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Corporate, Koch Money Dominates Early 2016 Senate Race Spending

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 08.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The race for control of the Senate is already underway -- and it is being fueled by outside groups that do not disclose their donors.&n...

How Super Are Super PACs?

MoneyTips | Posted 08.21.2015 | Politics
MoneyTips

Whether you love or hate Super PACs, they are clearly going to be a driving force in the 2016 presidential election as well as elections in the foreseeable future. What are these Super PACs and why have they taken such a prominent role in campaign financing?

We're Still In The Dark About Some Super PAC Donors

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 08.19.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Super PACs, the political action committees fueling the early presidential advertising wars, are supposed to transparently disclose whe...

These Dark Money Groups Shed Some Light On Secretive Megadonors

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 08.17.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two Pennsylvania-based nonprofits that have funded everything from a super PAC supporting Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) to education privatiza...

Jeb Bush Super PAC Donors Also Spend Big To Influence Washington

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 08.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A number of donors giving eye-popping sums to a super PAC supporting former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush's presidential campaign are also majo...

Oligarchy Of Super PAC Megadonors Have Conquered American Politics

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.31.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A new oligarchic era of American politics came into full view on Friday, as super PACs disclosed fundraising details showing billionair...

Are Ted Cruz's Super PACs Keeping Their Promise To Support Him?

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 08.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The four super PACs supporting Texas Sen. Ted Cruz’s bid for the Republican Party presidential nomination raked in $37.8 million ...

Donors Who Can't Give To Christie Campaign Give To His Super PAC

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.31.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A super PAC formed to support New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s presidential campaign has raised $11 million with a big boost from...

Big Checks Power Jeb Bush Super PAC's Unreal Money Haul

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.31.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Florida governor and Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush’s decision to pretend not to be a candidate for nearl...

Maryland Democratic Senate Primary Erupts Over Citizens United

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.29.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Maryland's U.S. Senate Democratic primary between Reps. Chris Van Hollen and Donna Edwards, both strong proponents of campaign finance ...

One Email That Proves Campaign Finance Laws Are A Joke

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.28.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Carly for America, the super PAC backing former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina’s presidential campaign, invited supporters to j...

2016 Candidates Raise Millions In Shadow of Super PACs

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The first major quarterly presidential campaign fundraising disclosures came on Wednesday, but they showed barely half the money floodi...

New Carly Fiorina Super PAC Name Looks Awfully Familiar

The Huffington Post | Jacob Kerr | Posted 06.17.2015 | Politics

With the 2016 presidential race underway, super PACs are hard at work raising unlimited amounts of funds in support of their preferred candidate so lo...

Paul Blumenthal

Jeb Bush's Declaration Leaves A Few GOP Candidates In Fundraising Gray Area

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 06.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush announced his bid for the Republican presidential nomination on Monday, after nearly seven months of denyin...

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Russ Feingold Proposes Anti-Super PAC Pledge

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 06.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Wisconsin Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Russ Feingold has asked incumbent Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) to join him in pledging to keep o...

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Campaign Finance Watchdogs Call On Justice Department To Investigate Jeb Bush's Super PAC Scheme

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 05.27.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Proponents of campaign finance reform are asking the Department of Justice to appoint an independent special prosecutor to investigate p...

The Fight Against Super PACs and Cashola-Fueled Corruption

Ben Cohen  | Posted 05.19.2015 | Politics
Ben Cohen 

While political bigwigs from both parties have publicly opposed big money in politics, they still plan on using heaps and heaps of it in the 2016 race. Unfortunately, their convictions on campaign reform are squeaking out from inside our currently screwed up political structure.

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3 Libertarians Fuel $7 Million Super PAC In Philadelphia's Mayoral Democratic Primary

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 05.14.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Voters will cast ballots in the Democratic primary for Philadelphia's mayoral race on May 19, but three libertarian donors from the subu...

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Jeb Bush Messes Up Charade Of Not Running For President

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 05.13.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Jeb Bush finally said what everybody knows -- that he’s running for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. Then he tried to take...

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Mike Huckabee Jokingly Breaks Campaign Finance Law In 2016 Announcement

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 05.05.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the 2016 campaign for the White House has developed into a largely unpoliced affair of candidates masquerading as noncandidates and s...

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How Jeb Bush Is Thumbing His Nose At Voters With His Super PAC Scheme

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.27.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) is not running for president yet. Or, at least, that's what he would have everyone believe as he skips ...

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Chicago Progressives Emboldened After Rahm Emanuel's Super PAC Fails To Beat Them

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Chicago voters re-elected Democratic Mayor Rahm Emanuel in a runoff race on April 7, the culmination of an expensive election campaign. ...

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Super PAC Fires Fundraiser Involved In Menendez Corruption Case

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The super PAC caught in the middle of the corruption scandal involving Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) has severed ties to an unnamed fundrai...

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

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 03.19.2015 | Politics

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...

Paul Blumenthal

GOP Consultant Pleads Guilty In First Super PAC Coordination Conviction

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 02.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Republican Party political operative pleaded guilty Thursday to illegally coordinating with a super PAC while he ran a congressional c...