Articles Tagged 'Super PACs'

Where Are the GOP Super PACs in the Massachusetts Special?

Maybe this race isn’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 Obama’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

October 15, 2012
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

April 15, 2012
By Fredreka Schouten and Martha T. Moore, USA TODAY WASHINGTON – American companies are discovering the perils of politics as activists and public pension fund… READ MORE

Obama outraises his Republican opponents in February

March 21, 2012

By Fredreka Schouten, USA TODAY

WASHINGTON – President Obama 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 the Democratic National… READ MORE

Financial disclosures show power of super PACs Financial disclosures show power of super PACs

February 21, 2012

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 candidate 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 Obama’s advantage

February 2, 2012
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 the presidential election in November. The super-political action committee backing Mitt Romney, the Republican frontrunner for the 2012 nomination, raised $30m last year, according to filings with the… READ MORE

Senate Democrats Criticize Super PACs

February 2, 2012
By Eliza Newlin Carney, 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. “We’re now living in a world created by the Citizens United decision, and it’s a disaster for… READ MORE

Naming names behind slew of super PAC ads

February 1, 2012

By Fredreka Schouten, Christopher Schnaars and Gregory Korte, USA TODAY

WASHINGTON – 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

January 16, 2012

By Rudolph Bell, The Greenville (S.C.) News

GREENVILLE, S.C. – 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 Carolinians 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

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