When heading the FEC’s enforcement office in the late 90’s, the beleaguered IRS official was accused of failing to investigate a Democratic fundraiser. “When it recommended not pursuing the allegations against Mr. Glicken, the FEC staff specifically cited his close ties to the Vice-President, Vice-President Gore,” Dan Burton (R-IN) said at the hearing.
Jill Stein was awarded $260,000 from the FEC through the presidential public funding program. Public funds account for one third of her war chest.
The FEC has released a summary of the money raised and spent in the first 18 months of the election. $4 billion in five graphs.
Obama campaign out-raised by Romney in May, but spends far more. Obama still has a giant pile of cash, though.
Obama is losing support from both liberal and conservative donors who backed him in 2008. Will the center hold?
One of the more unusual outlays disclosed to the Federal Election Commission.