Political Capital

Posts tagged: super-pacs

Democratic Rep. Mark Critz, right, greets workers at Gamesa, a wind turbine blade company in Ebensburg, Pa.

Photograph By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call/Getty Images

Democratic Rep. Mark Critz, right, greets workers at Gamesa, a wind turbine blade company in Ebensburg, Pa.

Biggest Outside Money: Critz Race

Outside money has been a major factor in a lot of congressional campaigns this year. The race between Democratic Rep. Mark Critz and Republican challenger Keith Rothfus in Pennsylvania has attracted more outside money to date than any other contest....

Read more »

Americans for Job Security paid $8,165,368 to Crossroads Media LLC to purchase the airtime from television stations, Federal Election Commission records show.

Americans for Job Security paid $8,165,368 to Crossroads Media LLC to purchase the airtime from television stations, Federal Election Commission records show.

Business Group Runs — Literally — $8 Million in Ads

A jogger who says she is running “to forget the bad economy” stars in the latest television ad making a direct appeal to disaffected supporters of President Barack Obama. Americans for Job Security, a Republican-leaning business group, is behind the...

Read more »

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

Photograph by Akos Stiller/Bloomberg

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...

Read more »

Scene from the ad featuring Representative Barney Frank in the "Mitt Gets Worse" campaign from the Courage Campaign Super PAC.

Scene from the ad featuring Representative Barney Frank in the "Mitt Gets Worse" campaign from the Courage Campaign Super PAC.

Frank Hits Romney on LGBT Rights

A Mitt Romney presidency would represent “a serious setback” for the gay community, Rep. Barney Frank says in a new super-PAC-backed Web video. “First of all, he might very well re-institute `Don’t Ask Don’t Tell,’” Frank says during a five-minute video that...

Read more »

Rebecca Fernandez of Miami protests outside of the University of Miami where Mitt Romney was attending a Meet the Candidates forum held by Univision, on Sept. 19, 2012, in Coral Gables, Fla.

Photograph by Lynne Sladky/AP Photo

Rebecca Fernandez of Miami protests outside of the University of Miami where Mitt Romney was attending a Meet the Candidates forum held by Univision, on Sept. 19, 2012, in Coral Gables, Fla.

Radio Politics: Priorities USA, Americans for Prosperity on Air

There’s little sanctuary from campaign advertising. The messages even follow voters to and from work while driving, thanks in part to two large radio buys announced this week. This morning, Priorities USA Action and the American Federation of State, County...

Read more »

Contribution envelopes are passed around as Mitt Romney speaks at a campaign fundraising event in Atlanta, on Sept. 19, 2012.

Photograph by Charles Dharapak/AP Photo

Contribution envelopes are passed around as Mitt Romney speaks at a campaign fundraising event in Atlanta, on Sept. 19, 2012.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: $1.24 Billion

That’s how much that President Barack Obama, Republican challenger Mitt Romney and the two national party committees active in the Nov. 6 election raised this election cycle through Aug. 31. Obama ($441.3 million) and the Democratic National Committee ($233.3 million)...

Read more »

Recent ad from Restore Our Future envisions a debate between the candidates.

Recent ad from Restore Our Future envisions a debate between the candidates.

Restore Our Future Went on August Spending Binge

A super-political action committee supporting Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney spent $21 million last month — more than in any previous month and more than in the three previous months combined. Restore Our Future helped carry the candidate’s message and...

Read more »

A Mitt Romney supporter in Lansing, Mich.

Photograph by Stephen McGee/The New York Times via Redux

A Mitt Romney supporter in Lansing, Mich.

Pro-Romney Super-PAC Returning with Ads in Michigan and Wisconsin

The last Republican group to air presidential campaign ads in Michigan is returning to that state and to Wisconsin to aid Mitt Romney’s campaign. Restore Our Future, the pro-Romney super-political action committee, is spending $2.2 million in the two states...

Read more »

President Barack Obama during a campaign event in Columbus, Ohio.

Photograph by Doug Mills/The New York Times via Redux

President Barack Obama during a campaign event in Columbus, Ohio.

Obama’s Nod to $10 Million Donors

Campaigning for re-election, President Barack Obama has alerted supporters to the financial challenge he faces: millionaires and billionaires writing $10 million checks to defeat him. Those checks are going to super-PACs and “social welfare” committees that draw their money from...

Read more »