Posts tagged ‘SuperPAC’

August 2, 2012

Daily Scoop Xtra: Another ‘They didn’t built it’ Ad shows business helped by government

The Romney campaign is up with a new billboard touting another small business owner upset with President Obama’s out-of-context remark that businesses don’t succeed on their own but rather with help from federal government programs.

But like so many of the small businesses that the Romney campaign has trotted out in recent weeks, Tanya L. Burns & Associates, an insurance brokerage firm in Florida, is yet another beneficiary of federal spending. And not just any spending: Burns’ firm has helped clients reduce their health insurance premiums thanks to the Affordable Care Act, which Mitt Romney has pledged to repeal.

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July 25, 2012

The Daily Scoop: Outside money ban in Mass. Senate race is working, at what price?

It appears this ban on outside money, which has and does influence many local races, in the Massachusetts’ Senate campaign is causing regrets within the state Republican Party solely because they are unable to attack Warren on the Native American heritage claims. Their regrets lie in their inability to dominate the conversation with largely unimportant attacks rather than substantive debate of the pertinent issues. This speaks volumes about the state of political campaigns these days and why so many voters are so very frustrated with the overall process. 

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June 20, 2012

The Daily Scoop: SuperPACs required to disclose donors

On June 12th the 4th District Court of Appeals unanmously upheld a lower court’s decision to require SuperPACs, such as Karl Rove’s Crossroads GPS, who try to disguise themselves as “social welfare” organizations to disclose their list of donors.  Thus far these groups have delayed these releases quite probably in an attempt to wait out the clock on the 2012 elections keeping voters in the dark about who is behind many of the questionable claims portrayed in their political ads.

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April 7, 2012

Tracking Campaign Ad Cash; What Can You Do?

Amidst the fallout of Citizens United, politcal action committees (PACS), and now SuperPACS, have propagated across the airwaves and social media with little or no transparency of their sources of funding. In an effort to bring some accountability to the public arena ProPublica; the Pulitzer Prize winning, independent, nonprofit, online news publication; has launched a grassroots effort to document who is spending money on what…And YOU can help.

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