Campaign Donations

Former Senate Candidate: Scholar Dinesh D'Souza Lied About Campaign DonationsA former New York Republican U.S. Senate candidate told federal investigators that conservative scholar and author Dinesh D’Souza lied to her about the source of donations made to her campaign, a prosecutor disclosed at an arraignment Friday.
OMG, New York City Council OKs Text Donations For ElectionsThe City Council voted Tuesday to allow residents to donate via text message. Under the bill, which must be signed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a voter could use their phones to give up to $99 to a candidate in an election cycle.
AG Schneiderman Announces Change To Law For Campaign DonationsBeginning Wednesday, any non-profits spending $10,000 or more must report the purpose of that spending.
Opinion: Why Is China's Largest Foreign Investor Spending So Much Money On Our Elections?Sheldon Adelson, the largest foreign investor in China, has invested tens of millions of dollars in influencing the 2012 election and has vowed to spend $100 million to put his thumb on the scale for Mitt Romney in November.
Feds Consider Probe Into Rep Grimm Campaign FundsThe FBI is considering whether to open an investigation into allegations that followers of a New York City rabbi made illegal campaign contributions to U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm, according to a law enforcement official.
Court Upholds NYC's Campaign Finance Law Over Lobbyists' Challenge"This is a victory for individual New Yorkers and clean government and clean campaign finance," said City Council Speaker Christine Quinn.
Fundraiser For Comptroller Liu Faces Charges Of Wire Fraud, ConspiracyXing Qu Pan was arrested Wednesday after surrendering to authorities on charges of attempted wire fraud and conspiracy.
NYC Comptroller John Liu To Review Campaign DonationsLiu says he'll conduct the internal review following allegations of irregularities.
Fallen NY Congressman To Return Donor FundsFallen ex-congressman Chris Lee is telling campaign donors that he intends to refund all of their money after resigning in the wake of controversy.
MSNBC Suspends Joe Scarborough For GOP DonationsMSNBC says it's suspending morning host Joe Scarborough for two days without pay for making political contributions to four Republican candidates.