McCain Dishonestly Says Romney Is Being Outspent By Obama; David Gregory Doesn’t Challenge

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VIDEO – Yesterday, on Meet The Press with David Gregory, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) used a dishonest Republican tactic and said that President Obama’s negative ad campaigning has “much outspent Mitt Romney’s”.  That is only true if you ignore the biggest factor in this year’s campaign: super PACs and front groups.  These “outside” groups (they […]

Paul Ryan Attends Secret Event With GOP Overlord Sheldon Adelson In Las Vegas

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VIDEO – Paul Ryan was in Las Vegas, Nevada Tuesday night to meet with the one-man funding machine of the Republican party, Sheldon Adelson, a China casino mogul.  The event was closed to the press.   Paul Ryan met with Sheldon Adelson, the owner of Las Vegas Sands casino corporation and the single biggest donor to […]

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

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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

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Inside the Investigation of Leading Republican Money Man Sheldon Adelson ProPublica | by Matt Isaacs, Lowell Bergman and Stephen Engelberg July 16, 2012, 11:30 a.m.by 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 […]

Billionaire Oil Baron Who Donated $985K To Romney’s Super PAC Is Also His Top Energy Adviser

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VIDEO – Oklahoma oil billionaire, Harold Hamm, gave Restore Our Future $985,000 just weeks after being named the Romney campaign’s top energy adviser.    Harold Hamm’s involvement in the campaign and his subsequent giant donation to Romney’s Restore Our Future super PAC sounds (to most rational people) like it would be illegal, under the law […]

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. […]

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 […]

IL Primary Exit Poll: Super PAC Ads Making An Impact

Negative Super PAC ads are doing their job in the 2012 GOP primary.  In CNN exit polling of yesterday’s Illinois GOP primary, 73% of voters said campaign ads were a factor in their vote.  Mitt Romney and his Super PAC outspent Rick Santorum and his Super PAC by a 7-1 margin on mostly negative ads in Illinois. […]

Restore Our Future – “Care”

VIDEO – Restore Our Future Ad:  Rick Santorum says “I don’t care what the unemployment rate is going to be”.  It also accuses Santorum of being in favor of worker’s rights – “he even voted against national Right to Work legislation”.  We know Mitt Romney is against worker’s rights, but we did not know he was […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Romney Super PAC Spends $1.7 Million in Illinois

With just one day to go before primary election day in Illinois,  a Public Policy Polling poll shows Mitt Romney with a 15 point lead.  A Chicago Tribune/WGN-TV poll published just last weekend shows Mitt Romney only led Rick Santorum 35 percent to 31 percent – within the poll’s margin of error.  This is how a Super […]