money in politics

Cruz challenger O'Rourke raises hefty $6.7M

Democratic Rep. Beto O'Rourke raised more than $6.7 million in the first three months of 2018, his campaign announced Tuesday, a sign that the El Paso Democrat is poised to put up a significant fight against incumbent Republican Sen. Ted Cruz.

Koch network will spend $400M to protect GOP majorities

The influential Koch network plans to invest close to $400 million toward protecting Republican majorities and promoting policy priorities in the 2018 midterm election cycle, the network's leaders say -- roughly a 60% increase over the group's 2016 spending.