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USO Fundraises to Salvage Fleet Week

USO Fundraises to Salvage Fleet Week

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Richard M. Wolff(NEW YORK) — It’s not the Air Force holding a bake sale to buy a bomber, but the United Services Organization is holding a fundraiser to keep Fleet Week afloat after it w…

Online Fundraising Raises Money Quickly for Boston Bombing Victims

Online Fundraising Raises Money Quickly for Boston Bombing Victims

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(BOSTON) — The recovery process for many victims of the Boston Marathon bombing will be slow, arduous and expensive. Numerous victims suffered severe injuries to their lower limbs, with multiple patients having one or more ampu…

Boy, 7, Raises More than 30,000 Dollars for Sick Friend

Boy, 7, Raises More than 30,000 Dollars for Sick Friend

Courtesy David Siegel(LOS ANGELES) — First-grader Jonah Pournazarian, 7, is best friends with Dylan Siegel, 6. Jonah has been diagnosed with glycogen storage disease type 1B, a rare liver disorder that doesn’t have a cure. Dylan decided to raise…

Christie Hauls In More Than $2 Million Since Announcing Re-Election Effort

Christie Hauls In More Than $2 Million Since Announcing Re-Election Effort

BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/GettyImages(TRENTON, N.J.) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who blasted members of his own party Wednesday for abandoning a $60 billion relief bill for superstorm Sandy victims, had a fruitful fundraising period, raising more t…

Odd Obama Email Subject Lines Drew Huge Cash During Campaign

Odd Obama Email Subject Lines Drew Huge Cash During Campaign

JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Remember all those Obama campaign emails and their, shall we say, unusual subject lines?“Hey,” wrote President Obama in at least five messages during the campaign.“Hell yeah,” topped o…

Senate, House Races Boosted by Outside Money Lose More Than Win

Senate, House Races Boosted by Outside Money Lose More Than Win

Ingram Publishing/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — If the super-rich tried to buy Senate and House seats in this election, they didn’t have much luck, at least when it came to some of the most expensive U.S. congressional races.Wealthy millionaires such as casi…

Paul Ryan Raising Cash in Red States

Paul Ryan Raising Cash in Red States

Win McNamee/Getty Images(HUNTSVILLE, Ala.) – Only 11 days before Election Day, why is Paul Ryan visiting solidly red states like Alabama, South Carolina and Georgia?It’s not for votes, but cash.Despite Thursday’s announcement that the…

Romney Nets $111.8 Million Post-Debates

Romney Nets $111.8 Million Post-Debates

JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images(CINCINNATI) — Mitt Romney has raised $111.8 million in the first half of October, a campaign aide said on Thursday.“BOOM: In first half of October alone, @mittromney effort raised $111.8 million,” spokeswoman A…

President Obama’s Bundlers Include Former Republican Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, Gwen Stefani

President Obama’s Bundlers Include Former Republican Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, Gwen Stefani

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — The Obama campaign Friday voluntarily released a full list of its top campaign financiers, also known as bundlers. Combined, these 758 individuals are responsible for at least one fifth – or $180 million …

Paul Ryan Fundraises with ’47 Percent’ Host

Paul Ryan Fundraises with ’47 Percent’ Host

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.) — Mitt Romney has been trying to distance himself from his infamous “47 percent” comments since they were leaked last month, but his ticket is not distancing itself from the man at whose …

Pro-Obama Super PAC Outraises Romney Super PAC, Again

Pro-Obama Super PAC Outraises Romney Super PAC, Again

William Thomas Cain/Bill Pugliano/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — For the second consecutive month, the main pro-Obama super PAC has outraised its Romney-backing counterpart.Priorities USA Action raised $15.2 million in September, according to a spokeswoma…

Romney Raises $170.4M in September, But Is Again Outpaced by Obama

Romney Raises $170.4M in September, But Is Again Outpaced by Obama

NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/GettyImages(WALTHAM, Mass.) — Mitt Romney’s campaign announced Monday that it raised more than $170.4 million in September, marking the best fundraising month to date for the Republican nominee.But Romney’s fundraising lo…

Obama Campaign Claims of Being Outspent Don’t Add Up

Obama Campaign Claims of Being Outspent Don’t Add Up

MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The pleas come with alarming regularity — sometimes from senior aides, others from Vice President Joe Biden and even from President Obama himself: Donate now or we’ll be outspent.But for all the alarm that t…

Obama, Democrats Report Raising Record-Smashing $181 Million in September

Obama, Democrats Report Raising Record-Smashing $181 Million in September

Shahar Azran/WireImage/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The Obama Campaign and Democrats report raising a whopping $181 million in September – more money than any presidential campaign has ever raised in a single month.The announcement came Saturday m…

Money Race: Obama Super PAC Beats Romney Super PAC for the First Time

Money Race: Obama Super PAC Beats Romney Super PAC for the First Time

SAUL LOEB/AFP/GettyImages(WASHINGTON) — The top super PAC backing President Obama has topped its Romney-supporting counterpart for the first time ever in fundraising, if the group’s claims are true.Priorities USA Action raised $10 million in Aug…

Romney Reports First Debt of Campaign

Romney Reports First Debt of Campaign

Toni Sandys/The Washington Post(DALLAS) — For the first time in this campaign, Mitt Romney’s campaign is $11 million in debt after borrowing $20 million in August.The debt and borrowing sums were first reported by the National Review Online and …

Obama Taps Star Power for Campaign Cash in Final Stretch

Obama Taps Star Power for Campaign Cash in Final Stretch

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — After a whirlwind month consumed by swing state campaigning and the Democratic National Convention, President Obama is back on the money trail next week for another round of star-studded New York City fundrais…

Obama Campaign Taps Cash Reserves, Adds Debt in July

Obama Campaign Taps Cash Reserves, Adds Debt in July

MANDEL NGAN/AFP/GettyImages(WASHINGTON) — For the third consecutive month, the Obama campaign spent more than it raised, assumed new debt and substantially depleted its cash-on-hand reserves, according to the organization’s Federal Election Comm…

Move Over Super PACs, Minors Want to Contribute, Too

Move Over Super PACs, Minors Want to Contribute, Too

Comstock/Thinkstock(WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.) — Think politics are only for grownups? Don’t tell that to Julie Towbin, a feisty 17-year-old Floridian who is not afraid to put her money where her mouth is when it comes to political campaigns. A fede…

Move Over Super PACs, Minors Want to Contribute, Too

Move Over Super PACs, Minors Want to Contribute, Too

Comstock/Thinkstock(WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.) — Think politics are only for grownups? Don’t tell that to Julie Towbin, a feisty 17-year-old Floridian who is not afraid to put her money where her mouth is when it comes to political campaigns. A fede…

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