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IRS employees gave overwhelmingly to Obama and Democrats President Barack Obama collected more than $110,000 from employees of the Internal Revenue Service during his 2008 and 2012 campaigns — significantly more money than any other contemporary political candidate, according to a Center for Public Integrity analysis of Federal Election Commission filings maintained by the Center for Responsive Politics. The donations were split roughly evenly between Obama's two presidential bids. Ahead of the 2012 election, IRS employees collectively gave Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney about $25,000 — less than half the amount received by Obama. For his part, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., the GOP's presidential nominee in 2008, collected only about $6,000 from IRS [...]
Whoops! But he said his name was Jerry! A new ad from President Obama’s re-election campaign calls Mitt Romney “Outsourcer-in-Chief,” accusing the former businessman and presumptive Republican presidential nominee of overseeing companies that shipped jobs to China and India while leading Bain Capital. But while Obama tries to hit Romney on this issue, records show that Obama’s campaign is using a travel booking company this year that have operations in India and China. Federal Election Commission reports show that Obama for America made numerous payments to the corporate travel company Egencia as recently as May. They were made to Egencia’s Bellevue, Washington office. Egencia is a corporate travel division of the online travel company Expedia and, according to its [...]
President Barack Obama spent more on his re-election effort last month than he raised, ending May with $109.7 million cash on hand, according to U.S. Federal Election Commission reports filed today. The $39.1 million his campaign took in was outpaced by $44.6 million it paid for television advertisements, employees, offices and other expenses, the reports show. The spending rate is a reversal from the past three months, when the campaign was taking in millions more than it was spending. In a sign the campaign is intensifying, the $44.6 million that Obama’s re-election campaign spent in May is more than the $42.9 million he spent in the previous three months combined. via Obama Spends More Than He Raises as Aides See Romney Advantage - Bloomberg.
Via Mark Knoller NASHUA, New Hampshire -- By day's end, President Obama will hit 100 on the campaign fundraising scoreboard. He reaches the century mark by doing four money-raising events for his re-election campaign during a seven-hour swing through New York City. The visit follows a speech this afternoon here in Nashua, New Hampshire on the energy components of his strategy to boost the economy and create jobs. It has taken Mr. Obama less than a year to do a hundred re-election fund-raisers since he officially filed his candidacy for a second term with the Federal Election Commission on April 4, 2011. via Obama fundraisers hit century mark - Political Hotsheet - CBS News.
Silicon Valley renaissance man Peter Thiel donated another $1.7 million in January to a super PAC that backs Ron Paul, according to disclosure documents filed Monday. The PayPal co-founder donated $1 million on January 3, and followed that up 10 days later with an additional $700,000 gift. The donations, disclosed in Federal Election Commission filings, account for almost 75% of the $2.3 million collected by the Endorse Liberty super PAC last month. They aren't the first donations from the entrepreneur, venture capitalist and hedge fund manager. Thiel made donations of $150,000 and $750,000 to the super PAC in December, gifts that were disclosed in the committee's year-end filing. Read the full story at PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel donates to Ron Paul super PAC - Feb. [...]
2012 Republican National Convention Committee on Arrangements Announces Director of Financial Services and Administration
2012 Republican National Convention Committee on Arrangements Announces Director of Financial Services and Administration Maxwell brings dynamic background in campaign finance to convention team TAMPA, Fla., Feb. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thomas Maxwell, of Bridgeport, Conn., has been named the director of financial services and administration for the 2012 Republican National Convention to be held in Tampa, Fla., August 27-30. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111130/DC14659LOGO) Maxwell is the principal of MAXimum Compliance, LLC, a full service campaign finance consulting firm. He has worked on campaign finance issues in a variety of roles. Maxwell served as deputy director for financial services for the 2008 Republican National Convention in [...]
We all remember President Obama wagging his finger at the Supreme Court over the Citizens United Decision. Obama had disdain for Super PAC money. But now, as with many other things, Obama is fine with a Super PAC that supports his campaign. "Neither the president nor his campaign staff or aides will fundraise for super PACs." — President Barack Obama campaign spokesman Ben LaBolt, July 9, 2011 "Senior campaign officials as well as some White House and Cabinet officials will attend and speak at (super PAC) Priorities USA fundraising events." — President Barack Obama campaign manager Jim Messina, Feb. 6, 2012 A fundraising decision by President Barack Obama’s campaign in February 2012 prompted news headlines on the "reversal" and a Republican Web video on a "failed [...]
Disgraced former Rep. Anthony Weiner used more than $13,000 in campaign funds to hire private investigators to probe the so-called “hacking” of his Twitter account — despite later taking responsibility for the leaked photos that led to his resignation from Congress. Weiner paid T&M Protective Services of Manhattan $13,290 for “legal services” in the fourth quarter of 2011, Federal Election Commission financial disclosures filed Tuesday show. But according to the New York Daily News, Weiner really hired the firm to do investigative work in the thick of the scandal last summer. via Report: Anthony Weiner Used $13,000 in Campaign Cash to Hire Private Investigators During Scandal | TheBlaze.com.
Stephen Colbert announced on his Super PAC website early Tuesday morning (Jan. 31), "several hours before being legally required to," that his political action committee has raised $1,023,121.24. The super PAC is officially titled "Americans For A Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow," but the donation announcement includes that it is "considering changing it again to John Colbert Cougar Super MellenPAC." Colbert also writes, "We raised it on my show and used it to materially influence the elections - in full accordance with the law. It's the way our founding fathers would have wanted it, if they had founded corporations instead of just a country." He also includes in the letter to the Federal Election Commission, "Yeah! How you like me now, F.E.C? I'm rolling seven digits deep! I got 99 [...]
A political action committee which had planned to support Michele Bachmann's presidential campaign has very quietly defected to Mitt Romney — and it's spending big on his behalf. Citizens for a Working America, the so-called Super PAC which aired TV ads against a Democratic congressional candidate last year, had indicated earlier this year that it was backing the Minnesota congresswoman in the GOP nominating contest. But the group instead made a $475,000 Iowa ad buy on Christmas Eve in support of Romney, according to Federal Election Commission data published today. The so-called independent expenditure was listed as supporting Romney's candidacy, and an Iowa political operative who has seen the ad confirmed to The Daily that it's a 30-second positive spot about the former [...]