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Ready for Hillary backed candidate loses election

(CNN) - In the lead up to Tuesday's special election in New Hampshire, Ready for Hillary, a super PAC urging Hillary Clinton to run for president in 2016, touted their involvement in the race for the state's Executive Council. One problem: The Democrat lost. Democrat Mike Cryans conceded the race to Republican Joe Kenney on […]

Ready for Hillary goes hyperlocal in New Hampshire special election

Washington (CNN) – Ready for Hillary, a super PAC urging former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to run for president in 2016, is in New Hampshire on Tuesday, working to help influence a Granite State special election before voters go to the ballot box. Although the move is unique for a national super PAC focused […]

After push from player, undefeated ’72 Dolphins to receive White House honor

Washington (CNN) – Four decades after they became the only NFL team so far to cap a perfect season with a Super Bowl win, the 1972 Miami Dolphins are headed to the White House on Tuesday. “Marking the 40th anniversary of their Super Bowl victory seems appropriate, considering they won that Super Bowl at a […]

Conservative group targets Cory Booker's Senate campaign

(CNN) – As Newark mayor Cory Booker's star rises on the national scene, conservatives are hoping to disrupt the Democrat's campaign for U.S. Senate. Newly-created Super PAC American Commitment Action Fund posted an online ad Tuesday going after Booker as an absentee-mayor, using his own words and that of fellow Newark politicians to try and […]

Rove on new group: 'I don't want a fight'

(CNN) – The new super PAC aimed at ensuring electable candidates emerge from Republican primaries isn't designed to further entrench establishment moderates, one of its founders said late Tuesday. Karl Rove, the former top political adviser to President George W. Bush and co-founder of American Crossroads and Crossroads GPS, said his new group wasn't meant [...]

Colbert's super PAC says good night

(CNN) – The super PAC started by comedian Stephen Colbert has officially closed its, according to filings posted late Tuesday night on the Federal Election Commission's website. Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow Inc.– a super PAC created to mock the 2010 Supreme Court ruling that allowed such entities to form - raked in more [...]

Pro-Obama super PAC brings back Bain in new TV ad

(CNN) – Priorities USA Action, the primary super PAC supporting President Barack Obama, released a new television ad on Tuesday, bringing Mitt Romney's former private equity firm back into the line of fire. In the 30-second spot, "Same Promises," five individuals talk about losing their jobs after Bain Capital bought their employers. – Follow the [...]

Crossroads spends another $11 million to air ad in battlegrounds

(CNN) – American Crossroads, the major conservative super PAC co-founded by Karl Rove, said Tuesday it was spending another $11 million to air a spot critical of President Barack Obama in key battleground states. The ad, which features a woman at her kitchen table directing questions to Obama, will run in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, North [...]

Pro-Romney super PAC makes another push for Michigan voters

(CNN) – A super PAC supporting Mitt Romney took out a $1.5 million ad buy in Michigan, the group announced Friday. Restore Our Future will run the same ad it launched on Tuesday, "New Normal," which hits President Barack Obama for the "over 8% unemployment" rate, even though the rate dropped last week to 7.8% [...]

Romney PAC uses 8% unemployment in battleground ad

(CNN) - Despite a jobs report showing unemployment falling to 7.8% in September, the super PAC supporting Mitt Romney continued to use "over 8% unemployment" in a new ad hammering President Barack Obama Tuesday. Restore Our Future said it was spending $6.3 million to air the spot in Florida, Iowa and Virginia. In the commercial, [...]

Crossroads makes its largest ad buy of the season

(CNN) – The conservative super PAC American Crossroads said Tuesday it was buying $11 million in television time this week to air an ad sharply critical of President Barack Obama’s record on jobs. The group also said they would spend another $1 million on radio ads, and indicated its affiliate organization Crossroads GPS would put [...]

Planned Parenthood targets Romney in swing state

(CNN) - Planned Parenthood Votes, a super PAC, released a new television ad Tuesday in Virginia that hits Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney as out of touch with women. The ad, "Cynthia's Story," features a patient who credits Planned Parenthood with helping her survive a battle with cancer. – Follow the Ticker on Twitter: @PoliticalTicker [...]

Portman: Sequestration hasn't worked, not a good idea

(CNN) - Sen. Rob Portman, who is close to GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney and was a member of the congressional so-called "super committee" tasked with devising a deficit reduction plan, said Tuesday that the upcoming sequestration - a penalty and incentive for the two partisan sides to work together - has been ineffective and [...]

Priorities brings in largest haul to date

Charlotte, North Carolina (CNN) - The independent super PAC supporting President Barack Obama's re-election bid said Tuesday that it raised $10 million last month. The haul is the largest to date for Priorities USA Action, which was formed in the spring of 2011. – Follow the Ticker on Twitter: @PoliticalTicker – Check out the CNN [...]

Americans for Prosperity dispatches buses on voter turnout push

Tampa, Florida (CNN) - Representatives for Americans for Prosperity, the conservative super PAC behind tens of millions in political advertising, said Tuesday they were sending three buses around the country to rally activists helping the group gather data on persuadable voters. The buses, making their debut in Tampa during the Republican National Convention, are plastered [...]

Dem super PAC moves away from Bain attacks

Tampa, Florida (CNN) - The Democratic super PAC Priorities USA said a new television spot, revealed Tuesday, was part of a new effort to cast Mitt Romney's policy proposals as bad for the middle class. Previously, the group focused on Romney's time at Bain Capital, painting the Republican presidential candidate as a cold-hearted job killer. [...]

Romney team re-releases ad while Obama campaigns in Iowa

(CNN)-The Romney campaign is renewing its attacks over a pro-Obama super PAC video linking the GOP candidate to the death of a cancer patient by expanding the original ad buy to include Iowa on Tuesday, coinciding with the president's visit to the Hawkeye state. The ad the Romney campaign is re-releasing is titled, "America Deserves [...]

Pro-Obama super PAC links Romney to death of former steelworker's wife

(CNN) – Priorities USA Action, a super PAC supportive of President Barack Obama, released a new ad Tuesday, tying Mitt Romney to the death of a former GST Steel worker's wife after the employee lost his job when the plant closed down. Romney's former private equity firm, Bain Capital, acquired GST Steel in 1993, but [...]

Crossroads blasts Obama over economy in new ad

(CNN) - Crossroads GPS, the private arm for the Karl Rove-backed super PAC American Crossroads, released a new ad Tuesday blaming President Barack Obama for the still-lagging economy. The ad opens with CBS News anchor Scott Pelley saying in a July newscast, "Good evening. This is the worst economic recovery America has ever had." – [...]

Crossroads spends $10 million to hit Obama on economy

(CNN) – Crossroads GPS, the conservative super PAC co-founded by Karl Rove, announced Tuesday it was spending nearly $10 million to air an attack ad in ten battleground states painting President Barack Obama's economic policies as failures. Jonathan Collegio, a spokesman for the group, said the buy was part of a larger $25 million purchase [...]

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