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Former Romney Campaign Manager Forms Super PAC to Combat Dems

Former Romney Campaign Manager Forms Super PAC to Combat DemsJoe Raedle/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- The world of political opposition research got a little more crowded on Thursday with the formation of a new Republican super PAC aimed at roughing up Democratic candidates, particularly the 2016 presidential cont...

Stephen Colbert to Donate Super PAC Money to Charity and Nonprofits

Stephen Colbert to Donate Super PAC Money to Charity and NonprofitsMike Coppola/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Stephen Colbert did his part in 2012 to make super PACs something to talk about, even going so far as to create his own super PAC,  Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow.Colbert’s PAC got a lot of...

Money Race: Obama Super PAC Beats Romney Super PAC for the First Time

Money Race: Obama Super PAC Beats Romney Super PAC for the First TimeSAUL LOEB/AFP/GettyImages(WASHINGTON) -- The top super PAC backing President Obama has topped its Romney-supporting counterpart for the first time ever in fundraising, if the group’s claims are true.Priorities USA Action raised $10 million in Aug...

Samuel L. Jackson to Star in New Obama Ad?

Samuel L. Jackson to Star in New Obama Ad?ABC/Eric McCandless(NEW YORK) -- Samuel L. Jackson and the super PAC that funds comedian Sarah Silverman’s “Great Schlep” are reportedly in talks to cut a new ad, which could feature the “Pulp Fiction” actor telling voters...

Super PAC Co-Founder Says Democrats Should ‘Be Very Nervous’

Super PAC Co-Founder Says Democrats Should ‘Be Very Nervous’ABC News(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) -- When it comes to a battle of the bankrolls, Bill Burton, co-founder of the super PAC Priorities USA Action, has got a serious warning for Democrats gathered for the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.: Be afra...

Debunked, ‘Disgusting’ Ad Tying Romney to Cancer Death Allegedly Airs ‘in Error’

Debunked, ‘Disgusting’ Ad Tying Romney to Cancer Death Allegedly Airs ‘in Error’Jeff Swensen/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- A controversial TV ad tying Mitt Romney to a woman’s cancer death aired Tuesday for the first time in Ohio, allegedly in error, according to the pro-Obama super PAC that produced it."Station error is all,"...

Rep. Allen West: That’s Racist! NAACP: No, It’s Not

Rep. Allen West: That’s Racist! NAACP: No, It’s NotAlex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- No stranger to controversy, Rep. Allen West, R-Fla., wants to know where “the outrage” is after a Super PAC supporting his opponent in their congressional race put out a cartoonish ad Thursday that show...

Fatal Mistake? Obama Campaign Backtracks: Admits Knowing Story Behind Criticized Anti-Romney ‘Cancer’ Ad

Fatal Mistake? Obama Campaign Backtracks: Admits Knowing Story Behind Criticized Anti-Romney ‘Cancer’ AdChip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- One day after claiming the Obama campaign had no knowledge of the story of the man included in a pro-Obama super PAC ad, spokeswoman Jen Psaki was forced to admit the campaign had worked with him before.&ldq...

Super PAC Was Inspiration for Obama’s ‘Romney Hood’ Line

Super PAC Was Inspiration for Obama’s ‘Romney Hood’ LineChip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- President Obama has his super PAC to thank for a colorful and succinct new attack on Mitt Romney as the reverse of Robin Hood.At a fundraiser Monday night in Stamford, Conn., Obama debuted the slam on his Re...

Bill Clinton Backs Obama Super PAC

Bill Clinton Backs Obama Super PACOfficial White House Photo by Pete Souza(NEW YORK) -- Former president Bill Clinton is throwing his support behind Priorities USA Action, the super PAC backing President Obama, agreeing to headline a “briefing” for potential donors in New Y...

Olympic Committee Tells Democratic Super-PAC to Pull Ad

Olympic Committee Tells Democratic Super-PAC to Pull AdHemera/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- A Democratic Super-PAC that launched an attack ad against Mitt Romney using footage from the 2002 Olympics has been told to take the web ad down and to not air a TV version.The ad featured at the 2002 Salt Lake City Oly...

Pro-Romney Super PAC Raises $20 Million

Pro-Romney Super PAC Raises $20 MillionChip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- The pro-Romney super PAC Restore Our Future raised a record-breaking $20 million in June, a fact first reported by the Washington Post, which Brittany Gross, a spokeswoman for the group, confirmed to ABC New...

Rove-Backed Super PAC $25M Ad Buy Attacks Obama

Rove-Backed Super PAC $25M Ad Buy Attacks ObamaTom Pennington/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- The Karl Rove backed GOP super PAC Crossroads GPS announced Friday a new $25 million ad buy in nine battleground states launching next week.The new ad titled “Excuses” will run in Colorado, Florida...

Pro-Obama Super PAC Reports Best Fundraising Month Yet

Pro-Obama Super PAC Reports Best Fundraising Month YetJEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Priorities USA Action, the super PAC supporting Obama, raised $4 million in May, according to its Federal Election Commission report released on Wednesday.  This marks the group’s best fundraising ...

From Hope to Fear: New GOP Talking Point on Obama

From Hope to Fear: New GOP Talking Point on ObamaJIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- A provocative new Web video from pro-Republican super PAC American Crossroads highlights what is emerging as a top talking point in the case against President Obama.The video, titled “Fear,” juxtap...

End of Campaign Means Santorum Could Grab Hold of Super PAC

End of Campaign Means Santorum Could Grab Hold of Super PACJessica McGowan/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Former presidential candidate Rick Santorum put out a statement Wednesday blasting President Obama’s decision to support same-sex marriage.Although his thoughts on the topic were not unusual, the group ...

Forget Super PAC’s, Outside Spending By Non-Profits, Businesses, Is Way More Secretive

Forget Super PAC’s, Outside Spending By Non-Profits, Businesses, Is Way More SecretiveiStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Super PACs aren’t the only deep-pocketed participants in this year’s elections.Activity by independent expenditure committees, more commonly referred to as “Super PAC’s,” has dominated t...

Karl Rove Super PAC Ad Attacks ‘Cool’ Obama

Karl Rove Super PAC Ad Attacks ‘Cool’ ObamaTom Pennington/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Conservative super PAC American Crossroads released a new ad on Thursday that aims to make President Obama’s “coolness” an issue, asking young voters how America’s “biggest celebr...

What Will Gingrich’s Super PAC Do with $5 Million?

What Will Gingrich’s Super PAC Do with $5 Million?Jessica McGowan/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- The super PAC supporting Newt Gingrich’s candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination has $5 million in the bank, thanks to casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson’s wife, Miriam, the latest Fe...

Pro-Obama Super PAC Raises $2M in February, Trails Pro-GOP Peers

Pro-Obama Super PAC Raises $2M in February, Trails Pro-GOP PeersJEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Priorities USA Action, the super PAC supporting President Obama, raised $2 million in February, including a $1 million donation from comedian Bill Maher, the group’s co-founder and spokesman Bill Burton...
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