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  • Be nice to Hillary Clinton online — or risk a confrontation with her super PAC

    05/11/2016 9:26:40 AM PDT · by detective · 60 replies
    LA Times ^ | May 9, 2016 | Evan Halper
    When the Internet’s legions of Hillary hecklers steal away to chat rooms and Facebook pages to vent grievances about Clinton, express revulsion toward Clinton and launch attacks on Clinton, they now may find themselves in a surprising place – confronted by a multimillion dollar super PAC working with Clinton. Hillary Clinton's well-heeled backers have opened a new frontier in digital campaigning, one that seems to have been inspired by some of the Internet's worst instincts. Correct the Record, a super PAC coordinating with Clinton's campaign, is spending some $1 million to find and confront social media users who post unflattering...
  • The Mysterious Case of Ted Cruz PAC’s $1/2 Million

    04/28/2016 7:19:15 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 18 replies
    Law Newz.com ^ | April 27th, 2016 | Rachel Stockman
    The Mysterious Case of Ted Cruz PAC’s $1/2 Million ‘Donation’ to Help Carly Fiorina by Rachel Stockman April 27th, 2016 Note: This article was first published March 30, 2016. Months ago, before the Republican race was whittled down to just three candidates, a very curious thing happened. The Ted Cruz super PAC ‘donated’ $500,000 to the Carly Fiorina super PAC, CARLY for America. A few articles popped up at the time, and the Federal Election Commission even issued a letter asking the Cruz super PAC to better explain what the donation was for. To be clear, a half a million...
  • The Mysterious Case of Ted Cruz PAC’s $1/2 Million ‘Donation’ to Help Carly Fiorina

    04/27/2016 5:31:20 PM PDT · by bigbob · 55 replies
    Law Newz ^ | 4-27-16 | Rachel Stockman
    Months ago, before the Republican race was whittled down to just three candidates, a very curious thing happened. Ted Cruz‘s super PAC ‘donated’ $500,000 to Carly Fiorina‘s super PAC. A few articles popped up at the time, and the Federal Election Committee even issued a letter asking the Cruz super PAC to better explain what the donation was for. To be clear, a half a million dollars is not a small donation, and, at the time, it was the largest expense that the PAC had paid out. So why the heck would Cruz’s PAC hand over that kind of money...
  • Top former Romney aide launches anti-Trump super PAC

    04/25/2016 10:23:42 AM PDT · by detective · 13 replies
    Politico ^ | 01/21/16 | Alex Isenstadt
    With less than two weeks until the Iowa caucuses, a new super PAC has formed with the intention of taking down Donald Trump. The group, which is called Our Principles PAC, is founded by Katie Packer, a veteran Republican strategist who served as deputy campaign manager on Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign.
  • The return of Roger Stone

    04/19/2016 4:49:36 AM PDT · by markomalley · 34 replies
    CNN ^ | 4/19/16 | Dylan Byers
    Roger Stone loves resilience. It's why the former body builder had Richard Nixon's face tattooed on his broad back. "It's there to remind me that in life, when things don't go your way, you get back in the game," Stone said in an interview with CNN. "Nixon said, 'A man is not finished when he's defeated, he's only finished when he quits.'" When it comes to Donald Trump's 2016 presidential bid, things did not initially go Stone's way. He had one vision for the campaign; Trump had another. But after leaving in August, Stone is back, in a manner of...
  • Billionaires fund anti-Trump delegate push

    04/12/2016 6:34:55 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 39 replies
    Politico ^ | 12 Apr 16 | Kennth P. Vogel
    First they spent tens of millions trying to boost their favorite presidential candidates, then they poured cash into ads attacking Donald Trump, and now some of the biggest donors on the right are turning their attention to the delegate fight. Anti-Trump billionaires are funding ground operations in an increasing number of states to try to ensure the selection of national convention delegates who oppose Trump. The strategy is being executed by the anti-Trump Our Principles PAC, which has a stated goal of blocking the bombastic billionaire from clinching the GOP presidential nomination before the party’s convention in July. But the...
  • It’s True, Ted Cruz May Have Violated Election Law With Super PAC Ads

    04/07/2016 9:26:00 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 75 replies
    Lawnewz ^ | 4:07 pm, April 6th, 2016 | Rachel Stockman
    After Ted Cruz‘s big win in Wisconsin, Donald Trump immediately went on the offensive, claiming that Cruz ‘illegally’ coordinated with a super PAC to produce damaging anti-Trump ads. Under FEC rules, candidates are not supposed to directly coordinate with super PACs which are allowed to raise unlimited funds from individuals, companies, and other groups. We did some digging into Trump’s claim, and found that he may, in fact, have a case. The rules around what it means to ‘coordinate’ are murky. LawNewz.com consulted with election law experts who agree that Cruz got himself into some gray area with at least...
  • Trump campaign: Cruz won Wisconsin by illegally coordinating with his Super PACs

    04/06/2016 9:43:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/06/2016 | AllahPundit
    Usually when Trump makes a wild accusation there’s some dubious peg on which to hang it, like when he claimed that Cruz was behind the ad in Utah from Liz Mair’s anti-Trump Super PAC targeting Melania Trump. That wasn’t true, as even Trump superfan Sean Hannity eventually admitted, but the ad obviously was designed to move votes to Cruz. Trump assumed culpability, wrongly, because Cruz benefited.What’s the peg for this new claim, though? Or have we reached the point where Trump is gaslighting his fans without any tether to reality? In an error-riddled statement released Tuesday night, the Donald...
  • Concerned About Cruz If Not You Should Be (Pro-Trump Super-Pac AD)

    04/03/2016 5:20:26 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 30 replies
    A pro-Trump Super-Pac that is NOT affiliated with the Trump campaign just released this ad. “The ad is being run by the Great America PAC, formed by former Tea Party Express leader Amy Kremer and businessman Bill Doddridge. In the 30-second ad, a mother helping her kids get ready, says: “Sure I get some grief when I say I’m voting for Donald Trump. But you know what, I want to protect my family. Paris, San Bernardino, and now Brussels — I want a president that will keep us safe. We need to control our borders and stop letting in dangerous...
  • Trump Gets $1 Million TV Boost From Super PAC

    03/29/2016 5:02:14 AM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 52 replies
    US News ^ | 3/29/16 | Gabrielle Levy
    A super PAC supporting celebrity billionaire Donald Trump has made its first television buy, spending $1 million on a spot encouraging the Republican Party to unify behind him, -snip- Great America PAC, which was formed and officially registered with the Federal Election Commission on Feb. 1, spent $25,000 on radio ads in Iowa in January, but this week's buy marks the group's most significant campaign expenditure to date. The 30-second spot will air ahead of April 26 primaries in Delaware, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Connecticut. -snip-One of Trump's favorite selling points on the campaign trail is that he's self-funding his...
  • Liz Mair’s Anti-Trump Super PAC Has Same Mailing Address as Carly Fiorina’s Campaign

    03/26/2016 10:27:59 PM PDT · by maggief · 59 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 26, 2016 | PATRICK HOWLEY
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Consultant Liz Mair’s controversial anti-Donald Trump super PAC shares a mailing address with Carly Fiorina’s presidential campaign, which just re-launched as a nonprofit. Fiorina is a Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)97% supporter. Mair’s PAC Make America Awesome is under fire after it ran a sexist advertisement in Utah featuring Trump’s wife Melania, a model, posing nude. The ad encouraged people to vote for Ted Cruz. Mair is open about the fact that she is helping to boost Cruz, though Cruz has denied involvement with the ad. But how does Make America Awesome make money? According to the PAC’s...
  • Trump: Cruz's campaign bought rights to GQ photo

    03/27/2016 2:17:14 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 269 replies
    Hill ^ | March 27, 2016, 10:56 am | Rebecca Savransky
    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump on Sunday slammed rival Ted Cruz for the recent ad produced by an anti-Trump super-PAC featuring a photo of Trump's wife posing nude. "From what I hear, he and his campaign went out and bought the cover shoot. Melania did a cover story for 'GQ,' a very strong modeling picture. No big deal," Trump said on ABC's "This Week." "But it was a cover story for 'GQ,' a big magazine. And it was, you know, fine. And from what I hear, somebody bought the rights to it and he was the one or his campaign...
  • Did Cruz Pay Hush Money to Fiorina?

    03/26/2016 8:08:23 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 113 replies
    Youtube ^ | 3/25/2016
    In what is rapidly turning into the biggest sex scandal since Bill & Hillary Clinton, the Federal Election Commission is now said to be looking into what may be a potential hush money payoff from Cruz to – get this Carly Fiorina.
  • Uncovered: The Main Donors to SuperPAC, “Make America Awesome”

    03/26/2016 11:46:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    Red State ^ | 03/26/2016
    Uncovered: The Main Donors to SuperPAC, “Make America Awesome” Donors are primarily Establishment GOP types with NO ties to Ted Cruz The entire despicable affair regarding the absolutely destructive behavior of Donald Trump has, in my opinion, been orchestrated to maximize the sleaze affect in order to suppress the Cruz vote. Since Trump is maxxed out on being able to get new voters, he is now trying to prevent Cruz from amassing enough votes to win at a contested convention.Keep in mind my contention that the entire focus of this sequence of events is based upon the fact that the...
  • 'Be careful, Lyin' Ted, or I will spill the beans on your wife!' Furious Trump hits out at Cruz ove

    03/22/2016 2:13:34 PM PDT · by drewh · 264 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | : 16:01 EST, 22 March 2016 | By JESSICA CHIA FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
    Aconservative super PAC is trying to swing Utah voters against Donald Trump in tonight's caucus by slut-shaming his wife Melania Trump. The ad, circulated on social media, shows the former model in a nude 2000 GQ photo shoot with the words: 'Meet Melania Trump, your next First Lady. Or you could vote for Ted Cruz on Tuesday.' Cruz, who has a precarious 50.1per cent polling average, needs to win a majority backing in order to take all 40 of Utah's delegates. Republican strategist Liz Mair, who founded the super PAC Make America Awesome, said that the ads have been targeting...
  • Former Jeb backer compares Trump presidency to a chimp driving a tractor

    03/21/2016 1:14:32 PM PDT · by kevcol · 74 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 21, 2016 | Mark Hensch
    The man who ran a super-PAC backing Jeb Bush's unsuccessful White House run says electing Donald Trump as president would be "like putting a chimp in the driver’s seat of a tractor." "He doesn’t understand the presidency," Mike Murphy said in a Weekly Standard interview published Monday.
  • The oligarchs' super-PAC anti-Trump savagery

    03/08/2016 6:36:57 AM PST · by vekzen · 38 replies
    WND ^ | 3/7/2016 | Pat Buchanan
    Not in memory has the leadership of a party been so out of touch. The Republican rank and file are in revolt, not only against the failures of their fathers but the policies of their present rulers. Fully 116 members of the GOP’s national security community, many of them veterans of Bush administrations, have signed an open letter threatening that, if Trump is nominated, they will all desert, and some will defect – to Hillary Clinton! In every primary upcoming, Trump is under a ceaseless barrage of attack ads on radio, TV, cable and social media, paid for by super...
  • GOP strategists, donors sign on to anti-Trump super PAC

    03/02/2016 1:37:06 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 75 replies
    CBS News ^ | March 2, 2016 | By Reena Flores
    Just as GOP front-runner Donald Trump continued to shore up delegates, winning several Super Tuesday states, some top Republican strategists and donors began to line up behind a new effort to halt the Trump campaign's momentum. Jeb Bush's former communications director, Tim Miller, announced Tuesday that he would be joining the Our Principles PAC, an anti-Trump effort. Miller will focus on opposition research that will go to expanding the PAC's advertising campaigns - including research targeting endorsers and surrogates like Chris Christie. Other strategists and big name donors - like technology executive Meg Whitman, billionaire Todd Ricketts, and hedge fund...
  • If Trump wins Super Tuesday, rich GOP donors won’t have anyone to give to

    03/01/2016 7:13:26 AM PST · by snarkpup · 53 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 2/29/2016 | Rick Newman
    ... what will top donors such as hedge funders Robert Mercer (a big giver to Ted Cruz), Paul Singer (Rubio) and Ken Griffin (Rubio) do with their money? Here are five possibilities:
  • The long unraveling of Jeb Bush’s presidential campaign

    02/21/2016 7:43:20 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 24 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 2/21/16 | PATRICIA MAZZEI
    For Jeb Bush's loyalists, the first moment of palpable panic - and there would be more than they ever expected in the months to come - built over four days last May when their not-yet-presidential candidate struggled repeatedly to utter a one-word answer - No - to an utterly predictable question: Should the U.S. have invaded Iraq? -snip- From the start, the campaign hired extensively and paid handsomely. That money, though, couldn't come from Right to Rise, which had pulled off a record $103 million haul in six months. The campaign needed to raise the cash itself. It couldn't keep...
  • Fall of the House of Bush: How last name and Donald Trump doomed Jeb

    02/21/2016 7:14:24 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 39 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/21/16 | Ed O'Keefe, Dan Balz and Matea Gold
    For Jeb Bush's campaign, August was a cruel month. Donald Trump's attacks on the former Florida governor as a "low-energy" politician were beginning to stick, and the two were bickering over immigration. The issue before the Bush team was what to do about it. -snip- Mike Murphy, the chief strategist for Bush's super PAC, Right to Rise, explained what had happened this way on Sunday. "Our theory was to dominate the establishment lane into the actual voting primaries," he said. "That was the strategy, and it did not work. I think it was the right strategy for Jeb. The problem...
  • The Ed Schultz Super PAC loses Ed Schultz after raising… $25

    02/18/2016 9:06:25 AM PST · by Spunky · 7 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 2-17-15 | Jazz Shaw
    The last time we heard from dismissed MSNBC host Ed Schultz he had run off to join Russia Today. This followed a long run as the lead in to an evening lineup of talkers where he managed to rack up ratings which were frequently beaten by reruns of Gilligan’s Island. During that time, he constantly provided news coverage and opinions on labor unions while being on their payroll. But things seemed to be looking up for Ed, at least for a while. Not only did he have a new gig shilling for Vladimir Putin’s government, but he’d been tapped to...
  • MUST SEE! How to spot a Well-Rehearsed, Dressed, Scripted, Bought & Paid For Super PAC Fraud

    02/16/2016 3:06:53 AM PST · by ResisTyr · 27 replies
    Facebook ^ | 2-13-2016 | Diamond & Silk
    A MUST SEE 10 second video clip posted on Diamond & Silk's Facebook page! Exposes Cruz the Controlled Puppet Fraud!
  • Indian-Americans backing Donald Trump to campaign in New Hampshire

    02/08/2016 9:32:24 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 15 replies
    The Indian Express ^ | February 4, 2016 | PTI
    A decision in this regard was taken by the newly formed 'Indian Americans for Trump 2016' - a political action committee - at its meeting in New Jersey on Tuesday. A group of Indian-Americans supporting Donald Trump have decided to campaign and run advertisements in New Hampshire after the Republican presidential front-runner suffered a shock defeat in Iowa. A decision in this regard was taken by the newly formed 'Indian Americans for Trump 2016' - a political action committee - at its meeting in New Jersey on Tuesday. "To turn out Indian Americans in New Hampshire to vote for Donald...
  • Sarah Palin's PAC spent $1.4 million in 2015, gave just $23,500 to campaigns

    02/04/2016 4:26:07 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 184 replies
    SeattlePI ^ | February 4, 2016 | JOEL CONNELLY
    Ex-Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin launched her political action fund, Sarah PAC, in 2009 with the stated purpose "to help elect principled conservative leaders" across the country. But the latest Federal Election Commission filing indicates that money raised in small contributions by Sarah PAC is going to consultants, speech-writing services, direct-mail appeals, as well as stays by Palin in fancy hotels. Sarah PAC raised $950,000 in 2015, spent a total of $1.4 million, and donated just 23,500 to 45 campaigns. It also...
  • George Soros donates $8 million to boost Hillary

    01/31/2016 9:38:19 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 41 replies
    George Soros in December donated $6 million to the leading super PAC supporting Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, marking the return of the billionaire financier as among the biggest givers in all of American politics. The massive check brings to $8 million the Hungarian-born investor's total 2015 giving to pro-Clinton groups. The super PAC that received the $6-million check, Priorities USA Action, raised $25 million in the second half of 2015, according to a report it filed Sunday evening with the Federal Election Commission. The haul brings the PAC’s tally to $41 million for the year, and left it with a...
  • 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. ...
  • Cruz presidential bid aided by billionaire donors

    01/25/2016 10:37:10 AM PST · by 20yearsofinternet · 52 replies
    Washington Times ^ | January 25, 2016 | JULIE BYKOWICZ
    Four of America’s wealthiest businessmen laid the foundation for Ted Cruz’s now-surging Republican presidential campaign and have redefined the role of political donors. With just over a week until voters get their first say, the 45-year-old Texas senator known as a conservative warrior has been ascendant. The $36 million committed last year by these donor families is now going toward television, radio and online advertisements, along with direct mailings and get-out-the-vote efforts in early primary states. The donors’ super political action committees sponsored rallies Saturday in Iowa featuring Cruz and conservative personality Glenn Beck. The state holds the leadoff caucuses...
  • Upset Republican donors: Have we wasted our money?

    01/13/2016 2:26:20 PM PST · by Repealthe17thAmendment · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 13, 2016 | Jonathan Swan
    Major GOP donors and fundraisers are wondering whether they’re wasting their money on super-PACs. They say they’re not ready to abandon the super-PACs, but they’re starting to look for ways to make them more effective during a presidential cycle that has challenged conventions about how to spend political donations. GOP front-runner Donald Trump’s relatively cheap campaign — contrasted with the millions of dollars spent on behalf of Jeb Bush, John Kasich, Scott Walker and Rick Perry — has left donors, fundraisers and conservative leaders questioning the value of super-PACs, which got a boost from the 2010 Supreme Court decision that...
  • Pro-Cruz super PAC rips Rubio on immigration and national security in new ad

    01/13/2016 7:41:58 AM PST · by Isara · 5 replies
    Politico ^ | 01/13/16 | Alex Isenstadt
    A pro-Ted Cruz super PAC is out with a searing new TV ad invoking ISIS and the San Bernardino terrorist attacks and suggesting that Marco Rubio's efforts to pass an immigration reform bill are imperiling national security. The commercial, from the group Stand for Truth, is the latest in a series of anti-Rubio ads that have homed in on the Florida senator's work on the so-called Gang of Eight bill, a bipartisan 2013 effort to pass immigration legislation through the Senate. "We are at war - not just abroad, but here at home. With the clear and present threat of...
  • Politics Ted Cruz is running an well-organized campaign. His super PACs — not so much.

    01/11/2016 9:00:46 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 31 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 11, 2016 | Matea Gold and Katie Zezima
    Texas billionaire Darwin Deason and his son Doug are contemplating giving millions to help Ted Cruz win the White House. But first the Dallas investors need to sort out which super PAC should get their money. At least eight independent political groups are jockeying to support Cruz now that he has risen in the polls as perhaps the strongest challenger to front­runner Donald Trump. The dynamic has confused wealthy donors and brought disarray to the otherwise orderly political operation that surrounds the freshman senator from Texas. “We’re trying to figure out who has the best management team, the most efficient...
  • NH staff at pro-Carson super PAC quits to volunteer for Cruz

    01/11/2016 6:39:12 AM PST · by Isara · 24 replies
    WMUR ^ | Jan 11, 2016 | John DiStaso
    'Five paid staffers' last day was Sunday, call Cruz a 'conservative who can win'MANCHESTER, N.H. - All five paid New Hampshire staffers at the pro-Ben Carson 2016 Committee super PAC quit their posts on Sunday to become volunteers for U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, WMUR.com has learned.Jerry Sickles of Keene, the spokesman for the staff, said he and the other four staffers recently came to the conclusion that Cruz is the conservative most able to win the GOP presidential nomination and the presidency. He also noted that Carson has spent very little time campaigning in New Hampshire, which became...
  • Cruz Super PAC Uses Rubio’s Own Ad Against Him

    01/04/2016 9:50:03 AM PST · by Isara · 8 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | January 4, 2016 | Zeke J Miller
    A super PAC supporting Texas Sen. Ted Cruz's presidential campaign is blasting Florida Sen. Marco Rubio's attitude toward foreign policy in a new ad appearing on Snapchat.The 10-second spot by Keep the Promise I, one of a network of similarly named outside groups backing Cruz, juxtaposes the fight against ISIS and the need to stand up to Iran with a humorous video spot released by Rubio's campaign before one of last year's debates in which he was discussing his fantasy football picks.“Yeah, I know I have a debate, but I've got to get this fantasy football thing right,” Rubio says...
  • 'Super Pacs' Supporting Ted Cruz Plan $1 Million Advertising Buy

    12/31/2015 3:32:12 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 100 replies
    NY Times ^ | 12/31/2015 | Maggie Haberman and Jonathan Martin
    A string of allied “super PACs” supporting the presidential campaign of Senator Ted Cruz of Texas is planning a $1 million television, digital and radio advertising buy in the early voting states, with the heaviest spending in Iowa, a spokeswoman for the group said. The super PACs, both collectively and individually called Keep the Promise, are flush with cash, and this spending is the biggest investment in television advertising that any of them have made this year. The ad buy includes television advertising in Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina. By midday Thursday, $700,000 was reserved for television time...
  • Ted Cruz Finds Support for His Opposition to Corn Subsidies

    12/30/2015 9:09:11 AM PST · by Isara · 42 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 30, 2015 | Trip Gabriel
    ...Senator Ted Cruz, already under attack in Iowa for opposing government support for ethanol, has won the support of an out-of-state conservative leader, Ken Cuccinelli II, who on Tuesday aimed an unusually blistering attack on "Big Corn"......"The Governor of Iowa is a Big Corn cheerleader, and his son is running a super PAC hitting Cruz for not bowing to worship Big Corn..." wrote Mr. Cucinelli, the former attorney general of Virginia.He described an agricultural forum in Iowa early in the year attended by presidential hopefuls as a "Big corn kiss up confab."Mr. Cruz is leading Iowa polls of likely Republican...
  • Cruz super PAC tweaks Rubio in new ad

    12/21/2015 7:28:32 AM PST · by Isara · 5 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/21/15 | Katie Glueck
    A super PAC backing Ted Cruz is going up with a new, six-figure digital ad buy targeting voters in the four early-voting primary states, as well as in Mississippi, Georgia and in Alabama, where Cruz just finished a weekend campaign swing.The minute-long spot, called "Trust," was produced by Keep the Promise I, in collaboration with Keep the Promise PAC, part of a cluster of super PACs supporting the Texas senator's presidential bid. The ad, which features voter testimonials, also takes an oblique swipe at Marco Rubio, a rival Republican presidential candidate with whom Cruz has been increasingly sparring over immigration...
  • The Ted Cruz Story (New Video)

    12/08/2015 8:14:35 PM PST · by Isara · 47 replies
    American Clarion ^ | December 8, 2015 | Bob Ellis
    This new video from GotNews comes one of the super PACs supporting Ted Cruz for president. If you haven't read Ted Cruz's book "A Time For Truth" or otherwise gotten to know the most conservative presidential candidate running in 2016, this is a good introduction. It starts out with Ted's father, Pastor Rafael Cruz, talking about growing up in Cuba and watching that country sink into Marxism. Like our current Marxist-in-Chief, Fidel Castro came to power talking of hope and change, only to declare war on liberty and oppress his own people.Ted's Aunt Sonia suffered under the heel of despotism...
  • Pro-Cruz Super PAC Seeks to Capitalize on Polling Gains

    12/08/2015 7:51:35 AM PST · by Isara · 1 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | Dec. 8, 2015 | Patrick Svitek
    Ted Cruz speaks during his presidential campaign rally at the Fort Worth Stockyards on Sept. 3, 2015. (Photo by Laura Buckman) A super PAC supporting Ted Cruz is seeking to capitalize on his recent gains in polling with a new online ad and mail pieces introducing the Republican presidential candidate to voters in Iowa as well as South Carolina. Keep the Promise I, one of four main super PACs backing the Texas senator, announced Tuesday the groups are spending over $600,000 on the new push, which comes as Cruz looks more and more like a top-tier candidate nationally and in...
  • Ted Cruz Super PAC Responds To Rubio Attack

    11/25/2015 9:20:05 AM PST · by Isara · 19 replies
    Red State ^ | November 25th, 2015 | streiff
    Yesterday we reported on how a Super PAC that has apparently supports Senator Marco Rubio has taken up Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)'s attack line against Senator Ted Cruz. Back in July, Ted Cruz was one of a super-majority of senators who voted to curtail the ability of the NSA to bulk collect the phone use data of Americans. In the wake of the Paris attack, Rubio perceives there is a) a disadvantage to Cruz in his vote and b) highlight that vote and painting Cruz as “weak on terrorism” will work to Rubio’s advantage. I suppose there are GOP...
  • Cruz super-PAC makes big South Carolina play

    11/23/2015 4:12:26 PM PST · by Isara · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 23, 2015 | Jonathan Swan
    A super-PAC supporting Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz is making its biggest investment to date, installing a data-driven grassroots operation in early-voting South Carolina.Keep the Promise PAC has hired 14 full-time field directors and county organizers in the state, which holds one of the nation's first primary contests, the group said in a statement. Recruited to lead the South Carolina team is former state Rep. Dan Tripp (R), who had spearheaded efforts there for the now-defunct presidential campaign of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. "This significant investment in South Carolina is indicative of the growing national support for Sen. Cruz," Tripp...
  • Is Ted Cruz the Real GOP Frontrunner? (Cruz wins money race, takes Walker, Perry donors)

    11/13/2015 7:23:53 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 55 replies
    PJ Media ^ | November 13, 2015 | Tyler O'Neil
    Polls can be deceiving, but money talks. According to fundraising, Texas Senator Ted Cruz is the frontrunner in the GOP presidential race. Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson have raked in the cash from big and small donors, respectively, but only Ted Cruz has both a strong and balanced appeal. At this point in the presidential race, the money a candidate has raised, and from whom, may be a stronger indicator of longevity than his or her position in the “horse race” polls. Former Texas Governor Rick Perry had a rich super PAC, but his lack...
  • Team Jeb Bush Prepares to Hand Ted Cruz the Republican Nomination

    11/10/2015 2:03:37 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 91 replies
    Red State ^ | November 10, 2015 | Eric Erickson
    "As revenge for their 'boy' becoming his own man, Mike Murphy intends to destroy Sen. Marco Rubio." Here is something you need to know to this morning - Jeb Bush's Super PAC ads have been terrible. They have not helped Jeb Bush at all. In fact, more Republican primary voters say they would never vote for Jeb Bush than say the same about Donald Trump. Here is something else you should know - Team Bush premised his strategy on keeping Sen. Marco Rubio out of the race. Bush announced early that he intended to run, then stockpiled his Super PAC...
  • Inside the abandoned plans of Ted Cruz's super PACs

    11/09/2015 11:54:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/09/2015 | By Theodore Schleifer, CNN
    Ted Cruz enjoys millions of dollars in super PAC money but he may have to wait until after the first round of primaries before he can reap the benefits of that unlimited cash. The Keep the Promise set -- four super PACs which have collected more than $38 million to independently support Cruz's surging bid -- is struggling to show signs of life that can satisfy budding external pressure from both the official campaign and other Cruz allies. Keep the Promise II, the group funded with $10 million from Houston investor Toby Neugebauer, has not reserved any television time and...
  • Cruz PAC ad: Rubio looks good on TV, 'but that's about it'

    11/06/2015 10:58:57 AM PST · by Isara · 19 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/6/15 | Curt Mills
    Rubio or Cruz, which one do you trust? (Watch the ad video) A super PAC allied with Ted Cruz is calling into question Marco Rubio's credentials as a conservative with a new ad that reminds viewers that Rubio was once an advocate of comprehensive immigration reform. The Courageous Conservatives PAC lauds Rubio's deft handling of rival Jeb Bush, but says other than that and his support for immigration reform, there's not much else to the Florida senator. "What's Rubio ever done? Anything at all? Anything at all besides amnesty?" the voiceover for the ad asks. "After Sandy Hook, Ted Cruz...
  • Super PAC Makes Super Radio Buy For Cruz.

    11/04/2015 8:39:07 PM PST · by Isara · 7 replies
    Inside Radio ^ | Wednesday, November 4, 2015
    Conservative super PAC Keep the Promise I has made a $1 million radio ad buy to support presidential candidate Ted Cruz. The spots, which will run through the end of 2015, are part of a concerted effort by Cruz backers to double down on radio to deliver their message heading into the early stages of primary season. According to Kantar Media/CMAG Competitive data, Cruz and his PACs allocated virtually all of their broadcast dollars to radio in October and November and have committed to do the same in December. The focus of the 15-second nationwide spots tout how the Texas...
  • Super PAC Fires Cruz Missile at Boehner

    11/03/2015 9:21:59 AM PST · by Isara · 13 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Tuesday, 03 Nov 2015 | Bill Hoffmann
    John Boehner's House speaker seat is barely cold — but that's not stopping Sen. Ted Cruz's supporters from airing a radio ad ripping the former GOP presiding officer on Capitol Hill. In the ad, paid for by a super PAC backing the Texas Republican who is running for president, a female narrator refers to Boehner once taking a mildly profane swipe at Cruz, The Washington Post reports. The narrator, who identifies herself as a mother of two, complains Boehner "attacked Ted Cruz, referring to him as a pain in the you know what because of his bold actions fighting to...
  • New pro-Cruz radio ads tout record on religion, guns and Senate showdowns

    11/03/2015 7:58:21 AM PST · by Isara · 6 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | November 3, 2015 | Sylvan Lane
    WASHINGTON–A super PAC supporting Sen. Ted Cruz’s presidential campaign released seven radio ads praising the senator’s record on gun ownership, religious expression and fighting Republican leadership in Congress. Produced by super PAC Keep the Promise I, the ads are part of a previously announced $1 million campaign, and will run through the end of 2015 on Christian and conservative radio networks and talk shows. Each ad features one narrator–two mothers, a veteran or a hunter–explaining why he or she supports and trusts Cruz....The ads echo Cruz’s own pitch for the presidency. He often claims he’s the only presidential candidate in...
  • POLITICO Tries To Troll Cruz Campaign

    11/03/2015 11:56:24 AM PST · by Isara · 4 replies
    Red State ^ | November 2nd, 2015 | streiff
    On Friday, the Washington Post ran a story that can only show the credulousness of their political reporters… or the extent to which they are willing to pass on propaganda as news. If you recall, on Thursday, US News published a leaked donor presentation that showed the Bush campaign was in deep trouble in Iowa. This is the kind of thing that happens in floundering campaigns. Bad information starts leaking from every pore and seam. The Washington Post came to a different conclusion. They determined that the Bush campaign was using clever campaign jiu-jitsu: The “leak,” like so many “leaks,”...
  • Tribune Reporter: Ted Cruz declares war on 'liberal media' — so I declare war on Ted Cruz

    10/29/2015 9:18:53 PM PDT · by IncPen · 127 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 10/29/15 | Rex Huppke
    I am sorry to have to do this, but as a representative of the mainstream media, I hereby declare war on GOP presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz. In the media's defense, Cruz started it. Literally. -- snip -- Strap on your boots, Teddy boy. We're comin' for ya now. And we've got the weapon you fear the most: the truth.
  • Trump Super PACs being shut down by… Trump

    10/24/2015 4:52:45 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 133 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/24/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    This particular campaign story arc has been rolling out over the course of the week but it’s looking like a smart move on the part of The Donald. Part of his appeal to those preferring an outsider candidate is the fact that Trump will largely self-fund his campaign (with the more recent addition of accepting private, small donor dollars) leaving him free of the influence of the Big Dollar. But some Super PACs popped up which have been supporting the real estate mogul, some with ties to his business empire. This has drawn a lot of criticism in the...