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Donor Behind $1 Million Dark Money Super PAC Contribution Revealed

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 12.19.2016 | 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 ...

Half Of All Super PAC Money Comes From Just 50 Donors

The Washington Post | Paul Vale | Posted 04.15.2016 | Politics

A small core of super-rich individuals is responsible for the record sums cascading into the coffers of super PACs for the 2016 elections, a dynamic t...

Bernie Sanders Received More Individual Campaign Contributions Than Obama's Entire 2008 Campaign

Brian Hanley | Posted 04.12.2016 | Politics
Brian Hanley

Bernie Sanders' fundraising success will no doubt go down as the secret sauce that helped Sanders defeat the well-oiled Clinton machine in the last seven delegate contests.

Clinton And Her Backers Begin To Shift Their Focus To Ted Cruz

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 12.27.2016 | Politics

Within the confines of the Democratic Party's vast and amorphous universe of "strategists" and "operatives," theories about the dangers of an imminent...

Republican Billionaires Went All In For Marco Rubio In February

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 03.20.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Donald Trump rolled up early primary and caucus wins, the nation’s Republican billionaires poured money into a super PAC backing th...

One Way Jeb Bush Copied Donald Trump In His Campaign's Last Days

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 03.19.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the final days of his doomed presidential bid, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) loaned his campaign more than $400,000 to keep it afl...

Death By $15 Million Cuts: How A Super PAC Took Down Newt Gingrich

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 12.19.2016 | Politics

After former GOP hopeful Jeb Bush’s well-financed super PAC failed to save his campaign during the 2016 Republican primary, it’s tempting to think...

No One Knows Who's Behind This Senator's Re-Election Campaign

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 03.01.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Independent groups that don't disclose their donors have put nearly $1 million behind campaign ads for Senate banking committee chairman...

Ted Cruz Campaign Fundraising Surges Ahead Of Ben Carson

The Huffington Post | Christina Wilkie | Posted 02.20.2016 | Politics

Sen. Ted Cruz's (R-Texas) campaign fundraising is poised to overtake the long-running Republican leader in hard money, Dr. Ben Carson, with figures th...

Why Bernie Sanders Matches Up Better Against Donald Trump Than Hillary Clinton

Brian Hanley | Posted 02.13.2017 | Politics
Brian Hanley

The reality is, millions of Americans are giving up on the political process because they're sick and tired of our rigged economy and corrupt campaign finance system. They don't want another candidate who's bought and paid for, and unfortunately, like way too many establishment candidates, that's exactly what Hillary Clinton is.

Former Presidential Candidate Laughed At The Idea Of A Super PAC, Then Lost Immediately

The Huffington Post | Jason Cherkis | Posted 02.10.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When he entered the 2012 race for president, Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty shot out of the gate. He was the first substantial Republican c...

Jeb Bush Raised $100 Million, But Now He's Mad About Citizens United

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 02.08.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush wants to get rid of the Supreme Court's 2010 Citizens United decision, but it's not because h...