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 "Barack Obama":

"… rogate spokesman for the presidential campaigns of Al Gore, John Kerry and Barack Obama. “You have what I like to call the cuckoo caucus going against hardened …"

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 "Politics":

"… lican Jewish Coalition, according to research by the Center for Responsive Politics. It has also previously been backed by the Pharmaceutical Research and Ma …"

"… a provided to the Center for Public Integrity by the Center for Responsive Politics. The phenomenon was repeated two years later in more than two dozen House …"

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 "Oklahoma":

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

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 "Mitt Romney":

"… how that he personally donated $1,500 to Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in 2011, $50 to Republican Gov. Nikki Haley of South Carolina during her 2 …"

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 "Oklahoma":

"… apiece to Republican Govs. Tom Corbett of Pennsylvania and Mary Fallin of Oklahoma, as well as $2,500 to Dewey Bartlett, the Republican mayor of Tulsa, who i …"

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 "Eric Cantor":

"… ow in his 11th term ($10,000); the leadership PAC of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va. ($7,000); and the leadership PAC of Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla. ($5,80 …"

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 "Politics":

"… isive in a lot of races,” said Kyle Kondik, an analyst at the Center for Politics at the University of Virginia. “Candidates matter too.”Despite the Cro …"

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 "Scott DesJarlais":

"… been by automated phone calls to voters. Anti-abortion Rep. Scott DesJarlais, R-Tenn., was re-elected, overcoming reports that he had pressured a mistr …"

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 "Center for Responsive Politics":

"… 2.5 million.  …"

"… ide spending adds up to more than spending by the candidates, according to Center for Responsive Politics data.(Totals are through Oct. 17, the last date for which candidate spendi …"

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 "Indiana":

"… Republican running against Democratic Rep. Joe Donnelly for U.S. Senate in Indiana.The Safari Club International PAC spent $141,000 supporting 17 Republicans …"

Donor profile: William Doré

By Michael Beckel

Quick stats on the biggest financial backers of Election 2012.

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

"… account that benefited the National Republican Senatorial Committee and National Republican Congressional Committee Corporate name: Doré Energy Corp.; former president, CEO and chairman o …"

"… fundraising event of the National Republican Senatorial Committee and the National Republican Congressional Committee that featured a keynote speech by President George W. Bush, whose first pr …"

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 "financial reform law":

"… time when they are fending off some regulations mandated by the Dodd-Frank financial reform law and an aggressive Justice Department investigation into insider trading.A …"

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 …"

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 "federal elections":

"… the $86 million in "hard money" sent to the states to be spent directly on federal elections.While it was still legal, soft money flooded several key states in the 200 …"

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 "Carl Levin":

"… ," named for their primary congressional sponsor, Michigan Democratic Sen. Carl Levin. These Levin funds could be used to defray the cost of get-out-the-vote ef …"

Party of one

By Robert Morlino

Special committees allow prominent lawmakers to parcel out campaign cash

Excerpts from this story referencing "Jeb Bush":

"… A recent public outcry may lead to a change in the law. In February, Gov. Jeb Bush, along with Sen. Tom Lee, R-Brandon, and Rep. Allan Bense, R-Panama City, …"