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 "University of Phoenix":

"… o the world of super PACs. The Apollo Group — the parent company of the University of Phoenix — has itself financially boosted super PACs affiliated with GOP politici …"

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 "Halloween":

"… ould entail.     …"

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 "Politics":

"… r for Public Integrity’s analysis of data from the Center for Responsive Politics and the Federal Election Commission.With no limits on giving, economi …"

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 "Club for Growth Action":

"… supporting Flake through its nonprofit, political action committee and its Club for Growth Action super PAC — that’s about 70 percent of the $1.5 million spent by outsi …"

"… ”This outlook has often put it at odds with the Republican establishment.Club for Growth Action spent more than $5.6 million on ads aimed at helping Ted Cruz in the Texas …"

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 "Robert Rowling":

"… the month with $29.5 million in the bank. Texas mega-donor and billionaire Robert Rowling’s TRT Holdings, a private holding company that includes Omni Hotels and …"

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 "Peter Thiel":

"… private equity CEO John Childs ($1.1 million), libertarian Pay-Pal founder Peter Thiel ($1 million), and New Jersey investor Virginia James ($1 million). Other t …"

Donor profile: Peter Thiel

By Alexandra Duszak

Quick stats on the biggest financial backers of Election 2012.

Excerpts from this story referencing "co-founder":

"… Yes on 19 — Tax Cannabis 2010 (2010) Corporate name: Clarium Capital; co-founder, PayPal (sold) Corporate subsidiaries: None Total spent on federal lobby …"

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 "co-founder":

"… lection Commission disclosure records released Monday.In 1998, Thiel was a co-founder of PayPal, the online payment service that revolutionized the way commerce …"

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 "Massachusetts":

"… e Our Future, which raised $30.2 million to assist the candidacy of former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney — that’s more than what was raised by the official ca …"

PAC profile: Revolution

By Paul Abowd

Quick stats on the super PAC, supporting Paul

Excerpts from this story referencing "Illinois":

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