Elections are becoming more expensive as candidates vie for voters' attention. But there are strict rules about how money is raised, how it can be used and how to prove you're following the laws.
With a big field, a former president, well-heeled politicians and two billionaires running, this is likely to be the most money ever spent to win the GOP presidential nomination.
The penalty issued by a Washington state judge was the maximum allowed for more than 800 violations of the state's Fair Campaign Practices Act.
Rep. Zoe Lofgren said Monday the Trump campaign took $250 million in donations but didn't use it for the legal defense funding it claimed to need it for.
One candidate has greatly outraised the rest in the crowded race for the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools Board of Education.
Adelson built a casino empire that stretched from Las Vegas to Singapore. His huge donations to conservative causes in the U.S. and Israel helped shape politics in both countries.
Money-in-politics groups have welcomed this unusually widespread — and self-initiated — reckoning by corporations over their own role in contributing to the nation's current political state.
NPR's Scott Simon reflects on the record amount of money spent this campaign season, a goodly amount spent by candidates who did not win.
Mayor Lovely Warren was indicted last week on charges of felony campaign finance violations. She has recently faced unrelated calls to resign over her handling of the Daniel Prude case.
Despite the booming stock market under President Trump, the finance sector is giving a bit more money to Democrats than to Republicans for the first time in more than a decade.