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 "Alison Lundergan Grimes":

"… opponent Matt Bevin, is May 20. The winner will face well-funded Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes. And it won’t be until Sept. 9 until the final GOP congressional primar …"

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 "National Republican Congressional Committee":

"… lican National Committee, National Republican Senatorial Committee and the National Republican Congressional Committee have already formed a super-sized joint fundraising committee th …"

'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 "National Republican Congressional Committee":

"… e organization can solicit up to $97,200 per donor annually to benefit the National Republican Congressional Committee, the National Republican Senatorial Committee and the Republican National …"

"… as each beneficiary receives no more than the "base" limit. Likewise, the National Republican Congressional Committee could itself establish a similar effort. There are currently 15 members o …"

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 "Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission":

"… reasingly common in the big-money era following the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision in January 2010. And the national stakes aren't even that high: …"

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 "Massachusetts":

"… Senatorial Committee and Republican state parties from Vermont, Oklahoma, Massachusetts and Idaho. Through June 30, Romney Victory Inc. reported having about $82 …"

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 "Koch Industries":

"… has previously reported.     …"

"… OCHPAC, which had nearly $1 million in cash reserves at the end of May. A Koch Industries representative could not immediately be reached for comment, but spokesman …"

"… k among the country's most prominent influencers of elections and policy. Koch Industries, for example, has spent more than $62 million on federal lobbying efforts …"

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 "David Dewhurst":

"… the Texas Conservatives Fund, the super PAC that supported Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst’s failed U.S. Senate bid. The Holts also donated more than $90,000 to t …"

IRS scandal sparks fundraising blitz

By Dave Levinthal

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

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

"… ave the resources to take this fight to the highest levels possible." The National Republican Congressional Committee, for its part, has set up a page featuring a large photo of House Speaker …"

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 "National Republican Congressional Committee":

"… an Senatorial Committee, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, the National Republican Congressional Committee and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. The PAC also reporte …"

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 "National Republican Congressional Committee":

"… tures on behalf of won.The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and National Republican Congressional Committee had more mixed results.The GOP managed to retain control of the U.S. House …"

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 "Frank Guinta":

"… Texas, Chip Cravaack of Minnesota and both New Hampshire representatives, Frank Guinta and Charlie Bass. In Maryland Democrats defeated 10-term GOP …"

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 "National Republican Congressional Committee":

"… party committees: The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and the National Republican Congressional Committee together have spent more than $4.5 million as of Oct. 30, the vast majorit …"

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 "General":

"… n his race for U.S. Senate in the state and opposing former state Attorney General Heidi Heitkamp, a Democrat. The buy also opposes Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., …"

Donor profile: William Doré

By Michael Beckel

Quick stats on the biggest financial backers of Election 2012.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Charles Boustany":

"… o Majority PAC (pro-Democratic) $25,000 to Louisiana Prosperity Fund (pro-Charles Boustany) Federal hard money and 527 contributions**: Not including his super PA …"

"… tic Senatorial Campaign Committee (between 2004 and 2008) $26,400 to Rep. Charles Boustany, R-La. (between 2004 and 2011) $25,000 to the “2001 President’s Dinne …"

"… upper chamber, and one to the Louisiana Prosperity Fund, which aided Rep. Charles Boustany, R-La., has he battled fellow GOP Rep. Jeff Landry after the state's redis …"

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 "National Republican Congressional Committee":

"… more than $1 million on independent expenditures—nearly $598,000 by the National Republican Congressional Committee and more than $514,000 by the DCCC.Though outside spending in New York pre …"

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 "Washington":

"… tions, helping bankroll GOP victories that changed the balance of power in Washington, according to a review of campaign records and interviews with industry in …"

"… of hedge fund contributions that have boosted the industry’s fortunes in Washington. The review of campaign data showed that Singer, Elliot’s publicity-shy …"

States with senate races fuel money pipeline

By Derek Willis

National parties ship millions to Alaska, Florida and California

Excerpts from this story referencing "Democratic candidate":

"… DSCC also focused its attention on Oklahoma, where Rep. Brad Carson is the Democratic candidate to fill an open Senate seat. The Oklahoma Democratic Party has taken in $7 …"

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 "New York":

"… eral Election Commission. A handful of states, including Alaska, Michigan, New York and South Carolina have separate accounts for state parties with names suc …"

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 "New York":

"… s and employees, with the most going to New Jersey, Florida, Tennessee and New York. Georgia, New York and New Jersey were the only three states in which Demo …"

"… th the most going to New Jersey, Florida, Tennessee and New York. Georgia, New York and New Jersey were the only three states in which Democratic committees r …"

"… ound willing partners in California, Florida, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, New York and Virginia where state party committees combined to send a total of $1,1 …"

"… rgia, totaling $47,368, while it took in nearly $3.1 million from Florida, New York, Texas and Washington, D.C.Considering only individual donors, the percent …"

Party of one

By Robert Morlino

Special committees allow prominent lawmakers to parcel out campaign cash

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

"… the leadership committee of U.S. Rep. Thomas Reynolds, who also chairs the National Republican Congressional Committee. Such transfers are no longer legal, now that the Bipartisan Campaign Refo …"