Outside Money

GOP groups, healthcare industry attack Democrats’ public option

By Karl Evers-Hillstrom September 30, 2020

Republican super PACs are attacking Democratic Senate challengers over their support for a public health insurance option using talking points from a well-funded healthcare industry group.

Outside Money

Outside spending in 2020 election surpasses $1 billion, on track to break records

By Karl Evers-Hillstrom September 23, 2020

Super PACs, political parties and “dark money” nonprofits, among others, have injected over $1 billion into federal races, a record at this point in an election cycle.

Outside Money

As Senate races ramp up, so does outside spending by top super PACs

By Lucia Geng September 22, 2020

The amount of cash Senate super PACs have available on hand is key because, as both parties enter the home stretch of election season, a Democratic retaking of the Senate in November is seen as a possibility.

Outside Money

Will Bloomberg’s history of backing winners boost Biden in Florida?

Former New York City mayor and presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg committed to spend at least $100 million to support Democratic nominee Joe Biden in Florida, a key battleground state that will begin distributing absentee ballots to voters in less than two weeks.

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Outside spending surpasses half-billion mark as 2020 election nears

By Ian Karbal August 13, 2020

Three months before the 2020 election, spending by super PACs and other outside groups has already crossed the $500 million line.

Outside Money

Super PACs tied to congressional leaders amass nearly $300 million

By Karl Evers-Hillstrom July 21, 2020

Super PACs directly connected to party leaders in the House and Senate are sitting on $294 million as they prepare to flood the airwaves with inflammatory ads this fall.

Outside Money

House GOP super PAC relies on ‘dark money’ in bid to take back lost seats

By Karl Evers-Hillstrom July 16, 2020

House Republicans’ Congressional Leadership Fund is relying heavily on “dark money” funding from an allied nonprofit to bolster its reserves as it plans an aggressive push to reclaim the House.

Outside Money

Influential ‘dark money’ network steers millions to pro-Biden super PACs

By Karl Evers-Hillstrom July 16, 2020

Sixteen Thirty Fund, an expansive liberal “dark money” network that emerged as a key player in the 2018 midterms, is injecting millions of untraceable dollars into super PACs backing Joe Biden.

Outside Money

Billionaire Democratic donors give big to anti-Trump Lincoln Project

By Karl Evers-Hillstrom July 15, 2020

The Lincoln Project, a prominent anti-Trump super PAC run by Republican operatives, is bringing in big money from billionaire Democratic donors.

Outside Money

‘Dark money’ networks hide political agendas behind fake news sites

By Anna Massoglia May 22, 2020

Political operations are pouring millions of “dark money” dollars into ads and digital content masquerading as news to influence the 2020 election.

Outside Money

Party-tied super PACs amassing unprecedented sums for congressional elections

Super PACs directly tied to congressional party leaders are amassing huge war chests in anticipation of a competitive and expensive November election.

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