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Barrow eases into fall campaign

...shows he's more interested in Washington than in Georgia.The campaign-expense reports on file with the Federal Elections Commission show expenditures for out-of-state consultants and vendors and practically no Georgia staff or even office...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2014-08-05/barrow-eases-f
Behind closed doors

...including millions from super PACs.This is the same president who warned that this year's McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission ruling ? which struck down limits on individual, aggregate campaign contributions ? "means ordinary Americans...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-07-29/behind-closed-doors
Ga. Senate: Kingston, Perdue spend combined $11 million

...the candidates, the race has drawn more than $7.8 million in spending by outside groups. According to Federal Election Commission data, that total puts the Georgia race behind Senate contests in just three other states: Mississippi, North...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-07-10/ga-senate-kingston-perdue-spe
Two strange concepts

...effort to control political contributions.In 2010, the John Roberts court decided in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission that corporations have rights under the Constitution to freedom of speech to contribute unlimited amounts of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2014-04-05/two-strange-concepts
How high does this go?

...was expected to fix the problem, Lerner wrote: "Everyone is up in arms because they don't like it. The Federal Election Commission can't do anything about it. They want the IRS to fix the problem."Sounds like more than a "smidgen...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-03-17/how-high-does-go
Across the region

...Statehouse, but were joined by former Spartanburg police officer Dave Feliciano, who has filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission but not raised any money.All four men signed papers vowing to support any challenger that makes it to a runoff...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-03-13/across-region
Augusta candidate Eugene Yu took $50,000 in prohibited donations

...a phone interview Monday. "If anything, it was an honest mistake."Fundraising reports filed with the Federal Election Commission show Yu's campaign waited three months to disclose the prohibited contributions. Instead, the campaign...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-03-10/gaeorgia-candidate-eugene-yu-took-5
SC's US Senate incumbents have millions on hand

...advantage over their opponents.The numbers come from their 2013 year-end fundraising reports filed with the Federal Election Commission and due on Friday.The reports show Graham raised $1.3 million in the fourth quarter of last year, the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-01-31/scs-us-senate-incumbents-have
SC Senate incumbents have millions in bank

...about $3.1 million on hand.The numbers come from their latest campaign disclosure reports filed with the Federal Election Commission.Those reports show Graham raised $1.3 million in the fourth quarter of last year. That's about three...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2014-01-31/sc-senate-incu
Power to the people

...support political candidates through financial contributions.Wednesday's 5-4 decision in McCutcheon v. Federal Elections Commission makes it unconstitutional to limit the total amount of your campaign contributions."The government may no...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-04-07/power-people