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 "Foster Friess":

"… itical comeback, with donors including businessman David Koch and investor Foster Friess, who each gave $2,500. For his part, McCutcheon's preferred candidate, Gr …"

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 "Foster Friess":

"… aided a super PAC called the Red, White and Blue Fund. Wyoming businessman Foster Friess was one of the largest bankrollers of the operation, and Friess himself tr …"

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 "Foster Friess":

"… ns an investment firm, Paul Singer of Elliott Management, Wyoming investor Foster Friess and John Childs, chairman and CEO of a private equity firm.Eighty percent …"

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 "Bill Nelson":

"… epublican Rep. Connie Mack’s run for U.S. Senate against Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson, received major funding from Texas super donor Bob Perry, who gave $250,00 …"

"… Abound” and “Florida Homeowners,” which also attacks Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson. AFSCME PEOPLE, the political action committee of the American Federa …"

Donor profile: Peter Thiel

By Alexandra Duszak

Quick stats on the biggest financial backers of Election 2012.

Excerpts from this story referencing "co-founder":

"… Yes on 19 — Tax Cannabis 2010 (2010) Corporate name: Clarium Capital; co-founder, PayPal (sold) Corporate subsidiaries: None Total spent on federal lobby …"

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 "Foster Friess":

"… ead of Tuesday’s GOP presidential primary in Wisconsin, wealthy investor Foster Friess is giving his preferred candidate, Rick Santorum, a boost. This time thoug …"

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 "Foster Friess":

"… .Santorum’s recent financial surge has been aided by Wyoming businessman Foster Friess, who donated $600,000 to the pro-Santorum Red, White and Blue Fund in Febr …"

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 "Foster Friess":

"… dent William J. Doré and $669,000 came from retired mutual fund executive Foster Friess, making up about 80 percent of the total.When the Citizens United decision …"

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 "Foster Friess":

"… g to a Federal Election Commission filing.Of the total, $331,000 came from Foster Friess, an investor from Jackson, Wyoming.Thus far, all the group's spending has …"

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 "Foster Friess":

"… primary.The primary funders of the super PAC were wealthy Wyoming investor Foster Friess — who donated a large chunk of the $537,000 that the Red, White and Blue …"

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 "co-founder":

"… ch — but a very ambitious target.Ed Gillespie, a former RNC chairman and co-founder of the Crossroads groups, is very bullish on Barbour noting that he’s wi …"

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 "Foster Friess":

"… PACs this election, is the third-biggest super PAC donor.Wyoming investor Foster Friess, another prolific donor gave the group $10,000.Independence Virginia has s …"

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 "Foster Friess":

"… h, but at least $600,000 came from close supporter and Wyoming businessman Foster Friess. For the Newt Gingrich-supportive Winning Our Future PAC, nearly 88 percen …"