Eyeballs burn in North Carolina, Iowa ahead of U.S. Senate elections

By Michael Beckel

Last week, North Carolina, Iowa residents saw three political ads focused on contentious Senate elections every five minutes.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Kay Hagan":

"… e President Barack Obama. In the Tar Heel State, embattled incumbent Sen. Kay Hagan, a Democrat, is vying for re-election against Republican Thom Tillis, who …"

Daily Disclosure: FreedomWorks for America releases deluge of ads

By Rachael Marcus

Contested Senate races hit with ad onslaught by tea party-aligned FreedomWorks for America.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Arizona":

"… s over the weekend targeting hotly contested U.S. Senate races in Florida, Arizona, Ohio, Indiana and Virginia:“The American Dream” supports the U.S. Sen …"

"… t George W. Bush’s surgeon general and is now running for U.S. Senate in Arizona against Rep. Jeff Flake, a Republican;“A Proven Leader” supports Flake …"

"… itive. Florida and Ohio lean Democrat and both have Democratic incumbents. Arizona and Indiana, both open seats, lean Republican. Virginia, also an open seat …"

Chamber spends early, often on GOP congressional candidates

By Peter H. Stone

The nation's largest business lobby taps corporate giants in an attempt to recapture Senate

Excerpts from this story referencing "Koch Industries":

"… by America’s largest oil company Exxon Mobil and included the likes of, Koch Industries, Peabody Energy and Southern Co. Energy lobbyists say that the Chambe …"

CREW challenges tax status of GOP political organization

By Peter H. Stone

Watchdog group asks IRS and FEC to investigate Republican political organization

Excerpts from this story referencing "Federal Election Commission":

"… ty and Ethics in Washington has asked the Internal Revenue Service and the Federal Election Commission to probe whether the Commission on Hope, Growth and Opportunity may have v …"

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 Crossroads":

"… lespie. The powerful pair had teamed up earlier in the year to help launch American Crossroads, a non-profit group with separate political advocacy and grassroots lobbyi …"

"… ; Steven Law, a former general counsel at the Chamber and the president of American Crossroads; and Greg Casey, the president of the Business Industry Political Action C …"

"… the year, having raised millions of dollars to jumpstart the fledgling 527 American Crossroads and its 501(c)(4) affiliate, Crossroads GPS.These independent GOP allies r …"

"… on effort that launched last year.Rove and Gillespie lead money charge for American CrossroadsAn affiliate group of American Crossroads is perhaps the most prominent and …"

Karl Rove, GOP heavyweights find sugar daddies for groups influencing elections

By Peter H. Stone

Despite having no official position, former President Bush adviser Karl Rove remains a potent, behind-the-scenes operative doing his utmost

Excerpts from this story referencing "Norm Coleman":

"… $25 million to assist Republican Senate and House candidates. Former Sen. Norm Coleman, R-Minn., the CEO of American Action Network, credits Rove, along with Gil …"

527 Fundraising Nets a Record Haul

By Derek Willis

Independent political groups have raised $391 million for the 2004 election

Excerpts from this story referencing "Senate contests":

"… s involved in all federal elections—the presidential race plus House and Senate contests—have raised more than $233 million.The amount raised by 527 groups durin …"

Montana an unlikely target for out-of-state campaign cash

WASHINGTON, October 25, 2000 — Montana might not seem like the logical setting for a full-scale brawl over a U.S. Senate seat, but with the

Excerpts from this story referencing "Canada":

"… nal publicity by ferrying busloads of senior citizens across the border to Canada and Mexico to purchase drugs there because they are cheaper.This, Schweitz …"