Articles Tagged 'Super PACs'
Where Are the GOP Super PACs in the Massachusetts Special?
Maybe this race isnâ€™t as close as advertised.
Despite two new public polls showing a 7-point race, the Republican-aligned outside groups that swamped the 2012 landscape with TV advertising are still nowhere to be found in the special election for Senate in Massachusetts.
American Crossroads, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and other groups generally supportive of Republican candidates have so… READ MORE
Romney Supporters Paid More Than Obamaâ€™s for Same TV Air Time
Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, his allied super-political action committees and the Republican National Committee matched the $1 billion-plus raised by President Barack Obama, the… READ MORE
Pricey election bails out Postal Service
WASHINGTON (CNNMoney) — The 2012 election season couldn’t have come at a better time for the U.S. Postal Service.
While still low on cash, the… READ MORE
Corporations under pressure on political spending
By Fredreka Schouten and Martha T. Moore, USA TODAY
WASHINGTON â€“ American companies are discovering the perils of politics as activists and public pension fund… READ MORE
Obama outraises his Republican opponents in February
By Fredreka Schouten, USA TODAY
WASHINGTON â€“Â President ObamaÂ raised more campaign money last month than any of the Republicans vying to replace him, but leading Republican outside groups are outstripping Democratic-aligned super PACs in fundraising, new figures show.
Obama collected $21.3 million in his campaign account in February, not counting millions more he has raised for theÂ Democratic National… READ MORE
Financial disclosures show power of super PACs Financial disclosures show power of super PACs
By Fredreka Schouten, USA TODAY
Some Super PACs, outside groups that can raise and spend unlimited funds to help elect or defeat candidates, have spent heavily to influence the presidential race. Some of these groups released new numbers Monday night.
Presidential candidateÂ Mitt Romney‘s fundraising dipped to $6.5 million in January, as he struggled to fend off his Republican rivals… READ MORE
Super-Pacs erode Obamaâ€™s advantage
By Richard McGregor, Financial Times
Republicans are rapidly eroding the huge funding advantage that propelled Barack Obama into the White House, with wealthy donors flooding new conservative campaign groups with cash before theÂ presidential election in November.
The super-political action committee backing Mitt Romney,Â the Republican frontrunner for the 2012 nomination, raised $30m last year, according to filings with the… READ MORE
Senate Democrats Criticize Super PACs
ByÂ Eliza Newlin Carney,Â Roll Call
Senate Democrats today voiced outrage over recent public disclosures showing tens of millions in corporate donations to largely GOP-friendly super PACs and announced plans for a task force, hearings and legislation to rein in unrestricted campaign money.
â€œWeâ€™re now living in a world created by the Citizens United decision, and itâ€™s a disaster for… READ MORE
Naming names behind slew of super PAC ads
By Fredreka Schouten, Christopher Schnaars and Gregory Korte, USA TODAY
WASHINGTON â€“ A Wyoming mutual fund manager and a Silicon Valley Internet pioneer are among the wealthy donors behind the blitzkrieg of ads driving the Republican presidential primaries, campaign-finance reports filed Tuesday show.
Super PACs, a type of political action committee, have barraged voters with TV ads in early primary… READ MORE
Super PACs could change historic winnowing pattern
By Rudolph Bell, The Greenville (S.C.) News
GREENVILLE, S.C. â€“ In the past, conventional wisdom said a presidential candidate was going to have trouble raising money if he hadn’t shown sufficient popularity by the timeSouth CaroliniansÂ voted in their first-in-the-South primary.
That may still be true, but there’s a new wrinkle this cycle that could change the historic winnowing pattern… READ MORE