With 40 days until the general election, party committees dropped a combined $10 million over two days, pouring money into negative ads in competitive races.Continue reading
The other super PAC taking on outside spending
A new super PAC has a different plan to take big money out of elections: Get candidates to sign a 'no dark money' pledge that would discourage money from anonymous sources.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
Cantor allies buying October airtime
A nonprofit group allied with House Majority leader Eric Cantor is locking down airtime in Phoenix, Denver and Boston for two weeks in October, according to ad disclosure documents.Continue reading
Super Bowl of influence: How the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks stack up
Today's Super Bowl contenders have flexed their muscle outside the gridiron. A look at campaign contributions by the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks.Continue reading
Unions, Obama dark money group press GOP on immigration
A new fight over immigration appears to be brewing, but it likely has more to do with the 2014 elections than with any real chance legislation will be passed.
House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, appeared to close that door on Wednesday, when he ruled out any negotiations over the sweeping immigration law the Senate passed in June. On the same day, Organizing for Action, the dark money committee that grew out of President Barack Obama's campaign, sent an email to supporters calling on them to pressure Republican lawmakers to take up the immigration bill. The committee suggested targeting Rep ...Continue reading
Colorado: Team Romney keeping a low profile in a swing state?
The campaign activity that's visible so far calls into question how much the Republican nominee and his backers plan to invest in a state where recent polling shows Obama ahead of Romney, and public records show the president outspending his rival in major television markets.Continue reading