Donor profile: Peter Thiel

By Alexandra Duszak

Quick stats on the biggest financial backers of Election 2012.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Thiel":

"… federal lobbying (2007-2012): $0 Lobbying issues: N/A Biography: Peter Thiel is a technology mogul, an investor, a lawyer and a libertarian-leaning Rep …"

"… ogies. And he’s Ron Paul’s biggest supporter — at least monetarily. Thiel (pronounced “teal”) contributed $2.6 million to the pro-Paul super PAC …"

"… nearly all the group's funds, and Endorse Liberty all but disappeared once Thiel cut off funding when it became clear Paul wouldn't win the GOP presidentia …"

"… Gingrich and Santorum, Paul has never met his patron, according to Slate. Thiel made his fortune as the founder and CEO of PayPal, taking the company publ …"

Super PACs out-raise candidates, thanks to super donors

By John Dunbar

Super donors mean super PACs raise more money than the candidates

Excerpts from this story referencing "Contran Corp.":

"… ent to pro-candidate groups. Texas billionaire Harold C. Simmons, owner of Contran Corp., wrote a check to conservative super PAC American Crossroads for $5 millio …"

"… n to American Crossroads since the group’s inception in 2010. Meanwhile, Contran Corp. has contributed an additional $2 million to the group, and two other of Si …"

"… outhwest Louisiana Land, LLC – each contributed $1 million.Additionally, Contran Corp. donated $1 million to “Make Us Great Again,” a super PAC that supporte …"

PayPal co-founder gives $1.7 million to pro-Ron Paul super PAC in January

By John Dunbar

A super PAC supporting Ron Paul receives big boost from PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel

Excerpts from this story referencing "Thiel":

"… but he's first in the heart of PayPal founder and hedge fund manager Peter Thiel.With a $1.7 million donation in January added to the $900,000 he's already …"

"… $1.7 million donation in January added to the $900,000 he's already given, Thiel is responsible for 76 percent of Endorse Liberty's $3.4 million in total r …"

"… to Federal Election Commission disclosure records released Monday.In 1998, Thiel was a co-founder of PayPal, the online payment service that revolutionized …"

"… billion in Ocotober 2002, making the technology pioneer a very wealthy man.Thiel, 44, a former securities lawyer and self-described Libertarian, blames reg …"

PAC profile: Endorse Liberty

By Alexandra Duszak

Quick stats on the super PAC, supporting Paul

PAC profile: Revolution

By Paul Abowd

Quick stats on the super PAC, supporting Paul

Excerpts from this story referencing "Massachusetts":

"… eferred candidate lost the Republican party's nomination contest to former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.See more data on Revolution at OpenSecrets.org.Adver …"

Presidential super PAC spending hits $30 million

By John Dunbar

Outside spending groups rain money on South Carolina

Excerpts from this story referencing "Texas":

"… ingrich are a distant second at $4.8 million. Third is a group supporting Texas Gov. Rick Perry at $4 million, though it has spent little since Iowa. Perr …"

‘Super PACs’ spend $13 million on early primaries, Romney top beneficiary

By John Dunbar

Impact of 'super PACs' felt in Iowa as undisclosed funds fuel advertising blitz

Excerpts from this story referencing "Iowa":

"… onations from corporations and wealthy individuals, spent $13.5 million in Iowa and other early GOP battleground states through New Year’s Day, accordin …"

"… onors. The two that have did so last summer. The upshot is that voters in Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Florida, all of whose contests will be …"

"… million, all of it in opposition to Gingrich, who enjoyed a brief lead in Iowa polls last month before the shellacking. Restore Our Future has moved on …"

"… s last month before the shellacking. Restore Our Future has moved on from Iowa and spent $622,000 in Florida, a likely harbinger of more to come in that …"

Black candidates see little of the millions their parties raise

By Robert Moore

WASHINGTON, September 15, 2000 — The Second Congressional District cuts a swath about 275 miles long and 180 miles wide through the deepest,

Excerpts from this story referencing "federal law":

"… Few in the district can afford to give $1,000, the maximum allowable under federal law.Thompson raised $229,774 as of June, according to Federal Election Commiss …"