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 "Robert Rowling":

"… evious election cycle. Similarly quiet were GOP mega-donors Joe Ricketts, Robert Rowling and William Koch, the lesser-known brother of billionaire industrialists D …"

Donor profile: Robert Rowling

By Alexandra Duszak

Quick stats on the biggest financial backers of Election 2012

Excerpts from this story referencing "Dallas":

"… ch now owns the Omni hotel chain, Gold’s Gym and Tana Exploration Co.The Dallas Morning News described his eclectic holdings in a 2008 profile, saying, …"

"… 2012, TRT announced it would move its headquarters from Irving, Texas, to Dallas, home of campaign finance bigwig Harold Simmons. The move — to a si …"

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 "Massachusetts":

"… cks in 2004 on former Democratic presidential candidate Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts. Both Crossroads groups are allowed to accept unlimited contributions fro …"

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 "Business":

"… the president of American Crossroads; and Greg Casey, the president of the Business Industry Political Action Committee which aims to spend $6 million this ye …"

"… to do a “blend of issue ads and direct advocacy.”The Washington-based Business Industry Political Action Committee, or BIPAC, doesn’t have as much cash …"

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 "Robert Rowling":

"… two Texas billionaires with sizable oil investments, Trevor Rees-Jones and Robert Rowling, had each donated $1 million to the group.Rowling, who is worth a cool $4. …"