GOP duels over Dems crashing Fauquier party

By   /  April 18, 2014  /  Elections, News, Virginia  /  No Comments

FEUDING REPUBLICANS: A recent party election is being contested by a group of candidates claiming the vote was hijacked by Democrats.

Republicans in heavily GOP Fauquier County are feuding over the outcome of a local party election.

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Conservative challenger to Corbett remains on ballot after legal challenge

By   /  April 16, 2014  /  Elections, Featured, Issues, News, Pennsylvania, State Government, Uncategorized  /  No Comments

VICTORY....FOR NOW: Bob Guzzardi, a Republican activist from Montgomery County, survived a legal challenge and will remain on Pennsylvania's primary election ballot. But a second challenge might soon follow.

Bob Guzzardi, the conservative Republican activist who is challenging incumbent Gov. Tom Corbett in next month’s primary election, on Tuesday won the right to remain on the ballot.

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On tape: Did NM Democratic candidate for governor break a campaign promise?

By   /  April 14, 2014  /  Elections, Featured, New Mexico, News, State Politics  /  No Comments

HOW MUCH IS TOO MUCH?: Democratic candidate for New Mexico governor, Alan Webber, has committed more than $450,000 of his own money to his campaign.

Campaign filings released Monday show that Alan Webber, one of five contenders for the Democratic nomination for governor, has so far committed $450,000 of his own money on his campaign.

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Federal lawsuit challenges MN campaign donor limits

By   /  April 10, 2014  /  campaign fundraising, Elections, Minnesota, News, Personal liberty, State Elections  /  No Comments

FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED RIGHTS? Group of MN candidates and donors file federal lawsuit over state campaign finance law in case that could affect this election cycle. Photo Institute for Justice.

Days after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down limits on campaign donations in federal elections, two candidates and two individuals filed a federal lawsuit to get rid of a Minnesota campaign finance law.

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Corbett, Democratic opponents try to top one another with calls for gift ban

By   /  April 4, 2014  /  Accountability, Elections, Ethics, Issues, News, Pennsylvania, State Government  /  No Comments

FOLLOW THE MONEY: Legislators and other state officials in Pennsylvania can accept as many gifts as lobbyists are willing to give them. The state is one of 10 with no restrictions on political gift-giving, beyond an obligation to report gifts exceeding $250 in value.

By Eric Boehm | PA Independent
The next governor of Pennsylvania might have to look the gift horse in the mouth.
After a string of apparent ethics violations across two branches of state government, Gov. Tom Corbett and the various Democratic candidates hoping to defeat him in November are speaking out in favor a gift ban and [...]

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