The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is up with another round of political ads set to begin today in Georgia, Indiana, Minnesota, Iowa and North Carolina, according to FCC documents.Continue reading
In an event at the Chamber of Commerce's headquarters, a diverse group of speakers from government, litigation, consulting and academia convened to tackle the intersecting issues surrounding the business community, campaign finance reform and political speech.Continue reading
Medical and doctors specialty groups jumped into the independent spending fray in the 2014 elections, supporting candidates who would help their bottom line.Continue reading
Hundreds of members of Congress are blasting an Obama administration plan to expand the definition of wetlands, an analysis of public comments by Sunlight's Docket Wrench shows.Continue reading
The first half of primary season 2014 draws to a close with a blast of big money and a scare for two congressional veterans.Continue reading
Eight states hold primary elections Tuesday, see which groups are spending big to influence your vote in this week's campaign intelligence.Continue reading
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce spent $750,000 in the past week on ad buys for mainstream Republican candidates in four races, including Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. and Senate hopeful Rep. Shelly Moore Capito, R-W.V.Continue reading
In its recent ad, The Tea Party Leadership Fund, asks all “true conservatives” to help TPLF successfully defeat the 87 Republican “traitors” who capitulated in the shutdown standoff. A Sunlight analysis of the targeted House members’ campaign funds shows that – unless present trends shift completely – the Tea Party Leadership Fund PAC would be vastly outgunned in a spending battle with the “RINOs” in question.Continue reading
One of the biggest “dark money” spenders in next week’s elections is the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. But while the Chamber's funding sources may be murky, its aims -- unlike those of some wealthy super PAC donors -- are relatively transparent.
The 100-year-old nonprofit organization has a far reaching public lobbying agenda that ranges from high profile fights like working to reverse parts of the Affordable Care Act and the Dodd-Frank financial reform law to more obscure issues like keeping flight information about corporate jets secret and opposing tighter regulation of the transportation of highly flammable lithium batteries.
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Back in July, Senate Republicans successfully blocked the DISCLOSE Act, which would have required all organizations spending $10,000 or more to reveal their donors. Now we understand why. Though Nov.1, $213.0 million has been spent by “dark money” groups to influence the 2012 elections. Of that, $172.4 million (81%) has been spent to help Republican candidates, as compared to $35.7 million (19%) to help Democrats. (By “dark money” we mean groups that do not disclose their donors and only are required to disclose their congressional race spending within 60 days of House and Senate elections and their presidential race spending following the national party conventions).Continue reading