Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Obama super pacs

  • Obama has opposed the Supreme Courts 2010 Citizens United decision that stripped away some limits on campaign contributions.
  • (AP - msnbc.com)
  • Obama has been an outspoken critic of current campaign financing laws, in particular a Supreme Court ruling that allowed the creation of super PACs. Until now he has kept his distance from Priorities USA Action.
  • (CNN)
  • WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obamas campaign is reconfiguring its approach to powerful super PACs, worried the presidents re-election prospects could be overwhelmed by conservative groups raising and spending unlimited amounts of money.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • escalates the money wars and is a milestone in Mr. Obama's evolving stances on political fund-raising.
  • (New York Times)
  • The White House's position on Citizens United and the big money Super PACs it created has been the same from the start: they hate it.
  • (TPM)
  • WASHINGTON -- On Tuesdays deadline, the latest quarterly fundraising reports poured into the Federal Election Commission and out to the public from candidate campaigns and super PACs.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • The Obama campaign has prided itself on its reliance on lots of contributions from small donors, while these Super PACs depend on large contributions from a relative few donors.
  • (Wall Street Journal)
  • President Obama predicted an onslaught of negative campaigning by "super PACs" during the general election, although he did not disavow his own fundraising machine or the outside groups backing him for president.
  • (Washington Times)
  • Top Obama campaign staff will appear at super PAC events, although the president himself will not.
  • (Politico.com)

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