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 "Arizona":

"… -gun control super PAC founded by former Democratic Rep. Gabby Giffords of Arizona. Then there’s Jonathan Soros, the son of financier George Soros. The y …"

Donor profile: Robert Rowling

By Alexandra Duszak

Quick stats on the biggest financial backers of Election 2012

Excerpts from this story referencing "Harold Simmons":

"… arters from Irving, Texas, to Dallas, home of campaign finance bigwig Harold Simmons. The move — to a site developed by campaign finance heavyweight and comm …"

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 "FreedomWorks":

"… 0 in July and finished the month with $218,000.Tea-party aligned super PAC FreedomWorks for America brought in $539,000 in July and closed the month with $1 milli …"

"… e month with $1 million on hand. Its affiliated, non-disclosing nonprofit, FreedomWorks Inc., was the super PAC’s biggest contributor, providing $67,000 in in-k …"

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 "GPS":

"… the 2012 election cycle, along with its sister nonprofit group Crossroads GPS, which can solicit unlimited dollars from donors without having to disclos …"

"… nds raised in 2010 and 2011 by Crossroads and its sister group, Crossroads GPS, came from unknown donors. Together, the two groups raised $123 million th …"

"… ed $123 million through the end of 2011 — $76.8 million to the nonprofit GPS, and $46.4 million to the American Crossroads super PAC.During the 2012 el …"

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 Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees":

"… anche of corporate money flowing to GOP allies, several unions, led by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, the AFL-CIO, and the Service Employees International Union, have begun pl …"

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 "American Crossroads":

"… rce, the Business Industry Political Action Committee (BIPAC), and the new American Crossroads group have in common this summer?All are seeking big bucks from the deep-p …"

"… made “significant progress” in enticing new donors from other sectors.American CrossroadsMeanwhile, American Crossroads, a so-called 527 nonprofit group that’s lo …"

"… in enticing new donors from other sectors.American CrossroadsMeanwhile, American Crossroads, a so-called 527 nonprofit group that’s looking to raise upwards of $50 …"

"… ielded lucrative dividends.In a report filed with the IRS late last month, American Crossroads disclosed that two Texas billionaires with sizable oil investments, Trevor …"