Andrea Peyser rides in Trump’s limo in New Hampshire, and captures the three-time presidential almost-candidate talking like a candidate.
“Mr. Trump! We have a 21st birthday here!” someone shouted.
“Oh, a voter!” he said, evidently unaware that the voting age is 18. “Vote for Trump!”
Uttering the phrase “Vote for Trump” comes Read More
Rudy Giuliani has just filed to set up a presidential exploratory committee with the Federal Election Commission, ABC News is reporting.
This should, for now, put to rest speculation about whether Giuliani’s recent establishment of an exploratory committee at the state level meant that he was somehow less than serious about running for Read More
Out of debates and down in the polls, Ned Lamont is now accusing Joe Lieberman not only of enabling Bush on the war in Iraq but of creating a nearly $400,000 “slush fund” of petty cash expenditures. Lamont’s campaign is filing a formal complaint with the FEC. (Complaint after the jump.)
“Only an 18 Read More
I experienced a little frisson of excitement this morning when a quick crawl through the Federal Election Commission website turned up a presidential fund-raising committee for one Hillary Rodham Clinton. Was this the smoking gun? The proof that reporters have been looking for?
As I suspected — and an FEC spokesperson confirmed — it Read More
For all the chatter about Hillary-as-lightning rod, her name doesn’t seem to work any better as a fundraising tool on the anti-war left than it does on the (mostly fabled) Clinton-hating Right.
Stop Her Now, the most professional of the anti-Hillary operations, is now in debt. And the campaign of Jonathan Tasini, Read More
We don’t quite know what to make of this vaguely sourced Philadelphia Daily News story, which leads with the news that “The Rev. Al Sharpton is the subject of a federal criminal investigation.”
In the next breath, the story tells us that it’s not the Philadelphia corruption investigation in which Sharpton briefly figured as Read More
Does John Kerry understand that winning the Democratic nomination is the beginning, not the end, of the campaign? Ever since Mr. Kerry won a majority of the delegates to the Democratic convention two months ago, he has stumbled, literally-first falling on the ski slopes, then falling off his bike last weekend, and most of all Read More
Every time Congress attempts to pass another
campaign-finance reform bill, it tries to bring to life a teratoid of a law yet
more Rube Goldberg–ian than its predecessor. The latest legislative fetus has
five eyes, seven arms and no feet. Soft money, hard money, state money,
national money, issue money, candidate money, party money-this is Read More