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Super PACs lifted by megadonors, unions in third quarter

OpenSecrets Blog | Posted 10.18.2016 | Politics
OpenSecrets Blog

Wrestling magnate and former Senate candidate Linda McMahon has given $6 million to a pro-Trump super PAC. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File) By: Jack Nol...

'Dinner with Donald' super PAC raises $1 million, 1 percent goes to backing Trump

OpenSecrets Blog | Posted 10.18.2016 | Politics
OpenSecrets Blog

A pro-Donald Trump PAC has only spent 1 percent of its funds helping the Donald. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) By: Ashley Balcerzak Remember American Horiz...

Super PAC Megadonors Are Giving More Than Ever In 2016

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.12.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Casino oligarch Sheldon Adelson, who with his wife Miriam was the biggest super PAC donor in 2012, made his first super PAC contributio...

See The Amazing Campaign Contortionists Twist The Finance Rules

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.04.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Every election cycle, politicians and their ethically flexible consultants aim to stretch the boundaries of campaign finance law a bit ...

Clinton Super PAC Bears Down On Trump Over His Tax Avoidance

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 10.05.2016 | Politics

For months, Democrats outside of Hillary Clinton’s campaign have urged the candidate to fine-tune her attacks on Donald Trump by framing him more as...

Get Ready For The Most Expensive Senate Races Of All Time

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.30.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Two of the most important elections for determining which party will control the upper chamber of Congress are well on pace to cost mor...

Clinton-Supporting Super PACs Target Latino Voters

The Center for Public Integrity | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 09.28.2016 | Latino Voices

About one of every nine voters this fall is expected to be Latino. In critical swing states like Colorado, Florida and Nevada, that percentage is like...

Clinton Super PAC Going After Team Trump's Hashtag In New Ads

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 09.26.2016 | Politics

On the eve of the first debate, the pro-Hillary Clinton super PAC Priorities USA is launching a new, six-figure digital ad campaign that attempts to c...

As A Republican I Refuse To Vote For Donald Trump

James Stepp | Posted 09.23.2016 | Politics
James Stepp

When Donald Trump first announced his candidacy for President in June of 2015, I like most people laughed it off. Given the sideshow antics that invariably accompany The Donald wherever he goes, I didn't take his candidacy seriously. So when he secured the nomination in July the next year, I was shocked and appalled.

Campaign Finance Reformers Endorse Hillary Clinton

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.23.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― The campaign finance reform organization Every Voice made its first endorsement in a presidential election on Friday, backing Democrati...

Hillary Clinton Continues To Build Campaign Money Advantage Over Donald Trump

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.21.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton continues to lead her Republican opponent Donald Trump in fundraising as the November...

Sheldon Adelson Pours Money Into GOP Super PAC In Senate Fight

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.20.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Billionaires Sheldon and Miriam Adelson lead the march of wealthy megadonors pouring money into super PACs aiming to help Republicans k...

Donald Trump's Latest Hire Shows He's No Different Than His Old Republican Foes

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.03.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Donald Trump once denounced his Republican primary opponents as being “totally in cahoots” with the unlimited-money super PACs supp...

How Newt Gingrich Is Bringing John McCain's Campaign And Super PAC Together

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 08.22.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― When Republican voters in Arizona receive a robocall this week featuring former House Speaker Newt Gingrich endorsing Sen. John McCain ...

Trump Campaign Is Spending The Money It Has To Try To Raise More

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 08.21.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― In almost every possible way, Hillary Clinton and her allies entered the general election push against Donald Trump with massive campai...

This Super PAC Is Funded By Groups Once Run By The Candidate It Now Supports

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 08.06.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Three days before Florida Republican state Rep. Matt Gaetz announced his intention to run for an open seat in Congress, he sent two let...

Hillary Clinton, The Supreme Court And A Progressive Future

David Morris | Posted 07.29.2016 | Politics
David Morris

Many of us disagree with Hillary Clinton on a number of issues, in some cases intensely. But there is one overarching reason we should be vigorously supporting her election: The future of the Supreme Court is at stake.

The Democratic National Convention Is A Great Place To Be A Lobbyist

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.28.2016 | Politics

PHILADELPHIA ― After addressing the Democratic National Convention Tuesday night, former President Bill Clinton appeared on another, more private st...

Donor Behind $1 Million Dark Money Super PAC Contribution Revealed

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.16.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Two of the biggest dark money contributions made to super PACs in past year have been either revealed or returned, according to filings...

Snoop Dogg To Perform At The DNC, Courtesy Of Big Pharma

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.14.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― When celebrities, high-level party operatives and the blue blazer-and-khaki crowd of staffers and journalists join together for the hig...

Super PAC And Dark Money Spending Already Tops $100 Million In Fight For Senate Control

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.13.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Super PACs and nonprofit groups aligned with Republicans may be shying away from supporting Donald Trump, their controversial presumpti...

This Could Be The Beginning Of The End For Super PACs

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.09.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― The super PAC money swamping the American election system is generally, and rightly, blamed on the Supreme Court’s Citizens United ru...

Jeb's Magnificent Super PAC: An Autopsy

OpenSecrets Blog | Posted 06.30.2016 | Politics
OpenSecrets Blog

At the end of the January, Right to Rise had spent $80.2 million in independent expenditures, with little to show for it. Since the group had raised $121 million, it had another $41 million with which it could try to boost the candidate.

Fraudster Who Created Pro-Bernie Sanders Super PAC Is Out Of Jail, Back In Super PAC Business

Center for Public Integrity | Marina Fang | Posted 06.29.2016 | Politics

This story is from the Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit, nonpartisan investigative media organization in Washington, D.C. Read more of its inv...

After Tricking James Bond And Being Arrested For Fraud, Cary Peterson Is Back With A New PAC

OpenSecrets Blog | Posted 06.29.2016 | Politics
OpenSecrets Blog

Cary Peterson spent all of May behind bars in New Jersey, arrested for securities fraud and sending handwritten complaints to the district court about the difficulty of using prison phones. He spent June getting out on bail and creating a new super PAC.