A Sunlight analysis of ad buys in sample TV markets show outside groups outspending Senate candidates in three key races.Continue reading
Mucho dinero for broadcast ads in Arizona and Colorado; nada at Spanish-language stations
Since the beginning of July, groups have bought millions of dollars worth of TV air time in Arizona and Colorado, but not one dime has gone towards ad time at Spanish language stations.Continue reading
Koch’s “secret bank” to begin airing ads
A shadowy political nonprofit associated with the Koch brothers is set to begin airing TV ads in the Denver market, records available on Political Ad Sleuth reveal.Continue reading
Big tech, big oil and defense help underwrite Obama inaugural
President Barack Obama raised more than $43 million for his second inaugural, including seven-figure donations from some of the nation's biggest tech, defense and energy companies, a report filed on Saturday with the Federal Election Commission shows.
The top donor to the 2013 presidential inaugural was AT&T, which gave $4.6 million in equipment and services. That single donation equalled more than all of the inaugural committee's smallest donors (those who gave $200 or less than therefore did not have contributions itemized in the FEC report) combined.
Other members of the seven-figure check club: Microsoft, which gave ...Continue reading
CityCamp Colorado – Bringing Innovation to Life
Disclaimer: The opinions expressed by the guest blogger and those providing comments are theirs alone and do not reflect the opinions of the Sunlight Foundation or any employee thereof. Sunlight Foundation is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information within the guest blog. Scott Primeau is a board member of OpenColorado, a nonprofit organization established in 2009 to promote government transparency and citizen participation. Scott has also been an employee for a Colorado state agency since 2003. He provides project management, policy research and analysis, and customer engagement services. Scott has a bachelor’s degree in public affairs management from Indiana University and is a passionate supporter of improving citizen participation and government collaboration. You can contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org. The third annual CityCamp Colorado took place on October 26, 2012. Almost 140 people attended the event, making it the largest gathering of open government advocates ever in Colorado. The attendees and presenters include city CIOs and IT staff, senior city leaders, Colorado state IT leaders, private enterprises and startups, nonprofits, elected officials and citizens.Continue reading