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'Dark money' groups fueled by cable industry

By Julie Patel

Americans for Prosperity, Americans for Tax Reform among beneficiaries, new disclosure shows.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Tim Kaine":

"… d Carmona. American Commitment also spent some of its money to oppose Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) and Obama. American Commitment Founder and President Phil Kerpen i …"

IMPACT: Delaware governor, Atlanta mayor forward tainted donations to charity

By Alan Suderman and Ben Wieder

IMPACT: D.C. man's donations to Delaware governor, Atlanta mayor given to charity following Center story.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Tim Kaine":

"… resident Barack Obama, Maryland Democratic Gov. Martin O’Malley and Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., who have donated or returned portions of campaign contributions ti …"

Clinton supporter suspected of illegal donations

By Alan Suderman and Ben Wieder

Clinton's 2008 campaign received $50,000 from "assembly line of illegal campaign contributions."

Excerpts from this story referencing "Tim Kaine":

"… to Thompson. Last year, Obama, Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, and Sen. Tim Kaine, Va., all returned or gave away some portion of Thompson-related donations …"

Funds from Adelson-backed super PAC boost Georgia nonprofit

By Michael Beckel

Virginia super PAC wills its funds to nonprofit in Georgia for reasons unknown.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Tim Kaine":

"… publican George Allen in his unsuccessful U.S. Senate bid against Democrat Tim Kaine. Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson accounted for $4 million of the group’s …"

Environmental nonprofit makes big ad buy thanking senators

By Michael Beckel

Environmental Defense Fund shows gratitude to senators with a new six-figure ad campaign.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Tim Kaine":

"… nvironmental Defense Fund specifically single out Sens. Kay Hagan, D-N.C.; Tim Kaine, D-Va.; Claire McCaskill, D-Mo.; Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H.; and Mark Warner, …"

Adelson gave $40 million to super PACs in final weeks of election

By Michael Beckel and Andrea Fuller

Ninety-one individual donors gave $1 million or more to super PACs in the 2012 election.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Tim Kaine":

"… invested $4 million into a super PAC that ran attack ads against Democrat Tim Kaine in the final days of the election. His million-dollar contribution to a s …"

Spending by outside groups topped $1 billion by Election Day

By Michael Beckel

Super PACs and other groups broke the billion-dollar mark in spending in 2012 election.

Excerpts from this story referencing "American Crossroads":

"… ion it sank into the presidential election wasn’t enough to oust Obama. American Crossroads and Crossroads GPS, the super PAC and nonprofit co-founded by GOP strategi …"

"… Karl Rove, ranked second and third, respectively, among outside spenders. American Crossroads spent nearly $105 million on the 2012 election, including more than $91 mi …"

Bad day for super donors

By Rachael Marcus and John Dunbar

Biggest contributors to super PACs in 2012 election backed losing candidates.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Tim Kaine":

"… porting former Republican Sen. George Allen. His opponent, Democratic Gov. Tim Kaine, won the seat with 52 percent of the vote.Adelson also invested in the re- …"

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Democrats expand Senate grip but fail to win House

By The Associated Press

Democrats solidify their Senate rule but Republicans will still run House in 2nd Obama term

Excerpts from this story referencing "Tim Kaine":

"… ll be there to meet him halfway," McConnell said. Sen.-elect Tim Kaine of Virginia said Wednesday he believes Democrats and Republicans will come …"

Super PACs spend big for Romney in final weeks of campaign

By Michael Beckel and Andrea Fuller

Super PACs and nonprofits spent $190 million in the last three weeks of the election on the presidential race

Excerpts from this story referencing "Tim Kaine":

"… is found.The contentious race between Republican George Allen and Democrat Tim Kaine, both former governors, has drawn more than $50 million in outside spendin …"

Daily Disclosure: Obama slammed with $37 million in attack ads

By Rachael Marcus

Obama is hit with $37 million in attack ads, Romney with less than $1 million

Excerpts from this story referencing "Tim Kaine":

"… opposing Flake.The Senate race in Virginia between former Democratic Gov. Tim Kaine and former Republican Sen. George Allen attracted $1.7 million. More than …"

House candidates draw one-campaign super PACs

By Russ Choma

Super PACs devoted solely to supporting a congressional candidate spent $28 million in the 2012 election.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Tim Kaine":

"… Virginia PAC, a super PAC targeting Virginia's Democratic Senate candidate Tim Kaine, with $2.5 million — the group has only raised $2.6 million.Adelson gave …"

Daily Disclosure: Congressman gets help from Chevron-powered super PAC

By Rachael Marcus

Corporate donation helps super PAC spend big in Ohio congressional race.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Tim Kaine":

"… Energy Virginia” opposes President Barack Obama and former Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine, who is running for U.S. Senate.“Distorting” opposes Sen. Bob Kerrey, …"

"… ommerce reported spending $3 million and released two new ads: “What’s Tim Kaine’s Plan for Virginia?” opposing the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senat …"

Secret money thrives in presidential, high-profile congressional contests

By Viveca Novak and Robert Maguire

The presidential contest and most high-profile Senate races are attracting big spending from groups that don't disclose their funders.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Tim Kaine":

"… rector. When Crossroads GPS went up with an ad last week accusing Democrat Tim Kaine of wanting to raise taxes, it wasn't the first time he'd heard that claim …"

Daily Disclosure: Chevron gives $2.5 million to conservative super PAC

By Rachael Marcus and John Dunbar

Oil company's donation one of only a handful from Fortune 500 companies to super PACs.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Tim Kaine":

"… emocrat, in 2006, who is not running for re-election. He faces former Gov. Tim Kaine in a close race for the Senate seat.Adelson gave $1.5 million to Independe …"

Daily Disclosure: Adelson spends big on Virginia U.S. Senate race

By Rachael Marcus

Senate race in Virginia tops in spending for super PACs and nonprofits.

Excerpts from this story referencing "American Crossroads":

"… Genuinely Cares” and “Better” Wednesday. Conservative super PAC American Crossroads reported spending $11.3 million on ads supporting Romney and opposing Obam …"

Daily Disclosure: Koch-funded groups attack Obama for 'war on coal'

By Rachael Marcus

Billionaire-backed nonprofits press defense of coal industry with ads knocking president's policies.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Tim Kaine":

"… . Senate in Ohio and Virginia, Sen. Sherrod Brown and former Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine.One American Commitment radio ad accuses Obama and Brown of “betraying c …"

Daily Disclosure: Union-funded ads slam Allen in Virginia Senate race

By Rachael Marcus

Tight Senate race in Virginia draws $2.25 million ad blitz from labor unions

Excerpts from this story referencing "Tim Kaine":

"… er contraceptives for “moral reasons.”Allen faces former Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine, a Democrat, in the race to replace retiring Democratic Sen. Jim Webb, to …"

"… o replace retiring Democratic Sen. Jim Webb, to whom Allen lost in 2006.“Tim Kaine’s friends have reached a new level of desperation,” Allen spokeswoman …"

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Romney benefits from post-Citizens United spending

By Rachael Marcus

Since Labor Day, super PACs and nonprofits have favored Romney over Obama by a large margin.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Tim Kaine":

"… tion.In Virginia, tops among Senate races in outside spending, former Gov. Tim Kaine, a Democrat, and former Sen. George Allen, a Republican, are aiming to rep …"

Nonprofit profile: League of Conservation Voters Inc.

By Reity O'Brien

Quick stats on the nonprofit group

Excerpts from this story referencing "Tim Kaine":

"… group took a particular aim at Republican George Allen, who faced Democrat Tim Kaine in Virginia’s tight U.S. Senate contest. The League unleashed more …"

Daily Disclosure: Crossroads GPS charges into congressional race

By Rachael Marcus

Crossroads GPS is now active at all levels of the national election

Excerpts from this story referencing "American Crossroads":

"… trategist Karl Rove’s Crossroads network that began this week. Super PAC American Crossroads just announced an $8.8 million campaign targeting President Barack Obama.C …"

"… nonprofit have primarily focused their spending on the presidential race. American Crossroads’ newest ad, “Next,” features business owners who say Obama’s econo …"

"… Virginia and Sen. Sherrod Brown in Ohio, as the Daily Disclosure reported.American Crossroads’ biggest donors include Harold Simmons and his chemical company Contran …"

Daily Disclosure: Crossroads GPS makes $2.5 million ad buy in three Senate races

By Rachael Marcus

Crossroads GPS, the pro-Republican nonprofit, takes aim at Senate races in three states.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Tim Kaine":

"… other ads, “Questionable” and “Teeth,” oppose former Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine, who is running for Senate on the Democratic ticket. Separate versions of …"

Daily Disclosure: NRA goes after Democrats in contested Senate races

By Rachael Marcus

The nation's powerful gun lobby has stayed relatively quiet, but is now spending big on ads in Senate races.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Tim Kaine":

"… , attack the records of Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., and former Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine, who are both running for U.S. Senate — and Federal Election Commission …"

"… u back anti-gun judges,” the ad says.“Stand for Freedom, Stand against Tim Kaine” says that Kaine received a grade of “F” from the NRA for making gun …"

"… tion of Democratic U.S. Senate candidates Rep. Tammy Baldwin in Wisconsin, Tim Kaine in Virginia, Sen. Sherrod Brown in Ohio, U.S. House candidate Christie Vil …"

Daily Disclosure: GOP nonprofits continue attacks on Senate Dems

By Alexandra Duszak

Non-disclosing nonprofit conservative organizations continue to blanket airwaves with attack ads in Senate races.

Excerpts from this story referencing "American Crossroads":

"… ending form Crossroads GPS, the nonprofit sister organization of super PAC American Crossroads as well as other conservative groups.The organization announced a $4.2 mil …"

Daily Disclosure: Virginia politics is for haters, not lovers

By Rachael Marcus

Heavyweight outside spending groups jumped into the U.S. Senate race in Virginia this week.

Excerpts from this story referencing "American Crossroads":

"… Chamber, Majority PAC and Crossroads GPS, along with its sister super PAC American Crossroads, have been the top outside spenders.According to the Virginia Public Acces …"

"… hard Gilliam is Virginia’s top super PAC donor, having given $750,000 to American Crossroads and the pro-Mitt Romney super PAC, Restore Our Future. Gilliam is the foun …"

State laws vary widely on voting rights for felons

By Maryann Batlle and Carl Straumsheim

A convicted felon in Maine can vote from prison, while a felon in Florida may never vote again.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Tim Kaine":

"… ee months, but completes the work in 60 days. Under former Democratic Gov. Tim Kaine, restoration could take up to one year.McDonnell has restored the rights o …"

PAC profile: Senate Majority PAC

By Rachael Marcus

Quick stats on the super PAC, supporting Democratic Senate members and candidates

Excerpts from this story referencing "Tim Kaine":

"… ependent expenditures. In Virginia's high-stakes contest between Democrat Tim Kaine and Republican George Allen, Senate Majority PAC invested more than $6 mil …"

PAC profile: American Crossroads

By Aaron Mehta

Quick stats on the super PAC

Excerpts from this story referencing "American Crossroads":

"… file:As one of the best-funded, highest profile super PACs in the country, American Crossroads stated an intention to raise and spend $300 million in the 2012 election c …"

"… ng with candidates or the national party committees. Through Election Day, American Crossroads alone spent almost $105 million, mostly on negative ads.Formed in 2010 and …"

"… n, mostly on negative ads.Formed in 2010 and viewed as a “shadow RNC,” American Crossroads launched following the 2008 campaign that saw Democrats sweep electio …"

"… d of 2011 — $76.8 million to the nonprofit GPS, and $46.4 million to the American Crossroads super PAC.During the 2012 election cycle, the biggest donor to American Cr …"

Tucson shooter was troubled, but could still buy a gun

By Kimberly Leonard

The months-long pattern of bizarre behavior by alleged Tucson shooter Jared Lee Loughner has once again raised questions about what sort of

Excerpts from this story referencing "Tim Kaine":

"… ve their reporting. Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley and then-Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine, both Democrats, signed executive orders to improve record submission, and …"

The “soft underbelly” of development?

By Amy Reinink

Diana Johns had just moved into her four-bedroom, 6,500-square-foot Leesburg, Virginia, home in 2002 and was thrilled with its elegant pilla

Excerpts from this story referencing "Tim Kaine":

"… head of public health,” he said. Gordon Hickey, a spokesman for Governor Tim Kaine, said the governor currently does not have a position on the issue.The lan …"

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