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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.

Donald Trump's Latest Campaign Finance Report Makes Dumpster Fires Look Good

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 06.21.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Presumptive Republican Party presidential nominee Donald Trump entered June with just $1.3 million cash on hand in his campaign account,...

Lest We Be Trumped by Trump's Ego

Cate Montana | Posted 06.17.2016 | Politics
Cate Montana

When former communications director for Trump's "Make America Great Again" super PAC, Stephanie Cegielski, wrote her open letter denouncing Trump as a...

Donald Trump Trails Hillary Clinton Significantly In The Money Race

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 06.11.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump is starting the general election match-up against Hillary Clinton in a precarious financial position. By the end of April, ...

Trump and Super Pacs or Rise of Orwellian Dictatorship

Dr. Behzad Mohit | Posted 06.02.2016 | Politics
Dr. Behzad Mohit

We keep reading Trump chastising politicians who are answerable only to their super pac donors. Although that is a terrible distortion of our democratic election, we should recall that it was imposed upon us by the 5/4 Supreme Court decision (dominated by Republicans) who decided corporations are people and can contribute unlimited funds to campaigns thru their disguised proxies, super pacs.

Democratic Ads Highlight Trump's Horrible Comments On Women

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 05.19.2016 | Politics

The main super PAC supporting Hillary Clinton on Tuesday released its first general election ads targeting presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump. The t...

Why The 2016 Election May Not Break Spending Records

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.30.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The 2016 presidential election had been predicted to be the most expensive ever, fueled by a massive field of candidates and the prolife...

Bernie Sanders Is Raising Money Hand Over Fist -- And Spending It The Same Way

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.21.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The small-donor machine built by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has raised by far the most money of any candidate in the presidential race ...