Tag Archives: Super PACs

Campaign Confidential: Online Tracking In The Presidential Race

We all know about third-party political groups, exemplified by Super PACs and other independent organizations, that spend big money to influence election outcomes. Now say hello to third-party information resellers, who data-mine campaign websites to target potential voters . . . … Continue reading

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Let The $5 Billion Rumpus Begin! (Media Execs Say Yay! Edition)

Over the past year the hardguessing staff has reported any number of estimates of the overall spending for the 2012 election: $4 billion, $6 billion, $9.8 billion, and etc. Now comes the latest guesstimate, via AlterNet: Advertising on Television Rockets, … Continue reading

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Let The $4 Billion Rumpus . . . More Than Double!! (Ad Age Edition)

So the hardworking staff was catching up with its magazine backlog when we encountered this piece in the March 12th edition of Advertising Age: Could Super PACs Actually Be Good for Democracy? There’s been one clear bugaboo in this year’s … Continue reading

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Google: Ron Paul Is Super PACman

GOP Super PACs have spent over $30 million on this year’s presidential primary, most of it on television advertising. But the big spenders on TV aren’t necessarily the biggest players on YouTube. From Google Politics & Elections (via techPresident): Are … Continue reading

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Super (Val) PAC: Handy Clip ‘n’ Save Guide

Third-party political groups are all the rage these days, thanks to the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United decision deregulating corporate election expenditures. Bottom line: Newly constituted Super PACs can collect as much money as they want from whomever they want … Continue reading

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WSJ Tracks Super PACs

As the hardworking staff has relentlessly chronicled, Super PACs are driving the GOP presidential primary in a way no one (Paging the Supreme Court . . . paging the totally clueless Supreme Court) could have imagined. But at least someone … Continue reading

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PAC Attack! Handy Clip ‘n’ Save Guide

You can’t spit without hitting a Super PAC in the GOP presidential primary, as this helpful chart from Time graphically illustrates (through 1/12/12). Here’s a different way of configuring the list, with links to the groups and related news stories: … Continue reading

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It’s Good To Live In A Two-Daily Town (Brown/Warren Kabuki Edition)

In reaction to the Super PAC Mania currently gripping the GOP presidential primary campaign, Massachusetts US Senate opponents Scott Brown (R-LL Bean) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Harvard Yard) are looking to rid their battle of outside-group influence. From Saturday’s Boston Globe: … Continue reading

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Let The $4 Billion Rumpus Begin! (Fun Facts Edition)

Fun facts to know & tell from a Sunday’s New York Times piece about the blurring of the line between presidential candidates and Super PACs that can compile unlimited amounts of cash to promote them: Early fund-raising suggests that the new groups … Continue reading

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