WASHINGTON, Oct 15 (Reuters) – Republican presidential
challenger Mitt Romney and his allies raised $170.5 million in
September, the campaign said on Monday, falling just short of
the 2012 fundraising record set last month by Democratic rival
President Barack Obama.
Obama and the Democratic National Committee already had
reported raising $181 million in September, the best mark so far
in the most expensive presidential election campaign in U.S.
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct 12 (Reuters) – The U.S. vice
presidential debate on Thursday grabbed voters’ attention but
appeared to change few hearts in the capital of Ohio, a state
that might hold the key to victory in the Nov. 6 election.
Democrats appreciated Vice President Joe Biden’s sharp
tongue and welcomed his aggressive attacks in a debate
performance that will help to stabilize President Barack Obama’s
campaign after a weak performance in his own debate last week.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney stayed within striking distance of President Barack Obama in a Reuters/Ipsos poll on Sunday, two-points behind the Democrat for the third straight day after winning last week’s debate in Denver.
The online survey found 47 percent of likely voters saying they would vote for Obama and 45 percent for Romney if the November 6 election were held now. That solidifies an improvement by the Republican who had trailed his opponent by six points in the same daily poll going into the debate.
Oct 5 (Reuters) – President Barack Obama and the Democratic
Party had their best fundraising month of the campaign cycle in
September, raising substantially more than in August and perhaps
reaching $150 million or more, according to several major
The news of a strong fundraising month comes at a time when
Obama is trying to shake off criticism of his subdued
performance at the first debate against Republican challenger
Mitt Romney on Wednesday.
WASHINGTON, Oct 3 (Reuters) – Ads for President Barack
Obama’s reelection campaign dominated TV airwaves in key states
in September, despite Republican challenger Mitt Romney’s
powerful “Super PAC” backers, according to an academic analysis
released on Wednesday.
Republican Super Political Action Committees and tax-exempt
advocacy groups – which can raise and spend unlimited funds -
had been widely expected to give Romney an advantage in the
campaign for the Nov. 6 election, as they focus almost
exclusively on advertising, a crucial way to reach voters.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. appeals court ruled on Tuesday that tax-exempt groups spending millions on election-time ads this campaign season can keep their donors secret, turning aside an attempt by a Democratic congressman to force disclosure.
The unanimous decision reversed a ruling by a lower court in March that had sent scores of tax-exempt groups scrambling for ways to protect their donors’ names and continue to run ads ahead of the November 6 presidential and congressional elections.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Two conservative groups asked the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington on Friday to allow tax-exempt organizations that pump millions of dollars into election ads in the weeks leading up to the November 6 vote to keep the names of their donors secret.
The Center for Individual Freedom and the Hispanic Leadership Fund are appealing a March federal court ruling that required the organizations, known for their tax code as 501(c) groups, to disclose previously anonymous donors if they run so-called issue ads in the weeks before the election.
WASHINGTON, Sept 14 (Reuters) – Two conservative groups
asked the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington on Friday to allow
tax-exempt organizations that pump millions of dollars into
election ads in the weeks leading up to the Nov. 6 vote to keep
the names of their donors secret.
The Center for Individual Freedom and the Hispanic
Leadership Fund are appealing a March federal court ruling that
required the organizations, known for their tax code as 501(c)
groups, to disclose previously anonymous donors if they run
so-called issue ads in the weeks before the election.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama widened his lead over Republican challenger Mitt Romney to 7 percentage points in a Reuters/Ipsos poll of likely voters on Thursday, the latest survey to show the Democrat ahead in the run-up to the November 6 election.
The daily online poll asked 990 likely voters over the previous four days which candidate they would pick if the vote took place today, with 48 percent choosing Obama and 41 percent picking Romney.
WASHINGTON, Sept 12 (Reuters) – Unlimited spending driven by
Republican groups is responsible for an outsized share of
advertising in the 2012 campaign season that feeds the markedly
negative stream of ads, according to an academic analysis
released on Wednesday.
Super PACs, or political action committees, and tax-exempt
advocacy groups accounted for nearly a third of all the ads
aired in the U.S. presidential race, according to a study by the
Wesleyan Media Project that analyzed broadcast and national
cable spots run between April 26 and Sept. 8.