Federal Election Commission
How Senate Hopefuls Keep Donors Secret From Voters Until It's Too Late
U.S. Senate campaign finance disclosures are still slow-walked on paper through a 40-year-old system. Is getting it fixed worth trading away another lid on political money?
The Influence of a Few: There's Been a Rapid Rise in the Number of Super PACs Controlled by Single Donors
Super PACS that get nearly all of their money from one donor quadrupled their share of overall fundraising in 2014.
How Political Consultants Took a Texas Oilman on a Wild Ride
The head of a Texas oil dynasty joined the parade of wealthy political donors, aiming to flip the Senate to Republicans. By the time consultants were done with him, the war chest was drained and fraud allegations were flying.
How Sean Noble Moved the Kochs’ Cash Into Politics and Made Millions
Sean Noble was a former congressional aide just starting as a political consultant when he was recruited to help run the Kochtopus—Charles and David Koch’s multi-layered political network.