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Some Unsolicited Advice for Tom Steyer

There were a number of efforts by wealthy individuals and/or Super PACs to affect the midterm election results. Most relevant to this blog, Tom Steyer used tens of millions of his own funds to support candidates that he felt would be more supportive of efforts to address climate change. After the election, the media portrayed […]

Bizarro Election 2014: When Homophobes Backed Gay-Equality Supporters and Vice Versa

In 2014 hedge-fund billionaire Paul Singer backed some of the most anti-gay politicians -- and defeated others committed to full LGBT equality -- by pouring millions into super PACS and the Republican Governor's Association. He helped anti-gay, personhood-amendment-backing Joni Ernst win a U.S. Show More Summary

Cheap dates: the pitiful sums that Big Cable used to buy off the politicians who oversee it

5 months agoHumor : Boing Boing

Even when you factor in dark money, Super PACs and the rest of it, politicians are willing to sell out the nervous system of the 21st century to the worst companies in America for less than $100K. Read the rest

Founder of Anti-Money ‘Super PAC’ Defends Its Poor Showing

Mayday PAC, started this spring as the "super PAC to end all super PACs," wasn't the biggest group of its kind to have a disappointing Election Day, but it might be the one that gets the most attention for its failures.

Isn't It Time We Turned American Democracy Over To The Experts?

Even before the big loss for the Democrats, we had all lost. The money pouring into politics from Super PACs and shady political “nonprofit” organizations was stealing Democracy from you and me. Financial contributions from individual voters is being eclipsed by the big bucks pouring in from far fewer big-money sources. Show More Summary

Yep, it was a record-breaking election for dark money

5 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

David Koch, proud new owner of the Senate. Spending on this year's elections is on pace to reach $3.67 billion, from candidates, parties, Super PACs, and the so-called non-profits—like the Koch's Americans for prosperity. That's a record...Show More Summary

Statshot: Money, Super PACs and Running in the Cold

This week in Statshot: money may not buy happiness, but countries with growing economies, as well as more stable politics, tend to have more satisfied citizens; runners in colder American cities are somewhat more likely to move their runs indoors over the winter, but they are even more likely to skip that jog entirely; and more.

Cartoon: The last campaign ad ever

5 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Even before the big loss for the Democrats, we had all lost. The money pouring into politics from Super PACs and shady political “nonprofit” organizations was stealing Democracy from you and me. Financial contributions from individual...Show More Summary

Super PAC to End All Super PACs Loses Most of Their Races

5 months agoNews : Mediaite

Well, oof. Mayday PAC, the crowdfunded super PAC whose goal was to back candidates interesting in eliminating super PACs, took a brutal beating in this week's midterms, with all but two of their chosen candidates losing by wide marg...

Win or Lose, Big Money Still Matters in Politics

A few scenes from the recent past: Hopeful polls that showed close races prove a mirage on Election Day; a billionaire spending $50 million of his own money to elect, among other things, senators who would push his issues; super PACs...Show More Summary

Win or lose, big money still matters in politics

A few scenes from the recent past: Hopeful polls that showed close races prove a mirage on Election Day; a billionaire spending $50 million of his own money to elect, among other things, senators who would push his issues; super PACs...Show More Summary

Pro-Life Susan B. Anthony Super PAC Has Winning Record in All 5 States Where it Engaged

Add Women Speak Out, the Super PAC affiliated with the pro-life Susan B. Anthony List, to the list of winners in Tuesday night's Republican wave. The group spent $5 million on ground game and direct mailings in support of pro-life Republican U.S. Show More Summary

How Secret Millionaire Donors Bought the Midterms with Dark Money Superpacs

by Theodoric Meyer ProPublica In the final weeks before this year’s elections, a super PAC called Key Questions, Key Answers started buying TV ads across Pennsylvania attacking Tom Wolf, the Democratic candidate…

Dems decried big money in campaigns — then caught up fast

Remember back in the day when President Barack Obama and Democrats were in high dudgeon over “fatcat” super PACs corrupting the political process?

In One-Quarter of Senate Races, Candidates Spend Less Than Groups

Outside spending by super PACs and 501(c) groups has outpaced candidate expenditures in a quarter of the Senate races this cycle, and in 17 total congressional races. As outside spending has climbed above the numbers logged in comparable election cycles, so too has the number of races in which outside money has outpaced candidate spending. During…

Chuck Todd vs Stephen Colbert: Old School Election Night Coverage Meets New School — VIDEO

Two years ago, NBC News' chief White House wonk Chuck Todd lambasted fake newsman Stephen Colbert, his Super PAC, and possible POTUS bid, suggesting Colbert maybe had some “ulterior motives,” and was trying to influence the “process” ...Show More Summary

Midterms: Find an anti-corruption candidate in your ZIP-code

5 months agoHumor : Boing Boing

Mayday PAC, the super PAC that supports candidates who'll abolish super PACs, has an interactive service to help you locate the anti-corruption candidate in your race (unfortunately, most Americans do not get an anti-corruption option this election cycle). (via Lessig)

Hollywood Super PAC Fundraising Tanks in Midterm Election

With Priorities USA taking the season off, Jeffrey Katzenberg barely makes the top 100 list of donors giving to outside spending groups, according to the Center for Responsive Politics read more

Inside the dark and dirty world of oppo research

In late September, American Bridge 21st Century, a super PAC dedicated to "opposition research" on behalf of Democrats, scored a major scoop. It had been tracking Dan Sullivan, an Alaskan Republican who'd been called a rich carpetbagger from Ohio — a damaging allegation in a prideful state like Alaska. Show More Summary

Plutocrats' visual guide to rigging elections

5 months agoHumor : Boing Boing

From the Mayday.US super PAC (which backs candidates who promise to abolish super PACs).

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