Tag: Campaign funds

Who funds Utah legislators’ campaigns? Special interests provide 82% of money, while voters in lawmakers’ own districts gave only 6%

This article originally appeared in the Salt Lake Tribune. Read it in its entirety here.  Incoming Utah legislators collected only 6 percent of their campaign donations during the 2018 election year from voters who actually live in their districts. The lion’s share of contributions — 82.4 percent — came from special-interest groups or out-of-state donors. Another 3.6 percent came from candidates’ own pockets or close relatives,

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Better Utah Responds to Statement From Mia Love

Salt Lake City, UT – This morning, Representative Mia Love released an email she received from an attorney at the FEC addressing the primary funds she collected prior to the 2018 GOP convention. Love claimed the email cleared her of any wrongdoing in her primary campaign fundraising. Chase Thomas, executive director of Alliance for a

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Controversy over Rep. Mia Love’s fundraising is not over

This article originally appeared on KSL. Read it in its entirety here. SALT LAKE CITY — The controversy surrounding money raised by Rep. Mia Love for a primary election that never happened was far from settled Tuesday, despite the Republican congresswoman’s claim that the issue had been decided in her favor. Love invited the news

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Mia Love demands an apology from Ben McAdams

This article originally appeared on KSL. Read it in its entirety here. Less than 24 hours after their debate, Rep. Mia Love (R) is demanding an apology from her opponent in Utah’s 4th district race, Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams (D). McAdams, Love claimed during an interview with KSL Newsradio’s Dave & Dujanovic, willfully

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FEC does not back up Mia Love’s claim that it cleared her of raising $1 million illegally — after she told reporters that it would

This article originally appeared in The Salt Lake Tribune. Read it in its entirety here. Mia Love claimed during a debate Monday night that the Federal Election Commission decided she violated no laws by raising $1 million for a primary she never faced — and she urged reporters to call the agency to verify that. “The FEC actually said

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