A political newcomer and his wife have donated more than a half-million dollars to Democratic political entities and a pet cause — the orangutans at Como Zoo in St. Paul, a Watchdog Minnesota Bureau analysis of public records and media accounts show.Read More →
By Yaël Ossowski | Watchdog.org
When Jeremy Hansen ran for political office in 2012, he had no idea his candidacy would spark imaginations across the country.
The assistant professor of computer science at Norwich University in Northfield, Vt., ran for the Vermont state Senate for Washington County on a bold platform of using online technology to ask [...]
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 →