Quick quiz: What group has donated money to conservative Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), liberal Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) and both the Republican and Democratic House campaign committees?
The answer is a political action committee called Votesane. But it’s also a trick question, because the unusual two-year-old group doesn’t really give money to anyone. Rather, it serves as a conduit for individual donors to pass money along to the candidates and committees of their choosing, regardless of party or ideological persuasion.
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Michele Bachmann was a self-styled “education researcher” making a run for a Minnesota school board seat in 1999 when the question came up at a candidate forum: If elected, would she serve all four years? Maybe not... Read Post
By Richard K. Barry (Another installment in our extensive "Behind the Ad" series.) Who: House Majority PAC. Where: Minnesota. What's going on: The House Majority PAC is working to help Democrats retake a majority in the House. In a ... Read Post