Billionaires use super PACs to advance pet causes

By Michael Beckel

Wealthy donors who bankrolled their own issue-focused super PACs dominated the 2013 fundraising game.

Excerpts from this story referencing "GOP Senate":

"… verall after contributing $1.7 million to a super PAC that backed underdog GOP Senate candidate Gabriel Gomez in the Massachusetts special election last June. …"

Donor profile: Robert Rowling

By Alexandra Duszak

Quick stats on the biggest financial backers of Election 2012

Excerpts from this story referencing "real estate magnate":

"… ove — to a site developed by campaign finance heavyweight and commercial real estate magnate Harlan Crow’s Crow Holdings — will be complete in 2013.Last updated: J …"

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 …"

More than half Crossroads' cash comes from three Texas tycoons

By Michael Beckel

Three extremely wealthy Texas businessmen are responsible for 54 percent of conservative super PAC's donations.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Robert Rowling":

"… rategists Karl Rove and Ed Gillespie in 2010.Harold Simmons, Bob Perry and Robert Rowling have collectively donated $30.5 million, or just over 54 percent, to the h …"

Crossroads political machine funded mostly by secret donors

By Michael Beckel

Karl Rove-linked political nonprofit releases tax returns, out-raises super PAC sister.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Robert Rowling":

"… uilder Perry, along with fellow billionaire businessmen Harold Simmons and Robert Rowling, rank as the super PAC’s top donors, having collectively donated $24.5 m …"

PAC profile: American Crossroads

By Aaron Mehta

Quick stats on the super PAC

Excerpts from this story referencing "Robert Rowling":

"… nter for Public Integrity previously reported. Fellow Texans Bob Perry and Robert Rowling combined with Simmons to provide about 54 percent of the money American Cr …"

Campaign cash: The independent fundraising gold rush since 'Citizens United' ruling

By Peter H. Stone

For many powerful GOP operatives and allied fundraisers, the luncheon last April felt like one part reunion and one part strategy summit for

Excerpts from this story referencing "American Crossroads":

"… lespie. The powerful pair had teamed up earlier in the year to help launch American Crossroads, a non-profit group with separate political advocacy and grassroots lobbyi …"

"… ; Steven Law, a former general counsel at the Chamber and the president of American Crossroads; and Greg Casey, the president of the Business Industry Political Action C …"

"… the year, having raised millions of dollars to jumpstart the fledgling 527 American Crossroads and its 501(c)(4) affiliate, Crossroads GPS.These independent GOP allies r …"

"… on effort that launched last year.Rove and Gillespie lead money charge for American CrossroadsAn affiliate group of American Crossroads is perhaps the most prominent and …"

Chamber of Commerce, other biz lobbies drill big oil for new cash gusher

By Peter H. Stone

What do the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Business Industry Political Action Committee (BIPAC), and the new American Crossroads group have i

Excerpts from this story referencing "oil and gas industry":

"… BP oil disaster.Here’s the impeccable logic. “Everybody knows that the oil and gas industry has a big target on its back resulting from the Gulf oil spill and higher …"

"… formation about which candidates’ have the most pro business records.The oil and gas industry has been a major patron of BIPAC for several election cycles. Oil lobbyist …"

"… ix-figure checks.BIPAC’s prosperity project has “deep roots within the oil and gas industry,” explains a veteran oil lobbyist familiar with the group’s funding. T …"