Two billionaire hedge fund executives have joined Ameritrade founder Joe Ricketts’s super- political action committee as it works to elect Republicans to Congress, a U.S. Federal Election Commission report showed.
Former Connecticut Governor John Rowland, who served 10 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to corruption in 2004, was indicted on charges of concealing that he was a paid consultant for two election campaigns.
Former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner engaged in an “aggressive and improper pursuit” of Crossroads Grassroots Policy Strategies, a nonprofit political group advised by Republican Karl Rove, according to the House Ways and Means Committee.
Dirk Van Dongen has raised money for Republican presidential candidates for three decades and will be a financial force for Florida Senator Marco Rubio’s 2016 presidential campaign –- if Jeb Bush doesn’t run.
The reason Gus Christensen looks like an investment banker is that he was one until four months ago. A handshake reveals a shirt monogram over the wrist, an Omega watch and lapis cuff links he got on a JPMorgan Chase & Co. trip to Chile.
A divided U.S. Supreme Court struck down decades-old limits on the total amount donors can give to federal candidates and parties, dealing a fresh blow to efforts to curb the role of money in American politics.