Posts tagged ‘campaign spending’

February 19, 2013

GOP NonProfit’s Secret Corporate Funders Revealed

DisclosureMuch was made over the controversial Citizen United Supreme Court decision and subsequent unlimited political campaign funding observed during the 2010 and 2012 elections breaking all previoius spending levels. In tadem with this, questionable tax-exempt nonprofits began freely dumping large sums into political campaigns, most prominently on Republican campaigns. The struggle to find who these large donors were found their way into the courts where judgements fluctuated erradically depending on the who heard each case. At one point Karl Rove’s nonprofit attached to his SuperPAC, Crossroads was ordered to make its funding sources public but he refused waiting for a favorable appeal. Unfortunately, his appeal was successful and the voting public was blocked from finding out who was contributing such large sums of money.  

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June 25, 2012

The Daily Scoop: Who are the Super PACs’ Biggest Donors?

This chart shows the share of all contributions given by the top ten donors to super PACs still active in the 2012 election, through May 31. Some corporations are affiliated with individual donors, such as the Contran Corporation, which is owned by Harold Simmons.

Click below for the interactive chart.

 

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June 8, 2012

Wisconsin Recall: Glimpse of the Darkside or Wake-up Call?

After the Tuesday Wisconsin recall many a political pundit assessed the results of this Midwestern state’s impact on the presidential elections. Is Wisconsin a representative microcosm of American politics from which national contests can be accurately gauged? Or did the entire effort speak more to significant political divides within the US and the ease in which we are swayed by rhetoric and the money spent perpetuating it?  

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