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Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain holds up a cupcake decorated with his 9-9-9 economic plan before a speech at the National Press Club in this file photo.

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Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain holds up a cupcake decorated with his 9-9-9 economic plan before a speech at the National Press Club in this file photo.

Super-PACs Still Super With $5.4 Mln — Though `9-9-9′ Down to Last $100

One legacy of the 2012 presidential race: the super-political action committees it spawned. Weeks after the Nov. 6 election, those groups still had more than $5.4 million left to spend, Federal Election Commission reports due yesterday show. Each candidate —...

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2012 Elections Cost Will Hit $7 Billion, FEC Chair Weintraub Says

The 2012 elections will be more expensive than originally thought, according to new Federal Election Commission Chairwoman Ellen Weintraub. Her estimate: $7 billion. That’s higher than the $6 billion estimate from the Center for Responsive Politics, a Washington-based research group...

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Deputy Press Secretary Bill Burton briefs reporters at the White House in Washington, on June 21, 2010.

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Deputy Press Secretary Bill Burton briefs reporters at the White House in Washington, on June 21, 2010.

Obama Re-Election Behind Him, Burton Joins Consulting Firm

Former White House aide Bill Burton is joining the Global Strategy Group as executive vice president in its Washington office.  Burton is co-founder and senior strategist for Priorities USA Action, a super-political action committee that helped re-elect the president. Burton has “a...

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Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, center, holds hands with her husband, Mark Kelly, while exiting Town Hall at Fairfield Hills Campus in Newtown, Conn. after meeting with Newtown  officials on Jan. 4, 2013.  Giffords also met with families of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre.

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Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, center, holds hands with her husband, Mark Kelly, while exiting Town Hall at Fairfield Hills Campus in Newtown, Conn. after meeting with Newtown officials on Jan. 4, 2013. Giffords also met with families of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre.

Giffords Gun-Control Packs Texan Cash: Trial Lawyers in for $1 Million

Steve and Amber Mostyn, wealthy Texas trial attorneys, said today that they are giving $1 million to help start the gun-control advocacy group formed by former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly. Steve Mostyn, one of...

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A man walks through the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center with balloons where Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is scheduled to speak on Nov. 6, 2012.

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A man walks through the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center with balloons where Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is scheduled to speak on Nov. 6, 2012.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: $97.7 Million

That’s how much outside groups spent in the final week of the Nov. 6 election campaign, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. The big late spenders included American Crossroads ($23 million), a super-political action committee founded with help from...

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Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama following a presidential debate at the University of Denver in Denver, Colorado, on Oct. 3, 2012.

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Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama following a presidential debate at the University of Denver in Denver, Colorado, on Oct. 3, 2012.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: $2.23 Bln

That’s how much President Barack Obama, Republican Mitt Romney and five groups active in the presidential election raised from Jan. 1, 2011 through Nov. 26, 2012. Obama and two Democratic groups together raised $1.10 billion, compared with $1.13 billion raised...

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The debate between presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney is seen on a television in a Korean restaurant on Oct. 22, 2012 in Chatsworth area of Los Angeles.

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The debate between presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney is seen on a television in a Korean restaurant on Oct. 22, 2012 in Chatsworth area of Los Angeles.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 1,014,484

That’s how many times television ads from President Barack Obama, Republican nominee Mitt Romney and other groups involved in the Nov. 6 election have aired during the general election campaign, according to Kantar Media’s CMAG. The totals include spots that...

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Shopping carts at a new Wal-Mart store.

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Shopping carts at a new Wal-Mart store.

Wrong Walton, Priorities USA Action Declares

Priorities USA Action, the super-PAC supporting President Barack Obama, incorrectly told the Federal Election Commission that Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Chairman Samuel Robson Walton, better known as Rob, was a $300,000 donor to the group last month. In an amended FEC...

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President Barack Obama in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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President Barack Obama in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Priorities Sets New Priority: Nevada

Priorities USA Action, a super-political action committee backing President Barack Obama, is shifting and increasing its television advertising buy to include the swing state of Nevada, its co-founder Bill Burton said this morning. The super-PAC’s new focus on Nevada, which...

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George Soros, founder of Soros Fund Management LLC,  in Budapest, Hungary.

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George Soros, founder of Soros Fund Management LLC, in Budapest, Hungary.

Soros: $1 M for Obama-Backing Super-PAC

Investor George Soros, a long-time donor to Democratic candidates and causes, has agreed to contribute $1 million to the super-political action committee run by former aides to President Barack Obama. Two officials of Priorities USA Action confirmed the donation. Priorities USA...

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