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 "Microsoft":

"… aculty, meanwhile, includes people who have worked in high-profile jobs at Microsoft, Yahoo! and consulting firm McKinsey & Co. The company's four new sup …"

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 "Sheldon Adelson":

"… f millions of dollars by the mega-donor likes of Republican casino magnate Sheldon Adelson and Democratic media mogul Fred Eychaner, have in some cases dwindled into …"

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 "Center for American Progress":

"… Sands the first year, according to a study from a liberal think tank, the Center for American Progress.Adelson himself, as majority owner, stands to benefit.“By a reasonable b …"

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 "Peter Thiel":

"… s top donors are billionaire tech pioneer and Ron Paul supporter Peter Thiel ($2 million); board member and leveraged buyout specialist John …"

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 "TRT Holdings":

"… 5 million in the bank. Texas mega-donor and billionaire Robert Rowling’s TRT Holdings, a private holding company that includes Omni Hotels and Gold’s Gym, gav …"

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 "Republican primary":

"… cans. Club for Growth Action supports former U.S. Rep. Mark Neumann in the Republican primary.The ad attacks Hovde for supporting the bailout and Thompson for tax hikes …"

Donor profile: Peter Thiel

By Alexandra Duszak

Quick stats on the biggest financial backers of Election 2012.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Bloomberg":

"… d-2008 to less than $1 billion in mid-2011 — a loss of about 90 percent, Bloomberg reported. But Thiel is one to take the long view. At a speech he gave in …"

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 "Peter Thiel":

"… PAC "Endorse Liberty," $1.7 million — more than 70 percent — came from Peter Thiel, hedge fund manager, co-founder of PayPal and early Facebook investor. Tha …"

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 …"