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Republican Governors Association Raises $24 Million

The Republican Governors Association,  a Section 527 political organization,  reported  it raised $24.1 million and spent $15.6 million during the second quarter of 2014.  

Major donors included David Koch , executive VP, Koch Industries (NY) $2.5 million; Sheldon Adelson , CEO, Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NV) $2.5 million; and Ken Griffin , CEO, Citadel Group (IL) $1.5 million.  

Ultra-Rich Hijacking American Politics

A national investigative reporter has written a new book detailing his efforts to trail conservative and liberal mega-donors who have helped pump $2.5 billion into American politics.  

2016 Republican Presidential Hopefuls Press the Flesh in Las Vegas

Potential 2016 Republican presidential candidates are trooping to Las Vegas this weekend to attend the Spring Leadership Conference of the Republican Jewish Coalition . But it's not the golf or poker tournaments they are focused on.  

Jeb Bush, Chris Christie, Scott Walker, John Kasich are among those going to meet and shake hands with Republican super donor and board member Sheldon Adelson and others who are active in the Republican lobbying group and also major donors to Republican organizations, such as Super PACs, party committees and non-profit organizations. View board members .  

Adelson's Las Vegas Sands Hires Blanche Lincoln

The top Republican contributor has hired a former Democratic Senator to lobby for his casino company.  

The government consulting firm of former Sen. Blanche Lincoln , D-Ark., the Lincoln Policy Group, has registered to lobby for the Las Vegas Sands Corp., whose business is described in the registration as an "Upscale, integrated resort and casino operations."  

Corporations Can Expect To Pay More For Conventions

Congress has taken steps to remove public funds from partially paying for national party conventions, but corporations, unions, and individuals will soon be on the hook for making up the difference.  

The Senate on Tuesday passed a bill by voice vote to end taxpayer funding for presidential party conventions and use those funds for researching pediatric cancer and other childhood disorders. The funds come from the $3 check-off on taxpayer annual returns.  

Adelson Starts Moving 2014 Political Contributions

An American casino and resort operating company run by a major national Republican donor has contributed $200,000 to a Republican Section 527 Committee that supports state and local candidates.  

In a new report covering January financial activity, the Republican State Leadership Committee, a Section 527 organization, reported Sheldon Adelson's Las Vegas Sands Corporation  contributed $200,000. Adelson is chairman and CEO of the gaming company. In 2013, the company gave $450,000 to the RSLC. In 2013, Adelson gave $1 million to the Republican Governors Association.  

National Section 527 Organizations Raise Over $133 Million

New financial reports from national political organizations, organized under Section 527 of the I.R.S. code, have brought the total of money raised last year to over $133 million, an increase of over $50 million from new reports filed in the last few days.  

The 488 national Section 527 organizations which impact indirectly on federal elections raised $133,007,637 in 2013.