Super PAC Articles


Ready for Hillary Fire Sale: 50% Off Champagne Glasses

4:55 PM, Apr 06, 2015

The pro-Hillary Clinton super PAC, Ready for Hillary, is getting set for the Democratic presidential candidate to officially enter the presidential race. This afternoon, the group sent out an email to supporters announcing a 50 percent sale on whiskey glasses, mason jars, and Champagne glasses.

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'Flash Sale' at Ready for Hillary

8:02 AM, Feb 25, 2015

Supporters of Ready for Hillary, the super PAC pushing Hillary Clinton to run for president of the United States, received an email last night with this subject: "FLASH SALE: Huge savings on the entire store!"

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Fiorina Launches New PAC

7:05 PM, Feb 24, 2015

Supporters of Carly Fiorina, the former Hewlett Packard CEO and Republican Senate candidate from California, have started a new political action committee ahead of a possible Fiorina presidential run. The PAC, called Carly for America, will be separate and distinct from Fiorina's Unlocking Potential PAC, which supports conservative women candidates.

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Ready for Romney Super PAC Begins

10:01 PM, Dec 14, 2014

A press release tonight announces the beginning of Ready for Romney, a new super PAC encouraging Mitt Romney to run for president of the United States. 

"On Sunday, supporters of Mitt Romney filed the appropriate paperwork with the Federal Elections Commission to establish a 'Super PAC' with the goal of urging Mitt Romney for [sic] run for the presidency in 2016," reads the press release.

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Liberal Super PACs Spin Gold Into Straw, Declare Success

2:16 PM, Nov 10, 2014

After the 2012 presidential election, Republican donors were left scratching their heads, thinking: how could we spend all that money and fall so short?

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New Super PAC Targets Michigan Dem on Foreign Policy, National Security

2:54 PM, Sep 23, 2014

A TV ad from a new super PAC targets Democratic congressman and U.S. Senate candidate Gary Peters of Michigan. The 30-second ad's voiceover says that "for the last six years, we've had a president and a Senate who's divided us and fumbled foreign policy, leading from behind." The ad shows images of the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, former IRS official Lois Lerner, and Islamist militants waving ISIS flags in the Middle East.

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'Obamacare Doesn't Work'; Ads Target Udall, Landrieu

9:14 AM, Mar 17, 2014

Americans for Prosperity has two new ads running in Colorado and Louisiana knocking those state's Democratic senators, Mark Udall and Mary Landrieu, respectively, for their support for Obamacare. The ads, which are a version of earlier AFP ads targeting Democratic House members, feature a woman talking directly to the camera about how "Obamacare doesn't work. It just doesn't work." Watch the Colorado ad below:

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Not a Fundraiser. Repeat: Not a Fundraiser.

10:03 AM, Mar 14, 2014

White House spin doctors and a sea of lawyers have somehow managed to schedule a presidential appearance:

… at two super PAC events this election cycle to help support Democratic candidates.

But it does not qualify as political fund raising! As the Huffington Post reports:

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Big Super PAC Donor on Obama: 'Looks Like He Took My Million and Spent it All on Weed'

8:33 AM, Oct 06, 2012

Bill Maher, a major donor to Barack Obama's super PAC, blasted the president's debate performance on his HBO show last night:

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Source: Obama Super PAC Paid $169k to Promote Romney Cancer Ad

12:34 PM, Aug 21, 2012

Yesterday, when speaking with the White House press, President Obama was asked about the now infamous pro-Obama super PAC ad that links Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney with a female victim of cancer. Obama tried to play down the significance of the ad by saying "it ran once."

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DNC Chair Claims Not to Know Political Affiliation of Obama's Super PAC

8:48 AM, Aug 12, 2012

On Fox News Sunday this morning, DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz claimed not to know the political affiliation of President Obama's super PAC, even after the host reminded the DNC chair that the super PAC chief used to work for the Obama campaign and in the White House.

 

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Cancer Ad Just the Beginning: Obama Super PAC Ready to Launch More 'Incendiary' Ads

"They're in the can."
3:08 PM, Aug 10, 2012

On May 27, 2012, National Journal's Major Garrett told MSNBC's Chris Matthews that the super PAC aligned with President Barack Obama, Priorities USA, is ready to launch "incendiary" ads, including ones that relate to "suicides" and ones "too emotionally powerful to be used in television ads."

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Obama Super PAC Founder Parties with 'Reporters from Nearly Every Outlet in Town'

1:06 PM, Aug 09, 2012

Bill Burton, a founder of President Obama's super PAC and former White House official, partied last night with "Reporters from nearly every outlet in town," the Washington Examiner reports.

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Obama Knocks Republican Super PACs in Colorado

12:16 PM, Aug 09, 2012

As the super PAC aligned with Barack Obama is coming under fire for suggesting Mitt Romney might have been responsible for a woman dying of cancer, President Obama knocked Republican super PACs in a speech today in Colorado:

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MSNBC Again Savages Super PAC for Cancer Ad

7:16 AM, Aug 09, 2012

This morning on MSNBC, Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough blasted the pro-Obama super PAC for running an ad that suggested Mitt Romney was responsible for a women dying of cancer.

Then, Brzezinski and Scarborough went after Obama's campaign for playing along, pretending not to know that the facts of the ad are wrong. "They're not telling the truth," Brzezinski said.

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Star of Obama Super PAC Ad Won't Comment on Ad's Premise

9:00 AM, Aug 08, 2012

Joe Soptic is the star of the controversial Obama super PAC ad that suggests Mitt Romney's actions at Bain Capital are responsible for his wife's death in 2006.

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Pro-Obama Super PAC Uses Olympics Footage

Republican prevented from doing it in past.
9:01 AM, Jul 25, 2012

The latest ad from Priorities USA, the main pro-Obama super PAC, uses footage from the 2002 Olympics to hit Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Watch here: 

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Star of Pro-Obama Super PAC Ad Unleashed: 'Obama Is a Jerk, a Pantywaist, a Lightweight, a Blowhard'

2:21 PM, Jul 17, 2012

The star of a pro-Obama super PAC ad is speaking out against ... President Barack Obama.

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Time Mag Super PAC?

10:49 AM, Jun 15, 2012

How convenient! How coincidental! Time magazine put its latest issue to bed on Wednesday evening—and 36 hours later the Obama administration announced that it would be using "prosecutorial discretion" not to deport young illegal immigrants who "do not present a risk to national security or public safety."

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Largest Donor to Obama Super PAC Calls Mormonism a 'Cult'

2:20 PM, Apr 28, 2012

Bill Maher, the largest donor to President Obama's super PAC, called Mormonism a "cult" on his HBO show last night, and said that donating money to that religion doesn't count as charity because it's "bulls---."

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Pro-Romney Super PAC Releases Anti-Santorum Ad

10:25 PM, Feb 14, 2012

Restore Our Future, the pro-Mitt Romney super PAC, has released a new ad that will air in Michigan, Arizona, and Ohio. The ad portrays Santorum as a "big spender" and a "Washington insider," citing his voting record when he represented Pennsylvania in the Senate. Watch the ad below:

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Romney Super PAC Spending Nearly Half a Million in Michigan

3:49 PM, Feb 13, 2012

The New York Times reports that the pro-Mitt Romney super PAC, Restore Our Future, is spending almost $500,000 on new television ads in Michigan. The ads will focus on Romney's GOP rival Newt Gingrich, even though Rick Santorum looks to be a bigger threat to Romney in Michigan's February 28 primary. Here's more from the Times:

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Obama 'Blessing' Super PAC

9:39 AM, Feb 07, 2012

Politico's Glenn Thrush reports

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Romney Outspends Gingrich By $12 Million in Florida Ad Wars

12:25 PM, Jan 30, 2012

Mitt Romney and his allies have spent over $15 million on paid media ads in Florida, $12 million more than what was spent on behalf of Newt Gingrich. Politico reports:

 

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New (Election) Rules?

11:53 AM, Jan 15, 2012

A particularly interesting Fox News Sunday discussion on the Internet-only "Panel Plus" segment this morning:

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Super PAC Runs Anti-Romney Ad

11:24 AM, Jan 09, 2012

USA Today reports that "A 'super PAC' backing Newt Gingrich will try to portray Mitt Romney as a greedy corporate raider with $3.4 million in radio and TV ads running in South Carolina starting Wednesday. The huge ad campaign by Winning Our Future plays off a movie, King of Bain: When Mitt Romney Came to Town."

Here's the trailer for King of Bain:

 

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