Sponsored by
super pacs

super pacsRSS

Texas Democrats file FEC complaint against Ted Cruz

Texas Democrats have filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission claiming the campaign of Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz violated federal election law.... Read more»

 1 2 3 >  Last »

GOP rides cavalry to U.S. Senate majority

Republican candidates wagered that big bucks from outside political groups could overcome their own fundraising shortfalls ahead of the 2014 midterm elections. They were right. Last Tuesday night, Republicans won control of the U.S. Senate for the first time in eight years.... Read more»

'Radical animal rights movement' gets new foe

An Iowa-based group dedicated to combating "the radical animal rights movement" forms a super PAC. ... Read more»

Ready for Hillary no longer just a super PAC

A change in status allows pro-Clinton group to donate directly to candidates. ... Read more»

What the FEC's Bitcoin ruling means

The Federal Election Commission today unanimously ruled that federal political committees may accept a limited amount of Bitcoin to fuel their election efforts, but some questions are still unanswered about how political committees may use digital currency. ... Read more»

What happens when a dark money group blows off IRS rules? Nothing

To see how easy it is for a dark money group to ignore the Internal Revenue Service, look no further than the loftily named Government Integrity Fund. The group spent most of its money on election ads, despite IRS rules prohibiting a social welfare nonprofit from doing so... Read more»

Super PAC leaders score perks from political donations

The People’s Majority super PAC advertises itself with lofty goals. “We are the only super PAC dedicated to the research, development and enhancement of motivating conservatives to the polls,” it proclaims on its website. “No dinners, no pictures with VIPs, no shirts or yard signs here. People's Majority uses every penny of your contribution to identify and motivate low-turnout voters on Election Day.” Well, not every penny. ... Read more»

Democrats' super PAC cavalry

Democrats are fully embracing the independent political money groups they once derided in an effort to retain the Senate this year.... Read more»

Top U.S. corporations funneled $185 million to political nonprofits

The U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission ruling in 2010 did not, as some warned, unleash a flood of corporate money directly into elections. ... Read more»

By the numbers: a 2013 money-in-politics index

Center for Public Integrity highlights key stories and trends... Read more»

William Koch emerges from shadow of famous siblings

Billionaire businessman William Koch once operated green energy plants on multiple continents and had a reputation for being more politically moderate than his better-known brothers, Charles and David — the principal owners of Koch Industries, Inc..But William now rejects the “apocalypse of global warming.” He says investing in alternative energy is “foolhardy.” And ahead of the 2012 election, he criticized President Barack Obama for trying to “socialize” the country.... Read more»

More GOP senators bankrolling pro-gun nonprofit

Nine Republican senators have now steered a combined $125,000 to a big-spending conservative nonprofit that defended one of their colleagues following a contentious gun vote earlier this year, a Center for Public Integrity review of Federal Election Commission filings has found.... Read more»

Ready for Hillary? Not in Middle America

Scores of New Yorkers and Californians — but relatively few folks in Middle America — are already backing a super PAC designed to boost Democrat Hillary Clinton should she run for president in 2016.... Read more»1

D.C.-based groups spent big in special elections

Carpetbagging super PACs and nonprofit groups are dominating this year’s special congressional elections in a potential foreshadowing of the 2014 midterms, where even the sleepiest locales aren’t immune from out-of-state, cash-flush special interests.... Read more»

Tobacco giant funded conservative nonprofits

Tobacco giant Reynolds American Inc. last year helped fund several of the nation’s most politically active — and secretive — nonprofit organizations, according to a company document reviewed by the Center for Public Integrity.... Read more»

Lobbying firm PACs start 2013 slow

Most lobbying firms are not in a hurry to pad politicians' political coffers early this election cycle, with only a few either raising or spending significant cash, a Center for Public Integrity analysis of Federal Election Commission records indicates.... Read more»

 1 2 3 >  Last »