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Political Fundraising

Arizona donors double down after Jan. 6 panel questions Trump election fund – Cronkite News

Scottsdale resident William Acorn had made occasional donations to conservative candidates in the past, but never considered himself an “avid political person.” That changed in 2020, after a flurry of emails from then-President Donald Trump’s campaign begging supporters to “step up and give us the resources” to challenge Democrats’ plans “to count ILLEGAL ballots.” Acorn became one

Arizona Politics

Crowded House: Redistricting, vacancies boost fundraising in House races – Cronkite News

Arizona congressional challengers have been emboldened this year by an open seat, an unpopular president and a newly drawn district map – and they have the money to show for it. Congressional challengers had raised $13.7 million as of March 31 to the incumbents’ $9.4 million, according to their most recent campaign finance reports with the Federal

Arizona Senate race

Arizona Senate race nets $61.5 million; Kelly one of top U.S. fundraisers – Cronkite News

Arizona Senate hopefuls had raised more than $61.5 million by March 31, led by Democratic Sen. Mark Kelly, D-Ariz., whose almost $39 million in campaign contributions was the second-highest in the nation among Senate candidates this cycle. The latest reports from the Federal Election Commission show that Kelly had raised and spent more than his six challengers

campaign finance violations

Schweikert agrees to $125,000 fine from FEC for campaign violations – Cronkite News

Rep. David Schweikert, R-Fountain Hills, has agreed to pay $125,000 to the Federal Election Commission for misuse of campaign funds, including charges that funds went to personal use of campaign staffers. The agreement, released Friday, comes 18 months after the House Ethics Committee fined Schweikert $50,000 for 11 counts of campaign finance violations, including the misuse

Legal Beat

Indictment accuses Nebraska congressman of lying to FBI

A federal grand jury on Tuesday indicted U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry of Nebraska, accusing him of lying to the FBI and concealing information from federal agents who were investigating campaign contributions funneled to him from a Nigerian billionaire. The U.S. attorney’s office announced that the grand jury in Los Angeles had indicted the nine-term Republican

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