The 2020 presidential election cycle is already underway -- and if it’s anything like last election, candidates will play fast and loose with campaign finance law.

Common Cause is watchdogging the activities of 2020 presidential candidates, prospective candidates, and their supporters -- and when they break the law, our lawyers will take action! When we catch candidates and their supporters bending the rules to raise big, unaccountable money, we’ll file complaints with the Federal Election Commission, Department of Justice and any other relevant legal authorities.

Recent Posts

  • Julián Castro Testing the Waters of a 2020 Presidential Run

    On February 5, 2018, NBC News reported that Julián Castro will “test 2020 run,” visiting New Hampshire as the featured speaker at the February 16 New Hampshire Young Democrats 2018 Granite Slate Awards Dinner. The Federal Election Commission has made c…

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  • “Rising Stars Collide in Shadow 2020 Primary”

    POLITICO reports on the “glut of Democratic contenders . . . in some of the bluest states in the nation” that could fracture the party, including, for example, U.S. Senator Kamala Harris of San Francisco and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, as well as…

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  • Kasich Heads to NH Fueling Speculation of 2020 Run

    On January 25, 2018, the Concord Monitor reported that two-term Ohio governor and 2016 Republican presidential candidate John Kasich will headline a fireside chat at New England College in Henniker, NH on April 3, as part of the school’s President’s Sp…

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  • Common Cause Files Complaint Against Trump Campaign for $130k Hush Money Payment

    On January 22, 2018, Common Cause filed complaints with the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Election Commission (FEC) alleging that the October 2016 payment of $130,000 to Stephanie Clifford (a.k.a. Stormy Daniels), through an LLC, was an u…

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  • Mayor de Blasio Taking a Dip in Iowa Waters

    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, a Democrat, is heading to Des Moines, IA, today to give the keynote address at the holiday party of the group Progress Iowa. The New York Times reports that de Blasio’s trip “will mark the first landfall of a New Yor…

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  • Kid Rock’s Games and the 2020 Presidential Election

      Today Common Cause filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) and Department of Justice accusing Robert James Ritchie (a.k.a. “Kid Rock”) of violating federal campaign finance law by acting as a Senate candidate while failing t…

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  • Trump Campaign Violates 2020 Contribution Reporting Requirements

    Today Common Cause, together with the Campaign Legal Center, filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) alleging Donald Trump’s campaign committee violated federal election law by illegally accepting campaign contributions after Elect…

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