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A federal judge has struck down New York state's $150,000 annual limit on individuals' contributions

3 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Gawker

A federal judge has struck down New York state's $150,000 annual limit on individuals' contributions to super PACs. Buy yourselves some of that Free Speech™, y'all. It's really getting to be worth something. Read more...

Are Democrat Candidates Illegally Coordinating with Harry Reid's Majority PAC?

Are Democrat candidates violating campaign finance laws to coordinate attacks on the GOP with Super PACs? The NRSC argues that there is an unmistakable pattern to these attacks. First an attack shows up on a candidate's website in "an...Show More Summary

Morning 10: Pre-K application surge | Casino geography | NY super PACs

The city received more than 40,000 applications for its approximately 20,000 public school-based prekindergarten seats next fall, a 36% increase from 2013. Most of the 22 firms now vying for the... To view the full story, click the title link.

Court strikes down New York cap on independent PAC donations

In a major decision that could radically alter elections in the Empire State by paving the way for domination by tycoons with cash to burn on so-called “super PACs,” Manhattan Federal Judge Paul Crotty ruled the $150,000 annual cap unconstitutional.

Federal Judge Strikes Down New York’s Super PAC Limits

Judge Paul Crotty reluctantly ruled that the laws could not overcome First Amendment scrutiny given recent Supreme Court decisions

Super PACs supersize union political spending

By Nathan A. Benefield, newpittsburghcourieronline.com Last month, a federal judge ruled that a new breed of political money machines—called “super PACs”—can get involved in Pennsylvania elections using an unlimited amount of union dues money. Show More Summary

House Majority PAC reserves $6.5 million in fall TV time on behalf of Democrats

3 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Democratic Rep. Cheri Bustos of Illinois, one of the House Majoriy PAC's beneficiaries The Democratic-aligned House Majority PAC, which you can think of as the official unofficial super PAC of the DCCCC, has released a list of 24 districts where it's made its first fall ad reservations of the cycle. Show More Summary

World of Clinton super PACs growing

Washington (CNN) - How many variations of Hillary Clinton 2016 can you think of? It's an operative question for those organizing super PACs around a possible Clinton run at the presidency in 2016. Here’s a partial list of what is already taken: HillaryPAC, Hillary For The Win, Time for Hillary, Ready for Hillary, Madam Hillary […]

Here come the positive campaign ads. Wait, what?

3 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

"Scott Brown. He, um, owns a truck." Oh Gawd, this is going to be hilarious to watch. Some of the best-known “super PACs” and outside groups — like Americans for Prosperity, which is backed by the conservative billionaires David H. and Charles G. Show More Summary

Dominance Displays Among the GOP Hardcore

#GOPScamPAC RT @AaronBlakeWP: The Draft Ben Carson super PAC raised $2.4m last quarter. Spent $2.2m on fundraising. http://t.co/mn69shtY2A — Brad Friedman (@TheBradBlog) April 17, 2014 Jane Goodall explained for us, fifty years ago, how a crafty primate could use the simple tools at hand to increase his noise-producing capacity, and thereby his social dominance in [Read more...]

Texas Republican Launches and Quickly Folds 'Boats N' Hoes' Super PAC

3 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

A high-level employee at a prominent Texas firm that has provided consulting services to some prominent Republicans in the Lone Star State will be closing his Boats N' Hoes Super PAC this week, after people found out about it. This is a dark day in both the world of boats and the world of hoes. Show More Summary

In a Switch, Some Campaign Ads Press the Positive

Some of the best-known “super PACs” are making an effort to also cast their candidates in an appealing way instead of solely attacking opponents.

Prominent Pro-Amnesty GOP Super PAC Raises No Money in First Quarter

A prominent super PAC of key allies of President George W. Bush and failed presidential candidate Mitt Romney, formed to give Republicans who support amnesty legislation air cover, failed to raise any money during the first quarter of this year. Show More Summary

Texas 'Boats 'N Hoes' PAC disbands

Nowadays, it seems like there's a political action committee for everything. There's a PAC for legalizing marijuana, a super PAC for John Bolton's non-existent presidential campaign, and, until Thursday, there was a PAC with the questionable name "Boats 'N Hoes." Don't let the moniker fool you though. Show More Summary

Behind the Ad: Who's zoomin' who in the North Carolina GOP Senate race?

By Richard K. Barry Tom Tillis Who: Senate Majority PAC (Democratic super PAC) Where: North Carolina What's going on: Well, this one really climbs into the gutter. In this ad, the Democrats attack Republican state House Speaker ThomShow More Summary

With hopes of winning issue, group trumpets Hillary Clinton's income inequality record

Washington (CNN) – Correct the Record, the communications and rapid response arm of a pro-Hillary Clinton super PAC, is touting the former secretary of state's record on income inequality at the same time as national Democrats seize on what they see as a winning electoral issue. In a research report title "Hillary Clinton: A Lifetime […]

Pro-Gay Republican Super PAC Reports $2.75 Million Take in First Quarter

3 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Paul Singer's American Unity Super PAC, which was launched in June 2012 by billionaire Paul Singer, raised $2.75 million over the past three months, most donated by Singer himself: The three-month haul for American Unity PAC is by far the...

Pro-Gay Marriage Republican Super PAC Raises $2.75M In First Quarter

3 months agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

A Republican super PAC created to support pro-gay marriage GOP congressional candidates has raised $2.75M in the first quarter of 2014. The three-month haul for American Unity PAC is by far the biggest so far for the super PAC, which was around for the 2012 election but had relatively little funding. Show More Summary

John Bolton's Hawkish Fundraising

The former diplomat's super PAC didn't have a bad first quarter, but has yet to spend any funds supporting or attacking candidates.

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