super PACs

Secretive Corporate Donations to Romney PAC in September Are Romney Campaign Donors

The pro-Mitt Romney super PAC “Restore Our Future” filed its September fundraising report on Friday, noting $14.8 million in donations.

Two of those donations, $75,000 each from Allegany Yankee Holdings and Eastern Seaboard Inc, list the same address: PO Box 330, Wellsville, New York. Neither company has a web presence, giving voters no information on why they might be giving to the Romney campaign or what they might want in return for their donation.

Adelson-backed super PAC launches $2M ad campaign

The Sheldon Adelson-backed YG Action Fund, run by former aides to House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.), is launching $2 million in advertising to boost three Republican candidates for the U.S. House. The group has raised $5.6 million this cycle, with 89 percent of that—or $5 million—coming from billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson and his wife Miriam.

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.

Sensitive Donors

A lot of millionaires and billionaires have started giving six and seven-figure checks to super PACs like “Restore Our Future,” which was created to help Mitt Romney, or Karl Rove’s “American Crossroads,” started to elect Republicans at every level.

Watchdog: 2012 Election Spending Should Be Alarming to Americans of Every Stripe

Campaign finance watchdog Public Campaign released a statement in response to today’s Politico story on conservative groups planning to spend over $1 billion to buy the presidency and Congress.

Is your gas money funding attack ads?

By: Nick Nyhart, president, Public Campaign Action Fund

Billionaires and 2012

Public Campaign Action Fund Communications Director Adam Smith appeared on Current TV's War Room with Jennifer Granholm last night to discuss billionaire-backed super PACs and the 2012 election. Smith was joined by Republic Report's Lee Fang.

Mitt Romney's Billionaire Backers

Presidential candidate Mitt Romney has said that requiring millionaires to pay their fair share would “divide America,” he has supported tax policies that benefit the wealthiest Americans, and

The Chronicles of Money, Politics, and a New York State of Mind

Here's a recap of Public Campaign and Public Campaign Action Fund's (PCAF) work from March 26 through April 13, 2012.

What Did He Know and When Did He Know It?

Coordination? Nooooooooo.