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2016 Campaign Connection

Your roundup of the 2016 Presidential Campaign from PBS, NPR and across public media. Connecting you to in-depth reporting and analysis on the candidates and the issues this election year.


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NPR Election Coverage

Interactive Maps | Campaign Contributions

Explore the interactive maps below to investigate the difference between campaign contributions for Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. The maps are produced by Patchwork Nation.

Reporting on Campaign Finance

Trump continues to trail well behind Clinton in fundraising
NPR

Trump continues to trail well behind Clinton in fundraising

Donald Trump raised $90 million in August. But it's no match for Hillary Clinton, who raised $143 million in August, her campaign reported.

Clinton campaign halfway to $1 billion fundraising goal
PBS NEWSHOUR

Clinton campaign halfway to $1 billion fundraising goal

Hillary Clinton’s campaign is halfway to its goal of raising a billion dollars for the 2016 race, according to her finance director.

With Trump, the more he tells us, the less we know
MARKETPLACE

With Trump, the more he tells us, the less we know

Presidential candidates are required to disclose the sources of their income to the FEC. But we don't always get a full picture of their true wealth.

MARKETPLACE

Major political donors like the Kochs now focusing on loc...

The decision to focus down-ballot is also about getting bang for the buck.

NPR

Money race accelerates for Clinton and Trump

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump both had a second month of strong fundraising in July, the month that they claimed their parties' nominations.

MARKETPLACE

Election money starts to flow down the ballot

Donald Trump said he’ll unify the Republican party, but in the meantime, he's helping unify a strategy for some Democrats.

Interactive Maps | Comparing Campaign Contributions in 2012 to 2016

Explore the interactive maps below to investigate the difference between campaign contributions for Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in 2016 versus President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney in 2012. The maps are produced by Patchwork Nation.

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New York NOW | Podcasts

The Making of the Mario Cuomo Documentary

Matt Ryan discusses the making of his new film on former Governor Mario Cuomo with Casey Seiler and Karen DeWitt...

MSNBC's Steve Kornacki analyzes the 2016 Presidential Race.
Investigative journalist Wayne Barrett reflects on his decades covering Donald Trump.
Clinton and Cruz visit upstate; discussion of newly-enacted state budget.
What does Trump's ascension in the presidential race mean for the State Republican party?
Revisit Hillary Clinton's first run for public office in 2000.