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Paul Blumenthal

Bloomberg Jumps Into Super PAC Game | Paul Blumenthal | 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...

Paul Blumenthal

Dem Super PAC Counters Rove With Big Ad Buy | Paul Blumenthal | 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 ...

Paul Blumenthal

Citizens United Fuels Expensive Obama Attacks | Paul Blumenthal | 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...

Paul Blumenthal

Dem Super PAC Holding GOP Accountable | Paul Blumenthal | 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...

Rove Group Plans Blitz Aimed At Women

AP | BETH FOUHY | Posted 12.16.2012 | Politics

NEW YORK — A Republican-leaning independent group supporting Mitt Romney's presidential bid is spending $11.1 million on new television ads aime...

George Allen's Super PAC Boost From Texas Millionaire

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | 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...

Is Karl Rove Once Again the Man to Make the Difference?

Craig Unger | Posted 12.12.2012 | Politics
Craig Unger

Karl Rove's web of influence and his relationships with wealthy benefactors have enabled him to play a commanding under-the-radar role as king of the super PACs and de facto party boss of the Republican Party.

Matt Sledge

America's Next Generation Super PAC Linked Closely To InfoCision, Controversial Telemarketing Firm | Matt Sledge | Posted 10.11.2012 | Politics

NEW YORK -- "Now is the moment when we can do something," Mitt Romney says in the TV ad, "And with your help, we will do something." After the clip...

Paul Blumenthal

Wall Street Billionaire Targets Oregon Congressman | Paul Blumenthal | 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...

Bachmann Donor's Super PAC Drops Illegal Ad

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 10.10.2012 | Politics

A Republican super PAC in Vermont with ties to a Paul Ryan and Michele Bachmann donor has pulled two ads using the state seal that a Vermont official ...

Rove Group Blitzing Airwaves

AP | BETH FOUHY | Posted 12.10.2012 | Politics

NEW YORK — An independent group supporting Republican Mitt Romney is launching a major TV advertising push in four presidential battleground sta...

Paul Blumenthal

Candidates Look To Hulu To Reach TV Viewers | Paul Blumenthal | 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 ...

Paul Blumenthal

Big Money Comes Into Fight For Majority | Paul Blumenthal | 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...

Anti-Abortion Rights Group Launches Super PAC

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.02.2012 | Politics

The conservative Susan B. Anthony List has launched a new super PAC aimed at "amplifying the voices of women opposed to President Obama and his extrem...

Saki Knafo

Labor Group Bankrolls 'Labor-Friendly' GOP Candidates | Saki Knafo | Posted 10.01.2012 | Politics

A union-funded political action committee has been steering money to Republican candidates in Congressional races in the Midwest and beyond, upending ...

Super PAC Mega-Donors Keep Up Big Giving In August

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Super PAC mega-donors have now given more than a quarter of a billion dollars, with the addition of their August contributions. In anoth...

Report: George Soros Gives $1 Million To Barack Obama Super PAC

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.27.2012 | Politics

The Democrats heavy-hitters are finally coming out of the dugout to play ball in the brave new world of unlimited contributions and super PACs. A s...

Romney Gets Firepower In Unlikely Places

AP | BETH FOUHY and PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 09.26.2012 | Politics

NEW YORK -- New Republican-leaning independent groups entered the presidential advertising fray Wednesday as polling suggests Mitt Romney's campaign m...

Pro-Romney Super PAC Uses Young Girl To Criticize Obama

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 09.26.2012 | Politics

Restore Our Future, a pro-Mitt Romney super PAC, launched a multimillion dollar ad buy Wednesday using a young girl to editorialize against the polici...

Paul Blumenthal

Obama Builds Ad Lead In Ohio, Florida | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the biggest media markets in two electoral-vote-rich swing states, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney's advertising efforts ...

Watch Out for the Republican Super PACs Moving Away from Romney to Rain Even More Millions on Swing Senate Races

Howard Learner | Posted 11.24.2012 | Politics
Howard Learner

The Republican Super PACs have millions of dollars to spend, not to save. Watch for their hard-nosed decisions after the first Presidential debate to flood even more money into the competitive small-state Senate races.

Sheldon Adelson: Secrets Of A Mega-Donor

Politico | Posted 09.24.2012 | Politics

The Billion-Dollar Buy: About this series Like never before, big dollars are having a big impact on politics and governance. This series examines how...

AT&T Presents: Your Congressional Representative™ Brought to You by Goldman Sachs

Ralph Nader | Posted 11.21.2012 | Politics
Ralph Nader

It's no secret that in the wake of the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision, super PACs have flooded campaigns with more money then ever before. So what better way to inform voters of who they are really voting for then to adorn our elected officials with the very corporate logos that brought them to power?

Paul Blumenthal

Whose Super PAC Is On Top In August? | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Just as the tables have turned for the fundraising operation of President Barack Obama's campaign, so have things changed for the super ...

Money Is Winning This Election

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 09.21.2012 | Business

Thing One: Dash For Cash: Ladies and gentlemen, this is the democracy you bought. With just a month and a half to go before the election, instead o...