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Chris Christie Bolsters Political Team as Allies Launch Super PAC

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is bulking up his political team in preparation for a likely presidential bid, adding three veteran operatives who played senior roles in George W. Bush’s re-election.

“Beyond Coordination: Defining Indirect Campaign Contributions for the Super Pac Era”

Brent Ferguson has posted this draft on SSRN (forthcoming Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly).  Here is the abstract: Buckley v. Valeo held that the government may limit political contributions to candidates, but it may not limit independent campaign expenditures by individuals and … Continue reading ?

“A New Approach to Coordination Between Super PACs and Candidates in Political Fundraising”

New Harvard Law Review note: Employing the principles of the state campaign finance regimes, section III.A proposes a potential framework for the FEC and state election agencies to use in redefining existing understandings of “coordination” to account for coordinated fundraising … Continue reading ?

Billioinaire Ex-Football Team Owner Declares He’ll Be Rubio’s Sugar Daddy if He Runs

2 months agoNews : Mediaite

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) hasn't even declared himself as a candidate for the 2016 presidential election, but that hasn't stopped Floridian billionaires from declaring that they'd pour money into his campaign super PACs, if such a thing were ever established, wink wink.

Rubio Hooks a Big Super PAC Donor

“When former Florida governor Jeb Bush first jumped into the presidential race, the big question facing Sen. Marco Rubio was whether he would have enough money to compete,” the Washington Post reports. “That’s where Norman Braman comes in. The Miami [...] The post Rubio Hooks a Big Super PAC Donor appeared first on Political Wire.

Rick Perry supporters launch super PAC for 2016 presidential run

A group of Rick Perry's supporters and former advisers launched a super PAC on Thursday to promote the former Texas governor's likely campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. As a super PAC, the Opportunity and Freedom...Show More Summary

Jeb Bush Caps Donations at $1 Million. Umm…

Jeb Bush has reportedly asked potential donors to cap their contributions to the super PAC set up to support his 2016 presidential candidacy at $1 million — a request first reported in the Washington Post that has raised eyebrows around the campaign finance world. It’s an extraordinary request, and not just because it involves a candidate…

Boehner's ads attacking conservatives look like the spots Republicans ran against Dems—in 2002!

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

How does this not end in tears for John Boehner? The GOP civil war, which burst wide open with last week's Homeland Security funding debacle, has now reached a fever pitch. The American Action Network, a super PAC tied to none otherShow More Summary

Carly Fiorina forms new political action committee

Supporters of former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina announced the establishment of a new super PAC Tuesday to support a possible GOP presidential candidacy by the former Senate candidate from California. The new organization, Carly For America, is designed to "build conservative support and help lay the groundwork for a potential presidential candidacy," said Steve […]

The Inside Story Of How Citizens United Has Changed Washington Lawmaking

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

Lobbyists and trade groups have pumped huge sums into the coffers of super PACs and nonprofits connected to Speaker John Boehner, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell ever since the Citizens United decision. Show More Summary

Carly Fiorina Is Getting a CPAC Upgrade

2 months agoNews : The Daily Beast

A prime speaking slot, a straw poll spot, a new super PAC—the former HP CEO is set to make a big splash at the GOP confab, and, if everything goes right, take on Hillary Clinton.

Carly Fiorina Allies Form Super PAC to Back Possible White House Run

Allies of Carly Fiorina on Tuesday evening launched a super PAC to back a potential presidential run by the former Hewlett-Packard chief executive.

Conservative PAC Ad Uses Elizabeth Warren to Target Hillary Clinton

The conservative super PAC American Crossroads is out with its first online advertisement of this election cycle, targeting presumed Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton for accepting donations to her foundation from foreign governments.

Billionaire Activist Seeks to Brand GOP Candidates

“Billionaire Tom Steyer’s climate Super PAC is quietly drawing up plans to spend big money attacking Republican Senate and presidential candidates for their climate denialism — or, if you prefer, for their climate ‘skepticism’ — in the 2016 electoral cycle, [...] The post Billionaire Activist Seeks to Brand GOP Candidates appeared first on Political Wire.

Can Democrats make GOP ‘climate non-committalism’ an electoral liability?

Billionaire Tom Steyer’s climate Super PAC is quietly drawing up plans to spend big money attacking Republican Senate and presidential candidates for their climate denialism — or, if you prefer, for their climate “skepticism” — in the 2016 electoral cycle, according to someone briefed on NextGen’s evolving strategy. The plans will also include a major […]

Pro-Emanuel Super PAC Distorts Facts About Garcia In Attack Ad

With allies like longtime attack dog Becky Carroll, Mayor Emanuel doesn't have to get his hands dirty while playing in the mud. [ more › ]

Democrats Planning For Next Round Of Redistricting

“Democrats launched a super PAC Thursday with the purpose of flipping state legislatures before the next round of redistricting, which will follow the 2020 elections,” the Huffington Post reports. “The PAC, called Advantage 2020, will be led by Mark Schauer, [...] The post Democrats Planning For Next Round Of Redistricting appeared first on Political Wire.

Super PACs Aren't Bad, They're Just Embarrassing

In January, soon after Jeb Bush began "actively exploring" a run for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination in 2016, he and his buddies launched his Super PAC, "Right to Rise." Super PACs, in case you aren't an expert in recondite...Show More Summary

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