After weeks of demurring and being attacked by Republicans over the issue, Phil Bredesen announced his decision Friday.
The guidance slightly broadens the types of donors whose identities are newly subject to disclosure.
GOP groups are making a last-ditch effort to prop up Rep. Marsha Blackburn, a Trump ally.
Transparency advocates lauded the decision but said groups will find ways to skirt the new regulations.
The official’s use of Trump 2016 campaign photo and slogan in a tweet constituted political activity, investigators found.
Donors are cutting seven-figure checks to the super PAC backing Senate Democrats, in a sign of intensifying hopes on the left of flipping control of the chamber.
The spending is part of a multimillion-dollar advertising battle over embattled Supreme Court nominee.
The Koch group says it plans to seek further review, potentially setting up a path to a challenge before the Supreme Court.
Donors are eschewing the Democratic Party apparatus, diving into individual races and giving directly to candidate committees.
With a new super PAC, the network aligned with billionaire Charles Koch aims to expand its influence in Washington.
Former president Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign committee paid a penalty for a civil infraction. Cohen admitted to criminal violations of election law.
The billionaire couple shelled out $25 million in July to the main super PAC supporting Senate Republicans, bringing their support for holding the GOP majority in both chambers of Congress to $55 million this cycle.
The Federal Election Commission flagged Dowd’s donations among 180 cases of impermissible contributions to the president’s reelection committee.
Since the majority of women seeking House seats are not incumbents, they have to build donor networks from scratch — a task often made more difficult because of their gender, candidates said.
The decision by the conservative political network to hold its firepower in key races comes as its leaders have criticized the Trump administration and GOP leaders.
At two-day gathering, officials with the conservative donor powerhouse issued warnings to GOP over tariffs, immigration and the political atmosphere.
“They’re doing whatever they can to close themselves off from the new, hold on to the past and prevent change,” Koch says in a video referring to the administration’s trade policy.
Overhauling the criminal justice system is one of the top priorities of the network, which leans libertarian with a small-government, free-market agenda.
Their efforts are just the beginning of the high-stakes fight over the nomination, fueled by money from unidentified donors.