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 "Heritage Foundation":

"… he U.S. Senate after the resignation of Sen. Jim DeMint, who now heads the Heritage Foundation. The frontrunner in the GOP primary is former Gov. Mark Sanford, who left …"

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 "Bob Perry":

"… llion, again a category dominated by a single wealthy individual — Texan Bob Perry. He has given $21.5 million to conservative super PACs to date.Perry is pe …"

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 "Joe Biden":

"… .The organization, which released a Web video implying that Vice President Joe Biden was on drugs during last week’s vice presidential debate, gave 86 percen …"

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 "Wyoming":

"… and by its content.”FEC records indicate that Friess, who now resides in Wyoming, spent more than $4,000 at The Floridian Gardens, which bills itself as Ea …"

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 "Barack Obama":

"… position appears strong compared with his Republican opponents, President Barack Obama’s fundraising apparatus is clearly in another league. The president’s …"

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 "Wyoming":

"… s from multimillionaire and retired mutual fund executive Foster Friess, a Wyoming-based, born-again Christian. Friess donated $669,000 in January and $331,0 …"

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 "Goldman Sachs":

"… ter of 2011. Its top donors: Lawrence Linden ($25,000), a banker with Goldman Sachs; Scott Nathan ($70,000), a managing director with the Boston-based Baupost …"

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 …"

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 …"

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 "Foster Friess":

"… ching groups of super-rich donors. In Wyoming, he visited billionaire Foster Friess, who, like Langone, has extensive ties to Barbour. Friess donated almost $ …"

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 "John Dunbar":

"… ace and backing Romney, will stage a debate tonight in Myrtle Beach, S.C. John Dunbar contributed to this report. …"

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 "Bob Perry":

"… ly contribution to have traveled a long way to Virginia. Texas homebuilder Bob Perry, another top super PAC donor, gave $1 million to Independence Virginia in …"

Donor profile: Foster Friess

By Rachael Marcus

Quick stats on the biggest financial backers of Election 2012.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Wyoming":

"… bying issues: N/A Family: Wife Lynnette, four children. Biography: This Wyoming multimillionaire is known for his philanthropy, eccentricities and dedicat …"

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 "Barack Obama":

"… -eminent Republican group airing negative advertisements against President Barack Obama this year.Meanwhile, Romney's super PAC rivals have struggled to keep pace …"