Though the Koch's name is usually synonymous with large political donations, there are other names Americans should be paying attention to as we enter the 2016 election cycle.Continue reading
The final FEC reports before the general election have landed and Sunlight's look at the biggest individual super PAC donors makes one thing clear: Wealthy liberal donors have warmed up to super PACs.Continue reading
With control of the Senate in doubt and Republicans likely to hold on to their majority in the House, liberal power brokers are ramping up their electoral giving.Continue reading
Though the GOP's conservative wing has scored a few upsets, campaign finance data collected by Real-Time FEC show just how much of their resources have gone to losing candidates.Continue reading
The super PACs that raised the most money so far this year reflect a deeply polarized nation.Continue reading
In this week's Campaign Intelligence: Senate Majority spends million blasting Kochs, Shaheen teams up with a Democratic newcomer and Alan Simpson stands up for gay marriage.Continue reading
Ending Spending, a group bankrolled by Chicago Cubs owner Joe Ricketts that spent $13 million in the last election, is gearing up in the Virginia Senate race.Continue reading
While MLB players will be taking the field for Sunday's opening day games in hopes of winning a World Series title in October, team owners may have their sights set on winning a different sort of Fall Classic.Continue reading
Ironically, the super PAC named “Ending Spending Action Fund” may end up having the largest single donation to a super PAC. Records show Joe Ricketts, who built his fortune through Ameritrade, is trying to reduce spending by spending -- a lot.
Ricketts wrote a check for $5.48 million to the super PAC in September. That beats the $5 million checks written earlier in the cycle by Sheldon and Miriam Adelson and Harold Simmons And it made up about half of the $11.3 million that Ricketts donated to Ending Spending last month alone.
The owner of the Chicago Cubs, Ricketts ...Continue reading