Super PACs help tea party candidate win Senate runoff in Texas

By Alexandra Duszak and Reity O'Brien

Ted Cruz gets help from super PACs in upset win over Dewhurst in Texas Senate runoff.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Ted Cruz":

"… zed spending battle that attracted more than $14 million in outside money, Ted Cruz upset the party establishment favorite Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst in the in t …"

Donor profile: Harlan Crow

By Rachael Marcus

Quick stats on the biggest financial backers of Election 2012

Excerpts from this story referencing "Center for Responsive Politics":

"… nonprofit arm and its super PAC, Club for Growth Action, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. He is also a member of the board of trustees of the American Enterprise …"

"… e garden. Last updated: Jan. 30, 2013 *2011-2012 election cycle. Source: Center for Responsive Politics and Center for Public Integrity analysis of Federal Election Commission re …"

Texas Senate race attracts $13 million in super PAC spending

By Alexandra Duszak and Reity O'Brien

Texas Senate race features battle of the super PACs, tea party underdog versus favorite.

Excerpts from this story referencing "spokesman":

"… half of Cruz’s campaign this year, according to FEC records.FreedomWorks spokesman Ryan Hecker said without the momentum of “grassroots activism” from th …"

"… uz, a “true conservative” and strict constitutionalist.Club for Growth spokesman Barney Keller said the anti-tax group has tried to make people aware that …"

Daily Disclosure: Club for Growth and FreedomWorks fuel Texas GOP Senate fight

By Rachael Marcus

Conservative super PACs are pumping cash into the GOP primary runoff in the Lone Star state.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Federal Election Commission":

"… esigned to aid Cruz, their favored candidate. The documents filed with the Federal Election Commission note that the money was spent on July 17.This comes in addition to a $1.5 …"

US Senate Race: Can passion push Cruz to victory?

By The Associated Press

Grassroots fervor carried Cruz to US Senate runoff; can it topple mainstream choice Dewhurst?

Excerpts from this story referencing "United States":

"… has relied on his record to speak for itself. "I'm simply running for the United States Senate saying that I want to accomplish the same things that I've done in …"

Tea party spends big in Texas Senate primary showdown

By Rachael Marcus and Michael Beckel

Texas GOP primary to test tea party's influence.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Texas":

"… ot yet been chosen. …"

"… rding to FEC filings.)Delayed since March due to redistricting issues, the Texas Republican primary is a chance for the tea party to build on its momentum …"

"… $2.5 million on ads, mostly opposing Dewhurst, the lieutenant governor of Texas. A pro-Dewhurst super PAC, Texas Conservatives Fund, fought back with $2.3 …"

"… sing Dewhurst, the lieutenant governor of Texas. A pro-Dewhurst super PAC, Texas Conservatives Fund, fought back with $2.3 million in ads against Cruz, Tex …"

Tea Party-aligned Sen. Jim DeMint donates $500,000 to Club for Growth super PAC

By Michael Beckel

South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint donates big to super PAC targeting fellow GOP politicians

Excerpts from this story referencing "Fred Upton":

"… ative. The group has attacked House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-Mich.), as well as U.S. Senate candidates Tommy Thompson in Wisconsin, …"

PAC profile: FreedomWorks for America

By Rachael Marcus and Paul Abowd

Quick stats on the super PAC, supporting conservatives

Excerpts from this story referencing "Center for Public Integrity":

"… ds targeting contested U.S. Senate races, including 11 on Sept. 17, as the Center for Public Integrity reported.By the end of March, nearly half the super PAC's receipts were fr …"

"… mmaker Ben Howe, who is also responsible for the Obama Volt parody ad, the Center for Public Integrity discovered.Tea party-aligned U.S. Senate candidate Ted Cruz, a Texas Repub …"

Before death, Bob Perry gave to tea party hero Cruz

By Michael Beckel

After spending $600,000 toward his 2012 defeat, Texas super donor backed Sen. Ted Cruz's re-election.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Mitch McConnell":

"… Leadership, which is supporting the re-election of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., as the Center for Public Integrity previously noted.     …"

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 "Texas":

"… Republican candidates in several senatorial primaries, notably Indiana and Texas, where former state Solicitor General Ted Cruz bested Lt. Gov. David Dewhu …"

PAC profile: Club for Growth Action

By Rachael Marcus

Quick stats on the super PAC

Excerpts from this story referencing "economist":

"… er PAC to free-market nonprofit Club for Growth Inc., which was founded by economist Stephen Moore in 1999.The Club for Growth network’s platform of “econo …"

Daily Disclosure: Club for Growth Action focuses on Wisconsin

By Rachael Marcus

Fresh off its victory in Texas, Club for Growth Action, a super PAC supporting tea part candidates, is targeting Wisconsin.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Texas":

"… p; …"

"… can Sen. Jon Kyl’s seat. The super PAC’s founder and primary backer is Texas student John Ramsey, who inherited his grandfather’s banking fortune, ac …"

Daily Disclosure: Texas Senate race gets uglier and uglier

By Rachael Marcus

Super PACs making Texas GOP Senate runoff one of the nastiest races in the nation.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Center for Responsive Politics":

"… bined $5.6 million opposing Dewhurst and supporting Cruz, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.In other outside spending news:Conservative nonprofit Crossroads GPS relea …"

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