Buying Our Future's Top Super PACs

FCC Website Showing Super PAC And Campaign TV Ad Buys Now Online

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Political Ad Data Comes Online 2014 But It’s Not Searchable by Justin Elliott ProPublica, Aug. 2, 2012, 2:38 p.m. After a bruising months-long fight between media corporations and the Federal Communications Commission, a government website came online today that will feature political ad data from television stations around the country. This means that detailed files […]

Romney Super PAC Restore Our Future Has Collected $82 Million From Handful Of Billionaires


Mitt Romney’s super PAC, Restore Our Future, has raised more money in the 2012 election cycle than all Democratic-aligned super PACs combined. Restore Our Future has raised over $82 million in this election cycle compared to hundreds of Democratic-aligned super PACs combined take of $77 million. The total of all GOP super PAC contributions, $277 million, […]

Romney Super PAC’s Biggest Donor Is China Casino Mogul Sheldon Adelson


Inside the Investigation of Leading Republican Money Man Sheldon Adelson ProPublica | by Matt Isaacs, Lowell Bergman and Stephen Engelberg July 16, 2012, 11:30 Matt Isaacs and Lowell Bergman, July 16 This story was co-published with PBS’ “Frontline.” A decade ago gambling magnate and leading Republican donor Sheldon Adelson looked at a desolate spit […]

Supreme Court Refuses To Reconsider Citizens United – Bill Moyers Commentary


VIDEO – Bill Moyers explains the fraud that is the Supreme Court’s decision (Citizens United, 2010) that money is speech and that free speech is protected by the Constitution.  The court refused to reconsider the Citizens United decision last week, a story that was lost behind the coverage of the decision upholding the Affordable Care […]

Supreme Court Rules Against Workers, For Corporations On Election Spending


VIDEO – In the same week that the Supreme Court forced states to allow corporations to fund Super PACs with unlimited money, they upheld obsticles to make it harder for public workers to fund campaigns.    Corporations can now spend unlimited amounts of money to fund campaigns and Super PACs without shareholder approval, while public workers’ unions […]

Supreme Court Forces Montana To Allow Super PACs In Elections


VIDEO – In 1912, the citizens of Montana passed a referendum to stop the corporate corruption that had taken over their state’s political process.  Yesterday, the Supreme Court ruled against the 100-year-old Montana law, forcing them to comply with the court’s 2010 Citizens United ruling giving corporations the right to spend unlimited sums to fund Super PAC campaigns.  […]

Super PAC and Rove Attend Romney Fundraiser – Campaign Says It’s Legal


Members of Restore Our Future, the Super PAC supporting Mitt Romney, were on hand at his fundraising retreat this past weekend in Park City, Utah.  The campaign insisted that they just happened to be there on their own and they were not official attendees of the event.  However, Charlie Spies, the man that runs Restore Our […]

Billionaire Super PAC Funders Back Romney For Self-Interests


VIDEO – What do billionaire Super PAC funders Harold Simmons, Bob Perry, and Sheldon Adelson have to gain by supporting Mitt Romney?  A lot. In this Hardball interview with Eric Bates of Rolling Stone and Joe Conason of, they explore the motivation behind the biggest donors to Super PACs Restore Our Future and American Crossroads. […]

Super PAC Proposal To Smear Obama Using Reverend Wright


On May 17, 2012, the New York Times published an article along with a copy of a detailed advertising plan they obtained (through a person not connected to the proposal who was alarmed by its tone) that was drawn up at the request of Joe Ricketts, a conservative billionaire. It is titled “The Defeat of Barack […]

Sleazy Payday Lenders Donate To Romney Super PAC


There’s no doubt that Mitt Romney is the candidate of the big banks and Wall Street, but now even payday lenders – the sleaziest sector of the financial industry – have put their money behind him.  They know they have a friend in Mitt Romney.  According to reports filed with the Federal Election Commission, seven […]

Super PAC-Campaign Coordination Illegal, But They Use Same Consultants

Campaign Spending Shows Political Ties, Self-Dealing by Kim Barker and Al Shaw ProPublica, March 28, 2012, 1:02 p.m. For an example of the fluidity of campaign finance rules, as well as the tangled web of connections between candidates and super PACs, look no further than the digital consulting firm Targeted Victory. So far, the firm’s […]

Broadcasters Fight FCC Plan to Post Ad Buyers Online

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The FCC has recently proposed requiring broadcasters to post the names of those that buy political ads and the purchace prices of those ads on a website run by the agency.  With campaign ad spending expected to top $3 BILLION this year, all of the major corporate-run networks (CBS, FOX, NBC, ABC) are pushing back […]

Super PAC Jam – Oh, Super PACs! A Music Video


VIDEO – Want to know what a Super PAC is?  Super PACs explained in song.

Restore Our Future Took Banned Contributions From Federal Contractors

Well, it looks like Mitt Romney’s Super PAC, Restore Our Future, took $890,000 from federal contractors.  Even the Godfather of Super PACs, Karl Rove, won’t accept funding from federal contractors at American Crossroads (they have to make secret donations to the front group, Crossroads GPS).  That used to be illegal, but since the Citizen’s United decision, […]

Romney and Gingrich HOPE Their Super PAC Ads Are Accurate

VIDEO –  The Super PAC game is policed by the FEC, an agency that is as intimidating as a professional wrestling referee.  Watch how both Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich (while holding back smirks and laughter) deny any involvement with their own Super PAC ads (produced by their former senior campaign staffers) that are funded by their billionaire friends.  We have […]