By Kathryn Watson | Watchdog.org, Virginia Bureau
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Ever wonder what happens to extra campaign funds once the election is over?
The candidate committees in this year’s statewide races still had millions of dollars leftover at the end of October, according to the Virginia Public Access Project. Final expenses and staffer paychecks will drain much [...]
By Tom Steward | Watchdog Minnesota Bureau
CHANHASSEN — Ready, aim, contribute!
It’s open season for legislators with a 2014 re-election campaign in their sights. State Rep. Cindy Pugh thinks she’s hit a bull’s-eye with her “Get Your Carry Permit With Cindy!” fundraiser next weekend, which provides residents a change to train with firearms and contribute to her political [...]
Two candidates for executive offices in Virginia are raking in more campaign money from donors outside the commonwealth than from within.Read More →
By Melissa Daniels | PA Independent
HARRISBURG — Free travel, sports tickets and thousands of dollars campaign contributions helped secure multi-million dollar state contracts for vendors named in the case against former Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission officials.
And while two former vendors will be standing trial alongside former turnpike employees and an elected official, the pay-to-play scandal has [...]
HARRISBURG – As one state Supreme Court justice prepares to face a jury on corruption charges, lawmakers are looking for a way to end judicial elections.
Legislators want to scrap Pennsylvania’s practice of electing judges to the state’s highest courts because they say the system opens the door to corruption and conflicts of interest stemming from the millions of dollars in campaign contributions for those elections.Read More →