Tech super PAC startups could tap billions

By Dave Levinthal

A for-profit university co-founded by noted futurist Ray Kurzweil is mulling whether to spend big on political campaigns.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Mitt Romney":

"… r PACs affiliated with GOP politicians such as 2012 presidential candidate Mitt Romney, House Speaker John Boehner and Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer. The Arizona-base …"

The slow deaths of presidential super PACs

By Dave Levinthal

Once mighty political committees are failing to reinvent themselves in 2013.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Dan Backer":

"… to kick off a significant effort in the second half of this year,” said Dan Backer, an Alexandria, Va.-based election lawyer who didn’t detail what the eff …"

Investment managers top list of super PAC donors

By Rachael Marcus and Andrea Fuller

Hedge fund managers, other investors top donors by industry to super PACs.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Sheldon Adelson":

"… y. For a list of Center donors, visit the website. …"

Donor profile: Peter Thiel

By Alexandra Duszak

Quick stats on the biggest financial backers of Election 2012.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Sheldon Adelson":

"… n the GOP presidential nomination. The large donations drew comparisons to Sheldon Adelson and Foster Friess, who gave generously to super PACs backing Newt Gingrich …"

Super PACs out-raise candidates, thanks to super donors

By John Dunbar

Super donors mean super PACs raise more money than the candidates

Excerpts from this story referencing "Foster Friess":

"… dent William J. Doré and $669,000 came from retired mutual fund executive Foster Friess, making up about 80 percent of the total.When the Citizens United decision …"

PayPal co-founder gives $1.7 million to pro-Ron Paul super PAC in January

By John Dunbar

A super PAC supporting Ron Paul receives big boost from PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel

Excerpts from this story referencing "Massachusetts":

"… ia Sen. Rick Santorum would draw 36 percent of the Republican vote; former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is at 28 percent; former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is a …"

Presidential super PACs raise $49 million through December

By John Dunbar

Average super PAC donor gave $33,500 to outside spending groups, while an individual can only give $2,500

Excerpts from this story referencing "Paul Singer":

"… ,000. The largest donors were Julian Robertson of Tiger Management LLC and Paul Singer of Elliott Management Corp. Each gave $1 million.Robertson is a hedge fund …"