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Dem Ad Blames Tillis For Trayvon Martin Shooting

A radio ad from a super PAC run by former aides to Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) is tying the death of Trayvon Martin to GOP Senate candidate Thom Tillis. The ad, a recording of which was posted online, says "Tillis even led the effort to pass...Show More Summary

NEA’s Next Target: Florida’s 2nd District

The National Education Association’s Super PAC has pivoted recently to close House races, spending $335,000 on an ad buy in Maine’s 2nd Congressional district last week. This week it spent $126,000 on a TV ad against incumbent GOP Rep. Steve Southerland in Florida’s 2nd District. Southerland is locked in a tight race with Democrat Gwen […]

Dark Money Will Swing the Senate

4 months agoNews : The Daily Beast

And you thought candidates were the biggest factor in their races. No, this year, battle for control of the Senate is largely being determined by big-spending super PACs and nonprofits.

First-class travel for lawmakers: A 4-Pinocchio falsehood pops up again

“Congresswoman Julia Brownley is what’s wrong with Washington. Brownley voted to allow first class air travel for Congress.” — new ad by the Congressional Leadership Fund, a Republican-leaning Super PAC Nothing depresses The Fact Checker more than seeing the same Four-Pinocchio falsehoods repeated. Show More Summary

Koch Brothers Super PAC adds another $6.5 million in TV ads

4 months agoNews : The Newsroom

The Koch brothers-backed super PAC is adding to its TV spending over the final two weeks leading up to the midterm elections, dropping an additional $6.5 million into six competitive U.S. Senate races. The ads will link Democratic candidates to President Obama.

Many Men Back Women Speak Out

Anti-abortion super PAC Women Speak Out is making its voice heard in several tight Senate races this cycle. But given its most recent donors, that voice might be a few octaves lower than you might expect. Women Speak Out was founded as an offshoot of the Susan B. Anthony List in 2012, joining the election season fray with an ad narrated by…

Democratic ‘Super PAC’ Takes a Pass on South Dakota

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is investing $1 million in the South Dakota Senate race, but a "super PAC" tied to Harry Reid has not.

NEA Drops $335K Into House Race in Maine

The National Education Association’s Super PAC has concentrated almost exclusively on trying to preserve the Democratic majority in the U.S. Senate, but last week it made a $335,000 expenditure to produce and air ads in Maine’s 2nd Congressional District against Republican Bruce Poliquin. Poliquin has a slight lead in the polls over Democrat Emily Cain, […]

NEA Spending Almost $80 Per Arkansas Member on Senate Race

The National Education Association’s Super PAC dropped another $350,000 on a media buy in the Arkansas U.S. Senate race, bringing its total spending in the state to about $840,000. The teachers’ union represents fewer than 11,000 working public education employees in Arkansas (out of about 32,000).

NEA Super PAC Targeting Tillis

NEA Advocacy Fund, the super PAC affiliated with the country’s largest union, is showing its spending clout in the North Carolina Senate race with less than a month to go before the midterm elections. The National Education Association boasts three million members working in education from the preschool to the postgraduate level. Its super PAC…

Cast Your Ballot for Animals

The animals are counting on us to participate in this election. See our voter guide for a list of HSLF-endorsed candidates in your state, and vote!       Related Stories Super PAC Forms to Promote Animal Abuse 100 Years of Solitude: Extinction Story Calls for Action Today The Movement for Hens to Move  

Crowd Funding Lifts Democrat Weiland in South Dakota

A crowd-funded super PAC on Tuesday announced plans to spend $1 million on behalf of the Democratic candidate for an open U.S. Senate seat from South Dakota, aiming to shake up a race that favors the Republican.

Super PAC(ked) With Out-of-State Money

They may be called super PACs, but they can’t be everywhere at once. It’s become fashionable for these committees, which can spend unlimited amounts on ads backing or attacking candidates anywhere in the country, to tout their allegiance to a state. But as often as not, an OpenSecrets Blog analysis found, they run mainly on out-of-state money. We tallied up…

Tom Steyer's NextGen PAC Misleadingly Hits Rick Scott In Spanish

Tom Steyer’s NextGen Climate super PAC hit Florida Gov. Rick Scott on climate change and oil drilling with a less than honest bi-lingual ad, ironically enough, entitled "Fraud." "... a Spanish-language TV ad running in the Miami area...Show More Summary

Big greens are spending big green in 2014 midterms

A climate change super PAC, funded by billionaire investor Tom Steyer, backs up its sometimes zany stunts with a whole lot of cash.

Anti-Choice Super PAC Aims to Swing Senate Control With Attacks on Pro-Choice Democrats

During a panel session at the Values Voter Summit on Saturday, the head of the Susan B. Anthony List’s super PAC said the group will continue targeting incumbent Democratic Sens. Kay Hagan (NC), Mary Landrieu (LA), and Mark Pryor (AR)...Show More Summary

Not 'Ready for Hillary'? Too Bad

5 months agoNews : Reason

Abandon hope all ye who enter: Some poor children's first experience of this world will be swaddled in a "Born Ready for Hillary" onesie. The item is for sale on the website of the Ready for Hillary Super PAC, created to support Clinton in the 2016 presidential run she's still "weighing". Show More Summary

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