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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has opposed the electronic campaign finance requirement Al Drago / Getty Images

After Years of Obstruction, Congress Passes Electronic Filing Requirement for Senate Candidates

Despite opposition from McConnell, legislation ending the use of paper forms for campaign finance reporting is close to becoming law.

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FEC Considers Barring Politicians From Using Leadership PACs as Slush Funds

The Federal Election Commission wants to hear from the public about whether lawmakers should be allowed to spend money from their PACs on golf clubs and luxury resorts.

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Chief Justice Roberts Keeps ‘Dark Money’ Dark

Starting tomorrow, political groups were going to have to reveal their anonymous donors—until Chief Justice Roberts stepped in.

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New York Special Interests Unload Outside Money to Help GOP-Aligned Dems

Unions, charter school boosters, the hospital lobby and other special interests have spent $2.2 million on independent expenditures in New York state races this year. Of the Senate spending, 69 percent is benefiting Democrats who have aligned with Republicans.