Politico: Outside Groups Spend Over $500 Million in October

Politico Outside groups spend over $500 million in October By Dave Levinthal November 2, 2012 More than half a billion dollars. That’s the monster mountain of money outside political groups collectively spent in October to fill the nation’s airwaves, scorch your phone lines and flood your mailbox with flyers that directly promote or attack federal …

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Politico: The IRS’s Feeble Grip on Big Political Cash

Politico The IRS’s ‘feeble’ grip on big political cash By: Kenneth P. Vogel and Tarini Parti October 15, 2012 The deep-pocketed conservative group Americans for Prosperity has spent $72 million on ads bashing Democrats so far this year. It spent $39.4 million on ads and organizing in 2010, when it helped deliver the midterm elections …

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NY Times Editorial: The Cacophony of Money

The New York Times The Cacophony of Money October 7, 2012 Two-thirds of the $50 million spent on Mitt Romney’s behalf in Ohio has come from outside “super PACs” and other so-called independent groups, and yet Mr. Romney has lagged behind in all of the major Ohio polls. Hundreds of millions in third-party spending from …

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Huffington Post: Awash In Secret Donations, Republicans Reverse Support For Campaign Finance Disclosure

The Huffington Post Awash In Secret Donations, Republicans Reverse Support For Campaign Finance Disclosure Paul Blumenthal August 30, 2012 WASHINGTON — Outside of the Tampa Bay Times Forum, where the Republican convention is taking place, independent conservative groups huddle in strategy sessions and hold laudatory events for some of their mega-donors, at least those who …

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