By Michael WarrenA GOP source sends along this video, shot by a Republican tracker, of a union member supporting Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren outside of a debate Wednesday night in Springfield, Massachusetts. The cameraman asks the union member if he was at an earlier debate between Warren and her Republican opponent, Senator Scott Brown.
By Alison FitzgeraldIndependent political groups are finding ways around the pledge by Republican Senator Scott Brown and Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren to keep outside money out of their hard-fought U.S. Senate campaign.
By Joshua MilleThe juggernaut GOP-affiliated group Crossroads GPS will soon announce a massive $8.1 million television and radio effort for House Republicans slated to begin Saturday and run for three weeks.
Candidates and parties
By CHARLES DUHIGStrategists affiliated with the Obama and Romney campaigns say they have access to information about the personal lives of voters at a scale never before imagined. And they are using that data to try to influence voting habits — in effect, to train voters to go to the polls through subtle cues, rewards and threats in a manner akin to the marketing efforts of credit card companies and big-box retailers.
By Joe PalazzoloVice President Joe Biden obliquely referred to Citizens United v. FEC when asked about negative campaigning: “These special new groups that can go out there, raise all the money they want, not have to identify themselves, who say the most scurrilous things about the other candidate. It’s — it’s an abomination.”
By Dan EggenThe modern political campaign has fully embraced Twitter, Facebook and other social media to reach voters, but President Obama and challenger Mitt Romney are still spending massive sums on a more traditional form of communication: snail mail.
By Dan Eggen and T.W. FarnamRepublican nominee Mitt Romney and his allies are banking heavily on a high-risk, high-reward media strategy in the final weeks of the campaign, hoping that burying President Obama in ads will give them a crucial edge on Election Day.
By JULIE PACEWILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — President Barack Obama’s campaign says it has surpassed 4 million donors, a record for a presidential campaign.
By Lydia CoutréThe system for monitoring campaign spending in Ohio relies on honesty, which can make it challenging to pick out bad apples.