American Crossroads

Type: Organization
Name: American Crossroads
First reported 23 hours ago - Updated 23 hours ago - 1 reports

Attention rich people: You still can’t (always) buy elected office.

The barriers to spending lots of money in political campaigns keep dropping, but they haven't been accompanied by any assurances that spending all that dough will do any good. In 2012, American Crossroads spent nearly $104 million during the general election. ... [Published The Fix - 23 hours ago]
First reported Jul 31 2014 - Updated Jul 31 2014 - 1 reports

Corporations Have Found Yet Another (Secret) Way To Help Get Politicians Elected

, someone created a corporation in Ohio called American Dream Fund LLC . Six months later, this corporation made a $250,000 contribution to a super PAC called Advancing Freedom Action Network , which supports the re-election of Ohio Secretary of State ... [Published Huffington Post - Jul 31 2014]
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 26 2014 - 3 reports

Matt Doheny Resents Stefanik for Relying on Special Interests, Begrudgingly Endorses Her

Matt Doheny begrudgingly endorsed his primary foe Elise Stefanik at a press conference that she did not attend. But before Doheny made his less-than-enthusiastic endorsement, he shared his bitter resentment for how Elise Stefanik turned to the special ... [Published Noodls - Jul 26 2014]
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

Super Pacs: The Nominating Committees of the Future

WASHINGTON, DC -- The following information was released by the Brookings Institution:Walter ShapiroEven though they have come to dominate political campaigns, Super PACs and their shadowy counterparts are barely old enough to qualify for pre-kindergarten. ... [Published HighBeam Research - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 1 reports

Super PACs: The Nominating Committees of the Future

Even though they have come to dominate political campaigns, Super PACs and their shadowy counterparts are barely old enough to qualify for pre-kindergarten. Since these big-bucks independent groups have only been legal since 2010, we are still groping ... [Published Brookings Latest From Brookings - Jul 23 2014]
First reported Jul 18 2014 - Updated Jul 19 2014 - 2 reports

Contributions grow for key Democratic PAC

WASHINGTON - Donations grew in June for the Senate Majority PAC, a Democratic super PAC focused on retaining the party's control of the chamber in November.The group raised $2.4 million in June, up from $2 million the previous month. The committee started ... [Published Visalia Times-Delta - Jul 19 2014]
First reported Jul 18 2014 - Updated Jul 18 2014 - 2 reports

Hillary Clinton Praises GOP Establishment, Big Business for Taking on Tea Party

:58 PM PDT post a commentHillary Clinton thanked the Republican establishment and its big business allies for taking on the Tea Party and defeating conservative candidates like Chris McDaniel in Mississippi's June runoff.In a Thursday interview with ... [Published Breitbart.com - Jul 18 2014]
First reported Jul 17 2014 - Updated Jul 17 2014 - 1 reports

Karl Rove’s Chief of Staff Replies

Yesterday, I ran a short post that quoted a June 4th Washington Post story on the role of Karl Rove’s American Crossroads in the Mississippi Senate runoff. The Post reported:American Crossroads, a GOP establishment organization, has decided to shift its ... [Published American Spectator - Jul 17 2014]
First reported Jul 16 2014 - Updated Jul 16 2014 - 1 reports

Rove American Crossroads in Mississippi Controversy

The  headline  in the  Washington Post  on June 4 was clear:Rove-backed American Crossroads won’t get involved in Cochran runoffSaid the  Post  story the day after Tea Party favorite Chris McDaniel had defeated six-term Mississippi GOP Senator Thad Cochran ... [Published American Spectator - Jul 16 2014]
First reported Jul 14 2014 - Updated Jul 14 2014 - 2 reports

Crossroads defends Ernst during Guard duty

American Crossroads says they'll have Senate nominee Joni Ernst's back for the next two weeks as she is off the campaign trail for Iowa National Guard duty.The GOP outside group launched a new 30-second statewide ad Tuesday, spending $415,000 on the spot ... [Published The Hill - Jul 14 2014]
First reported Jul 11 2014 - Updated Jul 11 2014 - 1 reports

Former Bush Officials Getting Extra Campaign Help From American Crossroads

American Crossroads aired an ad featuring former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice ... in Alaska.(STAN HONDA/AFP/GettyImages)Since its inception, American Crossroads has spent nearly all of its money on the 2012 presidential race and battleground Senate ... [Published National Journal - Jul 11 2014]
First reported Jul 06 2014 - Updated Jul 06 2014 - 1 reports

Politics for a price: Super PAC tests to see how much local congressional seat costs

A group with ties to major political operatives within the Republican establishment took a public bow nearly two weeks ago for its involvement with a local primary.American Crossroads emailed a news release less than two hours after the polls closed June ... [Published Watertown Daily Times - Jul 06 2014]

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Last year, a politicalpolitical scientist wrote at the New York Times, "in 2012 only four of the top 12 self-funders  won House elections. And only one of 12 won Senate elections. In most cases, the winners came from safe seats; the losers had little chance anyway."  The Center for Responsive Politics reported that  14.5 percent of self-funded congressional candidates have won their races since 2002...
"It would be against the law if a donor would come up with an alias and call himself 'Danny Deep Pockets' and give a million, but it's not against the law if he comes up with an LLC" said Bill Allison, editorial director of the pro-transparency nonprofit Sunlight Foundation, which tracks and reports on LLC contributions...
"When Hubbard told the Koch brothers, 'You can count on me,' it is now clear what he meant—he will pull the strings necessary to see ultraconservative out-of-touch candidates like Stewart Mills protected on the air" House Majority PAC and AFSCME said in a joint statement
...that he didn't even invite her to his press conference to endorse her," said Marc Brumer of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. "Following his bitter remarks about Elise Stefanik's special interest allies and the billionaires who are bankrolling her campaign, Matt Doheny begrudgingly endorsed her at a press conference in front of her office that she did not attend. If Matt Doheny made one thing clear today, it's that he and his supporters won't be enthusiastically rallying around Elise Stefanik any time soon."

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Attention rich people: You still can’t (always)... [Published The Fix - 23 hours ago]
The barriers to spending lots of money in political campaigns keep dropping, but they haven't been accompanied by any assurances that spending all that dough will do any good. In 2012, American Crossroads spent nearly $104 million during the general election. ...
Super PACs: The Nominating Committees of the Fu... [Published Brookings Latest From Brookings - Jul 23 2014]
Even though they have come to dominate political campaigns, Super PACs and their shadowy counterparts are barely old enough to qualify for pre-kindergarten. Since these big-bucks independent groups have only been legal since 2010, we are still groping ...
The ‘Inside Politics’ Forecast: Adelson’s $100 ... [Published CNN Political Ticker - Jul 20 2014]
CNN's John King and other top political reporters empty out their notebooks each Sunday on " Inside Politics " to reveal five things that will be in the headlines in the days, weeks and months ahead. WASHINGTON (CNN) - Big 2014 midterm races and calculations, ...
Hillary Clinton Praises GOP Establishment, Big ... [Published Breitbart Feed - Jul 18 2014]
Hillary Clinton thanked the Republican establishment and its big business allies for taking on the Tea Party and defeating conservative candidates like Chris McDaniel in Mississippi's June runoff.  In a Thursday interview with Charlie Rose on PBS, ...
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