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5 key numbers to know from the latest House and Senate campaign finance filings

Just halfway through 2021, fundraising efforts for the 2022 congressional elections are already in full swing.  All House and Senate candidates filed new campaign finance reports last week detailing their fundraising and expenditures between April 1 and June 30, 2021. Here are some key numbers to know, based on an Issue One review of these new filings. $1.2 million The

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Six key numbers to know from the latest House and Senate campaign finance filings

Just months after the 2020 elections, members of Congress have already started to raise large sums for their 2022 reelection efforts.  All House and Senate candidates filed new campaign finance reports last week that detailed their fundraising and expenditures between January 1 and March 31, 2021. Here are some key numbers to know, based on an Issue One review of

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After Letlow’s swearing in, 90% of current House members now operate leadership PACs

With her swearing in today, Rep. Julia Letlow (R-LA) became the newest member of Congress, filling the vacancy left after the death of her husband, Luke Letlow, who won the election in Louisiana’s 5th Congressional District last fall.  Letlow also becomes the latest member of Congress to operate a leadership PAC — a political committee separate from a lawmaker’s official

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Trump’s PAC may be “a textbook example of a political slush fund” says Issue One’s Meredith McGehee as group raises $31.5 million in less than 8 weeks

A campaign finance report filed on Sunday night shows that Save America PAC, a leadership PAC formed by President Donald Trump on Nov. 9 that has few restrictions on how it spends the money it raises, collected a jaw-dropping $31.5 million from donors between its creation and the end of 2020. That’s the equivalent of roughly $600,000 every day of

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Seven numbers to know about the campaign money that flowed to House and Senate members in 2020

Recently filed campaign finance reports help paint a full picture of exactly how much money House and Senate candidates raised and spent during the 2020 election cycle. The bottom line: Lawmakers — especially those in the most competitive races — are under intense pressure to raise money, each and every day. Here are some key numbers to know, based on

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12 numbers to know about the money in the 2020 presidential election

Staggering sums of money were injected into the 2020 presidential race.  Here are some of the most critical numbers to know about the money spent by the presidential candidates, and their allies, according to an Issue One analysis of campaign finance reports. $4.9 billion: The total amount of money that was spent by all candidates and outside groups during the

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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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With eleventh-hour transparency move, Biden shines light on the people raising big money for his campaign

A record amount of money is flowing into the 2020 presidential race, and on Saturday night, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden took a step that helped pull back the veil on how his campaign has raised its massive sums. On Saturday night, the Biden campaign published a list of more than 800 individuals who have raised $100,000 or more in

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10 key numbers to know about the money in the 2020 presidential race

By Amisa Ratliff and Michael Beckel With less than two weeks left until Election Day, huge sums of money are flowing into the 2020 presidential race, according to an Issue One analysis of new campaign finance reports filed with the Federal Election Commission on Thursday.  Here are some of the critical numbers to know from these new filings, which detail

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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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