Freedom Partners, a political group allied with billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch, has booked millions of dollars of new air time in New Hampshire and five other states, according to ad documents.Continue reading
A Koch-backed group that's appealing to Hispanics is buying big in a south Florida congressional race.Continue reading
Add Michigan to the list of Senate races where Freedom Partners — the Koch-affiliated nonprofit that doled out $200 million to political dark money groups in 2012 — will be running political ads.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
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
Our look at the money, the strategy and the ads behind election 2014. On the radar screen this week: Illinois, the Koch brothers and more.Continue reading
Agribusiness interests lost out as the farm bill went down to a surprise defeat at the hands of liberals who thought it cut food stamps too much and conservatives who thought it didn't cut them enough.Continue reading
Americans for Prosperity (AFP), a 501(c)4 non-profit backed by the family behind the Koch Industries conglomerate, is lining up with some unusual partners as it launches a multi-media campaign against the farm bill that the U.S. House of Representatives is set to consider this week.
As the House takes up the bill, AFP has started an Internet ad campaign targeting 15 members of the House of Representatives, including House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, according to a press release the group issued Monday. In addition, the organization has launched an email campaign urging voters to contact their lawmakers ...Continue reading
On May 13, I wrote up an analysis of campaign finance data that asked “Did almost 600 donors break campaign finance law in 2012?” Truth is, I wasn’t sure. The bulk data made it appear that way, but as I noted at the outset, “our most troubling finding may be just how difficult it is determine with legal certainty exactly how many campaign scofflaws there are, or how much over the limit they gave.” In the past week, I have received one e-mail and one letter proving that point. Both came from some rather prominent individuals. First the e-mail, which was sent on behalf of Charles G. Koch: “The analysis asserts that Charles Koch exceeded the 2011-2012 biennial overall contribution limits and the PAC and party contribution limits,” wrote Missy Cohlmia, Director, Corporate Communication, Koch Companies Public Sector, LLC. “We have checked our records at length and request that Sunlight Foundation take Mr. Koch off this list.”Continue reading
An Arizona non-profit political group spent $4 million more than was been widely reported on last year's election thanks to a loophole in federal election law that allows some last-minute spending to be hidden until Jan. 31.
In all, Americans For Responsible Leadership spent $9.8 million on federal elections in 2012. That figure doesn't include $11 million more given to a California PAC that state authorities have described as "campaign money laundering".Continue reading