GOP civil war rages in Senate primary battles

By Dave Levinthal

Conservative nonprofits and super PACs have spent $10 million bashing Republicans to the delight of Democrats.

Excerpts from this story referencing "National Republican Congressional Committee":

"… rict know best as to who will make the best general election candidate,” National Republican Congressional Committee spokeswoman Andrea Bozek said. GOP brass are, however, hardly thrilled wi …"

Washington's cynical misinformation game

By Wendell Potter

Commentary: the role of distortion in health care politics.

Excerpts from this story referencing "National Republican Congressional Committee":

"… recent evidence: a National Journal article about a new tactic used by the National Republican Congressional Committee to attack Democratic candidates. Earlier this year, the NRCC created sever …"

Republicans continue to capitalize on 'McCutcheon' ruling

By Michael Beckel

NRCC creates second 'jumbo' joint fundraising committee in wake of Supreme Court 'McCutcheon' ruling.

Excerpts from this story referencing "National Republican Congressional Committee":

"… $32,400 per year to any one national party committee such as the NRCC. …"

GOP challengers get boost from 'jumbo joint'

By Michael Beckel

New jumbo joint fundraising committee to aid 10 Republican ‘young guns’ and the NRCC.

Excerpts from this story referencing "National Republican Congressional Committee":

"… eat contenders. The new collective fundraising operation will benefit the National Republican Congressional Committee, as well as 10 GOP House candidates that have been named to the top tier o …"

The 'McCutcheon' decision explained — more money to pour into political process

By Michael Beckel

The Supreme Court recently decided to eliminate 'aggregate limits' on contributions. We tell you what that means.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Campaign finance":

"… ding with candidates. Why are some people so concerned about McCutcheon? Campaign finance reform advocates are concerned about a sort of systemic corruption that ma …"

'Jumbo joints': How big will the newest political animals get?

By Michael Beckel

Supreme Court ruling has emboldened political groups designed to serve as collective fundraising operations.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Shaun McCutcheon":

"… e, Dan Backer — the conservative attorney who helped Alabama businessman Shaun McCutcheon bring the campaign finance lawsuit that now bears his name — predicts th …"

Outside groups dwarf candidate spending in Florida special election

By Michael Beckel

Less than one-third of money pumped into House contest is controlled by Sink or Jolly.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Karl Rove":

"… n super PAC American Crossroads, which was co-founded by party strategists Karl Rove and Ed Gillespie, spending about $470,000. All the while, Democratic-alig …"

Mitt Romney

Did powerful Egyptian illegally donate to Romney?

By Dave Levinthal

FEC questions former GOP presidential nominee about contributions from Egyptian billionaire.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Barack Obama":

"… s member committees that adhere to federal contribution limits. President Barack Obama's campaign last year faced criticism that his campaign lacked safeguards a …"

West Virginia races primed for super PAC activity

By Michael Beckel

'West Virginians for Results' registered by D.C. attorney with strong ties to Republicans.

Excerpts from this story referencing "National Republican Congressional Committee":

"… . And Tyrrell previously worked for the Republican National Committee, the National Republican Congressional Committee and the Republican Party of Virginia, according to his online biography. …"

Koch Industries PAC bolts to fast start in 2013

By Dave Levinthal and Michael Beckel

Energy company's PAC has donated more than $500,000 to politicians in five months.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Honeywell":

"… nation's thousands of registered PACs, including perennial PAC powerhouses Honeywell and National Beer Wholesalers Association, have donated so much cash so ea …"

Spurs owner brings the heat in political money game

By Michael Beckel

San Antonio Spurs owner Peter Holt brings the heat in the political money game.

Excerpts from this story referencing "International Association":

"… contributed $10,000 to the political action committee of the Cruise Lines International Association during the 2012 election cycle. In addition to his basketball exploits, he …"

IRS scandal sparks fundraising blitz

By Dave Levinthal

Numerous candidates, committees fundraising off agency's targeting of conservative groups.

Excerpts from this story referencing "White House":

"… s Wednesday asserting that this week has been a "complete disaster for the White House," citing the IRS imbroglio, congressional hearings on Benghazi and re …"

The anatomy of a misleading fundraising email

By Dave Levinthal

Democrats' latest fundraising pitch rife with misleading rhetoric.

Excerpts from this story referencing "National Republican Congressional Committee":

"… ? National party committees such as the DCCC and its counterpart, the National Republican Congressional Committee, have no legal quarterly fundraising deadlines. While many candidates and …"

DCCC's most vulnerable House members reaped millions in 2012

By Michael Beckel

DCCC identifies its most vulnerable House members, politicians the group spent millions to elect in 2012.

Excerpts from this story referencing "National Republican Congressional Committee":

"… p designed to boost politicians' fundraising and electoral prospects. (The National Republican Congressional Committee operates a similar program for its members.) Naming Bustos to the Frontli …"

Rival Super Bowl team owners allies on political field

By Michael Beckel

Super Bowl team owners have both backed NFL's political action committee.

Excerpts from this story referencing "owner":

"… on interest in the world of money in politics. Since 2008, Bisciotti, the owner of the Baltimore Ravens, has donated $20,000 to Gridiron-PAC, the official …"

"… of Federal Election Commission records. Meanwhile, the Yorks, the main co-owners of the San Francisco 49ers, have contributed a combined $50,000 to Gridir …"

"… btion to the Brain Injury Association of Vermont. Neither Super Bowl team owner has (yet?) ponied up for any super PACs — although last year, the Arizon …"

Rove-affiliated groups spend $175 million, lose 21 of 30 races

By Michael Beckel and Reity O'Brien

Super PAC American Crossroads goes 3-10, nonprofit Crossroads GPS goes 7-17

Excerpts from this story referencing "Karl Rove":

"… g anytime soon,” Backer said.Andrea Fuller contributed to this report. …"

"… lead-up to November ensured that we would not only be able to compete with Karl Rove and the Koch brothers on the air in Democratic seats, but also bring the f …"

"… ”Conservative attorney Dan Backer, too, predicts Rove is here to stay.“Karl Rove is not retiring anytime soon,” Backer said.Andrea Fuller contributed to …"

John Boehner

Republicans renew their control of House

By The Associated Press

Republicans approach renewed control of House as Dems fail to make inroads in East, Midwest

Excerpts from this story referencing "Chicago":

"… , R-Minn. One winner was Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Ill., the Chicago lawmaker who took medical leave from Congress in June and has been at the …"

Outside groups outspend candidates in 26 House races

By Viveca Novak

Out-of-town parties and super PACs are outspending candidates in some House races, numbers show.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Karl Rove":

"… e included the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the New Prosperity Foundation and Karl Rove's Crossroads GPS.The disparities between candidate outlays and outside spe …"

Daily Disclosure: 'Young Guns' target Democratic House candidates

By Rachael Marcus

A super PAC supported by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor spends $2 million on House races.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Massachusetts":

"… y former state Sen. Richard Tisei, a Republican, for his seat representing Massachusetts’ 6th District. Tierney has been embroiled in scandal since it was discov …"

Donor profile: William Doré

By Michael Beckel

Quick stats on the biggest financial backers of Election 2012.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Doré Energy Corp.":

"… ommittee and National Republican Congressional Committee Corporate name: Doré Energy Corp.; former president, CEO and chairman of the board of Global Industries, Ltd …"

Outside groups spend $1.65 million on House races in Nevada, New York

By Aaron Mehta and Josh Israel

Outside groups influence special elections in Nevada and New York with $1.65 million

Excerpts from this story referencing "Republican Jewish Coalition":

"… l that passed in New York months ago. Weprin has also been attacked by the Republican Jewish Coalition, a pro-Israel group that has spent more than $24,000 in a direct mail camp …"

Hedge funds bet heavily on Republicans at end of election

By Peter H. Stone and Michael Isikoff

A small network of hedge fund executives pumped at least $10 million into Republican campaign committees and allied groups in last year’s el

Excerpts from this story referencing "America":

"… in campaign finance and has financially supported the Center. “No one in America will believe that Representative Garrett can provide impartial oversight o …"

"… go hedge fund) gave a total of $500,000 in the election’s waning days to American Crossroads, the “independent” group whose formation was spearheaded b …"

"… rman of Renaissance, poured more than $600,000 into Concerned Taxpayers of America, an independent expenditure group that ran attack ads against congressiona …"

States with senate races fuel money pipeline

By Derek Willis

National parties ship millions to Alaska, Florida and California

Excerpts from this story referencing "Republican Party":

"… mittee, the largest single transaction in 2004, on July 29. The California Republican Party got two $500,000 checks from the RNC earlier this year.The other national …"

Party of one

By Robert Morlino

Special committees allow prominent lawmakers to parcel out campaign cash

Excerpts from this story referencing "General Assembly":

"… te, the Senate Minority Leader, and the Speaker and Minority Leader of the General Assembly may each establish a legislative leadership committee to receive contribut …"

"… p committees have become so common that freshman members of the Senate and General Assembly have formed them, sometimes in small groups, even when they have not attai …"

The old soft money

By Derek Willis and Aron Pilhofer

National parties transferred millions of dollars to state party committees

Excerpts from this story referencing "Democratic National Committee":

"… under federal campaign finance law.The six national party committees—the Democratic National Committee, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, the Democratic Congressiona …"

The state money race

By Derek Willis

Democrats outraised GOP in the states, but have little to show for it

Excerpts from this story referencing "National Republican Congressional Committee":

"… n National Committee, the National Republican Senatorial Committee and the National Republican Congressional Committee—can receive. Such regulated money is known as federal or "hard" money. I …"