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.
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
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
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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 [...]
A new breed of high-dollar outside groups is reshaping the 2016 presidential race
Super PACs have pushed "mere" millionaires to the sidelines. Here's why it's funny, but not in a ha-ha way
The former Florida governor is hitting Newport Beach, Bel Air and San Francisco.
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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
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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.
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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
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.
… 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 [...]
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
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
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
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 ?