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 "Michael Beckel":

"… turnout dilute the tea?’” he said.Center for Public Integrity reporter Michael Beckel contributed to this report. …"

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 "Ted Cruz":

"… tablishment favorite David Dewhurst and others to support tea party-backed Ted Cruz.On May 29, Dewhurst, the lieutenant governor of Texas, failed to secure 50 …"

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 "Fox News Channel":

"… has produced television and web spots for Dewhurst and sang his praises on Fox News Channel. Dewhurst also has formal endorsements from a list of state senators and o …"

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 "FreedomWorks":

"… onor Harold Simmons.Former House Majority Leader Dick Armey’s super PAC, FreedomWorks for America, also threw more than $100,000 into the race to support Cruz.W …"

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 "Wisconsin":

"… Fred Upton (R-Mich.), as well as U.S. Senate candidates Tommy Thompson in Wisconsin, the state’s former GOP governor, and Republican David Dewhurst in Texas …"

"… or.DeMint’s leadership PAC has already endorsed Thompson’s opponent in Wisconsin, Mark Neumann of Wisconsin, and Dewhurst’s opponent in Texas, Ted Cruz. …"

"… C has already endorsed Thompson’s opponent in Wisconsin, Mark Neumann of Wisconsin, and Dewhurst’s opponent in Texas, Ted Cruz. It has also endorsed Don St …"

"… Buck of Colorado, Marco Rubio of Florida, Mike Lee of Utah, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, Rand Paul of Kentucky, Joe Miller of Alaska and Pat Toomey of Pennsylvani …"

PAC profile: FreedomWorks for America

By Rachael Marcus and Paul Abowd

Quick stats on the super PAC, supporting conservatives

Excerpts from this story referencing "Texas":

"… rks for America became especially active in the U.S. Senate GOP primary in Texas where Ted Cruz, the tea party favorite, and Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, who w …"

"… c Integrity discovered.Tea party-aligned U.S. Senate candidate Ted Cruz, a Texas Republican, garnered support from FreedomWorks, which ran ads calling Cruz …"

"… and No Cattle,” an ad against David Dewhurst, the lieutenant governor of Texas and Cruz's rival, put a photo of his head on an animated bucking bronco. T …"

"… ing an anti-Allen West super PAC in Florida.This pro-Cruz ad that aired in Texas in early July said Cruz was "fighting the epic fight" against the Aff …"

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 "Ted Cruz":

"… re he died in April, Bob Perry donated to the re-election campaign of Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, a man the wealthy Houston home builder spent a small fortune opp …"

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 "Indiana":

"… end targeting hotly contested U.S. Senate races in Florida, Arizona, Ohio, Indiana and Virginia:“The American Dream” supports the U.S. Senate run of Rep. …"

"… opposes Rep. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., who is running for U.S. Senate against Indiana State Treasurer Richard Mourdock;“A Good Hoosier” supports Mourdock, w …"

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

"… da and Ohio lean Democrat and both have Democratic incumbents. Arizona and Indiana, both open seats, lean Republican. Virginia, also an open seat, is a tossu …"

PAC profile: Club for Growth Action

By Rachael Marcus

Quick stats on the super PAC

Excerpts from this story referencing "Indiana":

"… wth network. Previously, he was CEO at CTB, a manufacturing corporation in Indiana, and from 2003 to 2007, he represented Indiana’s 2nd Congressional Distr …"

"… anufacturing corporation in Indiana, and from 2003 to 2007, he represented Indiana’s 2nd Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives.Profil …"

"… st and an additional $600,000 supporting Cruz.The group was also active in Indiana's GOP Senate primary, which saw tea party-aligned (and Club for Growth-bac …"

"… gar's first contested primary in decades.Hoping to replay its victories in Indiana and Texas, Club for Growth Action was the top outside spender in the Wisco …"

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 …"

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 …"

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 "Ted Cruz":

"… urst’s opponent, defended in court.The ad, released Monday, is called “Ted Cruz Should Be Ashamed.”Dewhurst and tea party-favorite Cruz, the state’s f …"

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