Senate Conservatives Fund posts best fundraising month of the year

The Senate Conservatives Fund, a key backer of the Republican congressional effort to link the federal budget to defunding ObamaCare, netted more than $2.1 million in the month leading up to the government shutdown.

That total is the highest of the year for the conservative group, founded by former Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.), and the second-highest monthly total it had ever reported. Some $1.9 million of that haul came from small donors.

Their "Don't Fund ObamaCare" petition and donation website was touted by top Republicans engaged in the fight to link ObamaCare to a government shutdown, including Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas). The organization helped Cruz defeat Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst — a more centrist Republican — in the 2012 senatorial primary to replace former Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas).


Obama warns of 'anything goes' campaign finance system

President Obama warned Tuesday that the Supreme Court could create an "anything goes" campaign finance system if they ruled to strike down limitations on how much wealthy Americans could give to candidates and political parties.


GOP stars align for fundraiser

The Republican Party’s brightest stars, representing several factions of the party, will appear together for a Republican National Committee fundraiser to be held Sept. 23 in New York, CNN reported Monday

Sens. Marco Rubio (Fla.) and Rand Paul (Ky.) along with Govs. Chris Christie (N.J.) and Scott Walker (Wis.) will all appear as co-headliners at the event, and will be joined by “special guests” Rep. Paul Ryan (Wis.) and Gov. Rick Snyder (Mich.).


Pelosi fundraising for Rep. Coffman challenger in Colorado

Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is fundraising in Colorado on Wednesday in an effort to unseat three-term GOP Rep. Mike Coffman (Col.). 

The House minority leader headlined a breakfast fundraiser for Democrat Andrew Romanoff, the former Speaker of the Colorado House who's challenging Coffman in next year's midterms.

The event, held at a private home in Denver, is signal that the Democrats see a good pickup opportunity in Colorado's sixth district, a suburban area where no one party dominates the political landscape.