February 28, 2020 -
Nearly $30 million in 90 days: that's how much the Democratic presidential hopefuls spent on political Facebook ads in Southern states. Where the candidates are choosing to target them provides a glimpse of their strategy for winning the party's presidential nomination.
October 24, 2014 -
The U.S. Senate race in North Carolina has been getting a lot of attention for the onslaught of spending -- but voters in other Southern states may be feeling even more battered by the big money barrage.
June 6, 2014 -
The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing this week on the corrupting influence of money in politics, and a North Carolina state lawmaker testified about the role of conservative political money man Art Pope.
June 13, 2013 -
For more than a decade, North Carolina's Republican mega-donor fought tirelessly to stop the state's pioneering program to free judges from special interest influence. This week, Pope's crusade came to a victorious end.
November 9, 2012 -
Democrats are gleefully pointing to the failure of big-spending GOP donors to put Obama and Congressional Democrats out of office. But reports of Big Money's death are greatly exaggerated.
October 18, 2012 -
A business-backed group that helped Republicans win the North Carolina legislature in 2010 is hoping big money can again translate into state-level victories.
October 10, 2012 -
Amidst new controversy over its plan to monitor polls and challenge voters across the country, Texas-based True the Vote has insisted it's "nonpartisan." But recent IRS contribution records undermine that already-shaky claim.