New Disclosure Rules for Political Ads Could Take Months by Justin Elliott ProPublica, May 29, 2012, 10:32 a.m. After years of consideration, the Federal Communications Commission finally voted last month to require broadcasters to post online political ad data currently kept only on paper at the stations. Yet it’s unclear when the data 2014 which […]
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 […]
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. […]
VIDEO – Rick Santorum’s Super PAC wants you to meet the real Mitt Romney.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
VIDEO – This Santorum Super PAC ad goes after everyone, then abruptly transitions to “sunshine and rainbows” for Rick Santorum. All in 30 seconds.
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 […]
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 […]
VIDEO – Here is a handy step-by-step template to produce an effective negative TV ad for your Super PAC or Front Group. Just follow this easy fill-in-the-blank process and your Super PAC or Front Group will be on its way to suppressing voter turnout today!