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Robert Mercer

Meet Robert Mercer, Billionaire Benefactor Of Breitbart

By giving millions to a conservative super PAC, Make America Number 1, which his daughter Rebekah chaired, Robert Mercer seems to have bought more influence over Trump’s campaign than any other donor

November 21, 2016
McAuliffe

Right-Wing Media Fail In Effort To ‘Scandalize’ McAuliffe PAC Donation

After initially failing to scandalize a Wall Street Journal story about political donations made by Clinton ally Terry McAuliffe’s political action committee to the wife of an FBI official, conservative media are trying to revive the story.

October 29, 2016
U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton delivers remarks at a gathering of law enforcement leaders at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York, U.S., August 18, 2016. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Hillary Clinton Is Exploring The Outer Limits Of Fundraising Like No Presidential Nominee Ever Has

Clinton isn’t tapping the brakes. She is instead on an extended tour through the nation’s elite enclaves — from Laguna Beach, Calif., to the Hamptons, Martha’s Vineyard to Magic Johnson’s house in Los Angeles — in an unrestrained fundraising blitz that makes even some supporters chafe.

August 25, 2016
Protesters confront a woman, center, leaving a rally for Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump in Fresno, California, U.S. May 27, 2016. REUTERS/Noah Berger

Our Poisonous Partisan Politics

A recent study from the Pew Research Center shows that contempt across the partisan divide is bitter and widespread. Respondents displayed a nasty animosity for the opposing side and showed little sign of tolerance for conflicting views.

July 2, 2016
Carson smiles as he is announced during a Presidential Town Hall Series at Bob Jones University in Greenville

How A Super PAC Turned $6 Million To $140,000

Some SuperPACs are using candidates’ names as bait to reel in small donors, whose money is being used to fund consultants.

December 1, 2015
Day 2-Conservatives Gather For Annual CPAC Convention - DC

Head Of Pro-Rand Paul ‘Super PAC’ Indicted For 2012 Campaign Violations

Rand Paul’s outsider image isn’t so squeaky clean, anymore.

August 5, 2015
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Jeb Bush’s Campaign Headquarters In Waiting Sees Flurry Of Activity

Jeb Bush’s super PAC, Right to Rise, leases office space in South Florida, signalling the unofficial candidate without a campaign, may be ready to run.

May 13, 2015
National News, Politics, Top News, Campaign Financing, Presidential Election, Jeb Bush, Super PAC, FEC

Presidential Candidates-To-Be Make The Most Of Fundraising Rule-Bending

“So long as he doesn’t say the magic words “I’m running,” Bush contends that he can raise and spend unlimited sums through a so-called super PAC under his control.”

April 6, 2015
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Rubio Has Built A Nationwide Money Machine

Marco Rubio gets off the couch and begins to stump for big campaign contributions with the New Hampshire and Iowa primaries only ten months away.

April 6, 2015
George Pataki, GOP, Politics, New Hampshire, Primary, Super PAC, We The People Not Washington

George Pataki Super PAC Opens Office In New Hampshire

Odds for a Pataki candidacy increase after his super PAC, We the People, Not Washington sets up an office in New Hampshire.

April 2, 2015

New Funding Climate a Boon to Romney

The fundraising environment has changed in the wake of Citizens United and other Supreme Court rulings that favor “free speech” (the right of corporations to use money to influence elections) over citizen-backed campaign finance rules. But one Republican is taking better advantage than the rest: [Mitt] Romney thus far appears to be the only GOP […]

July 9, 2011
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Millionaire Romney Gets Money Boost From Super PAC

Mitt Romney is already leading the pack by a long-shot when it comes to fundraising in the Republican presidential primaries. It looks like he’s getting some extra help, too, just in case.   A group of prominent Mitt Romney backers has quietly launched a “super PAC” to raise and spend unlimited amounts of money in […]

June 23, 2011