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

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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 […]

Romney Super PAC Gets $10 Million Donation From Billionaire Adelson

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VIDEO – Las Vegas casino mogul, Sheldon Adelson, has donated $10 million to Mitt Romney’s Super PAC, Restore Our Future.   After single-handedly rescuing Newt Gingrich’s campaign through the funding of his Super PAC, Winning Our Future, Sheldon Adelson has now switched donations to the other Republican presidential campaign Super PAC with “Our Future” in its name.  In […]

Billionaire Super PAC Funders Back Romney For Self-Interests

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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 NationalMemo.com, 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

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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

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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 […]

Walker Raises Big Money From Out-Of-State Billionaires

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Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has raised more than $25 million since January 2011 – two thirds of it from out-of-state donors. Wisconsin state law typically caps direct donations to gubernatorial candidates at $10,000, but allows recall targets to collect unlimited amounts of contributions from the day a group registers against them until the state Government Accountability Board schedules the […]

Scott Walker Tells Billionaire Donor He Will Divide And Conquer Unions

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VIDEO:  Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker promises to “divide and conquer” unions to one of his billionaire masters, Diane Hendricks. Hendricks, owner of ABC Supply (a roofing and siding distributor in Beloit, WI) asks Walker to “work on these unions” and to make Wisconsin a ‘right-to-work’ state.  Watch as this puppet meets one of his puppet masters! For […]

Newt’s Billionaire Says Gingrich Is Done

VIDEO – Sheldon Adelson, the billionaire that personally saved Newt Gingrich’s campaign now says Gingrich is “at the end of the line”.  Sheldon Adelson is the Las Vegas casino mogul who single-handedly saved the Gingrich campaign in South Carolina.  Adelson, together with his wife and daughter, has given $16 million to the Gingrich Super PAC, Winning Our […]

Hedge Fund CEO: Billionaires Have Insufficient Influence in Politics

Most Wall Street billionaires like to buy their candidates as inconspicuously as they can.  Once in a while, a banking tycoon will open up about his multi-million dollar donations to the candidates most likely to work for the deregulation of the financial industry. In a recent interview with the Chicago Tribune’s Melissa Harris, Kenneth Griffin, CEO and founder […]

Interview With Winning Our Future’s Rick Tyler

VIDEO – Rick Tyler, the former campaign spokesman for Newt Gingrich, is now a senior advisor for the Gingrich Super PAC, Winning Our Future.  Here is a link to an interview with Mr. Tyler, who worked with Newt Gingrich for over 10 years and is his former campaign spokesman.  He is definately not coordinating with Newt Gingrich (Super PACs […]

Top 5 Super PACs

Buying Our Future – Top 5 Super PACs 2012 Election Cycle  AS OF 3/6/2012  Supports/Opposes  Ind. Expenditures  Total Raised Restore Our Future supports Romney $44,523,465 $36,797,202 Winning Our Future supports Gingrich $26,397,154 $13,114,797 Red, White & Blue supports Santorum $6,658,942 $2,817,675 Make Us Great Again supports Perry $3,959,824 $5,485,885 Endorse Liberty supports Paul $3,091,901 $3,396,997 […]

What Is A Super PAC?

Super PACs (Political Action Committees) are organizations that collect unlimited donations to buy American elections.  Two court decisions in 2010: Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission and SpeechNow.org v. Federal Election Commission, opened the door for independent expenditure-only committees (Super PACs) to accept unlimited donations from corporations, unions, associations, and individuals. While Super PACs cannot contribute directly to a […]

Using SuperPACs to Protect Carried Interest Tax Loophole

Super PAC donations are a common way to protect the tax loopholes exploit by the top 1%.  Learn more about how billionaires can donate to the right Super PACs, like Mitt Romney’s Restore Our Future, and reap great rewards – like saving millions in taxes through the carried interest tax loophole in this article.

Top 10 Super PAC Givers

Super Donors: Our Reading Guide to the Top 10 Super PAC Givers by Ariel Wittenberg ProPublica, March 1, 2012, 2:16 p.m. The coming election cycle will likely be the most expensive in history. Thanks to Citizens United and other recent court decisions, individuals, corporations and unions can make unlimited donations to so-called super PACs that […]

Rick Santorum’s Billionaire – Foster Friess

Foster Friess has financed $1.6 million of the total $5.8 million raised (as of 2/29/2012) by Red White and Blue Fund, the Super PAC of Rick Santorum.  Friess is a wealthy mutual fund manager that has personally saved the Santorum campaign.  When the cash-strapped Santorum campaign was on its last legs, Foster Friess rode to the rescue!  A touching […]