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  • Group running robocalls impersonating Trump's campaign has already raised more than $100,000

    03/03/2019 3:33:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | February 28, 2019 | Andrew Kaczynski and Nathan McDermott
    The call sounds like it is coming from President Donald Trump's 2020 re-election campaign. It even uses a recording of the President's voice: "I'm Donald Trump. Tonight I am asking you to defend our very dangerous southern border, out of love and devotion to our country." A deep-voiced narrator then comes on asking the listener to "be one of the hundreds thousands of patriots that helped President Trump finally build a the wall by making a one-time urgently needed donation to the campaign." Calls like this one, said to number more than 200,000, have helped raise more than $100,000 in...
  • House Climate Panel Democrats Got Nearly $200,000 in Fossil Fuel Industry Donations

    02/09/2019 7:47:29 AM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | 2/09/19 | PAUL BLUMENTHAL, ALEXANDER C. KAUFMAN
    The nine Democrats selected by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to serve on the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis received a combined $198,000 from fossil fuel industry political action committees in the 2018 election cycle. The majority of the donations went to Rep. Ben Ray Lujan (D-N.M.), who raised $117,000 from PACs connected to oil, gas, mining and electric utility corporations. Those donations constituted 6 percent of all contributions raised by Lujan. The rest of the appointees received scant funds from fossil fuel PACs. The data comes from the Center for Responsive Politics, a nonprofit that classifies campaign donations...
  • Texas man indicted over allegations he created fraudulent campaign PACs

    01/16/2019 6:45:12 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 3 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/16/19 | Michael Burke
    A Texas man has been indicted in federal court on counts including mail fraud, wire fraud and money laundering that stem from allegations that he raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for fraudulent political committees. Kyle Gerald Prall is accused of setting up political committees named "Feel Bern," "HC4President" and "Trump Victory" and soliciting donations he claimed would support the candidacies of Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Prall was indicted Tuesday by a federal grand jury in Austin. Prall allegedly raised more than $300,000 in contributions to "Feel Bern," more than $165,000 in contributions to "Trump Victory" and...
  • Democracy Alliance: Soros Billionaires Club for Revolution

    01/25/2017 2:34:22 PM PST · by detective · 6 replies
    The New American ^ | 25 January 2017 | William F. Jasper
    Even as Democrats publicly and loudly decry corporatist political “dark money,” billionaire Democrats and other donors funnel hundreds of millions to radical and violent causes.   Barely a week had passed after Donald Trump’s historic upset in the November 8 presidential election, but some of the world’s richest individuals were already launching a counteroffensive. George Soros and his fellow deep-pocket funders of the Democratic Party and left-wing causes gathered with a lineup of party activists and luminaries from Hollywood, K Street, and Wall Street for a three-day “investment conference” (November 15-17) at the luxurious Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington, D.C....
  • Corey Lewandowski’s pro-Trump Superpac to do battle with the left

    09/18/2017 8:53:55 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 7 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 9/18/17 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    "The deeply entrenched establishment refuses to step down and is attempting to overturn the 2016 election. They've joined forces with the media to pump out fake news and sabotage President Trump," says former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski as he launches his new, "America F1rst Action Superpac." Promising to "challenge the fake news head-on, report the truth about president Trump's accomplishments and fight for the agenda you voted for," Lewandowski is making a nationwide appeal to loyal Trump supporters, Conservatives and Make America Great Again devotees to join him in this epic battle with the Deep State and compliant Media. He...
  • David Brock’s Media Matters Allegedly Hid Income From IRS For Years

    03/14/2017 10:40:25 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 32 replies
    In December 2016, a largely unnoticed report from The Citizen’s Audit revealed that David Brock’s Media Matter’s allegedly hid $1 million from the IRS spanning 2010 to 2014. Brock’s Media Matters owns a lease to the entire 6th floor of a building in Washington D.C. – also reported by The Citizen’s Audit – and subleases office space to thirteen other organizations. However, the city of Washington D.C. only recognizes one registered occupant on the 6th floor – Media Matters for America. If they all share the same floor space and pay rent to Brock, that's something to tell the IRS....
  • Obama PACs Bus Protesters To GOP Town Halls

    02/12/2017 2:30:14 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 36 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 12, 2017 | By Phillip Stucky
    Political action committees that fundraised for President Barrack Obama during the 2012 presidential election, bused protesters to Republican town hall events nationwide earlier in February, according to a Sunday report from The Washington Post. Democrats nationwide continue to search for ways to oppose President Donald Trump after the 2016 election, and they are digging deep into funding from years ago. An unnamed pro-Obama super PAC organized protests at several town halls, going so far as busing protesters outside the member’s districts. Since super PACS were legalized in the 2010 Citizens United Supreme Court decision, this marks the first time that...
  • Wikileaks Shows Campaign Illegally Setting up a PAC

    10/23/2016 9:17:30 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 19 replies
    Email at link has this attachment: MEMORANDUM To: John From: Sean RE: Framework Date: July 31, 2013 Sine Qua Non 1 - A board for Priorities USA Action SuperPAC that includes: You and Jim Messina as Chairs Capricia Marshall (The donors all respect her immensely) Paul Begala Minyon Moore Michael Whouley (Harold Ickes and Greg Speed are already on the Board) I think that if we are serious about having a functioning SuperPAC for her, it is imperative to have you and Jim as Chairs, and particularly important to have Michael and the Dewey Square folks to definitively get us...
  • Daughter of mega-donor Robert Mercer takes reins at Trump super-PAC (Link Only)

    09/07/2016 12:10:19 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 10 replies
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  • How We Killed the Tea Party

    08/14/2016 6:44:48 AM PDT · by fluorescence · 54 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | Paul H. Jossey
    Greedy PACs drained the movement with endless pleas for money to support “conservative” causes and candidates. I worked for one of them. But Tea Party ideas live on. As we watch the Republican Party tear itself to shreds over Donald Trump, perhaps it’s time to take note of another conservative political phenomenon that the GOP nominee has utterly eclipsed: the Tea Party. The Tea Party movement is pretty much dead now, but it didn’t die a natural death. It was murdered—and it was an inside job. In a half decade, the spontaneous uprising that shook official Washington degenerated into a...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Pro-Hillary group takes $200K in banned donations

    06/29/2016 8:38:48 AM PDT · by blueyon · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/29/16 | Harper Neidig and Jonathan Swan
    A super-PAC backing Hillary Clinton has accepted $200,000 in donations from a company holding multiple contracts with the federal government — despite a ban on such contributions. According to a review of contributions by The Hill, Boston-based Suffolk Construction made two contributions of $100,000 to Priorities USA, which is backing the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee. At the time it made the contributions, Suffolk held multiple contracts worth $976,560 with the Department of Defense for maintenance and construction projects at a Naval base in Newport, R.I., and the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y., according to the government website USASpending.gov....
  • Leaked Memo Teaches Clinton Staffers How To Break Campaign Finance Laws And Get Away With It

    06/21/2016 8:28:48 AM PDT · by blueyon · 22 replies
    TheDailyCaller ^ | 6/20/16 | Christian Datoc
    "Leaked Memo Teaches Clinton Staffers How To Break Campaign Finance Laws And Get Away with it" A leaked 2015 memo appears to give Hillary Clinton staffers advice on how to solicit large-sum donations from Super PACs without breaking campaign finance law restricting that behavior.
  • Amish for Trump

    05/29/2016 10:58:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Politico ^ | May 29, 2016 | Katie Glueck
    The Amish don’t read Donald Trump’s tweets and can’t watch his television appearances, and voting is practically against their religion. But that’s not stopping a group of Trump allies with ties to Ben Carson and Newt Gingrich from mounting a campaign to turn them out anyway. Amish PAC was started by an alum of a pro-Carson super PAC, an ex-Amish donor to that super PAC and an employee of Gingrich Productions. The group is planning to mount an old-fashioned, billboards-and-newspaper-ads effort this summer, designed to encourage Amish people in Pennsylvania and Ohio to turn out for Trump in November....
  • Trump's Message on Super PACS Takes General Election Turn

    05/20/2016 3:34:17 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 20 replies
    NBC News ^ | May 20, 2016 | Ali VITALI , Alexandra JAFFE, Katy TUR, Anthony TERRELL and Hallie JACKSON
    Donald Trump has devoted much of his campaign to railing against a corrupt system where politicians must answer to their donors — and to promising his supporters that he will break that mold.... As more super PACs continue to emerge, ... The candidate won't definitively rule out super PAC funding, instead suggesting that he doesn't want it for himself, but for the Republican Party. "I do love self-funding," he told MSNBC's Morning Joe in April. "... I really won't be asking for money for myself, I'll be asking money for the party." Trump campaign manager, ... is still ruling out...
  • Sheldon Adelson Is Poised to Give Donald Trump a Donation Boost ($100 million+)

    05/14/2016 8:12:56 AM PDT · by dennisw · 74 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 14 May | Jonathan Martin
    The casino magnate Sheldon G. Adelson told Donald J. Trump in a private meeting last week that he was willing to contribute more to help elect him than he has to any previous campaign, a sum that could exceed $100 million, according to two Republicans with direct knowledge of Mr. Adelson’s commitment. As significant, Mr. Adelson, a billionaire based in Las Vegas, has decided that he will significantly scale back his giving to congressional Republicans and direct most of his contributions to groups dedicated to Mr. Trump’s campaign. The two Republicans familiar with Mr. Adelson’s plans spoke anonymously because they...
  • John Kasich's Campaign Frustrated With Stop-Trump Movement

    04/13/2016 2:02:07 PM PDT · by Savage Rider · 8 replies
    NBC News ^ | Apr 13 2016 | Leigh Ann Caldwell and Kailani Koenig
    The campaign of Ohio Gov. John Kasich, one of three remaining candidates in the Republican presidential primary, is growing frustrated by a stop-Donald Trump effort that in their view has become more pro-Ted Cruz than anti-Trump. Kasich's team insinuates that the stop-Trump effort is ignoring the delegate-rich state of New York because Cruz is polling in third place. They are also concerned that anti-Trump efforts will not enter Pennsylvania, either, another state where Kasich is also in second place.
  • The Paid DC Shills Continue – Erick Erickson Now Attacks Paul Ryan Primary Opponent…

    04/08/2016 3:37:12 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 14 replies
    theconservativetreehouse.com ^ | 4/7/16 | Sundance
    It’s predictable; it’s transparent (if you dig into it); and yet it remains as one of the most undiscussed aspects to the current political climate: Multi-media political pundits, including big name National Radio Talk Show Hosts, being paid by DC operatives, Super-PACs, and Campaigns to protect the establishment figures. (see here) They hide, at least they try to, behind layers of constructed LLC’s intended to protect them from sunlight. They also rely upon delays in legally required reporting timeframes to carry out their goals and avoid discovery until after they have been successful in their efforts.
  • Anti-Trump groups hope a Cruz win in Wisconsin will invigorate donors

    04/01/2016 6:08:23 AM PDT · by McGruff · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 1, 2015 | Jonathan Swan
    Conservative groups are banking on a Ted Cruz victory in Tuesday’s Wisconsin primary to halt Donald Trump’s momentum and convince increasingly dubious millionaires to keep funding the "Never Trump" movement. “We really see it as a game changer,” said Doug Sachtleben, communications director at the Club for Growth, one of the three main conservative groups dropping millions on attack ads against Trump. While Republican operatives running anti-Trump groups insist publicly that there are no “make or break” states there is a growing private consensus that a Cruz victory in Wisconsin wouldbe crucial to convince wealthy conservatives who dislike Trump that...
  • Ted Cruz PAC Attacks Melania Trump Then #NeverTrump Crowd Cries Foul When Trump Hits Back

    03/24/2016 9:41:30 AM PDT · by bobsunshine · 290 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | March 24, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    Donald Trump and Ted Cruz exchanged barbs on Twitter Tuesday night after a pro-Cruz PAC ran an ad targeting Trump’s wife Melania. The ad was released by the Make America Awesome PAC and first reported by Buzzfeed on Monday. The group, headed by Liz Mair, says it is targeting Mormon voters with the Facebook ads. .... Last night Donald Trump responded by retweeting this photo of Melania Trump and Heidi Cruz. "A picture is worth a thousand words" ... Today the Cruzers, Megyn Kelly, the #NeverTrump crowd lost it. As predicted, the Cruzers and #NeverTrump people are now attacking Donald...
  • How ‘ghost corporations’ are funding the 2016 election

    03/19/2016 3:31:47 PM PDT · by kindred · 11 replies
    https://www.washingtonpost.com ^ | 3-18-16 | Matea Gold and Anu Narayanswamy
    Two days before Christmas, a trust called DE First Holdings was quietly formed in Delaware, where corporations are required to reveal little about their workings. A day later, the entity dropped $1 million into a super PAC with ties to Jersey City, N.J., Mayor Steven Fulop, a Democrat considering a gubernatorial bid. The trust, whose owner remains unknown, is part of a growing cadre of mystery outfits financing big-money super PACs. Many were formed just days or weeks before making six- or ­seven-figure contributions — an arrangement that election law experts say violates a long-standing federal ban on straw donors....