chris mcdaniel

Small Donors, Retirees Still Fuel Palin

Former Vice-Presidential nominee Sarah Palin  is covering her ongoing political expenses with the help of retirees and others providing small donations to her PAC.  

Sarah PAC, the political action committee of Sarah Palin, the former Republican nominee for Vice President in 2008, reported  it had receipts of $460,648 and disbursements of $576,242 during the second quarter of 2014, leaving $970,939 cash on hand as of June 30th.  

FEC Seeks Answers From Pro-Cochran Super PAC

The federal agency regulating and monitoring money in federal elections is seeking answers from a pro-Cochran Super PAC regarding what appears to be campaign finance violations.  

The Federal Election Commission  (FEC) has sent a Request For Additional Information  (RFAI) to Mississippi Conservatives , a Super PAC supporting the re-election of Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss.  The committee has until August 1st to respond, or the failure to do so "could result in an audit or enforcement action."  

On the Road: Mississippi Politics

Ashton Ware, 9, looks at stickers for Gene Taylor, Republican candidate for the 4th District of Mississippi in Hattiesburg on May 28. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

RollCall-On-the-Road-Logo(300x300) This trip through Mississippi had a lot of challenges. Missing candidates, late schedules and zealous handlers can make it tough to get informative and creative images, and this swing through the Magnolia State might have generated more stories than art.  

I was looking forward to covering Senate candidate Chris McDaniel because his campaign events sounded promising. We arrived bright and early in Philadelphia, Miss., at gas station/diner for a sit down with some locals at 7 a.m. While we were waiting, my colleague Kyle Trygstad  interviewed a friendly gentleman (almost everyone I met was friendly) who told us the campaign had informed the locals that McDaniel wouldn’t be coming.  

Sarah PAC Increases Giving to U.S. Senate Candidates

The federal political action committee of former Republican Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin  has had sudden surge in giving to U.S. Senate candidates around the country.  

Sarah PAC, reported  it had receipts of $430,217 and disbursements of $461,368 during the first quarter of the year, leaving $1,086,533 cash on hand as of March 31st.