campaign-finance

COMMENTARY

Yass, he can: Pro-charters billionaire jumps into key Pa. House, Senate races | Thursday Coffee

BY: - May 5, 2022

A PAC connected to Jeffrey Yass, of Montgomery County, recently dumped $65K into Democratic contests, records show.

Scheller raises 10 times more than Dellicker in Republican primary for 7th Congressional District

BY: - April 18, 2022

Incumbent Democratic U.S. Rep. Susan Wild has $1M more cash on-hand than Scheller in the bellwether race.

COMMENTARY

These are the 10 best-funded PACs in Pa. politics | Monday Morning Coffee

BY: - April 18, 2022

The usual party orgs -- and one pro-school choice billionaire -- have money to burn in 2022.

Corman asks for investigation of GOP gov rival Mastriano’s campaign finances

BY: - February 23, 2022

Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman, R-Centre, sent a letter to the Franklin County District Attorney on Wednesday.

Pa. Democrat proposes banning controversial campaign fundraising tactic

BY: - February 15, 2022

Sen. Amanda Cappelletti, D-Delaware, announced plans for legislation prohibiting candidates from using prechecked boxes to default into recurring campaign contributions.

Dem group files campaign finance complaint against Barletta-linked PAC

BY: - February 14, 2022

The spending was from Leaders Only Unite Political Action Committee, or LOU PAC, a so-called leadership PAC that elected officials often use to skirt federal limits on spending while supporting allies and electing like-minded new colleagues.

The 2022 candidates for Pa. governor are raising big money for a big race

BY: - February 1, 2022

That race for cash will only intensify in the coming months as war chests grow and outside groups step in

Despite their millions, GOP hopefuls Dr. Oz, White using pre-checked boxes for extra campaign cash

BY: - December 2, 2021

The practice pioneered by former President Donald Trump has been denounced as unethical. The Federal Election Commission wants Congress to ban it.

COMMENTARY

GOP U.S. Senate hopeful Parnell hit with FEC complaint over book sales | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - October 29, 2021

Pa. Democrats allege Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Sean Parnell profited from the sales of his books his campaign bought from his publisher and then gave away to supporters.

COMMENTARY

The Nov. 2 Pa. Supreme Court election feels more like an auction. That’s bad for justice | Opinion

BY: - October 28, 2021

Spending on the race for the state's highest court already has topped $5 million, and more money will still flood in. The post shouldn't be for sale to the highest bidder.

Deep-pocketed donors pour money into Pa. Supreme Court race

BY: - October 26, 2021

Charter school advocate Yass, Philadelphia trial lawyers among top spenders this cycle.

Watchdog groups allege campaign finance violations against ALEC in Pa., 14 other states

BY: - July 29, 2021

The groups, The Center for Media and Democracy (CMD), Common Cause, and Alliance for a Better Utah announced this week that it had filed or was planning to file campaign finance complaints in Arizona, Connecticut, Florida, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, and Wisconsin against the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) for allegedly giving GOP lawmakers access to voter management campaign software, which the groups argue helped more than 2,000 lawmakers and ALEC members rake in more than $6 million during the 2020 election cycle.