Shaun McCutcheon hopes donation in S. Carolina election will be first of many nationwide

By Michael Beckel and Dave Levinthal

Alabama man bent on campaign finance deregulation kicks off election cycle with South Carolina contribution.

Excerpts from this story referencing "U.S. Supreme Court":

"… ing biennial aggregate contribution limit is slated to be heard before the U.S. Supreme Court later this year. And as far as he’s concerned, removing the cap is “a …"

FEC chairwoman warns of super PAC corruption

By Michael Beckel

Ellen Weintraub sounds off about the proliferation of candidate-specific super PACs.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Federal Election Commission":

"… er threat of corruption to democracy than multi-candidate super PACs, Federal Election Commission Chairwoman Ellen Weintraub asked Friday at a Willamette Law School sy …"

Investment managers top list of super PAC donors

By Rachael Marcus and Andrea Fuller

Hedge fund managers, other investors top donors by industry to super PACs.

Excerpts from this story referencing "chemical manufacturing":

"… e and his company. Contran Corp. controls several subsidiaries involved in chemical manufacturing, waste disposal and other businesses.Topping Simmons’ agenda is minimizi …"

Daily Disclosure: Smaller super PACs target down-ticket races

By Rachael Marcus

Big donors include the NEA, Bob Perry and Foster Friess.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Republican State Leadership Committee":

"… September: super PAC American Crossroads, co-founded by Karl Rove, and the Republican State Leadership Committee. Crossroads Generation was launched by those two groups along with the Col …"

Donor profile: Peter Thiel

By Alexandra Duszak

Quick stats on the biggest financial backers of Election 2012.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Foster Friess":

"… al nomination. The large donations drew comparisons to Sheldon Adelson and Foster Friess, who gave generously to super PACs backing Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum …"

Super donor Friess skips super PAC to help Santorum

By Michael Beckel

Wealthy Wisconsin native sponsors ads backing candidate Rick Santorum.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Federal Election Campaign Act":

"… making independent expenditures) this election cycle,” she said.With the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1974, Congress set a $1,000-per-candidate limit on how much individuals …"

Pro-Romney super PAC reports more cash on hand than Romney campaign

By John Dunbar

Pro-Romney forces enjoy cash advantage in primaries, but badly trail Obama

Excerpts from this story referencing "Wyoming":

"… fourth at 8 percent.Santorum’s recent financial surge has been aided by Wyoming businessman Foster Friess, who donated $600,000 to the pro-Santorum Red, W …"

Super PACs out-raise candidates, thanks to super donors

By John Dunbar

Super donors mean super PACs raise more money than the candidates

Excerpts from this story referencing "Sunlight Foundation":

"… going to be on speed dial,” said Bill Allison, editorial director at the Sunlight Foundation, an organization that promotes transparency in government.Stories have sho …"

Pro-Santorum super PAC gets $1 million donation

By John Dunbar and Peter H. Stone

Two donors account for 71 percent of pro-Santorum super PAC's contributions

Excerpts from this story referencing "Foster Friess":

"… heavily on checks from multimillionaire and retired mutual fund executive Foster Friess, a Wyoming-based, born-again Christian. Friess donated $669,000 in January …"

Billionaire props up pro-Santorum 'super PAC'

By John Dunbar and Peter H. Stone

A pro-Santorum super PAC was able to raise only $730,000 despite the backing of a Wyoming billionaire

Excerpts from this story referencing "Blue Fund":

"… that this mailing brings in as well. …"

Super PAC roundup

By iWatch News

iWatch News sorts through the most surprising — and the most predicted — details from the Jan. 31st disclosure deadline

Excerpts from this story referencing "Foster Friess":

"… . Leaders for Families received $50,000 from Wyoming billionaire Foster Friess, who has been bankrolling Red, White and Blue Fund, the larger of Santorum …"

"… um raised only $730,000. Of that, $331,000 came from billionaire Foster Friess, an investor from Jackson, Wyoming.Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorr …"

PAC profile: Leaders for Families

By Rachael Marcus

Quick stats on the super PAC, supporting Santorum

Excerpts from this story referencing "Foster Friess":

"… eaders for Families received an end-of-year cash infusion from super donor Foster Friess, the wealthy Wyoming investor who also bankrolled the larger pro-Santorum …"

PAC profile: Red, White and Blue Fund

By Rachael Marcus

Quick stats on the super PAC, supporting Santorum

Excerpts from this story referencing "Massachusetts":

"… ew with the Center, in explaining his support for Santorum over the former Massachusetts governor.Friess and his family members have made more than $600,000 in fed …"

Haley Barbour's money mission

By Peter H. Stone

Last fall, then Governor Haley Barbour was making money pitches to big donors for GOP control

Excerpts from this story referencing "Mississippi":

"… eted Republicans gathered in New York City to hear a money pitch from then Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour.A prodigious GOP fund-raiser, Barbour was already in hi …"

"… ama out of the White House,” Henry Barbour, his nephew and a lobbyist in Mississippi said in an interview. “That’s certainly his major focus for 2012. Now …"

"… nt. The former governor is also trying to put out a political firestorm in Mississippi that was sparked by 215 pardons — including 17 to convicted murders — …"

"… ws. “His fundraising skills will not be affected by the recent events in Mississippi because he will be going to people who have trusted him for two decades. …"

Wyoming billionaire pledges a half-million-dollar matching contribution to Santorum 'super PAC'

By Peter H. Stone

A wealthy Wyoming donor to conservative causes says Santorum has a better shot against Obama than Romney.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Foster Friess":

"… tside spending group that supports Pennsylvania Republican Rick Santorum. Foster Friess put up a good chunk of the $537,000 that the Santorum super PAC, the “Re …"

Daily Disclosure: Adelson spends big on Virginia U.S. Senate race

By Rachael Marcus

Senate race in Virginia tops in spending for super PACs and nonprofits.

Excerpts from this story referencing "American Crossroads":

"… Genuinely Cares” and “Better” Wednesday. Conservative super PAC American Crossroads reported spending $11.3 million on ads supporting Romney and opposing Obam …"

Donor profile: Foster Friess

By Rachael Marcus

Quick stats on the biggest financial backers of Election 2012.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Foster Friess":

"… f Jackson, Wyo., Friess is more known for his philanthropy. The Lynne and Foster Friess Family Foundation is a private, Christian charitable foundation and is his …"

Santorum’s withdrawal leaves super PAC without a candidate

By Michael Beckel

Red, White and Blue Fund super PAC backed Santorum, vows to back conservatives.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Foster Friess":

"… lion to the Red, White and Blue Fund through February: Wyoming businessman Foster Friess ($1.6 million) retired Louisiana energy executive William Dore ($1.5 milli …"

Is big GOP money finally flowing to Mitt Romney?

By The Associated Press

February's political donations were, again, predominantly to conservative groups or candidates

Excerpts from this story referencing "Karl Rove":

"… to a key Republican political organization founded by political strategist Karl Rove have boosted their financial support for front-runner Mitt Romney.Wealthy …"