Greg Orman, the “independent” candidate challenging Republican Senator Pat Roberts in Kansas, doesn’t think Kansas voters should know which party he’ll caucus with if he wins.
But judging by the groups spending money to elect him, it seems pretty clear where his loyalties will lie. Orman has been endorsed by the AFL-CIO, and is backed by Democratic super donors such as hedge fund billionaire Jim Simons.
A top labor watchdog is telling voters that Democrats in some of the nation’s most competitive Senate races are servants of labor unions.
Liberal billionaires are leaving conservatives in the dust when it comes to Super PAC spending during the 2014 election cycle, according to an analysis by the Sunlight Foundation.
The head of a liberal activist group recently scrubbed its political transparency initiative’s website of all information about a secretive network of left-wing donors that supports the group.
Does Tom Steyer want Americans to live more like Ethiopians? His ideological mentor and the man responsible for his political ascendance does.
Left-wing groups backed by a secretive liberal donor network have poured large sums into a key U.S. Senate race even as the Democrat in that race decries the corrosive influence of “dark money” in American politics.
As Lachlan reported last week, the left-wing activist group MoveOn.org is running a contest to see who can produce the best campaign ad highlighting “the importance of money in politics, and why we need to fundamentally reform the way elections are funded.”
The leading contender thus far is, ironically, an ad produced by a conservative nonprofit group attacking liberal billionaire Tom Steyer, who is by far the largest donor to outside spending groups in the current election cycle. The ad has roughly 15 times as many votes as the second place entry.
Objectively speaking, the anti-Steyer ad is clearly the most professionally made, although that’s a pretty low bar. The other, more conventionally left-wing videos are fairly ridiculous, as you might expect. Here are 5 of the most entertaining examples:
Kansas Senate hopeful Greg Orman insists that he is not beholden to the Democratic Party, but a major Democratic donor is hosting a fundraiser for his campaign to unseat Republican incumbent Sen. Pat Roberts.
A leading liberal campaign finance reform organization is running a contest for the best user-submitted video on the evils of money in politics. They probably didn’t expect a conservative group to be the contest’s front-runner.
A network of union-funded groups from Little Rock to Washington, D.C., working to raise the minimum wage in Arkansas have been implicated in a lawsuit alleging that operatives in the state forged notary signatures in order to get the question on November’s ballot.