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Republican political consultant Karl Rove attends the opening ceremony of the George W. Bush Presidential Center on April 25, 2013 in Dallas.

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Republican political consultant Karl Rove attends the opening ceremony of the George W. Bush Presidential Center on April 25, 2013 in Dallas.

Singer, Griffin Join Billionaires Backing Rove Super-PAC

Billionaires B. Wayne Hughes, Paul Singer and Ken Griffin are among two dozen donors who together gave $5.2 million last month to American Crossroads, a Republican group aligned with political strategist Karl Rove. Hughes, co-founder of Public Storage, sent $500,000...

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U.S. Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC), from left, U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-MA) and U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) speak in support of U.S. House bill H.R. 428 during a press conference in the Cannon House Office Building on March 12, 2014 in Washington, DC.

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U.S. Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC), from left, U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-MA) and U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) speak in support of U.S. House bill H.R. 428 during a press conference in the Cannon House Office Building on March 12, 2014 in Washington, DC.

North Carolina’s Jones Hit With Outside Ad Wave

The outside campaign to oust Republican Rep. Walter Jones in North Carolina’s 3rd District is intensifying less than three weeks before the key primary. Emergency Committee for Israel, a Republican pro-Israel group, and Ending Spending Action Fund, a super-political action...

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Cornell Woolridge rallies against money in politics, at the Supreme Court in Washington, on Oct. 8, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Cornell Woolridge rallies against money in politics, at the Supreme Court in Washington, on Oct. 8, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: $123,200

The Supreme Court invalidated the two-year aggregate limit on federal campaign contributions, which was $123,200 for the 2013-2014 election cycle. Voting 5-4 along ideological lines, the court yesterday said the caps violated the First Amendment speech rights of Alabama Republican...

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U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC) takes the stage during the final day of the Democratic National Convention on Sept. 6, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC) takes the stage during the final day of the Democratic National Convention on Sept. 6, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Democratic Women’s Group Forms Georgia and North Carolina Super-PACs

Emily’s List, a Washington group that advises and funds the campaigns of Democratic women who support abortion rights, has set up super-political action committees to independently aid candidates in North Carolina and Georgia. And there are Democratic women who support...

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Ricketts Group Seeks To Unseat North Carolina’s Walter Jones

Bloomberg’s Julie Bykowicz wrote this week about Joe and Todd Ricketts, wealthy entrepreneurial Republican donors who want to expand their limited-government political operation to supplement Americans for Prosperity, the enterprise associated with industrialists Charles and David Koch. Look for the...

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Senator Al Franken, a Democrat from Minnesota, waits to start a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in Washington, D.C.

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Senator Al Franken, a Democrat from Minnesota, waits to start a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in Washington, D.C.

Anti-Franken Super-PAC Emerges

A super-political action committee has organized to oppose Democratic Sen. Al Franken’s re-election in Minnesota, a state Republicans are seeking to put in play amid an expanding field of competitive Senate elections. “The Heartland Campaign Fund has been formed to...

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Karl Rove’s Crossroads GPS Is Back — in New Hampshire

Crossroads Grassroots Policy Strategies, the nonprofit issue-advocacy group founded with help from Republican strategist Karl Rove, is making its television debut in the 2014 election. Its targets: President Barack Obama’s health care law and Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen of New...

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Rep. Paige Kreegel, R-Punta Gorda, right answers a question about the abortion bill during session while Rep. Nicholas Thompson, R-Fort Myers, background, in this April 30, 2010 file photo in Tallahassee, Fla.

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Rep. Paige Kreegel, R-Punta Gorda, right answers a question about the abortion bill during session while Rep. Nicholas Thompson, R-Fort Myers, background, in this April 30, 2010 file photo in Tallahassee, Fla.

Super-PAC Helps Florida’s Kreegel With TV, Mail

A million-dollar super-political action committee funded by two donors who aided Florida Republican Paige Kreegel’s losing 2012 House campaign has paid for television ads and mail pieces promoting Kreegel in a special primary next month. Kreegel is a “true conservative,”...

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