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 "Peter Thiel":

"… ted Republican Ron Paul and was funded primarily by PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel, only had $13,637 left to its name through June. After compiling $4 milli …"

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 "Bob Perry":

"… llion, again a category dominated by a single wealthy individual — Texan Bob Perry. He has given $21.5 million to conservative super PACs to date.Perry is pe …"

Arizona primary latest example of Club for Growth's clout

By Michael Beckel

Conservative group Club for Growth is top outside spender in U.S. Senate primaries.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Nebraska":

"… an $5 million of his own money on the race.The Club’s other loss came in Nebraska, where state Sen. Deb Fischer unexpectedly triumphed over Club-endorsed Do …"

Daily Disclosure: GOP super PACs' fundraising leaves Dems in dust

By Rachael Marcus

As super PACs carpet bomb the airwaves with negative ads, Republicans hold the financial advantage.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Peter Thiel":

"… od of Electrical Workers with $350,000.Former Ron Paul fan and super donor Peter Thiel gave another $1 million to the conservative super PAC Club for Growth Acti …"

Daily Disclosure: Club for Growth Action focuses on Wisconsin

By Rachael Marcus

Fresh off its victory in Texas, Club for Growth Action, a super PAC supporting tea part candidates, is targeting Wisconsin.

Excerpts from this story referencing "GOP Senate":

"… avid Dewhurst — super PAC Club for Growth Action shifts its focus to the GOP Senate primary in Wisconsin.The conservative super PAC released “Change” Wedn …"

Donor profile: Peter Thiel

By Alexandra Duszak

Quick stats on the biggest financial backers of Election 2012.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Peter Thiel":

"… ent on federal lobbying (2007-2012): $0 Lobbying issues: N/A Biography: Peter Thiel is a technology mogul, an investor, a lawyer and a libertarian-leaning Rep …"

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 "Center for Public Integrity":

"… rage donation to a super PAC filing in January was $63,000, according to a Center for Public Integrity analysis of FEC data.Two of the super PACs — “Winning Our Future,” s …"

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 "Peter Thiel":

"… tion, but he's first in the heart of PayPal founder and hedge fund manager Peter Thiel.With a $1.7 million donation in January added to the $900,000 he's already …"

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 "Peter Thiel":

"… -Ron Paul super PAC, received $1 million in 2011 with $900,000 coming from Peter Thiel, co-founder of PayPal, which was later sold to eBay. Revolution PAC, anoth …"

PAC profile: Revolution

By Paul Abowd

Quick stats on the super PAC, supporting Paul

Excerpts from this story referencing "Peter Thiel":

"… ndorse Liberty, its larger cousin, including technology mogul and investor Peter Thiel.The Illinois-based super PAC made a name with Ron Paul action figures and …"