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 "executive":

"… in point: Thomas Steyer. An environmental activist and former hedge fund executive, Steyer invested more than $11.1 million into his two super PACs last year …"

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 "Peter Thiel":

"… od of Electrical Workers with $350,000.Former Ron Paul fan and super donor Peter Thiel gave another $1 million to the conservative super PAC Club for Growth Acti …"

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 "TRT Holdings":

"… on to the pro-Republican group.Rowling, the president, chairman and CEO of TRT Holdings — which owns the Omni hotel chain, Gold’s Gym and Tana Exploration Co. …"

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 "businessmen":

"… ow that Texas billionaire homebuilder Perry, along with fellow billionaire businessmen Harold Simmons and Robert Rowling, rank as the super PAC’s top donors, h …"

PAC profile: American Crossroads

By Aaron Mehta

Quick stats on the super PAC

Excerpts from this story referencing "Crossroads GPS":

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

"… rcent of funds 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 …"

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 "TRT Holdings":

"… las-based Chief Oil and Gas, and Robert Rowling, together with his company TRT Holdings, which owns Omni Hotels and Gold’s Gym, have each given $2 million to th …"

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 …"