FEC http://wfpl.org en FEC: Mitch McConnell Campaign Contributions Appear to Exceed Legal Limits http://wfpl.org/post/fec-mitch-mcconnell-campaign-contributions-appear-exceed-legal-limits <p>The Federal Election Commission is threatening to audit Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell's re-election campaign over excessive contributions from individuals and political action committees.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Under </span><a href="http://www.fec.gov/pages/brochures/contriblimits.shtml" style="line-height: 1.5;">federal law</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, an individual or a single-candidate PAC can donate up to $2,600 per election to a candidate seeking federal office. A multi-candidate PAC is allowed to contribute up to $5,000.&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 20:58:59 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 7776 at http://wfpl.org FEC: Mitch McConnell Campaign Contributions Appear to Exceed Legal Limits Congressman John Yarmuth's Campaign Downplays Sparse FEC Report http://wfpl.org/post/congressman-john-yarmuths-campaign-downplays-sparse-fec-report <p>The campaign for Kentucky Third District Congressman John Yarmuth is downplaying low fundraising totals, saying it shouldn’t be viewed as a sign the Democratic representative isn’t running for re-election.</p><p>Federal Election Commission records show Yarmuth raised a mere $5,000 in the first three months of 2013, which is far behind his colleagues in the Kentucky congressional delegation.</p><p>According to campaign finance records, the second lowest fundraising total among House members was longtime<span class="st"> Appropriations Committee Chairman</span> Hal Rogers, who raised approximately $59,000 in the first quarter.</p><p>The other delegates raised somewhere between $90 to $365,000 during the same period.</p><p>Democratic sources who work on political financing tell WFPL Yarmuth's bleak numbers are a "signature of retirement" and observers note that is alarming low given how expensive House races can be.</p><p>"It is unusual there is no doubt about it," says University of Louisville political science professor Dewey Clayton. "And so to see a candidate who is an incumbent who has all the advantages, which usually means high name recognition that leads to the ability to raise funds." Wed, 24 Apr 2013 16:32:34 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 5118 at http://wfpl.org Congressman John Yarmuth's Campaign Downplays Sparse FEC Report