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The Inside Story Of How Citizens United Has Changed Washington Lawmaking

20 hours 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

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

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Philly's mayor race is the latest front in the education wars

Anthony Hardy Williams is getting major help from Michelle Rhee-like businessmen Leading Off: • Philadelphia Mayor: None of the candidates in the May 19 Democratic primary have been incredible fundraisers, but super PACs are rushing in to fill the void. Show More Summary

Bush Adviser May Join Super PAC Instead

“Mike Murphy, the Republican strategist who has played a critical role in getting out Jeb Bush‘s message and rolling out of the former Florida governor’s all-but-certain presidential run, may not end up with a job on the campaign itself,” the [...] The post Bush Adviser May Join Super PAC Instead appeared first on Political Wire.

Bush Adviser May Skip Campaign to Work for ‘Super PAC’

Mike Murphy, the Republican strategist who has played a critical role in getting Jeb Bush's message out, may not end up working for Mr. Bush's all-but-certain campaign for president, but for his "super PAC" instead.

Colorado journalists miss local angle in super PAC case

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — Late last week, a story rumbled across the news feeds of people who pay attention to money in politics: For the first time, federal authorities had successfully prosecuted someone for illegal coordination between a super PAC and a political campaign. But here in Colorado, the story didn't tickle the Richter scale of the mainstream media—even though...

Cherry Garcia: Super PACs Are Half-Baked

Face it: All our politicians of both parties arrive in Washington indebted to the 1 percent. Until this changes, nothing else will.

DOJ’s Announces First Prosecution for Illegal Coordination Between Candidates and Super PACs

The U.S. Department of Justice announced this afternoon its first criminal prosecution for violation of campaign finance laws prohibiting coordination between candidates and outside groups working on their behalf. Tyler Harber, 34, pleaded...Show More Summary

"If you care about your party and our country, you just do what you are asked.... If you care about yourself, you take your toys and go home."

What Jim Messina, co-chair of the pro-Clinton super PAC Priorities USA Action, said to David Brock, quoted in a NYT piece titled "Emerging Hillary Clinton Team Shows Signs of Disquiet."

Hipster.com CEO Resigns from Jeb Bush PAC After Racist and Sexist Comments Emerge

2 weeks agoNews : Mediaite

Ethan Czahor, the new hipster CTO of Governor Jeb Bush's Super PAC, resigned his position one day on the job, due to some really dumb sexist tweets and racist remarks.

Jeb Bush Hire Resigns After Racist and Sexist Comments Are Revealed

Earlier this week, multiple outlets reported on the past antics of one Ethan Czahor, new Chief Technology Officer for a Super Pac for Jeb Bush, a candidate for president who badly needs a Chief Technology Officer. Czahor, the founder...Show More Summary

Clinton Fundraising Off to Slow Start

“The main super PAC supporting Hillary Clinton is struggling in its early efforts to line up cash towards a fundraising goal of as much as $500 million,” Politico reports. “The group, Priorities USA Action, is trying to secure 30 or [...] The post Clinton Fundraising Off to Slow Start appeared first on Political Wire.

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