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 …"

GOP shelves FEC complaint against Van Hollen

By Dave Levinthal

Republicans had threatened a federal complaint against the Democratic congressman, but don't appear to be following through.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Center for Public Integrity":

"… en, D-Md., of illegally accepting pro bono legal services has fizzled, the Center for Public Integrity has learned. A Republican party official this week identified the Nationa …"

Washington's cynical misinformation game

By Wendell Potter

Commentary: the role of distortion in health care politics.

Excerpts from this story referencing "NFIB":

"…  connected the dots after reviewing tax records filed by AHIP and the NFIB. An AHIP spokesman acknowledged to the newspaper that his organization had …"

"… deed provided the money for the ad. The relationship between AHIP and the NFIB goes way back. When I worked in the insurance industry, I attended many me …"

"… ked in the insurance industry, I attended many meetings in Washington with NFIB staff during which we planned a campaign to make sure Congress did not pas …"

"… ot wanting to be too publicly associated with the campaign, we enlisted an NFIB executive as a spokesman for the group.  Another organization insure …"

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 "U.S. Supreme Court":

"… draising committee — one that wouldn't have been legal prior to a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision — to funnel cash toward GOP candidates running in some of the n …"

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 "U.S. Supreme Court":

"… have launched another jumbo joint fundraising committee in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission ruling — this one with the …"

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 "Federal Election Campaign Act":

"… ve that money to a single candidate. But the rules have changed since the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, when aggregate limits were introduced. Now, if one donor used a n …"

'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 "Alabama":

"… ear. While plausible, Dan Backer — the conservative attorney who helped Alabama businessman Shaun McCutcheon bring the campaign finance lawsuit that now b …"

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 "Federal Election Commission":

"… 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 "National Republican Congressional Committee":

"… sed of Romney's own campaign committee, the Republican National Committee, National Republican Congressional Committee, National Republican Senatorial Committee and Republican state parties fro …"

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 "Senate":

"… hope to pick up both a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate. A group called “West Virginians for Results” submitted paperwork to …"

"… r chest as she seeks his seat. No Democratic contenders have yet announced Senate bids. Additionally, both the 2nd Congressional District and the 3rd Congr …"

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 Inc.":

"… has previously reported.     …"

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 "Mitt Romney":

"… o Restore Our Future, the super PAC that backed GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney, and a $100,000 donation to the Texas Conservatives Fund, the super PAC th …"

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 "Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee":

"… ampaign Committee, the National Republican Congressional Committee and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. The PAC also reported making a $10,000 donation to the Congressional Bla …"

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 "Ben Chandler":

"… rtion. In Kentucky, GOP attorney Andy Barr defeated Democrat Ben Chandler after losing to him by just 647 votes in 2010. Chandler, among a dwindling …"

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 "California":

"… ars ago, was founded by Cantor, Ryan and Republican Whip Kevin McCarthy of California. After its launch, the NRCC folded it in as part of its fundraising progra …"

Donor profile: William Doré

By Michael Beckel

Quick stats on the biggest financial backers of Election 2012.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Congress":

"… fited the National Republican Senatorial Committee and National Republican Congressional Committee Corporate name: Doré Energy Corp.; former president, CEO …"

"… c super PAC Majority PAC, which sought to help the party retain control of Congress' upper chamber, and one to the Louisiana Prosperity Fund, which aided Rep. …"

"… f the National Republican Senatorial Committee and the National Republican Congressional Committee that featured a keynote speech by President George W. Bush, …"

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 "Jonathan Collegio":

"… nding in Nevada, American Crossroads eschewed the New York race. Spokesman Jonathan Collegio told iWatch News that there was “lots of activity [in New York] by other …"

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 "Sunlight Foundation":

"… is particularly appalling,” said Ellen Miller, executive director of the Sunlight Foundation, a nonprofit group that promotes transparency in campaign finance and has …"

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 "campaign finance":

"… 2 election cycle came in the form of "soft money" now banned under federal campaign finance law.The six national party committees—the Democratic National Committee, …"

"… ing millions of dollars many committees had come to rely on. Under federal campaign finance law, state and local party committees can establish separate accounts, kno …"

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 "Georgia":

"… polls, as Republicans captured significant statewide elections in 2002.In Georgia, Democratic party and caucus committees spent $5 million more than Republi …"

"… xico and Pennsylvania, where Democratic governors were elected.The loss in Georgia typified the Democrats' woes, especially because they had such a significa …"

"… s' woes, especially because they had such a significant fundraising edge—Georgia's Democratic Party raised $15.3 million during 2001 and 2002, $3 million m …"

"… illion more than the state GOP. A key difference, observers said, was that Georgia Republicans produced a massive ground operation in the final days before t …"

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 …"