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 "New Hampshire":

"… ept. 9 until the final GOP congressional primaries are conducted. One, in New Hampshire, features former U.S. Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass. Brown is in no way a tea p …"

Washington's cynical misinformation game

By Wendell Potter

Commentary: the role of distortion in health care politics.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Insurance":

"… er deception-based scheme designed to influence voters. America’s Health Insurance Plans, the big lobbying and PR group for health insurers, secretly funnele …"

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 "Democratic Party":

"… before the Supreme Court struck down the aggregate contribution limits.) Democratic Party groups might also create new jumbo-joint fundraising committees to boost t …"

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 "National Republican Congressional Committee":

"… l ads. Roughly 84 percent of this spending has been critical of Sink. The National Republican Congressional Committee accounted for about $2.2 million of this sum. Another large spender has b …"

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 "bank":

"… trict incumbent Rep. Nick Rahall, a Democrat who had about $350,000 in the bank at the end of June. Capito currently represents the 2nd District, and her …"

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 "Rand Paul":

"… ed the same amount. The leadership PACs of Sens. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Rand Paul, R-Ky. — both potential 2016 GOP presidential hopefuls — each also col …"

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 "National Republican Congressional Committee":

"… e political candidates and groups most favored by the Arisons included the National Republican Congressional Committee ($15,000); Rep. John Mica, R-Fla., who is now in his 11th term ($10,000); …"

IRS scandal sparks fundraising blitz

By Dave Levinthal

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee":

"… d women. "Scandal-ridden Republican Michele Bachmann is at it again," the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee writes today. "That's right: in the midst of a federal investigation …"

The anatomy of a misleading fundraising email

By Dave Levinthal

Democrats' latest fundraising pitch rife with misleading rhetoric.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Rick Hasen":

"… y being used to match contributions. It's a "marketing gimmick," said Rick Hasen, an election law professor at the University of California-Irvine. Sa …"

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 "Jonathan Collegio":

"… e not active, this race would have been over a long time ago.”Meanwhile, Jonathan Collegio, the spokesman for the two Crossroads organizations, has maintained that …"

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 "Washington":

"… g our House Republican majority," he said at a gathering of Republicans in Washington. "The American people also made clear there's no mandate for raising tax r …"

"… crats controlling the state legislature added more Democratic suburbs near Washington to his western Maryland district. Embroiled in an unexpected …"

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 "Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee":

"… ide spending can be attributed to the heavy- hitting party committees: The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and the National Republican Congressional Committee together have spent mo …"

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 "National Republican Congressional Committee":

"… t-held congressional districts.While the Young Guns is associated with the National Republican Congressional Committee, YG Action Fund is independently managed and independently financially bac …"

Donor profile: William Doré

By Michael Beckel

Quick stats on the biggest financial backers of Election 2012.

Excerpts from this story referencing "co-founder":

"… ad Jerry Perenchio, libertarian-leaning businessman David Koch, Home Depot co-founder Bernard Marcus and billionaire broadcaster Stanley Hubbard. During the 20 …"

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 "Charles Schumer":

"… dition, Paulson was a significant donor and fundraiser for Democratic Sen. Charles Schumer, donating $30,400 to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee as late …"

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 "Colorado":

"… s do not reflect $584,000 sent by the national party committees, while the Colorado Democratic Party's reports do not contain $588,000 that the national parti …"

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 "Democratic Party":

"… specially because they had such a significant fundraising edge—Georgia's Democratic Party raised $15.3 million during 2001 and 2002, $3 million more than the state …"

"… was James E. Pederson, a real estate developer and chairman of the Arizona Democratic Party, to which he donated nearly $3.7 million. That figure dwarfs the $417,400 …"

"… ocratic committees. Houston and other Texas cities are home to some of the Democratic Party's most generous trial lawyers, and the issue of "tort reform"—placing li …"

"… defend his seat against a challenge from then-Rep. John Thune. Five state Democratic Party committees sent valuable "hard dollars" to South Dakota's Democratic Party …"

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, …"