National political reporter for the Washington Post, covering money and influence. I still believe in newspapers. matea.gold@washpost.com

Inside the Koch network’s plan to create a permanent ground force

washingtonpost.com — BOCA RATON, Fla. - Kathy Birjandi was heading out the door with her two sons on a sweltering morning when she encountered a politely smiling duo from the conservative advocacy group Americans for Prosperity on her porch. "Ma'am, do you have time for a quick survey about the economy?"
Jul 29, 2015

JUST POSTED: Inside the Koch network’s plan to create a permanent ground force wpo.st/VQVS0

Jul 29, 2015

Inside the Koch network’s plan to create a permanent ground force wpo.st/VQVS0

Jul 29, 2015

How the Koch network is consumed with replicating the data-driven field operation that helped reelect Obama wpo.st/VQVS0

Jul 29, 2015

Inside the Koch network’s plan to create a permanent ground force: wpo.st/VQVS0

Jul 29, 2015

.@mateagold goes inside the Koch network’s plan to create a permanent ground force wpo.st/VQVS0

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Koch network strikes new deal to share voter data with RNC-aligned firm

washingtonpost.com — A data management company financed by a political network backed by Charles and David Koch has struck a new deal to share voter data in the 2016 cycle with a private firm aligned with the Republican National Committee, signaling a tentative truce between the rival data operations.
Jul 29, 2015

Scoop: Koch network strikes new deal to share voter data with RNC-aligned firm wpo.st/_FQS0

Jul 29, 2015

RT @mateagold: Scoop: Koch network strikes new deal to share voter data with RNC-aligned firm wpo.st/_FQS0

Jul 29, 2015

RT @mateagold: Scoop: Koch network strikes new deal to share voter data with RNC-aligned firm wpo.st/_FQS0

Jul 29, 2015

Koch network strikes new deal to share voter data with RNC-aligned firm. Scoop from @mateagold: wpo.st/_FQS0

Jul 29, 2015

Koch network strikes deal to share voter data with RNC-aligned firm. A scoop from WaPo's @mateagold wpo.st/_FQS0

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Rand Paul says Iowa will keep him from Koch donor conference

washingtonpost.com — CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky is turning down a coveted invite to a gathering of wealthy conservative donors this weekend, citing his plans to be on the campaign trail. "I'm supposed to be in Iowa," Paul told The Washington Post in a short interview Monday.

Clinton burns through millions as she assembles a political battleship

washingtonpost.com — In the first three months of her presidential campaign, Hillary Rodham Clinton has assembled a massive political battleship - hiring more than 400 staff members, collecting reams of expensive polling data and tapping top-flight consultants. The details of her sprawling operation emerged this week in a newly filed campaign finance report.
Jul 16, 2015

Just posted: Inside the massive political battleship Hillary Clinton is building wpo.st/06wQ0

Jul 16, 2015

RT @mateagold: Just posted: Inside the massive political battleship Hillary Clinton is building wpo.st/06wQ0

Jul 16, 2015

Can Clinton raise enough $ to keep up with spending pace? 67% of her donors are tapped out. w/ @anu_narayan wpo.st/06wQ0

Jul 16, 2015

RT @mateagold: Can Clinton raise enough $ to keep up with spending pace? 67% of her donors are tapped out. w/ @anu_narayan wpo.st/06wQ0

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Female donors help Hillary Clinton bring in $47.5 million in second quarter

washingtonpost.com — The $47.5 million Hillary Rodham Clinton raised during her first two and half months as a presidential candidate this year was boosted by a predominantly female donor base, her campaign said Wednesday. Of the more the 250,000 contributors who donated to Clinton, 61 percent are women.
Jul 15, 2015

Female donors help Hillary Clinton bring in $47.5 million in second quarter. wpo.st/6VoQ0

Jul 15, 2015

RT @mateagold: Female donors help Hillary Clinton bring in $47.5 million in second quarter. wpo.st/6VoQ0

2016 fundraising shows power tilting to groups backed by wealthy elite

washingtonpost.com — A small cadre of super-wealthy Americans are dominating the fundraising for the 2016 Republican presidential nominating contest, doling out huge sums to independent groups that overwhelm total contributions to the candidates. Nearly $4 of every $5 raised so far on behalf of GOP White House contenders has gone to independent groups rather than the official campaigns.
Jul 16, 2015

RT @AlecMacGillis: "Nearly $4 out of $5 raised so far on behalf of GOP contenders has gone to independent groups rather than campaigns." washingtonpost.com/politics/2016-…

Jul 15, 2015

The billionaires' election: Nearly $4 of every $5 raised for GOP candidates came from outside groups, by @mateagold wapo.st/1gCB0vo

Jul 15, 2015

The billionaires' election: Nearly $4 of every $5 raised for GOP candidates came from outside groups, by @mateagold wapo.st/1gCB0vo

Jul 15, 2015

Staggering stat: Nearly $4 of every $5 raised for GOP candidates came from outside groups, by @mateagold wapo.st/1gCB0vo

Jul 15, 2015

2016 fundraising shows power tilting to groups backed by wealthy elite. My latest on the money race: wpo.st/2vnQ0

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Jeb Bush to release names of campaign bundlers, joining Hillary Clinton

washingtonpost.com — Former Florida governor Jeb Bush plans to voluntarily release the names of fundraisers bundling contributions for his presidential bid, going further than 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney. Bush aides said Wednesday that he will release a list of bundlers who have helped raise donations for his campaign by Oct.
Jul 15, 2015

Breaking: Jeb Bush to release names of campaign bundlers, joining Hillary Clinton wpo.st/06hQ0

Jul 15, 2015

RT @mateagold: Breaking: Jeb Bush to release names of campaign bundlers, joining Hillary Clinton wpo.st/06hQ0

Jul 15, 2015

RT @mateagold: Breaking: Jeb Bush to release names of campaign bundlers, joining Hillary Clinton wpo.st/06hQ0

Jul 15, 2015

RT @mateagold: Breaking: Jeb Bush to release names of campaign bundlers, joining Hillary Clinton wpo.st/06hQ0

Jul 15, 2015

RT @mateagold: Breaking: Jeb Bush to release names of campaign bundlers, joining Hillary Clinton wpo.st/06hQ0

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Groups backed by secret donors take the lead in shaping 2016 elections

washingtonpost.com — The latest television ad touting GOP presidential contender Marco Rubio proclaims that he is "leading the fight" to stop President Obama's nuclear deal with Iran. "Lessons of history are that evil is either confronted and defeated, or it grows," Rubio says sternly, standing in front of a giant American flag.
Jul 14, 2015

Just posted: Groups backed by secret donors take the lead in shaping 2016 elections wpo.st/0aaQ0

Jul 14, 2015

Exclusive: @SenWhitehouse sending letter to @LorettaLynch calling on DOJ to investigate political nonprofits wpo.st/0aaQ0

Jul 14, 2015

Latest pro-Rubio ad by Conservative Solutions Project underscores prominent role nonprofits are playing in 2016 wpo.st/0aaQ0

Jul 14, 2015

RT @mateagold: Exclusive: @SenWhitehouse sending letter to @LorettaLynch calling on DOJ to investigate political nonprofits wpo.st/0aaQ0

Jul 14, 2015

When it comes to 2016 money, who is having the most influence? Nonprofits with secret donors: wpo.st/-daQ0

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Rick Perry’s $6 million man: Rich donors pour massive sums into 2016 super PACs

washingtonpost.com — Three rich Texas donors helped a group of super PACs backing former Texas governor Rick Perry's presidential bid raise nearly $17 million, underscoring the outsize role that wealthy individuals are having in the 2016 race. Meanwhile, two groups supporting Ohio Gov.
Jul 10, 2015

Rick Perry's $6 million man: Rich donors pour massive sums into 2016 super PACs wpo.st/gtAQ0

Jul 10, 2015

Rick Perry's $6 million man: Rich donors pour massive sums into 2016 super PACs wpo.st/OvAQ0

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Jeb Bush and allied super PAC raise an unprecedented $114 million war chest

washingtonpost.com — Supporters of former Florida governor Jeb Bush have donated more than $114 million to support his presidential bid since the beginning of the year, giving the GOP contender an unprecedented campaign treasury as he heads into the highly competitive 2016 primary contest.
Jul 09, 2015

NEW TONIGHT: @JebBush and allied super PAC raise unprecedented $114 million war chest wpo.st/u85Q0 (w/ @mateagold & @thamburger)

Jul 09, 2015

RT @edatpost: NEW TONIGHT: @JebBush and allied super PAC raise unprecedented $114 million war chest wpo.st/u85Q0 (w/ @mateagold &…

Jul 09, 2015

Bush’s financial firepower is unlike that of any previous candidate, both in size and form. Our write-up: wpo.st/8D5Q0

Jul 09, 2015

RT @mateagold: Bush’s financial firepower is unlike that of any previous candidate, both in size and form. Our write-up: wpo.st/8D5Q0

Jul 09, 2015

$50.1 million: W's raise in fall 2003, record for off-year $114 million: Jeb's first haul, with super PAC help wpo.st/8D5Q0

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Jul 29, 2015

RT @kenvogel: Important @mateagold scoop: The Koch bros & @GOP are burying the hatchet―at least when it comes to their data rivalry http://…

Jul 29, 2015

RT @MaeveReston: A dream comes true: my first #CampaignFashionReport in video & text form — at Iowa's @RAYGUNshirts (Natch.) http://t.co/4…

Jul 29, 2015

RT @ShaneGoldmacher: Chris Christie asked FEC for an extension to file his financial disclosure today but campaign says he plays to file by Fox's debate deadline

Jul 29, 2015

RT @levinecarrie: Lawyers for @ChrisChristie request extension on his pfds until Sept. 14. Is he giving up on making the debate? pic.twitter.com/Xzd8bWjjDM

Jul 29, 2015

How the Koch network is consumed with replicating the data-driven field operation that helped reelect Obama wpo.st/VQVS0

Jul 29, 2015

JUST POSTED: Inside the Koch network’s plan to create a permanent ground force wpo.st/VQVS0

Jul 29, 2015

RT @mjbeckel: And the GOP presidential field grows to 17 as former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore files official 2016 paperwork w/ FEC pic.twitter.com/8v9dCO2stq

Jul 29, 2015

So has the GOP matched what Obama campaign created with Narwhal? Some technologists are skeptical. wpo.st/e5VS0

Jul 29, 2015

New deal between i360 & Data Trust means GOP nominee will get a voter file enriched with Koch group field data wpo.st/bEUS0

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