campaign finance

With $5.2M on hand, Sanders outpaces rest of delegation in election fundraising

Senate incumbents in contested races in other states have war chests of $3 million to $5 million. Sanders has not had a viable rival since 2006.

Donovan leads the pack on fundraising

Newly installed Vermont attorney general has largest war chest among the five statewide candidates.

Legal adversary says Donovan raising hurdles to transparency

A state GOP official who is in a protracted court battle over documents says the attorney general is invoking privacy concerns in an attempt to put an improper burden on those seeking records.

Sanders boosts Senate re-election war chest to nearly $4M

He hasn’t said whether he is running again in 2018, and the Vermont Republican Party said fielding a challenger to the popular junior senator isn’t an immediate priority.

Donovan and Condos: Special interest money could flood local elections

Since the 2010 Citizens United case, reform efforts have “come down to disclosure and transparency,” Vermont Secretary of State Jim Condos said.

Public input sought on campaign finance changes

Secretary of State Jim Condos and Attorney General TJ Donovan have announced a slate of public meetings of the Joint Committee on Campaign Finance Education, Compliance and Reform. The meetings will be Tuesday at the Bennington Firehouse; April 25 at the St. Johnsbury Athenaeum on Main Street; May 9 at Hartford Town Hall in White […]

Vermont Attorney General TJ Donovan to Speak in Shelburne

News Release — Shelburne Democratic Committee March 28, 2017 Contact: Sue Irish Email: [email protected] Phone: 802-363-0539 Please join Vermont’s Attorney General TJ Donovan on Thursday, April 20, 2017 from 7:00-8:30 PM at the Shelburne town offices at 5420 Shelburne Road. Attorney General Donovan will discuss Vermont’s role in opposing President Trump’s travel ban; what we can […]

Former Rutland mayor handily outraised opponents in failed re-election bid

Campaign finance filings with the Vermont Secretary of State show that Louras raised a total of $24,872, compared with $5,835 for David Allaire, a longtime city alderman, and $5,550 for Michael Coppinger, the executive director of the Downtown Rutland Partnership.

Donovan hopes to clear Corren case with smaller fine

One major sticking point to a settlement appears to be how to resolve issues with the public campaign finance law.

Condos, Donovan tackle campaign finance together

They have formed a committee to look for ways to reduce confusion, boost compliance and suggest any needed changes to laws and rules. The goal is “not to replace Citizens United but to coexist with it.”

VTDigger launches updated campaign finance database

Our searchable database features donor and candidate totals from 2009 through 2016.

Out-of-state donations fueled Vermont political races

More than $18.3 million in total was raised for all Vermont races, an unprecedented amount for an election year in the Green Mountain State.

Donovan taking hard look at AG’s campaign finance case

The incoming attorney general says what he has heard so far about the state’s case against Dean Corren is “troubling.” He also faces a potential complication involving his chosen deputy.

Scott’s peers in construction hope a sympathetic ear pays off

Roughly a third of all the governor-elect’s corporate campaign contributions came from businesses in the construction and building industries.