This year’s unusual election notwithstanding, the amount of money spent in U.S. presidential elections has been growing significantly from one election cycle to the next. Even more worrying, the am…
What Is A Super PAC?
The result of two controversial 2010 federal court cases removing traditional restrictions on political action committee spending, super PACs are expected to have a significant influence on the results of the 2016 elections. Here is everything you need to know about super PACs:
How Super PACs Are Taking Over
High-dollar outside groups are reshaping the presidential race.
A guide to political money: campaigns, PACs, super PACs
WASHINGTON — A presidential candidate says he or she is running for president, raises cash for the campaign and spends it, right? That's not the whole story these days.
How Ryan's super PAC stopped an Ossoff upset
The Republican Party avoided a demoralizing upset Tuesday.
Zephyr Teachout the pandering Super-PAC hypocrite
Note: This is the 20th and final installment in a series highlighting Professor Zephyr Teachout’s Super-PAC hypocrisy. Archives Vol. 1 – Zephyr Teachout the pandering Super-PAC hypocrite Vol. 2 – Zephyr Teachout the pandering Super-PAC hypocrite Vol. 3 – Zephyr... Read More
Super PAC Spending Teeters at $100 Million Mark
Expenditures by super PACs are on the verge of hitting $100 million, further proof that outside spending will far outstrip anything seen in previous election cycles. For a little perspective, consider that one super PAC, Restore Our Future, has already spent more -- $44.5 million -- than all outside groups combined had spent at this point in 2008.
How Super PACs Can Run Campaigns
Operatives close to the candidates are, in effect, running extensions of the campaigns.
‘Super PACs’ Changing How Political Operatives Operate
The freedom and unlimited cash of outside groups have increased the influence of a growing number of consultants and operatives in both parties.
Florida Town Proposes a Ban on Super PACs—What Could Happen?
Not only would the ordinance get big money out of St. Petersburg elections, but it could lead to a legal clash ending super PACs across the country.
Top Three Super PAC Donors Are Superrich Liberals
The top three donors to Super PACs so far this election cycle are all progressives shelling millions of dollars out in support of Democratic candidates, according to an analysis by the Sunlight Foundation.
Anthropologists Discover Ancient Greek Super PAC That Helped Shape First Democracy
ATHENS, GREECE—In a finding that provides new insight into the roots of Western civilization, a team of anthropologists from Cambridge University announced Monday the discovery of an ancient Greek super PAC that helped shape the world’s first democracy.
How Citizens United Can Be Used to Curtail Super PAC Spending
The orgy of political spending that has been unleashed by super PACs in the current election cycle exceeds what a free democracy can bear. A president wh...
Hank Greenberg Gives $10 Million to Super PAC Backing Jeb Bush
Maurice R. “Hank” Greenberg, who built American International Group Inc. into a world-wide financial powerhouse before its controversial government bailout, has donated $10 million to the super PAC backing Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush, making Greenberg one of the largest contributors in the 2016 race.
How super PACs went from sideshow to center stage in presidential bids
Potential Republican candidates for 2016 are embracing their big-money allies while the rules still allow.
Why Zuckerberg's Super PAC Won't Speak for Start-ups
Facebook's CEO and other tech execs want a Washington lobby group. But the needs of small tech start-ups may not be on their agenda.
What Campaign Filings Won’t Show: Super PACs’ Growing Sway
The money raised by outside groups for Republican presidential candidates is likely to dwarf what their campaigns bring in.
3 Named to Top Posts of Latino Group’s ‘Super PAC’
Representative Joaquín Castro of Texas; Melissa Mark-Viverito, the New York City Council speaker; and Antonio Villaraigosa, the former Los Angeles mayor, will be co-chairs of the Latino Victory Fund, the “super PAC” of the Latino Victory Project, which plans to aggressively counter candidates whose policies it believes will harm the Latino population.
Super-PACs and Dark Money: ProPublica’s Guide to the New World of Campaign Finance — ProPublica
As the nation gets ready for more record-breaking election spending, here's a closer look at the secretive groups working hard to influence the outcome.
Super PACS and Issue Advertisers Pay More Than Candidates. How Much More?
Recent headlines have stated: “Super PACs Pay Up To Six Times As Much To Run TV Ads As Actual Campaigns” and “Why Campaigns Have the Edge Over Super PACs on TV”. It’s true, campaigns have several advantages over Super PACs when it comes to buying media advertising time. Here’s why. Candidates and their official campaign …