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Entries by Paul Blumenthal from 10/2012

Super PAC Barrage Coming To House Races Across The Country

Posted 10.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Chamber of Commerce reported an investment of $4 million to help 10 Republican congressional candidates in California and Illin...

Obama Victory Fund's Online Ads Push Campaign Finance Law

Posted 10.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Some people catching up with their favorite television shows on Hulu, especially people living in swing states and zip codes heavy with ...

Hulu Political Advertising Jumped 700 Percent In 2012

Posted 10.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The popular video-streaming site Hulu has seen a huge bump in political advertising this year. Candidate campaigns, issue groups, super ...

Online Obama Ads Target Voter Registration In Vegas

Posted 10.05.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama campaign is running online advertisements on a number of major news websites covering the Las Vegas area ahead of Nevada's Satu...

Crossroads Ads Against Tim Kaine, Jon Tester Take Different Tack

Posted 10.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The "dark money" nonprofit Crossroads GPS is taking a new tack in its attacks on two Democratic Senate candidates, Montana Sen. Jon Test...

Robert Mercer, Wall Street Billionaire, Funds Super PAC To Defeat Oregon Rep. Peter DeFazio, Again

Posted 10.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For the second election in a row, a Long Island-based hedge fund manager is trying to defeat a liberal Oregon congressman by pumping mon...

George Allen Gets Super PAC Boost From Texas Millionaire

Posted 10.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of the nation's biggest conservative donors has injected himself into the Senate race in Virginia by making a $1 million donation to...

Mitt Romney Campaign Raises $170 Million In September

Posted 10.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Romney campaign raised $170 million in September and now has more than $191 million in cash on hand, it reported on Monday, putting ...

Mitt Romney Campaign Rakes In $9 Million From Lobbyists In Last 3 Months

Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Washington lobbyists helped the campaign of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney by raising nearly $9 million from July through...

American Bridge Super PAC Uses Unique Research, Tracking Strategy To Hold Republicans Accountable

Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On the morning of Aug. 19, an employee of the Democratic super PAC American Bridge 21st Century was eating his breakfast while monitorin...

Citizens United Ruling In Full Force As October Influence Spending Skyrockets

Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Independent groups have spent $180 million in the first two weeks of October, attempting to influence political contests ranging from th...

Majority PAC, Democratic Super PAC, Spends $8.4 Million In Nine Races

Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Majority PAC, the Democratic super PAC backing U.S. Senate candidates, is dropping $8.4 million into nine races across the country. The ...

Michael Bloomberg Super PAC To Spend $10-$15 Million In 2012 Election

Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced on Wednesday that he is forming a super PAC to spend between $10 and $15 million on elec...

Corporations, Super PAC Donors Funded Republican National Convention In Tampa

Posted 10.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Republican National Convention in Tampa, where former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney accepted the presidential nomination of the Rep...

Citizens United Constitutional Amendment: New Jersey Legislature Seeks Reversal Of Ruling

Posted 10.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- New Jersey became the ninth state in the nation Thursday to back a constitutional amendment to reverse the Supreme Court's 2010 Citizens...

Pro-Mitt Romney Super PAC Raises $14.8 Million, Becomes First $100 Million Super PAC

Posted 10.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Restore Our Future, the super PAC backing Mitt Romney's presidential campaign, raised a strong $14.8 million in September, making the gr...

Pro-Obama Super PAC Raises $15.2 Million In September

Posted 10.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The primary super PAC backing President Barack Obama's reelection campaign, Priorities USA Action, will report raising $15.2 million for...

Obama, Mitt Romney Fundraising Reports Provide Bright Spots For Both Campaigns

Posted 10.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A strong fundraising month in September for both President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney gave both campai...

Democratic Super PACs Raise $31 Million In September

Posted 10.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The top three Democratic super PACs are closing strong with a collective take of $31 million in September. The big fundraising haul was ...

Obama Ground Game: State Parties Flush With Cash In Swing States

Posted 10.24.2012 | Politics

ARLINGTON, Va. -- On a warm Tuesday night in late October, the Organizing for America office in south Arlington, Va., is humming with activity. In a s...

Sheldon Adelson Gives $1.5 Million To Pro-George Allen Super PAC

Posted 10.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Billionaire Sheldon Adelson is expanding his super PAC giving in October by making a huge contribution to a group working to return form...

Barack Obama Winning Ad War Against Mitt Romney, Outside Groups

Posted 10.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's campaign is winning the advertising war in the final month before Election Day, according to a new report from ...

Mitt Romney Raises $111.8 Million In First Half Of October

Posted 10.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney's presidential campaign entered the home stretch of the election with $169 million in cash on hand. The campaign announce...

Pro-Mitt Romney Super PAC Raises $20 Million, Half From Billionaire Sheldon Adelson

Posted 10.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With little time left before the election, the biggest Republican donors are making huge contributions to the main super PAC working to ...

Barack Obama Super PAC Raises $13 Million From Silicon Valley, Unions, George Soros

Posted 10.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Silicon Valley has supported President Barack Obama with huge contributions to the super PAC backing his reelection in the final month b...