Pelosi Believes Democrats Are Already Coalescing Around Clinton

By: Friday June 28, 2013 11:44 am

The latest sign that Hillary Clinton is going to run for President in 2016 is Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) telling USA Today that the Democratic Party is already starting to coalesce around her, more than three years out from the election. “I’m not making endorsements right now, because I don’t think that’s appropriate,” she demurred. “But [...]

2012 Election on Track to Be Most Expensive on Record

By: Thursday August 2, 2012 12:12 pm

The 2012 election will likely end up the most expensive American election on record. Based on current data, the Center for Responsive Politics predicts roughly $5.8 billion will be spent on the presidential and congressional races this year, a 7 percent increase from 2008. The big reason this will be the most expensive election is [...]

Get Ready for the Billion Dollar Flood of Outside GOP Money

By: Wednesday May 30, 2012 11:42 am

If different campaigns and Super PACs are to be believed, a billion dollars of outside money is going to be spent in this cycle just to help elect Republicans according to Politico. Republican super PACs and other outside groups shaped by a loose network of prominent conservatives – including Karl Rove, the Koch brothers and [...]

$10 Million Could Be Spent on Rev. Wright Attacks

By: Thursday May 17, 2012 11:31 am

A recent court ruling resulted in a flood of campaign spending by a very small group of ultra rich people into our elections and the latest example could be a Super PAC bankrolled by Joe Ricketts, the founder of TD Ameritrade. A group of conservatives is looking into a $10 million campaign to highlight President [...]

What a Fortunate Fund Raising Coincidence for Obama

By: Thursday February 9, 2012 2:59 pm

For months the Obama administration has been pushing for a foreclosure fraud settlement that would be very favorable for the big banks. Obama finally got the deal he has long wanted today, Thursday February 9th. It was reported that a deal had been reached last night, February 8th. This means on Tuesday February 7th, it [...]

Obama Follows GOP into the Super PAC Swamp

By: Tuesday February 7, 2012 12:15 pm

Despite having criticized the Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling and the rise of Super PACs, President Obama’s re-election campaign has decided to fully endorse the use of their own allied Super PAC. From Jim Messina at the Obama campaign: The President opposed the Citizens United decision. He understood that with the dramatic growth in opportunities [...]

Good Night for Santorum and Great Night for Romney

By: Wednesday January 4, 2012 8:33 am

The Iowa caucus was very good news for Rick Santorum. He effectively tied Mitt Romney for first place, losing to Romney by a margin of only eight votes. Santorum’s finish also greatly exceeded expectations. Mitt Romney – 24.6% Rick Santorum – 24.5% Ron Paul – 21.4% Newt Gingrich – 13.3% Rick Perry – 10.3% Michele [...]

Colbert’s Super PAC Is a Go

By: Thursday June 30, 2011 12:43 pm

The Colbert ReportGet More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,Video ArchiveThe Federal Election Commission today approved Stephen Colbert’s Super PAC. From USA Today: The Federal Election Commission today voted 5-1 to approve Colbert’s political action committee, giving him a shot at doing what political types such as Bush strategist Karl Rove and former [...]

Campaign Finance Reform and Revisionist History

By: Monday June 20, 2011 10:28 am

Democrats aren’t just playing by new big donor friendly rules that have been totally forced on them. They are playing by new rules they actively let happen despite publicly denouncing. Remembering the actual history is critical to fully understanding Feingold’s criticism of the new Democratic Super PACs.

If You’re Afraid Corporate Cash Doesn’t Have Enough Influence: There’s a Super PAC for That

By: Wednesday May 18, 2011 8:35 am

Just in case you were worried that large corporate donors and CEOs don’t have enough influence over or elections and public policy, there is a new Republican Super PAC that should increase their power. From Politico: Attorney James Bopp Jr. spent much of the last two years trying to get rid of the ban preventing [...]

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