US political financing

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Ron DeSantis expected to formally enter 2024 presidential race next week
Florida governor is seen as main challenger to Donald Trump for Republican nomination but is currently a distant second in polls

Martin Pengelly in New York and agencies

18, May, 2023 @3:29 PM

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Senator calls on Republican mega-donor to explain Clarence Thomas gifts
Senate finance chair Ron Wyden demands Harlan Crow end ‘unacceptable’ secrecy over dealings with supreme court justice

Martin Pengelly

24, Apr, 2023 @5:22 PM

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Supreme court justices believe they are exempt from rules, top Democrat says
Judiciary chair Dick Durbin seeks testimony from chief justice amid scandal over gifts to Clarence Thomas

Richard Luscombe

23, Apr, 2023 @5:35 PM

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Republican donor pauses Ron DeSantis funding over abortion and book banning
Thomas Peterffy says Florida governor ‘seems to have lost some momentum’ in undeclared bid for 2024 presidential nomination

Martin Pengelly

17, Apr, 2023 @12:06 PM

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Harvard to rename school after top Republican donor following $300m gift
Graduate school of arts and sciences to be named in honor of Ken Griffin, 54, hedge-fund billionaire and world’s 35th richest person

Julia Carrie Wong in New York and Stephanie Kirchgaessner in Washington

12, Apr, 2023 @5:08 PM

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‘A truly incredible amount of money’: millions ride on one US judicial election
The race for a place on Wisconsin’s supreme court could have major implications for abortion, democracy and the 2024 election

Sam Levine

02, Apr, 2023 @11:00 AM

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Election-denying donors pour millions into key Wisconsin supreme court race
‘An organized group of insurrectionists’ is seeking to swing a vote with big implications for voting rights, redistricting and abortion

Alice Herman

14, Mar, 2023 @10:00 AM

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In Wisconsin’s supreme court race, a super-rich beer family calls the shots
Members of the Uihlein dynasty are pouring millions into opposite sides of one of this year’s most important elections

Ed Pilkington and Sam Levine

21, Feb, 2023 @10:00 AM

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Revealed: Trump secretly donated $1m to discredited Arizona election ‘audit’
Funding for controversial review of state’s vote count in 2020 election can be traced to former president’s Pac

Brendan Fischer and Ed Pilkington

27, Jan, 2023 @11:00 AM

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George Santos admits ‘personal’ loans to campaign were not from personal funds
New campaign finance filings reported by Daily Beast do not shed light on real source of $600,000 in funding

Martin Pengelly in New York

25, Jan, 2023 @12:29 PM

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George Santos says he won’t resign as fellow Republicans call on him to quit
Chair of the Nassau county Republican committee says Santos ran ‘a campaign of deceit, lies and fabrication’ to win the third district last year

Martin Pengelly in New York

11, Jan, 2023 @7:15 PM

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Trump seems to have a large war chest – but is he struggling to raise money?
Some high-profile mega-donors have fled, small-dollar donor stream that fueled his past runs is drying up, and he is accused of violating ‘soft money’ laws

Tom Perkins

03, Jan, 2023 @8:00 AM

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