Political Action Committee
SHERIDAN, Wyo. — Lawmakers want to repeal part of a soon-to-be-enacted law that places caps on political action committee spending in Wyoming.
HELENA — In the war between competing factions of the Montana Republican Party this primary election, two new political-action committees are spending to help their chosen candidates — but it’s not exactly big money.
HELENA — Two groups filed a complaint Wednesday with the Federal Election Commission contending that Republican U.S. House candidate Ryan Zinke illegally coordinated with a public action committee he formed in 2012.
We agree that elections should be about candidates, ideas, and voters. And we agree that the amount and sources of money funding elections should be visible to all, not hidden or “dark” without disclosure or identification. Many 2012 Montana elections were rife with that dark money use and m…
Serving a decade in the Montana Legislature, Sen. Jim Peterson, R-Buffalo, has heard a lot from constituents, but never had people he didn't know stopping him on the street to thank him. Until now.
HELENA — After four years spent dumping candidate attack ads on Montana elections and leading high-profile challenges to state campaign laws, a secretive conservative organization looks as if it may simply vanish.
From a Republican’s sharp money-mindedness to an independent’s self-imposed campaign financing restrictions, six contestants for two open Natrona County Commission seats span a vast gamut of campaign funding philosophies.
Here’s a simple idea that both parties should agree on: disclosure. Anybody who contributes money to influence an election — corporations, unions, advocacy groups, individuals — should be required to tell voters what they’re doing. Then they can be held accountable for their actions.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Attorneys for three Wyoming residents who formed a grass-roots organization called "Free Speech" filed a lawsuit in federal court Thursday challenging Federal Election Commission rules.
WASHINGTON -- A once-mysterious $400,000 check written to a "super" political action committee supporting Mitt Romney's presidential campaign rekindled a nagging question this election season: Just how much disclosure is enough to satisfy transparency?
Super PAC donors acting as kingmakers in presidential contest
WASHINGTON — The emergence of super PACs shows once again that “campaign finance reform” has failed abysmally. After nearly four decades, it has achieved none of its goals. It has not purged politics of big donations, nor cured public cynicism about the influence of the rich, nor made electe…
If you are among the Montanans who will be going to the polls Tuesday, chances are your mailbox is still collecting political advertising. (Early voters report a reduction in political mailings after their ballots were returned.) Some of the mailings tout a candidate or ballot issue’s virtue…
CASPER — About $50,000 separates the two candidates for state superintendent of public instruction, according to fundraising reports released Wednesday.
The money trail behind a shadowy group’s political attack ads in the state’s most expensive Senate race appears to lead to the Montana Democratic Party, according to campaign records filed Thursday.
HELENA — Attorney General Steve Bullock argued Thursday that Montana’s law barring corporations from buying ads to help elect or defeat candidates is constitutional, because it doesn’t stop businesses from influencing the electoral process.