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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Turning to domestic politics, Obama bemoaned the role of big money in the presidential race, particularly the influence of political action committees, known as super PACs.
  • (AP - msnbc.com)
  • 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)
  • In his recent State of the Union Address, President Obama decried the the corrosive influence of money in politics, but today his campaign announced it was fully embracing so-called super PACs as part of his reelection effort.
  • (Daily Oklahoman)
  • DGA Action (supports Obama): spent $13,172; raised $21,276. One Tennessee donor: Matthew Duke of Dickson, $250.
  • (Nashville Tennessean)
  • OBAMA: Right.
  • (News Busters)
  • a tea-party-affiliated super PAC organizing to defeat Obama and elect conservatives to Congress. With their ability to accept unlimited campaign donations, super PACs are emerging as one of the biggest political players of 2012.
  • (Seattle Times)

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