Priorities USA

Pro-Obama Super PAC Accepts Lobbyist Campaign Cash

The Obama campaign has famously pledged to not take any money from lobbyists, but that didn't stop Priorities USA, the pro-Obama super PAC, from taking in more than half a million dollars from a lobby shop that has that has worked on behalf of commercial banks. The Los Angeles Times reports that Priorities USA "accepted $500,000 from Perennial Strategy Group, which has lobbied for commercial banks and the MGM Mirage, among other clients.

Knife to a Gun Fight

On Friday, Democrats launched a new outside spending group, Priorities USA, in hopes of competing with conservative outfits that spent big influencing the 2010 election. Public Campaign Action Fund released a statement on the announcement.