Who’s bankrolling secretive liberal group America Votes?

By Michael Beckel

A dozen anonymous donors accounted for most of the $12.7 million America Votes raised during its last fiscal year.

Excerpts from this story referencing "American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees":

"… merica Votes include the Service Employees International Union ($443,000), American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees ($333,000) and the United Food and Commercial Workers ($28,000), documents …"

Koch brothers, major corporations sponsor pension reform seminar for judges

By Chris Young

Judges who may decide fates of public pension reform disputes to attend seminar sponsored by pro-business interests.

Excerpts from this story referencing "American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees":

"… by advocates of public pension reform. Bill Lurye, general counsel of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, stands out as one of the only panelists offering a union perspective on t …"

Billionaires boost Republican governors group past Democrats in fundraising

By Ben Wieder

GOP governors' group outraises counterpart, but Democrats still expected to win a few races.

Excerpts from this story referencing "American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees":

"… aceutical companies. The International Association of Firefighters and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, donated $400,000 and $375,000, respectively, while the drug industry’s …"

GOP governors group dwarfs Democrats in fundraising

By Ben Wieder and John Dunbar

This year features 36 governors' races; Republicans enter with a big fundraising advantage over Democrats.

Excerpts from this story referencing "American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees":

"… al Revenue Service. The International Association of Firefighters and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, donated $400,000 and $375,000, respectively. The drug industry’s top lo …"

'Citizens United' ruling helped unions win state elections

By Alan Suderman and Ben Wieder

National unions, business groups focused on states in 2012 elections with unions gaining the edge, new analysis shows.

Excerpts from this story referencing "American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees":

"… ds” that went unreported. Funds from the D.C.-based headquarters of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), the Service Employees International Union and the  …"

Democrats seize super PAC crown

By Michael Beckel

Liberal groups outraised conservative counterparts 2-to-1 in first half of 2013.

Excerpts from this story referencing "American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees":

"… ugh June. That includes $1.8 million from the AFL-CIO; $1 million from the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME); and $500,000 from UNITE HERE, which primarily represents workers …"

Super PACs invest in D.C. Council race

By Michael Beckel

Two groups boosted Republican Patrick Mara during unsuccessful D.C. Council bid.

Excerpts from this story referencing "American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees":

"… ndidates. Bonds' candidacy was endorsed by the D.C. Democratic Party, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees labor union and several local political heavyweights, including Marion Bar …"

Democratic super PACs start year with cash advantage

By Michael Beckel and Dave Levinthal

Democrats increasingly embracing super PACs despite previous opposition.

Excerpts from this story referencing "American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees":

"… rimarily by environmental organizations, gay rights activist Tim Gill, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees and its related nonprofit, the Fair Share Alliance. Brad Martin, the supe …"

'Fiscal cliff' ads target candidates in 2014

By Rachael Marcus

Rove-affiliated nonprofit runs 'fiscal cliff' ads targeting vulnerable Senate Democrats.

Excerpts from this story referencing "American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees":

"… bsp;is fighting for spending cuts, unions are fighting to prevent them.The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees teamed up with the Service Employees International Union and the Nati …"

Californian spends $44 million, loses ballot initiative fight

By Paul Abowd

Failed ballot initiatives attracted millions in spending from siblings with differing political views.

Excerpts from this story referencing "American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees":

"… t effort garnered roughly $2 million in spending, almost entirely from the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees union.In Washington state, a successful effort to expand charter schools g …"

Daily Disclosure: Congressman gets help from Chevron-powered super PAC

By Rachael Marcus

Corporate donation helps super PAC spend big in Ohio congressional race.

Excerpts from this story referencing "American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees":

"… bsp; This claim has been made in anti-Renacci ads from Sutton herself, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.The statement is true, …"

Daily Disclosure: Union-funded ads slam Allen in Virginia Senate race

By Rachael Marcus

Tight Senate race in Virginia draws $2.25 million ad blitz from labor unions

Excerpts from this story referencing "American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees":

"… running for U.S. Senate in Virginia.The political action committees of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, the Service Employees International Union and the National Education Asso …"

Nonprofit profile: Patriot Majority USA

By Alexandra Duszak

Quick stats on the nonprofit group

Excerpts from this story referencing "American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees":

"… of well-known Democratic political donors and labor unions, especially the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees.AFSCME is both the largest donor to Patriot Majority’s 527 committee and …"

Daily Disclosure: California contest tops outside spending in House races

By Rachael Marcus

It's pro-energy versus pro-environment in California's 7th District House race.

Excerpts from this story referencing "American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees":

"… nsive Politics. The race has attracted many the big hitters, including the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, the Service Employees International Union, House Majority PAC and the U.S …"

"… ose their donors AFSCME PEOPLE, the political action committee of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, reported spending $302,000 on ads opposing Indiana State Treasurer Richar …"

Daily Disclosure: Public employee union opens attack on GOP Senate candidates

By Rachael Marcus

The nation's largest public employee union opened an advertising campaign, taking aim at Republican U.S. Senate candidates.

Excerpts from this story referencing "American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees":

"… choice of a running mate in “Americans are Celebrating Paul Ryan.” …"

Daily Disclosure: Democratic super PAC zeroes in on GOP Medicare plan

By Rachael Marcus

Super PAC ad accuses GOP Senate candidate Rick Berg of being on a 'short leash'

Excerpts from this story referencing "American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees":

"… Renaissance Technologies, Fred Eychaner, the CEO of NewsWeb Corp., and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees.  In other outside spending news:"Diner" from Patriot Majority USA op …"

Daily Disclosure: Virginia politics is for haters, not lovers

By Rachael Marcus

Heavyweight outside spending groups jumped into the U.S. Senate race in Virginia this week.

Excerpts from this story referencing "American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees":

"… Eychaner of NewsWeb Corp., James Simons of Euclidean Capital and union the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees.Virginia is the third most expensive outside-spending Senate race in the c …"

Outside groups spend $2.2 million in Missouri Senate race

By Michael Beckel

Attack ads by Republican and Democratic super PACs may lead to a dark-horse winner in Missouri GOP Senate primary.

Excerpts from this story referencing "American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees":

"… e pro-McCaskill Majority PAC are Democratic super donor Fred Eychaner, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees and the National Air Traffic Controllers Association.When including all ou …"

Daily Disclosure: Dem super PAC wants to avoid Brunner in Missouri

By Rachael Marcus

A Democratic super PAC is spending heavily against businessman John Brunner who has yet to win the GOP nomination.

Excerpts from this story referencing "American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees":

"… ns, president of Euclidean Capital, Fred Eychaner, CEO of NewsWeb, and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees.In other outside spending news:Democrat-aligned super PAC American Bridge …"

Wisconsin recall breaks record thanks to outside cash

By Paul Abowd

All eyes are on Wisconsin recall election as unions square off against deep-pocketed GOP donors.

Excerpts from this story referencing "American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees":

"… three largest public unions — the National Education Association (NEA), American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), and the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) — have ch …"

Donor profile: National Education Association

By Paul Abowd

Quick stats on the biggest financial backers of Election 2012.

Excerpts from this story referencing "American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees":

"… s from other labor unions including $575,000 from its top union donor, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. The NEA spent a sizeable amount ahead of the 2010 midterm elections, whe …"

Donor profile: AFL-CIO

By Paul Abowd and Alexandra Duszak

Quick stats on the biggest financial backers of Election 2012

Excerpts from this story referencing "American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees":

"… also made seven-figure donations to the AFL-CIO's super PAC, including the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees ($3.9 million) and the American Federation of Teachers ($1.1 million). Ri …"

FACT CHECK: Democrats' repeat ‘end Medicare’ cry is wrong, again

By FactCheck.Org

House Majority PAC returns to false talking point that House Republicans voted to end Medicare

Excerpts from this story referencing "American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees":

"… and is backed by money from several labor unions, including the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees and Service Employees International Union.The PAC fired first on Feb. 9, w …"

PAC profile: Senate Majority PAC

By Rachael Marcus

Quick stats on the super PAC, supporting Democratic Senate members and candidates

Excerpts from this story referencing "American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees":

"… ited Brotherhood of Carpenters; American Federation of Teachers; American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees and Laborers International Union of North America all made seven-figure co …"

PAC profile: House Majority PAC

By Alexandra Duszak

Quick stats on the super PAC, supporting Democratic House members and candidates

Excerpts from this story referencing "American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees":

"… ational Brotherhood of Teamsters, the American Federation of Teachers, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees and the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union.The super P …"

Democrats launch $5 million campaign to defend health care law

By Peter H. Stone

Democrats raise $5 million to promote and protect health care reform law

Excerpts from this story referencing "American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees":

"… he two groups include among others: Service Employees International Union; American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees; Families USA; Health Care for America NOW; and the Small Business Majorit …"

Obama pep talk to donors

By Peter H. Stone

President aims to raise a cool $1 billion for his re-election campaign; GOP will build on 2010 success....

Excerpts from this story referencing "American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees":

"… d on the sidelines. But by fall, as the U.S. House began to slip away, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees jumped in with $91 million, which led spending by all groups. AFSCME presi …"

Democrats desperately seek their own Rove

By Peter H. Stone

For chastened Democrats, ‘a lesson and a beating’; Republicans hone tactics that brought in secretive millions last year...

Excerpts from this story referencing "American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees":

"… group money chase. But by fall, as the U.S. House began to slip away, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees jumped in with $91 million, which led spending by all groups. AFSCME presi …"

Scores of union leaders earn six-figure salaries

By John C. Henry

The Standoff in Wisconsin Between Gov. Walker and unions could “trickle up” to jeopardize fat compensation packages of labor leaders....

Excerpts from this story referencing "American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees":

"… civil rights activist Jesse Jackson, and Gerald McEntee, president of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, whose local members have been targeted by Walker.McEntee said Walker was …"

Campaign cash: The independent fundraising gold rush since 'Citizens United' ruling

By Peter H. Stone

For many powerful GOP operatives and allied fundraisers, the luncheon last April felt like one part reunion and one part strategy summit for

Excerpts from this story referencing "American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees":

"… anche of corporate money flowing to GOP allies, several unions, led by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, the AFL-CIO, and the Service Employees International Union, have begun pl …"

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