WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton has raised more than $45 million since she entered the race in April, aides said on Wednesday, setting a fast pace in what is sure to be the most expensive U.S. political campaign in history.
The fundraising figure, announced by the campaign on Twitter, did not include a breakdown of the total number of donors to Clinton, the amount of their average donation or how many donors have already given the legal maximum of $2,700.
ANCHORAGE – Here is what a early Hillary Clinton campaign volunteer meeting looks like in Alaska:
A narrow, sun-drenched backyard, a picnic table nestled between a shady tree and a chicken coop, a capsized canoe off to one side cradling a well of ice filled with cans of beer and soda, and 15 or so gung-ho Clinton supporters snacking on homemade barbecue fare on a weekday evening.
(Reuters) – His uncle worried he was cooped up in his room too much. The few images of him easily found online suggest he had a fascination with white supremacy. And for his birthday this year, his father bought the young man a pistol, the uncle said.
Dylann Roof, 21, was arrested on Thursday on suspicion of having fatally shot nine people at a historic African-American church in South Carolina on Wednesday.
(Reuters) – Dylann Roof, the man suspected of fatally shooting nine people at a historic African American church in South Carolina on Wednesday, was given a gun by his father as a 21st birthday present in April, his uncle told Reuters on Thursday.
Law enforcement officers were at the home of Roof’s mother on Thursday morning, the uncle, Carson Cowles, said in a telephone interview.
South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham may never be called a front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination but he is trying hard to make a mark, and at former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney’s retreat for wealthy donors, that means spending as much time with the press as it does with America’s richest people.
It’s a gorgeous day in Deer Valley, Utah, where 200 or so of America’s wealthiest people have gathered to check out Republican presidential contenders on display at Mitt Romney’s fourth E2 Summit, but the journalists here aren’t getting much fresh air.
The summit is technically off the record, which means we reporters were allowed to visit this tony ski resort near the site of the 1992 Winter Olympics, but not to wander around and chat. We’re in a special room designated for the press, and we’re escorted to and from each appearance by those candidates who have agreed to make their remarks to the donor audience on the record.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – White House hopefuls raking in record
amounts of money in the 2016 U.S. presidential race are already
being accused by watchdog groups of breaking campaign
But the U.S. Department of Justice is unlikely to prosecute
possible violations and halt the funding free-for-all, say
current and former department officials.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – White House hopefuls raking in record amounts of money in the 2016 presidential race are already being accused by watchdog groups of breaking campaign fundraising laws.
But the Department of Justice is unlikely to prosecute possible violations and halt the funding free-for-all, say current and former department officials.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Florida Senator Marco Rubio has one; Texas Senator Ted Cruz has one; even former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum, considered a longshot for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, has a billionaire in his corner. Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has two.
Campaign finance watchdog groups fear heavy spending by these ultra-rich Americans will warp the election – already expected to be the most money-soaked in history. The idea that billionaires can buy elections has taken root in the public imagination.
Ted Cruz, the presidential candidate who is a Tea Party favorite, isn’t the kind of politician who usually wins a lot of friends among Wall Street campaign donors.