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Barrow eases into fall campaign

...Georgia 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...

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...

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

...Beyond 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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-07-10/ga-senate-kingston-perdue-spe
Source of Yu funds remain a mystery

...The campaign cashed the check instead of refusing it, even though it is in the same building as the company.Federal election rules say that if a corporate gift is received, the campaign must refund it within 30 days of discovery, but the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-05-09/source-yu-funds-remain-myste
Two strange concepts

...point the 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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2014-04-05/two-strange-concepts
Power to the people

...you 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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-04-07/power-people
Welfare Nation: "Farm Bill" is what's wrong with America

...off that stockpile of MREs and ammo, do something too many Americans neglect to do: vote. The average turnout in federal elections is about half in presidential years and a third in off-years. Unless those figures change, nothing else will. Check...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/damon-cline/2014-05-25/welfare-na
How high does this go?

...IRS 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...

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

...said in 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