Election analysis

8 numbers to know from the newest 2020 campaign finance filings

Despite the public health and economic crises spawned by the coronavirus pandemic, money continues to pour into the 2020 presidential race, according to new campaign finance reports filed with the Federal Election Commission.  Here are some of the most vital numbers to know from these new campaign finance filings, which detail the money presidential candidates raised and spent in April:

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Coordination Watch, May 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 garnering 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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Four things we learned 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. Last week, all candidates filed new campaign finance reports, detailing their fundraising and expenditures between January 1 and March 31, 2020. Here are some key numbers to know, based

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6 numbers to know from the newest 2020 presidential campaign finance filings

March proved to be a pivotal month in the 2020 presidential election. Former Vice President Joe Biden became the presumptive Democratic nominee after winning big on Super Tuesday, and the spread of coronavirus upended the lives of Americans across the country, as well as the routines of the campaign trail. All presidential candidates — those still running and those who

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Four things we learned from the latest House and Senate campaign finance filings

Congressional candidates filed their latest campaign finance reports last week, detailing their fundraising and expenditures between October 1 and December 31, 2019. Here are some key numbers to know, based on an Issue One review of these new filings. $1.4 million  The median amount of money raised during the fourth quarter by a sitting senator running for reelection in 2020

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