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  • 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....
  • The oligarchs' super-PAC anti-Trump savagery

    03/08/2016 6:36:57 AM PST · by vekzen · 38 replies
    WND ^ | 3/7/2016 | Pat Buchanan
    Not in memory has the leadership of a party been so out of touch. The Republican rank and file are in revolt, not only against the failures of their fathers but the policies of their present rulers. Fully 116 members of the GOP’s national security community, many of them veterans of Bush administrations, have signed an open letter threatening that, if Trump is nominated, they will all desert, and some will defect – to Hillary Clinton! In every primary upcoming, Trump is under a ceaseless barrage of attack ads on radio, TV, cable and social media, paid for by super...
  • Unions are Super PACS

    03/02/2016 9:15:24 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 2/29/2016 | Jack Spencer
    An unexpected burst of plain speaking recently swerved the race for the Democratic presidential nomination off the customary narrative. Howard Dean, the former head of the Democratic National Committee and candidate for the party's 2004 nomination, not only admitted but asserted that labor unions are super PACs. While on the campaign trail, Dean — a Hillary Clinton supporter — described unions as super PACs while attempting to counter suggestions that Clinton was beholden to Wall Street, after collecting significant sums for speeches at financial industry events. “Why does Hillary Clinton have to put up with a double standard?” Dean asked....
  • Bush Super PAC Delays Super Tuesday Ad Buy Again

    02/15/2016 8:55:58 PM PST · by drewh · 5 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | 2.15.16 11:52
    Right to Rise, the super PAC backing Jeb Bush’s campaign, is for the second time delaying its planned television ad campaign in the Super Tuesday states as it focuses on the critical race in South Carolina. According to a person familiar with the decision, the ads for the March 1 races—when 571 pledged delegates will be bound across 13 states—will be delayed until after the South Carolina primary on Saturday. A Right to Rise spokesman said the delay will help it determine where to prioritize spending in the coming primaries. The decision follows a similar move announced on Feb. 10,...
  • Mysterious Super PAC Linked to Rubio-Romney Promises to “Kill Off” Trump in South Carolina

    02/12/2016 6:31:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 81 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | February 10, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    A mysterious Super PAC with links to Rubio and Romney promises to "kill off" Donald Trump in South Carolina. DC Whispers reported: This mysterious, Mitt-Romney-linked Super PAC is letting it be known they are prepared for all-out war to ensure Mr. Trump gets nowhere near the GOP nomination. The name of the "anyone but Trump" multi-million dollar effort calls itself the, Our Principles PAC and is headed by former Mitt Romney deputy campaign manager, Katie Packer. One of Packer's oft-repeated complaints against Donald Trump is that he is a RINO. That's right, the former Deputy campaign manager for MITT ROMNEY,...
  • Politico: Trump Freezes Establishment Mega-Donors in Place

    02/12/2016 11:19:40 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/12/2016
    Some of the biggest Republican donors, who collectively have contributed tens of millions of dollars to shape the presidential race, are tightening their purse strings out of frustration with their inability to boost their favored candidates, or to slow Donald Trump. Rather than continuing to write huge checks to support the cluster of establishment candidates jockeying to emerge as the leading alternative to Trump, a billionaire real estate showman roundly despised by the GOP elite, these donors have mostly retreated to the sidelines. They're watching anxiously, hoping that the field sorts itself out, according to interviews with a half dozen...
  • Trump open to campaign finance reform

    01/18/2016 4:29:32 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 119 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 17, 2016 | Bradford Richardson
    Pointing to the effects of "horrible" super-PACs, Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump on Sunday said America needs to come up with a solution to keep big money out of politics. "Well, I think you need it, because I think PACs are a horrible thing," Trump said on CNN's "State of the Union" when asked if he would pursue campaign finance reform. The billionaire businessman, who said he is self-financing his campaign, said the wall separating super-PACs and candidates running for public office is illusory. "First of all, everyone's dealing with their PAC. You know, it's supposed to be like this...
  • Sarah Palin's PAC spent $1.4 million in 2015, gave just $23,500 to campaigns

    02/04/2016 4:26:07 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 184 replies
    SeattlePI ^ | February 4, 2016 | JOEL CONNELLY
    Ex-Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin launched her political action fund, Sarah PAC, in 2009 with the stated purpose "to help elect principled conservative leaders" across the country. But the latest Federal Election Commission filing indicates that money raised in small contributions by Sarah PAC is going to consultants, speech-writing services, direct-mail appeals, as well as stays by Palin in fancy hotels. Sarah PAC raised $950,000 in 2015, spent a total of $1.4 million, and donated just 23,500 to 45 campaigns. It also...
  • Donors gave a super PAC $6 million. Candidates actually got about $140,000

    12/11/2015 8:45:31 AM PST · by AuntB · 22 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | Nov. 25, 2015 | Joseph Tanfani and Maloy Moore
    Before he entered the race for the White House, Ben Carson signed on to a campaign to raise money to fight Obamacare. When Juanita McMillon saw his name, she was eager to get out her checkbook... She gave $350. Her money went to the American Legacy PAC, an organization with ties to former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. With Carson as the face of its Save Our Healthcare campaign, American Legacy raised close to $6 million in 2014 — and spent nearly all of it paying the consultants and firms that raised the money. Just 2% was donated to Republican candidates...
  • Whoopsie – Federal Elections Commission Opens Inquiry…(Cruz/Carly PACs)

    09/25/2015 8:44:40 PM PDT · by Jane Long · 196 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | September 25, 2015 | sundance
    The FEC has opened an inquiry (see pdf below) into Ted Cruz Super-PAC (KtP) and Carly Fiorina Super-PAC (CfA). I’ll just drop this here as a reminder to what we previously said was going to happen; when you know the “splitters” you know the most likely scenario... ....Keep The Promise (KtP) Super-PAC is a pro-Ted Cruz PAC run by David Barton. David Barton is also Chairman of Mercury One Charities (Glenn Beck)... ...Carly For America (CfA) Super – PAC is a pro-Carly Fiorina PAC. The FEC is asking why would Keep The Promise (Ted Cruz PAC) be giving money to...
  • How Bad PACs Are Killing The Conservative Movement

    02/21/2015 4:11:18 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 21, 2015 | John Hawkins
    Earlier this week, my website Right Wing News put out a report called 50 Million Down The Tubes: How 17 Conservative PACs Are Spending Their Money. That report was based on 170 pages of research I had commissioned into how conservative PACs are spending their money and the numbers of the 10 groups on the bottom were so bad that I was genuinely shocked, which doesn’t happen very often. Just in case you’re wondering, those bottom 10 PACs you’re looking at spent $54,318,498, but only $3,621,896 of that money went to candidates via direct contributions or independent expenditures on their...
  • 50 Million Down The Tubes: How 17 Conservative PACs Are Spending Their Money (Stunning Disclosure)

    02/17/2015 7:51:04 AM PST · by xzins · 58 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | 17 Feb 15 | John Hawkins
    The late, great Eric Hoffer once said that, “Every great cause begins as a movement, becomes a business, and eventually degenerates into a racket.” Some people have started to wonder whether that’s happened to groups in the conservative movement – and that’s understandable. Reports about sleazy activities by conservative groups have not exactly been in short supply over the last couple of years. Damaging stories have popped up on the Daily Beast, Mother Jones, Washington Post, the Politico and at the Daily Caller among other outlets. Additionally, for those of us who have a lot of friends in the Tea...
  • 50 Million Down The Tubes: How 17 Conservative PACs Are Spending Their Money (VERY enlightening)

    02/17/2015 8:13:25 AM PST · by Eric Pode of Croydon · 14 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | 17 Feb 2015 | John Hawkins
    The late, great Eric Hoffer once said that, “Every great cause begins as a movement, becomes a business, and eventually degenerates into a racket.” Some people have started to wonder whether that’s happened to groups in the conservative movement – and that’s understandable. Reports about sleazy activities by conservative groups have not exactly been in short supply over the last couple of years. Damaging stories have popped up on the Daily Beast[1], Mother Jones[2], Washington Post[3], the Politico[4] and at the Daily Caller[5] among other outlets. Additionally, for those of us who have a lot of friends in the Tea...
  • Mike Bloomberg takes his money local

    11/12/2014 3:04:35 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 7 replies
    Politico ^ | 11.11.14 | Mike Allen
    Michael Bloomberg’s $40 million spending splurge on politics for this year’s election taught him a lesson for 2016: You get a much better bang for your buck by trying to tip state and local elections than high-profile federal ones. So as the former New York mayor turned activist for gun control, healthier food choices, education reform, and other issues makes his spending plans for the next two years, he plans to weight his contributions more toward ballot measures, governor and school-board candidates, and away from House and Senate races, which have become glutted with outside money. “You can keep hitting...
  • Democrats lost the big-money game in midterm election

    11/09/2014 7:05:40 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | November 8, 2014 | By JOSEPH TANFANI
    Facing a tough midterm election, Democrats put aside some of their remaining scruples about the new age of unlimited campaign spending and courted unions and hedge-fund billionaires for big checks to try to salvage a Senate majority. They spent a lot of money. But not enough. This year, in a reversal of 2012, the big-money Democratic donors watched their investments return little on election night Tuesday. Although Republicans outspent them overall, Democrats got beaten even in states like Colorado and North Carolina where they spent the same or even a little more than Republicans. "We just saw a national tsunami,"...
  • Right-Wing PACs' Formula: Lose Races, Rake In the Cash (BARF ALERT)

    08/14/2014 2:36:52 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 7 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 8/13/14 | Patricia Murphy
    As Tea Party-affiliated Super PACs keep losing elections, their grassroots fundraising keeps going up, up, up. What’s the mentality there? Despite losing eight of nine GOP Senate primaries and being nearly shut out in a handful of Republican-on-Republican House showdowns in 2014, the three top D.C.-based Super PACs that fueled many of those losing efforts are continuing to rake in donations from supporters across the country. According to the latest monthly filings with the Federal Election Commission compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics, the groups—the Senate Conservatives Fund, Club for Growth Action, and FreedomWorks for America—all saw one of...
  • Curb Your Fluff-thusiasm -Laudatory coverage of Larry David leaves out his politicking

    08/07/2014 3:05:51 PM PDT · by BlopAndStop · 4 replies
    The Media Equalizer ^ | August 07, 2014 | Brian Maloney
    Isn’t it fun to be part of Hollywood’s elite? While controversial activities go unnoticed, you can enjoy fluff-filled coverage of your latest career developments. At the very center of this bubble-world is comedian Larry David, he of Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm fame. His media friends were thrilled to learn today he’s set to star in his first Broadway play, “Fish in the Dark”. Shockingly, he’ll play a “somebody very similar to Larry David – it might even be Larry David with a different name,” according to the New York Times:
  • Election Commission Votes to Allow Bitcoin Donations

    05/09/2014 10:28:02 AM PDT · by Theoria · 2 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 08 May 2014 | NICK CORASANITI
    The Federal Election Commission on Thursday voted to allow political committees to accept Bitcoin donations and outlined the ways that the virtual currency can be used by federally regulated campaigns. Responding to a request from a political action committee, the commissioners unanimously approved an advisory opinion that defined Bitcoins, which allows for online transactions without going through a bank or other third party, as “money or anything of value” — in essence, cash or an in-kind contribution. They also imposed some restrictions, ruling that Bitcoin donations will be capped at a cash equivalent of $100 per person per cycle, with...
  • FEC chair warns that conservative media like Drudge and Hannity face regulation --- like PACs

    05/07/2014 9:11:32 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 70 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 7 ,2014 | PAUL BEDARD
    Government officials, reacting to the growing voice of conservative news outlets, especially on the internet, are angling to curtail the media's exemption from federal election laws governing political organizations, a potentially chilling intervention that the chairman of the Federal Election Commission is vowing to fight. “I think that there are impulses in the government every day to second guess and look into the editorial decisions of conservative publishers,” warned Federal Election Commission Chairman Lee E. Goodman in an interview. “The right has begun to break the left’s media monopoly, particularly through new media outlets like the internet, and I sense...
  • Rove Syndicate Targets Conservative Consultants? Well TWO Can Play THAT Game...

    01/16/2014 5:31:11 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 13 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 16 January 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    What if conservative FReepers/bloggers/online activists were to instigate a boycott of major donors to Karl Rove's 'American Crossroads' and 'Crossroads GPS' SuperPACs- so that underwriting Rove's war on the Gee-Oh-Pee's own base comes at as heavy a price as possible? Then perhaps they'll realize what they're doing is wrong.   Crossroads GPS is a 'dark money' PAC -thus not required to release donor info- but we've got enough on the original American Crossroads group to make our presence felt (via pain inflicted) while we try and sniff-out the rest. Karl Rove and his congressional allies need to be taken-out-at-the-knees...
  • "Tea Party" group drafts Gov. Palin for Senate, but does she want the job?

    05/01/2013 5:34:30 AM PDT · by Josh Painter · 31 replies
    http://sarahpalinjournal.blogspot.com/2013/05/tea-party-group-drafts-gov-palin-for.html | 5/1/13 at 6:01 AM CDST | Josh Painter
    A group organized as The Tea Party Leadership Fund is trying to draft former Alaska governor and 2008 GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin to run for the U.S. Senate in 2014. The fund claims that the former Fox News analyst would be favored to unseat incumbent Mark Begich (D-AK), whose polling numbers have suffered recently. But the organization has not even discussed its effort with Gov. Palin, and she has never expressed any real desire to be a U.S. Senator. The fund's Niger Innis says the interest of Tea Party members in a Palin run, however, is clear. "We...
  • Shawn Reilly, Of Kentucky Progress, Involved In False Voter Purge Allegations & More

    04/12/2013 12:55:12 PM PDT · by Bratch · 2 replies
    Page One Kentucky ^ | April 12, 2013 | Jacob Payne
    Click Here for Part One: Speaking Of Progress Kentucky’s Shawn Reilly And Other Problems…Shortly after the request for a Special Bailiff was made in the Zachary Scarpellini murder/manslaughter civil suit, Shawn Reilly surfaced in Louisville working on the Congressional campaign of Democrat and Iraq War veteran Andrew Horne. (Full disclosure: I was a part of the Horne Campaign but that’s where my involvement in that part of the story ends)Horne, who lost in the May 2006 primary to now-Congressman John Yarmuth, employed Reilly to staff fundraising events, hold house parties and organize voters. But he wasn’t just handling campaign grunt...
  • Palin’s SarahPAC Embarrassment: Consultants Are Cashing In

    03/30/2013 9:27:04 AM PDT · by Bratch · 35 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | Mar 29, 2013 | John Avlon
    She’s baaaack. Sarah Palin attempted to relaunch her political career and her political action committee, SarahPAC, on Thursday with a Web video called “Loaded for Bear,” which presented the former Alaska governor as the new kingmaker for conservative populists in the GOP. The video riffed off her speech at CPAC, in which Palin railed against “the big consultants, the big money men, and the big bad media.” But there’s an irony alert ahead: the current stated purpose of SarahPAC is to raise money ahead of the 2014 election—most of which will be spent on conservative consultants. Don't believe me? Well,...
  • Vanity: Exactly who is the "Republican Majority Campaign"?

    02/18/2013 7:12:54 AM PST · by Raven6 · 26 replies
    self | 02-18-2013 | Raven6
    I apologize if this has been discussed before... I searched and found nothing.We've been getting a lot of phone calls as of late from a group called "Republican Majority Campaign" soliciting contributions. Knowing nothing about them, I've tried to politely decline. The representatives with whom I've spoken have been more than a little bit pushy. I've asked them to send me information via the mail but they are not willing to do so without a small contribution. That doesn't cut it for me...I know that Carl Rove's group is called "American Crossroads". I personally wouldn't send them a dime, as...
  • Pelosi and Dem PACs Meddling in Colorado

    11/02/2012 10:02:59 AM PDT · by reformedcrat · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11-2-2012 | Tom Thurlow
    Stand up for your beliefs, right? If you are a conservative in a right-of-center state like Colorado, that should be simple enough. "The truth will make you free," as it is written in the Bible. Of course, in politics, that is a lot easier said than done, as Joe Coors, Republican candidate for Congress in Colorado's 7th congressional district, is now finding out. Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/11/pelosi_and_dem_pacs_meddling_in_colorado.html#ixzz2B5LsgT3O
  • Soros donates $1.5 million to pro-Obama super PACs

    09/27/2012 3:45:20 PM PDT · by yoe · 5 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | September 27, 2012 | Dan Eggen
    George Soros, the liberal billionaire investor who has largely laid low during the 2012 elections, announced $1.5 million in pledged donations Thursday to a trio of super PACs backing President Obama and congressional Democrats, PAC officials said. Soros, who became nationally prominent in 2004 when he spent more than $20 million on independent groups supporting Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.), will give $1 million to Priorities USA Action — which is supporting Obama — and $500,000 to Majority PAC and House Majority PAC, which are running ads on behalf of Democratic candidates for Congress. The move could signal a softening of...
  • Conservative PAC May Decide to Fund Todd Akin's Missouri Senate Race

    09/25/2012 12:58:55 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 24 replies
    abcnews ^ | 9/26/12 | CHRIS GOOD
    A powerful conservative PAC said today that "circumstances have changed" and it is reconsidering its decision to withhold funds for Todd Akin's bid for a Missouri Senate seat, and Akin's campaign said today they expect other groups will also resume spending. The statement by the Senate Conservatives Fund, a PAC led by South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint, comes as the 5 p.m. CT deadline for Akin to quit the race looms. The campaign remains adamant that Akin will stay in the race, despite urging from the GOP hierarchy, including Mitt Romney. "In the words of Churchill, Todd will never, never,...
  • Romney’s Money Problems

    02/21/2012 7:33:47 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 21, 2012 | Nate Silver, FiveThirtyEight
    ......MittRomney raised slightly more than his Republican rivals in January. His campaign committee, Romney for President, brought in $6.5 million in January, according to a report filed with the Federal Election Commission. By contrast, NewtGingrich raised $5.6 million, and RickSantorum and RonPaul each raised $4.5 million. But his fund-raising pace was fairly weak despite wins in New Hampshire and Florida. And Mr. Romney spent far more than his rivals in January — $18.8 million, compared with $5.9 million for his next-closest competitor, Mr. Gingrich. More worrisome, Mr. Romney spent more than he took in; his cash flow was negative $12.2...
  • Republican donor expected to provide $10 million to Gingrich SuperPAC

    02/17/2012 8:47:16 AM PST · by red flanker · 56 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | February 17, 2012 | Kevin Bohn
    Washington (CNN) - In a move that could again dramatically shake up the Republican primary race, billionaire and major Republican donor Sheldon Adelson is expected to donate an additional $10 million to the super PAC supporting Newt Gingrich, Winning Our Future, a source with knowledge of the donation told CNN. That contribution is expected soon, before the end of the month, the source said. The timing is important because Gingirch, whose campaign has been lagging, is hoping to do well in several of the upcoming Super Tuesday states that vote on March 6 to boost his effort. His allies will...
  • Romney Super PAC ad treads familiar (and false) ground

    01/27/2012 1:51:47 AM PST · by OPS4 · 4 replies
    The Hill Blog ^ | 1/24/12 | Christian Heinze
    Romney has absolved himself of having anything to do with the December Restore our Future ad, but if you don't think his campaign's fingerprints are all over it, just check out this screencap I grabbed recently.
  • Mitt Romney super PAC outspending rivals 20-to-1 in Florida

    01/23/2012 8:56:16 AM PST · by Qbert · 32 replies
    Reuters via CSMonitor ^ | January 23, 2012 | Alina Selyukh and Alexander Cohen
    Newt Gingrich's supporters are celebrating his stunning win in South Carolina, but Mitt Romney has a big jump in the next battleground state thanks to millions of dollars his backers have already poured into the Florida contest for the Republican presidential nomination. Restore Our Future has spent $5 million in Florida for Romney since mid-December. That was when the political action committee launched get-out-the-vote efforts aimed at hundreds of thousands who have sought to vote by mail or at early-voting centers well before primary on Jan. 31. The PAC's outlay is more than 20 times the amount spent in Florida...
  • Exclusive: Iowa GOP Chair Severs Ties With Strong America Now (SAN coordinating with Newt)

    12/28/2011 9:09:22 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    The Iowa Republican ^ | December 28, 2011 | Craig Robinson
    Matt Strawn, the Chairman of the Republican Party of Iowa, has disassociated himself from Strong America Now after reports that the group has a Super PAC that is advocating for one specific candidate. In the letter Strawn says, “I was surprised to learn from a member of the news media that a Strong America Now SuperPAC had been created for the express purpose of advocating for one Republican presidential candidate and opposing another Republican presidential candidate.” Strawn says that he was “given assurances that the organization would not specifically advocate for a particular candidate” when he signed on with the...
  • Fundraisers show little cash for Cain

    11/14/2011 7:04:13 AM PST · by Interesting Times · 25 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Nov. 13, 2011 | Luke Rosiak
    A felon once imprisoned for fraud is raising money in the name of Herman Cain and profiting off of it through a company he owns. It is the second group raising large amounts of Cain cash that has a history of collecting millions of dollars through politically charged mailings and spending hardly any of it on politics. Draft Herman Cain is the latest from two California men who have raised tens of millions of dollars cashing in on causes such as breast cancer and illegal immigration, with little to show for it except payments to fundraisers and themselves, an analysis...
  • Debbie Wasserman Schultz the Most Unlikely Fund-Raising Watchdog of All

    09/19/2011 2:13:11 PM PDT · by RatherBiased.com · 19 replies
    The Democratic National Committee claims it has banned contributions from special-interest groups and lobbyists under the leadership of Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D.-Fla.), an ethical standard she demands that Republicans now follow. “The refusal to accept donations from federal lobbyists and PACs [political action committees] is critical to limiting the influence of special interests in the political process,” Wasserman Schultz says. But Democrats aren’t eager to follow the edict. And neither is Chairwoman Wasserman Schultz. Under her leadership, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) was recently forced to return thousands of dollars from a dozen lobbyists after the Center for Responsive...
  • VFW moves to dissolve PAC's board

    10/18/2010 11:32:58 AM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/18/10 | Ben Smith
    The National Commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Richard Eubank, has moved to amend his organization's bylaws to dissolve its PAC, which is run independently. The PAC endorsed Democratic incumbents starting with Nancy Pelosi based on their votes on a relatively small number of votes to do with veterans in a year when many VFW members are siding against Democrats on broader policy concerns, and the PAC has already refused the VFW's entreaty that it "rescind" its endorsement. "[T]he recent endorsement decisions have, in fact, harmed the VFW’s reputation and future ability to fulfill our mission," writes Eubank in...
  • best conservative or Republican PAC's??

    09/02/2010 3:27:47 PM PDT · by cherry · 9 replies
    vanity | 9/02/10 | cherry
    best Pac's
  • The Tea Party and the Spider's Web

    08/16/2010 3:14:52 AM PDT · by Scanian · 15 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | August 16, 2010 | Mark J. Fitzgibbons
    Rick Cohen, a knowledgeable and well-qualified liberal writer for The Nonprofit Quarterly, wrote his first installment of what he says is a series about the legal structure (or lack thereof) of the Tea Party movement, entitled "The Starfish and the Tea Party." Mr. Cohen's article poses the question, "What is the organizational structure of the Tea Party?" He goes on to discuss how the book, The Starfish and the Spider, which is about the success of leaderless organizations, purportedly plays a seminal role in the approach taken by Tea Partiers to their mission and movement. From its inception, the mission...
  • Reid rejects Wall St money during reform battle - What about Wall St Lobbyists?

    05/07/2010 3:30:41 PM PDT · by Fred · 6 replies · 189+ views
    Reuters ^ | 050710 | David Morgan
    WASHINGTON, May 7 (Reuters) - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has decided to stop accepting campaign money from Wall Street firms while the financial reform battle continues in the Senate, his office said on Friday.
  • Hassan Nemazee Pleads Guilty in Manhattan Federal Court to $292 Million Bank Fraud

    03/19/2010 5:09:25 PM PDT · by Cindy · 25 replies · 662+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: Hassan Nemazee Pleads Guilty in Manhattan Federal Court to $292 Million Bank Fraud PREET BHARARA, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that HASSAN NEMAZEE pleaded guilty today to charges of defrauding Bank of America, N.A. ("BofA"), Citibank, N.A. ("Citibank"), HSBC Bank USA, N.A. ("HSBC"), and a longtime friend and business associate of a total of more than $290 million in loan proceeds. NEMAZEE entered his guilty plea before United States District Judge SIDNEY H. STEIN in Manhattan federal court. According to the superseding Information, filed today, to...
  • Donors demand refund from Specter: Political switch gets expensive as lawmaker's support shrinks

    04/30/2009 3:23:26 AM PDT · by Scanian · 15 replies · 1,211+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | April 30, 2009 | S.A. Miller
    Sen. Arlen Specter's switch to the Democratic Party is prompting his campaign donors large and small to demand their money back, including several Republican senators whose political action committees gave tens of thousands of dollars to the Pennsylvania lawmaker. Sen. Johnny Isakson didn't waste any time putting himself at the front of the refund line. The Georgia Republican asked Mr. Specter for a return of his leadership political action committee's $5,000 contribution Tuesday on the Senate floor - just hours after Mr. Specter announced he was changing his political stripes. "Senator Specter readily agreed to return the contribution," said Isakson...
  • STATE OF THE CAMPAIGN .....

    10/19/2008 6:10:07 PM PDT · by cherry · 18 replies · 673+ views
    vanity | 10/19/08 | cherry
    my first vanity ever..... I would like some confirmation of the present McPalin campaign.... I live in a no-fly zone apparently and we get no ads here... ARE there McPalin ads?...are they effective?...where are they being run,if anywhere?.....Do we have 527's and are they doing anything?.... who deserves more money right now for good work....which pac or the Rnc or the compliance fund..???.. if we had some sense of where we are, maybe some needs could get filled.... lets brainstorm.....