SuperPAC

4:37am

Sat May 5, 2012

3:14pm

Thu May 3, 2012
It's All Politics

Do Campaign Ads Seem More Negative This Year? It's Not Just You

Originally published on Wed May 9, 2012 8:43 am

If you thought the presidential primaries were extraordinarily negative, now there's statistical evidence that you were right.

A new analysis of TV ads finds that 70 percent of the messages were negative — a trend spearheaded by the heavily financed superPACs supporting the candidates. At this point in the 2008 election, 91 percent of TV ads were positive.

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2:33pm

Wed May 2, 2012
Politics

Coming Soon to a TV Near You

Screencap of Restore Our Future's webpage
restoreourfuture.com

Restore Our Future, the pro-Mitt Romney Super PAC is spending $4 million on its first general election television ads in 9 swing states, including $299,000 in Colorado. The other states include Florida, North Carolina, Ohio, Michigan, Iowa, Nevada, Virginia and New Hampshire.

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11:55am

Thu April 26, 2012
It's All Politics

Some Campaign Donors Putting Their Money Where Their Mouth Isn't

Originally published on Thu April 26, 2012 12:09 pm

Much of the attention on money in politics this election cycle has been focused on the new superPACs, and with good reason.

Recent court rulings allow superPACs — which officially are independent of specific candidates — to raise and spend unlimited money to support their favorite politician or cause.

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1:00am

Thu April 26, 2012
Planet Money

On The Million-Dollar Trail Of A Mystery SuperPAC Donor

Originally published on Thu April 26, 2012 9:19 am

Some superPAC donors are hiding from public scrutiny.
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The superPACs raising money to support presidential candidates have few restrictions. They can accept checks for any amount.

One rule they do have: They have to reveal who donated money.

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