Americans for Prosperity

10:51am

Sat March 30, 2013
It's All Politics

IRS To 'Social Welfare' Groups: Show Me The Political Ad Money

Originally published on Sat March 30, 2013 1:07 pm

Sen. Carl Levin has been a vocal advocate for transparency in political ad spending.
Alex Wong Getty Images

There are still unanswered questions about the politically active 501(c)(4) "social welfare" groups. The anonymously funded entities' multimillion-dollar ad budgets helped to clog the airwaves last year.

How much did they really spend to intervene in the 2012 campaign? What kinds of sources supplied their money? What ties do they maintain with other nonprofit organizations or for-profit companies?

The IRS is now trying to address some of the unknowns by asking organizations to fill out a questionnaire about their finances.

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12:38pm

Mon September 17, 2012
It's All Politics

Football And (Conservative) Politics Do Mix For Some NFL Fans

Originally published on Mon September 17, 2012 1:18 pm

Rowdy Smith, who brought his sons to the St. Louis Rams game on Sunday, said that President Obama's "not a leader" and is hurting the energy industry. He's shown here walking in front of the Americans for Prosperity campaign bus.
Alan Greenblatt NPR

There's nothing like a ready-made crowd to help a group get its message out. That's why a conservative political organization set up shop Sunday outside the St. Louis Rams-Washington Redskins NFL football game.

Why mix politics and football?

"People are here," explained Patrick Werner, Missouri state director for Americans for Prosperity.

Football fans are used to encountering promotional tents for sports-talk radio stations and brands of beer and mixed nuts on their way to the game. Not so many of them expect to discuss politics as part of the pregame festivities.

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3:37pm

Tue September 11, 2012
Politics

Pro-Romney Groups Shift Focus to Colorado, the West [UPDATED]

Americans for Prosperity's "Failing Agenda" bus tour stopped in Centennial, CO Tuesday.
Kirk Siegler

Some well-funded Pro-Mitt Romney conservative groups are pulling their TV ad dollars out of Pennsylvania and Michigan and doubling down on efforts in what they consider to be more crucial swing states; such as Iowa, Nevada and Colorado.

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3:15pm

Wed August 24, 2011
Politics

Event Sparks Debate on How to Lower Gas Prices

Running on Empty attracted about 70 people on Wednesday.
Grace Hood

The Tea Party group Americans for Prosperity stopped in Fort Collins today to protest the high price of gasoline. But as many—if not more—counter protesters showed up for the rally.

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