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
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.”
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.
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 […]
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 […]