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Yes, Romney considers another White House run

In a move that surprised his most loyal supporters and former staff, Mitt Romney told several donors Friday he's seriously considering a third run for the White House — a dramatic shift for the...

Secret groups spent $25 million on political ads

Shadowy outside groups broadcast an estimated $25 million worth of political ads on local TV stations with a goal of shaping state-level elections this year, and their full roster of donors is unlikely to...

Landrieu swamped by TV ads from opponent

Republican Senate contender Bill Cassidy and his conservative allies have overshadowed endangered Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu by roughly a 180-to-1 margin on television since their campaign went into overtime, according to an analysis released...

Corporate giants fund ballot initiatives

Voters may not know it, but the millions of dollars paying for ads on ballot measures they will consider next month come from large companies and national advocacy groups. Many of the messages are tailored...

House Democrats have $34 million for campaigns

House Democrats' campaign arm on Monday said it raised almost $17 million last month and has $34 million saved for the final weeks of the election. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee also said it raised...

Democrats spending a million a day on Senate races

Senate Democrats' campaign arm spent almost $1 million a day last month to defend their at-risk majority, according to a summary of their September finances released Monday. The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee's figures also indicate...

Campaign committees has $100 million on hand

The two party committees tasked with electing House members are sitting on a combined $100 million pile of cash, suggesting voters in the handful of competitive districts will face an onslaught of late political...

Begich’s ad screwup threatens campaign

Sen. Mark Begich's re-election bid was going better than his fellow Democrats had hoped. That was, until his campaign ran an inflammatory ad that he was forced to pull off the air. With one 30-second...

Islamic militants eye attacks on American cities

Cities in the United States and Western Europe are being eyed as Islamic State militants' future targets and President Barack Obama needs to take action, U.S. lawmakers say. Without offering specifics on any threats or...

Big bucks Boehner raises millions and millions

House Speaker John Boehner's fundraising skills are in a class of their own, helping him raise more than $43 million for accounts under his direct control and helping to raise tens of millions more...