The Democratic Party is in a “perilous position” for the 2014 election, but the rich liberal left is not laying down without a fight. Democrats have dominated the Super PAC game so far this summer, according to National Journal.
A Democratic super PAC promoting the political prospects of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton included the handle of a twitter account in a Sunday Tweet that has sent a single message—about smoking crack cocaine.
The Washington State Republican Party alleged on Wednesday that billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer is illegally supporting a Democrat’s state senate campaign.
Rep. Ed Markey (D., Mass), who secured the Democratic nomination for Senate on Tuesday, blasted dark money groups on Wednesday even as such groups claimed credit for his decisive primary victory.
Dark money groups are spending significant sums on behalf of Rep. Ed Markey’s (D., Mass.) bid for the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate, despite his stated opposition to such groups and a pledge to restrict their role in the race.
Hundreds of gun control advocates marched on the National Rifle Association’s federal affairs headquarters in Washington, D.C., Monday in an action organized by a deep-pocketed liberal Super PAC with ties to the shadowy Democracy Alliance collective of super-wealthy left-wing donors.
If a campaign finance story is not about David Koch or Sheldon Adelson, do liberals care? Consider the reaction to Kenneth Vogel’s important report on the winter meeting of the Democracy Alliance, the secretive organization of progressive millionaires and billionaires who finance an extraordinarily byzantine network of liberal foundations and Super PACs that operate with undisclosed “dark money.” What reaction? Exactly. There wasn’t any.
Liberal Super PACs spent roughly $200 million during the 2012 election cycle on behalf of Democratic President Barack Obama’s reelection effort.
Members of the secretive, liberal network of dark money donors known as the Democracy Alliance gave Obama’s Super PAC, Priorities USA, a major cash injection in the first half of October. According to the group’s pre-general FEC report, George Soros contributed $1 million, Chris Findlater gave $30,000, and Vin Ryan donated $100,000.