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Walker Walks Out: These 2 Graphs Show the Real Reasons Scott Walker Quit the GOP Race

Graphiq | Posted 09.25.2015 | Politics

Even before he officially joined the race, many political prognosticators dubbed Gov. Scott Walker the candidate to beat for the presidential nomination. But time on the campaign trail reveals all flaws, and just 10 weeks after he announced he was running for president, Walker dropped out of the race.

No, Scott Walker's Super PAC Donors Didn't Waste Their Money

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.27.2015 | Politics

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Government Corruption Is and Remains the Fundamental Danger of Individual-Candidate Super PACs

Fred Wertheimer | Posted 09.23.2015 | Politics
Fred Wertheimer

Individual-candidate Super PACs are used to allow a candidate and the candidate's supporters to circumvent these candidate limits and to provide six and seven-figure contributions to directly support the candidate.

National Political Parties Walk Away From Ordinary Americans to Chase Super Rich for Million Dollar Donations

Fred Wertheimer | Posted 09.21.2015 | Politics
Fred Wertheimer

There was no public debate or awareness of the issue because House and Senate leaders knew that it could never stand up to public scrutiny. This abuse of the legislative process has now come to full fruition.

The Koch Brothers' Election Funding Magic Trick

Fred Wertheimer | Posted 09.16.2015 | Politics
Fred Wertheimer

In August, 2015, Charles and David Koch gathered their fellow billionaires and multimillionaires at a semi-annual meeting of the Koch network "to save" the country, in the words of Charles Koch.

Bobby Jindal's Biggest Donors Benefited From His Administration

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal’s presidential campaign has been propped up by the $4.6 million he helped two supposedly independent ...

Donald Trump and Campaign Finance Reform

Fred Wertheimer | Posted 08.31.2015 | Entertainment
Fred Wertheimer

Donald Trump has received the highest negative ratings from the American people of any presidential candidate running in 2016. This does not exactly make him a credible messenger for advancing the cause of campaign finance reform.

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

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...

Jeb Bush’s Cavalry Arrives Amid Worry He's Ceding Too Much Ground

The Huffington Post | Scott Conroy | Posted 08.17.2015 | Politics

Since January, the super PAC supporting Jeb Bush has done one thing, and done it well: amass a nine-figure fortune, in hopes of making the former Flo...

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...

The Clinton Campaign Didn't Learn from History: Underestimating Barack, Underestimating Bernie

Michael Shammas | Posted 08.14.2015 | Politics
Michael Shammas

Bernie seems to be an alternative to the politics of Clinton. That makes him a threat to the "billionaire" class he is wont to criticize, to Super PACs fueled by Citizens United, and to establishment politicians like Hillary Clinton. Hillary Clinton ignores Bernie Sanders at her own peril.

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...

The GOP Debate: It's What Oligarchy Looks Like

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 08.07.2015 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Recently five Republican presidential candidates paraded themselves before a group of mega-donors convened by the billionaire Koch brothers in Dana Point, California. The interests of the big-money donors were reflected in Thursday's debate - in what we did and didn't hear.

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...

The Perversion of the American Presidency

Fred Wertheimer | Posted 07.29.2015 | Politics
Fred Wertheimer

Children long have been taught by their parents that anyone in America can grow up to be president. Today that message needs to be revised: anyone can grow up to be president if they are willing to circumvent and break the nation's anti-corruption campaign finance laws, and are willing to genuflect before the nation's wealthiest individuals.

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...

Paul Blumenthal

Jeb Bush Super PAC Reports Eye-Popping Fundraising Haul | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The key number in the Bush campaign's Thursday announcement that it raised a combined $114 million in the first half of this year was ju...

Paul Blumenthal

How 2016 Candidates Are Pushing Past Campaign Finance Boundaries | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The 2016 presidential campaign is in full swing, and as the second national campaign since the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United de...

Paul Blumenthal

GOP Senator's PAC May Have Broken FEC Rules By Donating To A Super PAC Run By His Former Aides | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.02.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A leadership PAC controlled by Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Penn.) may have violated Federal Election Commission rules by contributing to a super ...

Jason Linkins

The 'Firewall' Between Campaigns And Super PACs Is Not A Thing | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.27.2015 | Politics

It's early days yet in the post-Citizens United era, and most of the nation is still in a very naive place. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), who once warne...