campaign finance

Four pages of special counsel Robert Mueller report on the witness table in the House Intelligence Committee hearing room on Capitol Hill, in Washington, Thursday, April 18, 2019.
Cliff Owen / AP Photo

Today on Political Rewind, local political leaders are reacting to the findings in the just-released Department of Justice Report from Special Counsel Robert Mueller.


Stacey Abrams on the campaign trail during the 2018 Midterm Election.
Stephen Fowler / GPB News

Former Democratic Candidate for Governor Stacey Abrams is using her fundraising abilities to aid Democrats in the state and to ensure that she remains at the forefront of the state’s Democratic party

poster for the documentary, Dark Money
(Dark Money Film)

Dark money is a term used broadly to describe unlimited, undisclosed spending on American political campaigns.

Under the 2010 Supreme Court ruling known as Citizens United, it is legal, but nearly a decade after that decision, both conservative and liberal Americans are starting to question whether it's right for American democracy. 

A new documentary called "Dark Money" explores the world of campaign finance post-Citizens United and the fight to promote transparency in elections in Montana.

Political Rewind: Campaign Fundraising Breaks Records

Oct 9, 2018
John Amis / AP Photo

On this edition of Political Rewind, candidates for governor in Georgia continue to break campaign finance records. Reports show that Democrat Stacey Abrams and Republican Brian Kemp have collected more than $20 million in campaign contributions just this summer. With less than a month until Election Day, how will the candidates spend their cash?


Wikimedia Commons / Sir Mildred Pierce

Churches in the United States are barred from endorsing political candidates, or contributing to campaigns. This part of our tax code is known as the Johnson Amendment. It includes all non-profit organizations. But some Republicans, including President Trump, want to repeal the amendment as part of a federal tax overhaul happening now. We talk with researcher Matthew Boedy, an assistant professor at the University of North Georgia, and Susan Anderson,  an accounting professor at Elon University in North Carolina.