from the latest presidential campaign finance filings

With Election Day roughly 15 weeks away, money continues to pour into the 2020 presidential race, despite the coronavirus pandemic, according to new campaign finance reports filed with the Federal Election Commission on Monday.  Here are some of the key numbers to know from an Issue One analysis of these filings, which detail the money presidential candidates raised and spent

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Four key numbers to know from the newest House and Senate campaign finance filings

While the spread of coronavirus has upended the lives of Americans across the country and changed the nature of campaigns, congressional candidates are still facing pressure to fill their campaign coffers — especially with Election Day roughly 15 weeks away.  This week, all candidates filed new campaign finance reports, detailing their fundraising and expenditures between April 1 and June 30,

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Backlog of enforcement cases looms over FEC as Trey Trainor joins commission

With Texas attorney Trey Trainor officially being sworn in today as a commissioner on the Federal Election Commission, one of the most pressing issues facing the agency is its backlog of complaints and enforcement cases. According to FEC Commissioner Ellen Weintraub, there are 350 cases on the FEC’s enforcement docket. That includes at least 90 complaints that were filed with the FEC

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Linda Willard and Peter Staple join Issue One’s Board of Directors

Issue One is pleased to announce that attorney Linda Willard and business executive Peter Staple have joined its board of directors.  “Linda Willard and Peter Staple are passionate about political reform and will bring new experiences and ideas to our board of directors as we seek to unite Democrats, Republicans, and independents to fix our broken political system at this

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