Friday, February 10, 2012

Super pac donations

  • Money pouring into the presidential election from super political action committees and nonprofit campaign groups appears so far to be strictly American in origin, donated by U.S. companies, unions and millionaires.
  • (AP -
  • [Jack Abramoff Proposes Reforms for Corrupt Lobbying.] Messina wrote the campaign ultimately decided that forgoing any donations from the Super PAC would be a real risk.
  • (US News and World Report)
  • For example, candidates and their aides can seek donations of up to $2,500 dollars at super PAC events—and as soon as theyve left the event, super PAC officials can issue calls for much more cash, according to election lawyers.
  • (Newser)
  • Harold Simmons, the billionaire owner of Contran Corp., re-emerged last week as a superstar in the world of political giving, outshining even himself with 2011 contributions adding up to $5.
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  • Friess donations accounted for more than a third of the donations collected by the super PAC as of Dec. 31. Foster has been a long personal friend for 20 years, Santorum told CNN this week.
  • (Inside Fidelity)
  • President Obama has openly objected to the undue influence of super PAC donations on the nation's campaign process. After the U.S.
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  • The Mitt Romney-supporting Super PAC, Restore Our Future, is one of the best funded and active groups; thus far, it has spent over $18 million this election cycle.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • The Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism has posted a searchable database of almost $93 million in super PAC contributions at
  • (Wausau Daily Herald)
  • Stephen Colberts presidential run was meant to be a joke, but his Super PAC has brought in some serious dough. In a report to the Federal Elections Commission last week, the PAC disclosed donations of more than one million dollars to date.
  • (Huffington Post)

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