Terry McAuliffe, photo by Kate Wellington.

What’s up with this maybe-scandal in Virginia?

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Did Terry McAuliffe solicit campaign contributions from a foreign donor? Maybe not, but what a story!
Ted Cruz, via Gage Skidmore / Wikimedia Commons

Ted Cruz launches a (probably illegal) direct mail fundraising scam

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Will the FEC do anything about it?
Money in politics, via Flickr

Connecticut Democrats propose suspending Clean Elections Fund to balance state budget

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77 percent of successful campaigns in Connecticut in 2012 were publicly financed.
President Obama votes for himself in 2012, via Wikimedia Commons

Big wins for democracy in Seattle, Maine and Ohio ballot initiatives

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Losing on HERO stings, but these wins are our silver lining.
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The ballot initiatives you should be paying attention to this Election Day

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There are lots of important elections going on today. Here are the ballot initiatives to watch.
Money in politics, via Flickr

Seattle’s democracy voucher referendum could dramatically reform money in politics

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Democracy vouchers have never been put into practice, but there’s every reason to believe they’re a great idea.
Jeb Bush, via Gage Skidmore / Flickr

Bush campaign and super PAC using the same consulting firm for the same services

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This isn’t the first time Bush has done so, and Bush isn’t the first candidate to do so.
Jeb Bush, via Gage Skidmore / Flickr

Jeb! has another coordination malfunction, cites super PAC advertising as his own

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“We just started to advertise — actually the Right to Rise PAC started to advertise, not our campaign.”
Hillary Clinton, via Wikimedia Commons

Pro-Clinton super PAC says they can directly coordinate with campaign as long as no money’s involved

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Hillary’s playing under the current rules of the game, but the current rules of the game are busted.
Hillary Clinton in Cleveland, screenshot via YouTube

Protestors disrupt Hillary Clinton event over private prison fundraising

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If you’re down with private prisons, you aren’t down with criminal justice reform. It’s that simple.
Claire McCaskill, via Wikimedia Commons

Did Claire McCaskill illegally coordinate with Todd Akin’s campaign so she could beat him?

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It’s one thing to try and choose your own opponent…but did the Missouri Senator go too far?
Rick Perry, via AddictingInfo

Rick Perry’s campaign runs out of money, totally doesn’t tell super PAC to take over

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Rick Perry’s super PAC must be run by a bunch of psychics.
Donald Trump, via Gage Skidmore / Flickr

When is someone going to ask Donald Trump about Citizens United?

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Donald Trump clearly has thoughts and feelings about money in politics. Why hasn’t anyone pinned them down?
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