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  • DNC sought to hide details of Clinton funding deal

    07/26/2016 4:40:14 AM PDT · by LittleSpotBlog · 17 replies
    Politico ^ | July 26, 2016 | KENNETH P. VOGEL and ISAAC ARNSDORF
    PHILADELPHIA — Leaked emails show the Democratic National Committee scrambled this spring to conceal the details of a joint fundraising arrangement with Hillary Clinton that funneled money through state Democratic parties. During the three-month period when the DNC was working to spin the situation, state parties kept less than one half of one percent of the $82 million raised through the arrangement — validating concerns raised by campaign finance watchdogs, state party allies and Bernie Sanders supporters. The arrangement, called the Hillary Victory Fund, allowed the Clinton campaign to seek contributions of hundreds of thousands of dollars to attend extravagant...
  • Yet another Donald Trump super PAC launches, this one with a link to Ted Cruz

    06/23/2016 12:22:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    WZVN-TV ^ | June 23, 2016 | Theodore Schleifer CNN
    A super PAC initially linked to Ted Cruz transformed itself Wednesday into a new big-money group backing Donald Trump, the latest twist in the confusing orbit of pro-Trump super PACs. The new group, Make America Number I, was until Wednesday known as Keep the Promise I, a group funded almost entirely by $13.5 million from Republican megadonor Robert Mercer. The super PAC will now focus primarily on advertising opposing HIllary Clinton as opposed to supporting Trump, according to spokeswoman Kristina Hernandez, a decision made to give Trump-skeptical donors more comfort in contributing. Make America Number I is at least the...
  • Trump reportedly raised at least $11 million since Tuesday

    06/23/2016 6:21:27 AM PDT · by orchestra · 55 replies
    CNN ^ | 6/23/2016 | Theodore Schleifer and Ashley Killough
    Washington (CNN)Donald Trump and his joint fundraising committee have raised at least $11 million since Tuesday morning, Republicans said Wednesday, a tremendously quick haul that comes amid concerns about his fundraising ability. Trump Victory, the joint fundraising account with the Republican National Committee, and Trump's official campaign raised $5 million online since Tuesday morning, when it sent one of its first fundraising pitches to its email list, according to Sean Spicer, an RNC spokesman.
  • Geriatric socialists relive their 60’s radical glory days via well-catered anti-civil rights sit in

    06/23/2016 10:29:19 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 14 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/23/16 | Robert Laurie
    It's all about wedge-issues and fundraising. Before we start talking about the left-wing hissy fit unfolding in the House of Representatives, you need to keep something in mind. This is an election year. Democrats need four things: 1. They need to further their 100 year old agenda of banning guns. 2. They need to blame guns for their failure to deal with radical Islam. 3. They need a 2016 wedge issue. 4. They need - desperately - a massive pile of the political cash they claim to hate.
  • Trump Stuns Critics By Raising $11 MILLION DOLLARS In Just 48 Hours.

    06/23/2016 9:55:34 AM PDT · by Mechanicos · 106 replies
    DC Whispers ^ | June 25, 2016 | DC Whispers
    The Mainstream Media and spineless Republican critics were out in force earlier this week bemoaning Donald Trump’s lack of a political fundraising operation. Team Trump shrugged off the criticism and then proceeded to initiate a fundraising effort that saw a groundswell of support from backers both great and small who quickly amassed a remarkable $11 million dollars into the coffers of Team Trump and the RNC. Much to the chagrin of the Clinton Machine and Trump’s critics, it doesn’t appear the New York billionaire will have any trouble raising campaign cash. The astonishing 48-hour $11 million mark was reported on...
  • Trump supporters raise $2 million in 24 hours!!

    06/22/2016 4:21:43 PM PDT · by proust · 87 replies
    Reddit ^ | 6/22/16 | BagelChair
    2 million in 12 hours, Trump is doing matching funds, so it's 4 million.
  • Trump campaign has only $1.3 million in cash, to Clinton's $42.5 million

    06/21/2016 6:44:44 AM PDT · by LdSentinal · 120 replies
    Politico ^ | 6/21/16 | Thoeodoric Meyer
    Donald Trump's campaign started the month with a paltry $1.3 million in cash — a mere fraction of Hillary Clinton's $42.5 million war chest — putting the GOP frontrunner at a sharp disadvantage heading into the general election against Clinton's money machine. … And it's not just money — the filings revealed a campaign staff of less than 70, a number was dwarfed by Clinton's nearly 700 paid employees, and few of the campaign's expenses suggested work had begun to build out a more robust operation. All together, it's the most lopsided fundraising start to a presidential election in the...
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook Will Fund-Raise For Republicans

    06/21/2016 6:32:09 AM PDT · by blam · 21 replies
    BI ^ | 6-21-2016 | Kif Leswing
    Kif LeswingJune 22, 2016 Apple CEO Tim Cook will host a private breakfast for Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan next week, Politico reports. The breakfast is being hosted by Cook, according to the report, and not Apple itself. The event is expected to raise funds that will help elect House Republicans as well as Ryan. The move is a sign that Apple remains a bipartisan tech company, even as it has withdrawn its support for the Republican National Convention because of presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump's controversial views and campaign. Previously, Apple donated support to both the Republican and Democratic...
  • Media Pushes New Trump Can’t Raise Money Narrative; Listen To His Response!

    06/21/2016 5:17:32 AM PDT · by WayneDupreeShow · 86 replies
    Newsninja2012 ^ | 6-21-16 | Wayne Dupree
    How many of you Donald Trump supporters are starting to worry about what you hear in the media? Their job is to turn your candidate into in an unelectable commodity. They are not supportive of Trump nor do they want him in the White House. If there's one thing that is constant truth it is that Trump is not a politician so the way he campaigns is not like what you're used to seeing, so I wouldn't worry that much about what the media runs on TV. This morning on NBC's Today, it seemed that the hosts work concern how...
  • Donald Trump Threatens to Self-Fund Campaign if GOP Support Wavers

    06/19/2016 3:52:26 PM PDT · by drewh · 75 replies
    NBC News ^ | JUN 19 2016, 8:23 ET | by ALEXANDRA JAFFE and HALLIE JACKSON
    LAS VEGAS — Donald Trump on Saturday claimed most of the money he's been collecting at his recent fundraisers is going to the Republican Party, but also threatened to cut the GOP off if support from the party wavers. "Right now I'm raising a lot of money for the Republican Party, and a lot of beneficiaries to that, and I like doing it," Trump said. "Life is like a two-way street, right?" Trump said. "They have to [help], otherwise I'll just keep doing what I'm doing, I'll just keep funding my own campaign…for me, that's the easy way," he said....
  • Trump campaign: We're facing an emergency goal of $100,000

    06/18/2016 3:56:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | June 18, 2016 | Eugene Scott
    The Donald Trump campaign on Saturday released its first "emergency" fund-raising email, in response to an ad blitz from the Hillary Clinton campaign. "Right now we're facing an emergency goal of $100,000 to help get our ads on the air. We need your contribution by 11:59 P.M. Tonight," the email from Team Trump said. "Crooked Hillary is about to invade your TV with ads attacking Mr. Trump. But we're preparing to fight back," it reads. The email promises to release ads attacking Clinton on her role in Benghazi, the integrity of her donors and reported FBI probing of her private...
  • Trump campaign calls for $100K in donations by the end of the day

    06/18/2016 10:28:08 AM PDT · by 20yearsofinternet · 121 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/18/2016 | Jessie Hellmann
    The Donald Trump campaign has sent its first "emergency" fundraising email to supporters Saturday, seeking to raise at least $100,000 by the end of the day. That request follows a multimillion dollar ad blitz launched by likely general election rival Hillary Clinton this week. "Right now we're facing an emergency goal of $100,000 to help get our ads on the air," the email said. "We need your contribution by 11:59 P.M. Tonight." "Crooked Hillary is about to invade your TV with ads attacking Mr. Trump. But we're preparing to fight back," it reads, adding that the campaign plans to attack...
  • How Clinton Donor Got on Sensitive Intelligence Board

    06/10/2016 6:09:55 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 64 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 10, 2016 | Matthew Mosk Brian Ross CHO PARK
    Newly released State Department emails help reveal how a major Clinton Foundation donor was placed on a sensitive government intelligence advisory board even though he had no obvious experience in the field, a decision that appeared to baffle the department’s professional staff. The emails further reveal how, after inquiries from ABC News, the Clinton staff sought to “protect the name” of the Secretary, “stall” the ABC News reporter and ultimately accept the resignation of the donor just two days later. Copies of dozens of internal emails were provided to ABC News by the conservative political group Citizens United, which obtained...
  • Rand Paul super-PAC flips to Libertarian ticket

    05/30/2016 10:19:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | May 30, 2016 | ED MORRISEY
    America got the contested convention it desired this weekend … from the Libertarians, anyway. Gary Johnson and William Weld managed to eke out majorities of delegates this weekend to become the only national party ticket with two former two-term governors on it, and both of them Republicans for that matter. Now that the circus has packed up, though, can the Libertarians compete for the first time, with both of the major parties nominating candidates with record unpopularity with voters? Politico reports that they will at least compete on funding, if nothing else. One big boost will come from the super-PAC...
  • Gov McAuliffe Invited Chinese Donor to Hillary’s Home (donor gave Clinton Foundation $2 million)

    05/26/2016 2:37:22 AM PDT · by Liz · 35 replies
    time.com ^ | 5/25/16 | Michael Scherer
    Wang Wenliang, a Chinese national briefly shook Clinton’s hand at a 2013 fund-raiser in her home;a separate Wang company pledged $500,000 to the Clinton Foundation, the first of several totaling $2 million. The Clinton fundraiser was one of at least three interactions between Wang and McAuliffe. McAuliffe initially said he could not remember ever meeting Wang, though he later clarified that his staff had informed him of several likely meetings. Among the donations of DOJ interestwere a total of $120,000 in contributions to McAuliffe from a company controlled by Wang. DOJ told McAuliffe's attorney there were questions over foreign sources...
  • Big-name donors join Trump fundraising team

    05/24/2016 3:18:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Hill's Ballot Box Blog ^ | May 24, 2016 | Jonathan Swan
    Donald Trump, who needs to rapidly raise money for the general election, now has a team of the Republican establishment's biggest donors and fundraisers in his corner. Trump and Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus announced in a statement Tuesday that they have signed onto their fundraising efforts some of the most prolific donors and fundraisers in conservative politics. The big name recruits include Woody Johnson — who owns the New York Jets and was a top fundraiser for former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and previous GOP nominees Mitt Romney and Sen. John McCain (Ariz.) — and Diane Hendricks,...
  • How corporate America bought Hillary Clinton for $21M Full List Of Organizations That Paid Hillary C

    In its article titled, How Corporate America Bought Hillary Clinton for $21M, The New York Post details the companies and organizations that paid Hillary in speaking fees from 2013-2015. The total comes to $21.7 million, which is a remarkable sum for one of the least charismatic and unimaginative orators the world has ever known. The New York Post reports:
  • Trump’s deal with the RNC shows how big money is flowing back to the parties

    05/18/2016 6:46:59 PM PDT · by Innovative · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 18, 2016 | Matea Gold
    The deal Donald Trump struck with the Republican National Committee this week that allows wealthy supporters to give nearly $500,000 to finance his campaign and get-out-the-vote activities made it official: The parties are back in the big-money business. Fourteen years after a landmark campaign-finance overhaul clamped down on the flow of unregulated money to party coffers, both Republicans and Democrats are raising huge contributions again with gusto. Supporters of Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton can rack up even higher totals because of her decision to launch a 32-state joint fundraising committee with the Democratic National Committee last fall. Between that fund...
  • Gingrich: Adelson signal is big for Trump

    05/13/2016 1:55:26 PM PDT · by Innovative · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 13, 2016 | Jonathan Swan
    The decision by Republican mega-donor Sheldon Adelson to endorse Donald Trump could have huge implications for the presumptive presidential nominee's ability to raise money, Newt Gingrich says.
  • George Clooney uses his platform at the Cannes Film Festival to denounce The Donald

    05/12/2016 11:46:37 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 94 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 12 May 2016 | By Chris Spargo For Dailymail.com
    George Clooney is making his disdain for Donald Trump known not just here in the United States but also overseas. The actor was interviewed by members of the international press at the Cannes Film Festival on Thursday afternoon, and took some time to share with them his opinion of Trump. 'There's not going to be a President Donald Trump,' said Clooney, who held a fundraiser for Hillary Clinton last month in Los Angeles where tickets reportedly went for $353,400 per couple. 'That's not going to happen. Fear is not going to be something that drives our country. We're not going...
  • Donald Trump Won’t Self-Fund General-Election Campaign

    Donald Trump won’t self-fund his general-election campaign, and will instead create a “world-class finance organization,” the presumptive Republican nominee said in an interview on Wednesday. For a campaign expected to cost more than $1 billion, “I’ll be putting up money, but won’t be completely self-funding, as I did during the primaries,” Mr. Trump said on Wednesday. The New York businessman, who did receive some mostly small unsolicited donations, lent his campaign $36 million of the $47 million he spent through March. That plan represents a shift for Mr. Trump, who has for months portrayed his Republican opponents as “puppets” for...
  • Donald Trump Won’t Self-Fund General-Election Campaign

    05/04/2016 4:37:59 PM PDT · by 11th Commandment · 120 replies
    WSJ Online ^ | May 4, 2106 | Monica Langley
    Donald Trump won't self-fund his general-election campaign, and will instead create a "world-class finance organization," the presumptive Republican nominee said in an interview on Wednesday. For a campaign expected to cost more than $1 billion, "I'll be putting up money, but won't be completely self-funding, as I did during the primaries," Mr. Trump said. The New York businessman, who did receive some mostly small unsolicited donations, lent his campaign $36 million of the $47 million he spent through March. That plan represents a shift for Mr. Trump, who has for months portrayed his Republican opponents as "puppets" for relying on...
  • ACLU Survey/Fundraising Letter Confirms Its Anti-Christian Bias

    04/20/2016 3:10:33 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 8 replies
    The New American ^ | 4/18/2016 | Steve Byas
    Though not sure why, this writer recently received a letter from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). As is often done by many of these political lobbies, the survey is designed more to inspire donations to the organization than to obtain opinions. The letter begins with their concern that “we’re seeing a relentless and wide-ranging assault on our fundamental freedoms.” Well, one would have to agree with them on that, when looking at the efforts of the Obama administration to go after our Second Amendment rights, and the push by leaders in both political parties to enter into multilateral trade...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Paul Ryan to Attend Secret Donor Meeting Next Week in Manhattan

    04/12/2016 1:58:13 PM PDT · by Innovative · 14 replies
    The Observer ^ | Apr. 11, 2016 | Ken Kurson
    House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) has spent a lot of time denying any interest in the presidency. Last week, when his office put out a 43-second video, the Drudge Report tweeted an all-caps siren reading “Paul Ryan launches first campaign ad?” Despite the video so resembling a campaign ad that even NPR’s Steve Inskeep joked this morning that he got choked up by the swelling music, Mr. Ryan’s people have aggressively swatted down speculation that the Congressman and unsuccessful 2012 vice presidential candidate was indeed waiting in the wings to be drafted should a consensus not be reached on any...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Paul Ryan to Attend Secret Donor Meeting Next Week in Manhattan

    04/11/2016 5:13:13 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 70 replies
    House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) has spent a lot of time denying any interest in the presidency. Last week, when his office put out a 43-second video, the Drudge Report tweeted an all-caps siren reading “Paul Ryan launches first campaign ad?” Despite the video so resembling a campaign ad that even NPR’s Steve Inskeep joked this morning that he got choked up by the swelling music, Mr. Ryan’s people have aggressively swatted down speculation that the Congressman and unsuccessful 2012 vice presidential candidate was indeed waiting in the wings to be drafted should a consensus not be reached on any...
  • Steve Spinner Just Fixed the Worst Thing About Being a Politician [online fundraising]

    03/27/2016 10:16:20 PM PDT · by iowamark · 2 replies
    March 23 2016 | Joshua Green
    Bloomberg article, link only
  • Clinton: You can sit with me at my next fundraisers for $353k

    03/26/2016 4:14:13 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 45 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 26, 2016 | MATT VESPA
    It will cost more than four times the average income in San Francisco to eat dinner next to Hillary Clinton and the Clooneys there next month. For two seats at the head table with Clinton, George Clooney and his wife, attorney Amal Clooney, at an April 15 fundraiser, a couple must contribute or raise a whopping $353,400 — a huge ticket price for a hard-dollar fundraiser. The Bay Area fundraiser, hosted at the home of venture capitalist Shervin Pishevar, is one of two events starring the Clooneys. On April 16, Clinton and the Clooneys will reunite at the Clooney Los...
  • "Christian" talk show host Steve Deace raising money so Cruz can assault Trump

    03/24/2016 10:11:06 AM PDT · by Kazan · 39 replies
    Twitter ^ | 3/24/2016 | Steve Deace
    Steve Deace ‏@SteveDeaceShow 1h1 hour ago Taking up a collection to help Cruz post bail for punching Trump in the mouth? Anyone else wish to donate?
  • Lindsey Graham to host fundraiser for Cruz

    03/17/2016 11:41:14 AM PDT · by AuntB · 210 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 17, 2016 | By Curt Mills
    Lindsey Graham will host a fundraiser for Ted Cruz next Monday. While Graham has not formally endorsed Cruz, the fundraiser is a sign that Graham at least prefers Cruz over Donald Trump and John Kasich, something Graham confirmed in a comment to the Washington Examiner. "He's the best alternative to Donald Trump," he said.
  • Rich donors have blown $200 million on failed candidates so far

    03/16/2016 5:06:04 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 24 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | March 16,2016 | Rick Newman
    If you’ve got money to burn, get into politics—as a donor giving millions to the big-money groups known as super PACs. Rich donors have transformed politics since the 2010 Citizens United Supreme Court decision cleared the way for unlimited spending on behalf of favored candidates. Super PACs spent $609 million in the 2012 presidential election, with even greater spending expected in 2016. Most candidates feel it’s essential to woo 1 per centers and spend considerable time persuading them to give big. But a fat bank account doesn’t automatically buy victory, a lesson being hammered into wealthy donors this year. Wisconsin...
  • Chris Matthews’s “Hardball” Guests Have Given $79,050 to His Wife Kathleen’s Congressional Campaign

    03/12/2016 8:17:39 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 8 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 11, 2016 | Jamie Schram March 11, 2016 | 11:20pm
    Chris Matthews at Center of NBC’s Latest News Scandal MSNBC “Hardball” host Chris Matthews isn’t much for keeping his promises of transparency when it involves political contributions to his wife’s congressional campaign. Last June, the blabbermouth commentator insisted on his show that he would be “transparent and fair in our coverage” after his wife, Kathleen, announced that she was running as a Democrat for the open seat in Maryland’s 8th District. Since then, Kathleen Matthews, a former news anchor and Marriott exec, has received a total of $79,050 in campaign contributions from prominent former and current politicians featured on her...
  • Senate Republicans Fundraise Off of “I’m With Trump” Holiday Swag — After Bashing Trump Last Month

    03/01/2016 5:55:28 PM PST · by AuntB · 14 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Dec. 8, 2016 | Kristinn Taylor
    Even though the Republican establishment fundraising group privately calls leading GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump a “misguided missile” who is “subject to farcical fits” and advises candidates to emulate but not tie themselves too closely to Trump, the National Republican Senatorial Committee is still soliciting donations using Trump’s name as a motivator to contribute. A holiday-themed email from the NRSC went out this week offering an “I’m with Trump!” car magnet for a minimum donation of $10 The email was forwarded to The Gateway Pundit, from a recipient who wishes to remain anonymous, with the message, “These (expletives) are raising...
  • Mega-donors shy away from fight with Trump

    02/24/2016 5:00:43 AM PST · by McGruff · 42 replies
    POLUTICO ^ | February 23, 2016 | KENNETH P. VOGEL and ISAAC ARNSDORF
    As Donald Trump picks up momentum, the chances of a well-funded assault to block him from the Republican presidential nomination are dramatically dwindling, according to interviews with about a dozen donors and operatives who are appalled by the billionaire real estate showman's campaign. The party's elite donor class has mostly closed its checkbooks to groups dedicated to stopping Trump, while the outfits that have built massive reserves are increasingly deciding to forgo anti-Trump campaigns, despite widespread fears that he is making a mockery of conservatism and could undermine Republicans up and down the ballot. The deepest-pocketed operation on the right,...
  • AND NOW, THE TRUMP CARD

    02/16/2016 8:35:51 AM PST · by SatinDoll · 115 replies
    The Market-Ticker ^ | Feb. 16, 2016 | Karl Denninger
    I'm liking this... Donald Trump dramatically escalated his feud with rival Ted Cruz on Monday, threatening to sue the Texas senator over his eligibility for office if he does not retract alleged **lies** about Trumps positions – and calling on the Republican National Committee to intervene on two fronts. The billionaire businessman wants the RNC to pressure Cruz, and also stop allowing so many donors at the debates. If the RNC does not **get its act together,** Trump warned, they would be violating the **pledge** he signed to support the eventual GOP nominee. I think he should sue. Cruz either...
  • POLITICO Influence: DUELING FUNDRAISERS (Jeb Bush desperation fundraiser today in Key Largo)

    02/15/2016 9:35:54 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 7 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/11/16 | ISAAC ARNSDORF
    Jeb Bush has an event on Feb. 15 in Key Largo, while Florida rival Marco Rubio goes to Ocean Reef on March 11. The invitation for Rubio's has more than twice as many names, including Cynthia & Patrick Lee, Judy & Gary Ball, and Maggie & Steve Parker. Bush's host committee includes Jorge Arrizurieta, Nanci & Nick Lanni and Nancy & Bobby Schostak.
  • Dems Fundraise Off Scalia Death

    02/14/2016 10:44:38 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 23 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 2/13/16 | Daniel Halper
    Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia died today and already the Democratic party is fundraising off his death. In an email sent out by the Democratic National Committee, supporters are asked to chipping in some money for the coming Supreme Court nomination fight.
  • GOP mega-donors frozen in frustration

    02/12/2016 5:36:22 PM PST · by 20yearsofinternet · 36 replies
    Politico ^ | 02/12/16 | KENNETH P. VOGEL
    Some of the biggest Republican donors, who collectively have contributed tens of millions of dollars to shape the presidential race, are tightening their purse strings out of frustration with their inability to boost their favored candidates, or to slow Donald Trump. Rather than continuing to write huge checks to support the cluster of establishment candidates jockeying to emerge as the leading alternative to Trump, a billionaire real estate showman roundly despised by the GOP elite, these donors have mostly retreated to the sidelines. They're watching anxiously, hoping that the field sorts itself out, according to interviews with a half dozen...
  • Fundraising calls: Obama heads west

    02/07/2016 6:29:13 PM PST · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 7, 2016 | Jennifer Harper
    Rev up Air Force One, it's fundraising time again, along with symbolic moments and scenic views. In 48 hours President Obama departs the nation's capital for points west and an extended stay. Here's what's on the big travel agenda, beginning Wednesday: "Nine years after he announced his candidacy for president, the President will return to the place where his political career began by traveling to Springfield, Illinois. Now in the final year of his second term, the President looks forward to addressing the Illinois General Assembly about what we can do, together, to build better politics," the White House advises....
  • Ted Cruz Has Raised $3 Million Since Iowa Caucus

    02/05/2016 4:31:57 AM PST · by Biggirl · 27 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 5, 2016 | Michelle Fields
    Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) ’s campaign has announced that they have raised $3 million dollars since the Iowa caucus.
  • NYT: Rival Factions of Top Donors Get Behind Rubio, Cruz

    02/01/2016 10:43:52 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    NewsMax ^ | February 1, 2016 | Loren Gutentag
    Reports filed with the Federal Election Commission on Sunday showed that wealthy donors who according to The New York Times have built a powerful shadow Republican Party of outside groups, are splitting into two mutually hostile and deep-pocketed factions in support of Sens. Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz. The report shows that many of the Wall Street financiers who have been the backbones of Republican super PACs in the last six years believe that Sen. Marco Rubio is the best GOP candidate to win a general election battle against front-runner Hillary Clinton and in the last six months has raised...
  • Presidential super PACs lost steam in second half of 2015

    01/31/2016 5:13:38 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 31, 2016 7:33 PM EST | Julie Bykowicz and Chad Daly
    Sunday is the first time in six months that the public has learned the names of the biggest donors in presidential politics. These contributors give to super political action committees that can accept unlimited amounts of money and are aligned with specific candidates. The 15 major party candidates in the race also are due to file year-end fundraising reports on Sunday. They have until midnight. ...
  • Vanity: Carson raised $22.6M in 4th Quarter; Had $6.M Cash on Hand

    01/31/2016 5:08:12 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 13 replies
    Influence Explorer ^ | 1/31/16 | Influence Explorer
    CARSON AMERICA: DETAILS OF FILING #1046898 COVERS OCT. 1, 2015 THROUGH DEC. 31, 2015 TOTAL RECEIPTS: $22,627,101 TOTAL SPENDING: $27,331,988 ENDING CASH: $6,567,647 ORIGINALLY FILED JAN. 31, 2016, 6:28 P.M.
  • Vanity: Cruz raised $20.5M in 4th Quarter; Had $18.7M Cash on Hand, $862K in Debts

    01/31/2016 5:01:07 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 18 replies
    Influence Explorer ^ | 1/31/16 | Influence Explorer
    CRUZ FOR PRESIDENT: DETAILS OF FILING #1046977 COVERS OCT. 1, 2015 THROUGH DEC. 31, 2015 TOTAL RECEIPTS: $20,519,558 TOTAL SPENDING: $15,563,668 ENDING CASH: $18,734,794 OUTSTANDING DEBTS: $862,620 ORIGINALLY FILED JAN. 31, 2016, 7:13 P.M.
  • Financial woes may loom for some GOP candidates (Jeb to report 4Q fundraising collapse later today)

    01/31/2016 8:02:51 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 10 replies
    AP PBS ^ | 1/31/16 | JULIE BYKOWICZ
    Money may be growing tight for four Republican presidential hopefuls clustered under Donald Trump and Ted Cruz - just when they're about to need it the most. Financial reports coming out Sunday will reveal those who began the year with enough cash to put their long-range campaign plans into motion. -snip- The financial health of the campaigns of Christie, Kasich, Bush and Rubio is critically important because they're competing not only with each other, but with Trump, a billionaire who has vowed to spend whatever it takes to win, and Cruz, who began the year with $19 million in the...
  • What to expect from the Jan. 31 FEC filing deadline (Jeb's 4th quarter fundraising collapse)

    01/30/2016 7:54:28 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 4 replies
    Sunlight Foundation ^ | 1/29/16 | Libby Watson
    This Sunday is the deadline for campaigns and PACs to file their next FEC report, with fundraising and spending numbers covering July 1 through Dec. 31, 2015. This is the first time we've seen numbers from super PACs since June, and a lot has happened since then. We'll be using our Real-Time Influence Explorer to keep track of the filings as they come in, tweeting out interesting and noteworthy insights on Twitter -follow along! Here's a quick rundown of what we can expect from the filing deadline, and some of the things we'll be looking out for: 1. How much...
  • RNC breaks fundraising record in 2015

    01/28/2016 7:41:37 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/28/2016 | Ed Morrissey
    And it’s good news for more than one reason, although the current temperature of the electorate may not appreciate the nuances at the moment. The RNC set a record for off-year fundraising in 2015, chair Reince Priebus announced on Twitter earlier today, with a total haul of $105 million. The party entered 2016 with nearly $19 million in cash, too: BREAKING: Historic year for @GOP. Raised off-year record $105.6M in 2015, $18.7M COH. We're the only org focused/ready for general election— Reince Priebus (@Reince) January 27, 2016 Much of that came from smaller donors, according to The Hill’s sources:...
  • Cruz Reports Raising $700K After Iowa's Branstad Called for His Defeat

    01/21/2016 8:28:07 AM PST · by JSDude1 · 25 replies
    PJ Media ^ | January 20, 2016 | Stephen Kruiser
    HI-larious. Sen. Ted Cruz, responding to a barrage of attacks from a sitting GOP governor and businessman Donald Trump, Wednesday said his campaign raised $700,000 in the hours after he was pointedly criticized by Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad. Mr. Cruz, speaking to reporters in New Hampshire, said party leaders in Washington are so fearful of his candidacy that he believes they are rallying behind Mr. Trump rather than Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida – a rival of Mr. Cruz’s who has been considered an establishment favorite. With enemies like those, who needs friends, right? Cruz continues to have plenty of...
  • GOP Elites Blow $65 Million on Jeb Bush and His Failed Campaign

    01/19/2016 11:35:51 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 29 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 01/19/16 | Jim Hoft
    GOP elites have blown $65 million on Jeb Bush so far this campaign cycle and have another $30 million to blow on his failed campaign. Roll Call reported: The spectacular bust of Jeb Bush's campaign for president so far is as much a story about Bush himself as it is about the failure of Right to Rise, the shock-and-awe super PAC that was supposed to launch him into the lead and keep him there. Right to Rise raised $103 million in 2015 and has spent more than $65 million so far. But nine months after he got into the race,...
  • Rep. Israel: I’m leaving Congress because of fundraising

    01/17/2016 1:24:50 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 17, 2016, 06:00 am | Peter Sullivan
    Rep. Steve Israel (D-N.Y.) says the demands of fundraising helped drive him to retirement, and he is pushing for campaign finance reform. Israel, a prominent House Democrat who once headed up the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, announced earlier this month that he will not run for reelection. ...
  • Carson campaign in turmoil as finance chair quits (1/31 4Q FEC deadline horror for Bush, Rubio too)

    01/14/2016 10:32:04 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 7 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/14/16 | KYLE CHENEY
    Dean Parker was under fire for big spending, including paying himself $20,000 a month. Ben Carson's national finance chairman resigned Thursday amid questions about his use of campaign funds and criticism from Carson allies and donors. Carson, a retired neurosurgeon, appointed Parker, a tech industry entrepreneur from Mobile, Alabama, in May to spearhead the campaign’s fundraising efforts. Parker’s been a relatively little-noticed campaign power, having Carson’s ear despite friction with other leaders. Since he joined, some campaign insiders told POLITICO, his operation has piled up unnecessary expenses and paid hefty consulting fees to an inexperienced staff. Parker recently began earning...