Topic: The Institute on Money in State Politics

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  • Tuesday primaries: three stories to watch

    Tuesday primaries: three stories to watch

    As the days get shorter the political season is heating up. Primaries Tuesday will affect some of the most interesting races of the year, from Florida’s high-profile Senate contest to Arizona Sen. John McCain’s bid to survive a challenge from the right. Here's what to look for:

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  • What gambling industry money has done on Newt Gingrich's behalf

    No single person, outside the candidates themselves, has had more raw impact on the presidential election than casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson, via his donations to a pro-Gingrich 'super PAC.'

  • Wisconsin's Scott Walker poised to bury recall foes in money chase

    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker raised $4.5 million in a recent five-week period – vastly more than his opponents. The sum might scare off unions from spending big money in a potential recall election.

  • Behind the meteoric rise in campaign spending

    The Vote Behind the meteoric rise in campaign spending

    Billions of dollars were spent in campaign financing this year, and much more is predicted for 2012. Candidates already are scrambling for dollars, with particular focus on large donors.

  • Tuesday primaries: three stories to watch

    Tuesday primaries: three stories to watch

    As the days get shorter the political season is heating up. Primaries Tuesday will affect some of the most interesting races of the year, from Florida’s high-profile Senate contest to Arizona Sen. John McCain’s bid to survive a challenge from the right. Here's what to look for:

  • Gallery Governors' races: Who paid most?

    11. JANE HARMAN: Harman listens to a constituent after a campaign speech in Oakland, Calif., on March 25, 1998. Her campaign was self-financed to the tune of $17 million. She lost in the Democratic primary to Gray Davis, who went on to become governor. Ms. Harman is now a member of Congress, representing California's 36th Congressional District. (All dollar figures in this photo gallery are from the National Institute on Money in State Politics, http://www.followthemoney.org., unless otherwise specified.)