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 "John Boehner":

"… politicians such as 2012 presidential candidate Mitt Romney, House Speaker John Boehner and Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer. The Arizona-based company has donated about …"

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 "co-founder":

"… rchases made with a consulting firm in Towson, Md. Restore Our Future’s co-founder, Charlie Spies, has lately been focusing his efforts on other super PACs w …"

"… y a surprise for Priorities USA Action, as several of its top staffers — co-founder Bill Burton, spokeswoman Marcy Stech and Compliance and Operations Directo …"

"… ty, which supported Republican Ron Paul and was funded primarily by PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel, only had $13,637 left to its name through June. After c …"

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 "National Association of Realtors":

"… real estate at about $23 million thanks to seven-figure donations from the National Association of Realtors and Harlan Crow and Crow Holdings. The NAR favors access to credit an …"

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 "GOP Senate":

"… spent more than $5.6 million on ads aimed at helping Ted Cruz in the Texas GOP Senate primary. Cruz beat Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst in a heated primary runoff elec …"

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 "president":

"… on filed Monday.Restore Our Future, a super PAC supporting presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, brought in $7.5 million in July, finishing with an …"

"… ibutions.In other outside spending:Restore Our Future tries to refocus the presidential debate on the economy after Medicare dominated the headlines in recent …"

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 "Indiana":

"… k is headed by Chris Chocola, a former Republican congressman representing Indiana’s 2nd District. According to its website, Club for Growth operates on th …"

Donor profile: Peter Thiel

By Alexandra Duszak

Quick stats on the biggest financial backers of Election 2012.

Excerpts from this story referencing "lawyer":

"… issues: N/A Biography: Peter Thiel is a technology mogul, an investor, a lawyer and a libertarian-leaning Republican. He believes in creating underwater c …"

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 "Sheldon Adelson":

"… f the total for the month — came from billionaire casino owner Sheldon Adelson and his wife. That’s in addition to $1 million given by other Adelson fa …"

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 "Sheldon Adelson":

"… on total does not include the $10 million in donations that casino magnate Sheldon Adelson and his wife gave to a pro-Newt Gingrich super PAC, Winning Our Future, wh …"

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 …"