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Video: 2016 GOP ‘Horse Race’ Poised to Be Long, Expensive

With more likely candidates, more delegates up for grabs and more super PAC spending, the 2016 GOP Republican presidential primary may become one of the longest and most expensive yet.  

'Rise Of Super PACs' Set To Ruin The RNC's Plan To Avoid A Brutal Primary Season

9 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

As I've had the opportunity to write about before, the Republican National Committee emerged from the 2012 election bent on making a series of dramatic changes in the hopes of achieving better results. One major area that the RNC examined...Show More Summary

PACs, unlimited money, and the end of democracy

By Richard K. Barry In the most recent edition of Time, Alex Altman describes how PACs are now doing the work traditional campaigns use to do and why that's a problem. In 2012 super PACs were used as blunt instruments of destruction: the group backing Mitt Romney devoted about 90% of the $142 million it spent overall to TV attack ads. Show More Summary

Super PACs Are Taking Over From Campaigns

Time: “In 2012 super PACs were used as blunt instruments of destruction: the group backing Mitt Romney devoted about 90% of the $142 million it spent overall to TV attack ads. But in the 2016 presidential race, these organizations are [...]

How Super PACs Are Taking Over

A new breed of high-dollar outside groups is reshaping the 2016 presidential race

Pathetic millionaire crybabies: How super PACs disrupted — and saddened — the lowly 1 percent

Super PACs have pushed "mere" millionaires to the sidelines. Here's why it's funny, but not in a ha-ha way

Jeb Bush super PAC juggernaut heads to California next week

The former Florida governor is hitting Newport Beach, Bel Air and San Francisco.

Republicans Heap Money On Rahm Emanuel's Re-election Campaign

WASHINGTON -- Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel received a big cash infusion to a super PAC supporting his re-election bid in the last weeks before the April 7 Democratic Party primary runoff election he faces against Cook County Commissioner...Show More Summary

Rubio Ally to Lead ‘Super PAC’ Backing His Candidacy

As Senator Marco Rubio and his advisers ramp up an all-but-certain presidential run, they will have a close ally managing the "super PAC" supporting his candidacy.

Super PAC Men: How Political Consultants Took A Texas Oilman On A Wild Ride

Throughout the booms and busts of his Fort Worth oil empire and during his brother's notorious murder trial, Kenneth W. Davis Jr. largely kept to himself. At 89, he still does. He puts in full workdays at his small downtown office, with drapes drawn against the North Texas sun. Show More Summary

A Texas-Size Super PAC Swindle

By the time consultants were done with the oil dynasty head who started his own super PAC to turn the Senate red, the $3 million war chest was drained and fraud allegations were flying.

When Republicans Tell The Truth…

… they get punished. Michael Luciano at The Daily Banter brings us the story of one Liz Mair: One day after being hired by Gov. Scott Walker’s (R-Wisc.) super PAC to advise on social media strategies, Liz Mair has resigned. Her friend Erick Erickson, however, says there’s no way she would’ve resigned, and, “So instead [...]

Bush lands Romney finance director to lead super PAC fundraising

Mason J. Fink, one of Mitt Romney's top political fundraisers, has signed on with Jeb Bush's team and is expected to oversee national fundraising for Bush's super PAC, according to Republicans with knowledge of the move. Fink servedShow More Summary

Top Republican strategists in talks to join Jeb Bush’s super PAC

Some of the Republican Party's top strategists are in serious discussions to work for Jeb Bush's super PAC, Right to Rise, a well-funded group that will operate independent of Bush's official campaign but will work to promote his candidacy and tear down his opponents. Show More Summary

This college student is running a pro-Jeb Bush super PAC in between classes

As former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) aggressively fundraises in expectation of a 2016 presidential race, one college senior is launching a grassroots effort to get millennials onboard for another Bush White House. Lucas Agnew, a 21-year-old...Show More Summary

“FEC Deadlocked on Probe of Reporting by Pro-Clinton Super PAC”

Bloomberg BNA: Democrats and Republicans on the Federal Election Commission deadlocked on a vote to decide whether to investigate possible reporting violations by a super political action committee supporting Hillary Clinton, according to documents released by the FEC March 13. … Continue reading ?

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