Will new super PAC turn urban voters Republican?

By Michael Beckel

Republican Robert L. Fortes, a former Boston city council candidate and charter school lobbyist, has formed a novel super PAC.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Mitt Romney":

"… on exit polls showed that President Barack Obama dominated Republican Mitt Romney in urban areas, winning about 69 percent of the vote in big cities and abo …"

"… sly, Fortes had worked on “lead advance and operations” for Republican Mitt Romney’s 2002 gubernatorial campaign, according to his LinkedIn profile. When R …"

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Did powerful Egyptian illegally donate to Romney?

By Dave Levinthal

FEC questions former GOP presidential nominee about contributions from Egyptian billionaire.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Mitt Romney":

"… joint fundraising committee led by 2012 Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has yet to return a seemingly illegal Election Day campaign donation from …"

Expenditure profile: Mentzer Media

By Alexandra Duszak

Quick stats on the media buying firm

Excerpts from this story referencing "media buying":

"… political campaigns. He opened Mentzer Media in 1991. Mentzer Media is a media buying firm that works primarily with Republicans. Its two most notable customers …"

Top 5 super PAC donors by industry

Investing, casinos top list thanks to billionaires' donations.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Sheldon Adelson":

"… amblingRank: 2Total: $55 millionFavorite candidate: Mitt RomneyTop donors: Sheldon Adelson and familyDonors’ interests: Keeping taxes low on overseas profits that …"

Daily Disclosure: Let the debate spin begin

By Rachael Marcus

Democratic and Republican spending groups attack presidential candidates' debate performances.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Mitt Romney":

"… reports.The RNC’s “Smirk” shows clips edited together of GOP nominee Mitt Romney criticizing President Barack Obama on the deficit, middle class income, he …"

Romney balancing act on undocumented youth getting harder

By Susan Ferriss

A Romney adviser files suit, on eve of convention, to stop Obama's youth program for temporary reprieve from deportation and work permits.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Univision":

"… an’s face during a debate in heavily Latino Fresno that was sponsored by Univision, the Spanish-language TV giant. Fresno is a farm region where agribusiness …"

"… alifornia’s Latino voters voted Democrat in 2010. Last Friday, Univision announced that Obama and Romney had agreed to appear in separate forums an …"

FACT CHECK: Romney Hijacks Credibility

By FactCheck.Org

A new RNC ad claims a Republican operative's editorial is real news

Excerpts from this story referencing "Washington Post":

"… up that says it’s supported by veterans, claimed that the Washington Post said Obama had “shameless gall” to use Osama bin Laden’s death …"

"… , an Obama campaign ad gave viewers the impression that the Washington Post had found that Obama’s health care plan would save the “typical f …"

"… a piece by conservative columnist Michael Gerson, who writes for the Washington Post. Gerson’s column — which was very critical of Obama not exempting …"

Daily Disclosure: Man links wife's cancer death to Bain buyout

By Alexandra Duszak

A Democratic super PAC continues to hammer Romney's history with Bain Capital, this time over health insurance.

Former Olympians praise Romney in ad — and pony up contributions

By Michael Beckel

Super PAC ads backing Romney feature Kristi Yamaguchi, also a contributor to the candidate.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Wisconsin":

"… n, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin. …"

Pro-Romney super PAC donor part of Olympic scandal

By Michael Beckel

Donation to pro-Romney super PAC comes from company touched by scandal in 2002 Salt Lake games.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Beijing":

"… win prestigious contracts for the Olympic Games ever since.During the 2008 Beijing games, Jet Set Sports reportedly netted $70 million, although Dizdarevic h …"

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Documents conflict on when Romney left Bain

By The Associated Press

Romney adviser Gillespie charges Obama campaign making false charge against former governor

Excerpts from this story referencing "Mitt Romney":

"… . …"

"… P nominee may have even engaged in illegal activity. "Either Mitt Romney, through his own words and his own signature, was misrepresenting his posi …"

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Romney faces NAACP, booed for hitting 'Obamacare'

By The Associated Press

Mitt Romney to make pitch to black voters at NAACP annual convention

Excerpts from this story referencing "Mitt Romney":

"… HOUSTON (AP) — Unflinching before a skeptical NAACP crowd, Mitt Romney declared Wednesday he'd do more for African-Americans than Barack Obama, t …"

Romney visits food bank in fire-stricken Colorado

By The Associated Press

Mitt Romney visits food bank in southern Colorado, visits with fire victims

Excerpts from this story referencing "Mitt Romney":

"… COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is visiting a food bank in southern Colorado that's working to help victim …"

Veepstakes include leaks, lies, auditions

By The Associated Press

Leaks, lies, auditions and trial balloons are all part of the big veepstakes sideshow

Excerpts from this story referencing "John Edwards":

"… n.Shrum, who worked on Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry's 2004 campaign, when John Edwards was the running mate, says then-New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson "very much …"

Romney calls Obama's health care requirement a tax

By The Associated Press

Romney says Obama health care mandate is a tax, maintains that Mass. mandate is not a tax

Excerpts from this story referencing "Mitt Romney":

"… unt on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/kasie  …"

Scandalized DOE loan program has Romney connection

By Michael Beckel

Scandalized federal loan program was lobbied by Romney fundraiser.

Excerpts from this story referencing "president":

"… $535 million bill and providing fodder for Republican attacks against the president and his green energy initiatives. Many pundits and politicos began utteri …"

"… eform Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives brought in Abound’s president to testify. Abound paid $150,000 to FaegreBD Consulting to lobby Congress …"

"… is campaign bundlers — disclosures that were made by previous Republican presidential candidates, including George W. Bush and Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.). I …"

FACT CHECK: Pro-Romney super PAC hits Santorum with misleading claims

By FactCheck.Org

TV ad from Restore Our Future makes misleading claims about GOP candidate Rick Santorum

Romney flip-flops on use of earmarks

By The Associated Press

Romney the presidential nominee is anti-earmark, but as governor, Mass. had many 'high priority projects'

Another Bain exec revealed as man behind corporate donor to pro-Romney super PAC

By Michael Beckel

Mystery corporate donor to super PAC supporting Romney is former Bain executive

Excerpts from this story referencing "Jesse Rogers":

"… and Melinda Rogers.Both are listed as having made $125,000 contributions. Jesse Rogers works in "investment management" at Altamont Capital Management. Melinda R …"

Bain execs spent nearly $5 million on Romney’s White House runs, records show

By Anne Farris Rosen

Current and former Bain Capital execs and family spend nearly $5 million to help Romney win White House

FACT CHECK: The Gingrich counterattack in Florida

By FactCheck.Org

The Gingrich side has finally begun to fight back with TV attack ads of its own in Florida

PAC profile: Restore Our Future

By Rachael Marcus

Quick stats on 2012's top super PAC, supporting Mitt Romney

Excerpts from this story referencing "Iowa":

"… presidential nominee Michael Dukakis in 1988. The group ran attack ads in Iowa that were widely credited with undermining former Republican House Speaker …"

"… popularity and boosting Romney to a very close second-place finish in the Iowa caucuses.In fact, during the GOP presidential primaries, more than 93 perc …"

"… ctCheck.org.Advertisements:Restore Our Future’s anti-Gingrich ad, ran in Iowa just before the primary.The "Right Experience" ad attacked Santorum with s …"

PAC profile: Our Destiny

By Aaron Mehta

Quick stats on the super PAC, supporting Huntsman

Excerpts from this story referencing "media buying":

"… ivities after Huntsman withdrew from the race was receiving refunds from a media buying company and paying for legal costs, compliance services and other administ …"

S.C. governor got $62,500 from Romney-affiliated PACs

By Rachael Marcus

South Carolina governor endorsed Romney after accepting contributions

Excerpts from this story referencing "Tea Party":

"… University’s Campaign Management Institute, said gaining support in the Tea Party, which favors the governor — a group he has struggled to win over …"

"… s to the table is a more conservative point of view and the support of the Tea Party members.”Romney largely skipped over South Carolina in 2008, ceding it t …"

FACT CHECK: Mitt the Ripper?

By FactCheck.Org

Stephen Colbert's 'Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow' PAC bring comedy into presidential nominee race

FACT CHECK: Gingrich makes a French connection

By FactCheck.Org

Ad brings up a donation Romney gave to the Democratic party in 1992.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Republican primary":

"… Democratic primary, rather than vote for President George H.W. Bush in the Republican primary, because Bush was assured the nomination. Romney, who was then a registere …"

"… dent, told ABC News in 2007: “When there was no real contest in the Republican primary, I’d vote in the Democrat primary, vote for the person who I thought wou …"

FACT CHECK: Facts Strained in ‘King of Bain’

By FactCheck.Org

Pro-Gingrich super PAC offers one-sided, distorted view of Romney’s years at Bain Capital in a 28-minute 'doc'

FACT CHECK: Gingrich’s ‘baloney’-filled attacks on Romney

By FactCheck.Org

New ad and web video from Gingrich make misleading claims about the GOP front-runner

Excerpts from this story referencing "cuts":

"… ised taxes and fees $700 million. After pledging not to.” The video then cuts to a clip of Romney on “Meet the Press” saying, “I’m not trying to …"

"… took office, and that “he balanced the budget primarily through spending cuts and reforms. Fee increases accounted for approximately 10 percent of the s …"

FACT CHECK: Romney’s shaky job claims

By FactCheck.Org

Former Mass. governor used unproven, misleading facts to hail his job creation prowess

And now, left-wing Mitt Romney, out of context and in French

By Josh Israel and Aaron Mehta

A new political ad, entitled 'French Mitt Romney,' shows a video of the presidential candidate speaking in French, poorly

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