Donor profile: Peter Thiel

By Alexandra Duszak

Quick stats on the biggest financial backers of Election 2012.

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 "Michael Beckel":

"… to the pro-Romney super PAC Restore Our Future.This story has been updated.Michael Beckel contributed to this story.  …"

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 "PayPal":

"… for the Republican presidential nomination, but he's first in the heart of PayPal founder and hedge fund manager Peter Thiel.With a $1.7 million donation in …"

"… sion disclosure records released Monday.In 1998, Thiel was a co-founder of PayPal, the online payment service that revolutionized the way commerce is conduc …"

"… merce is conducted online. EBay Inc., the Internet auction service, bought PayPal for $1.5 billion in Ocotober 2002, making the technology pioneer a very we …"

PAC profile: Endorse Liberty

By Alexandra Duszak

Quick stats on the super PAC, supporting Paul

Excerpts from this story referencing "New Hampshire":

"… the GOP presidential race after a disappointing third-place finish in the New Hampshire primary.The majority of Endorse Liberty’s expenditures went toward ads o …"

PAC profile: Revolution

By Paul Abowd

Quick stats on the super PAC, supporting Paul

Excerpts from this story referencing "primary":

"… three Ron Paul-alligned super PACs active during the 2012 GOP presidential primary, Revolution PAC shared a number of donors with Endorse Liberty, its larger …"

"… Revolution board members hosted a live webcast during the South Carolina primary that drew 20,000 viewers. The PAC hosted another for the Florida primary.D …"

"… a primary that drew 20,000 viewers. The PAC hosted another for the Florida primary.Despite these attention grabbing moves, the super PAC did not have a major …"

Presidential super PAC spending hits $30 million

By John Dunbar

Outside spending groups rain money on South Carolina

‘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 "Representative":

"… than their constituents. For example, on her financial report to the FEC, Representative Eva M. Clayton, who represents a mostly rural district in eastern and nort …"

"… That is a successful campaign,” said Gretchen Hitches, a spokeswoman for Representative Corrine Brown, D-Fla.“As it is, a candidate that has wealth, or has acce …"