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Maine’s Biggest Employer, Maine’s Smallest Employer, and Eliot Cutler’s Campaign Account

Today, Independent candidate for Governor of Maine Eliot Cutler met the legally-required deadline for him to send campaign contribution data for the Spring of 2014 to the Maine Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices. I encourage you to take a look at the report for yourself. Here’s what I noticed.

Maine is not a [...]

Americans Elect Alums Continue to Gather for Eliot Cutler in Maine 2014

After the Wall Street financiers’ political corporation called Americans Elect failed to nominate or elect its own Presidential candidate in 2012, where would its members go next? One former staffer is running for Congress in Pennsylvania with as-yet undisclosed donors. On another front, a number of other Americans Elect alumni appear to be working to [...]

Americans Elect Leaders Contribute More to Eliot Cutler Campaign in 2nd half of 2013

Last week, I reported that in the wake of the 2012 campaign, when Americans Elect had dumped nearly $2 million into a Maine Senate race, six Americans Elect leaders had contributed to the Maine gubernatorial campaign of “independent” Eliot Cutler in the first half of 2013.

The Maine state campaign finance report for the [...]

Americans Elect Leader Eliot Cutler is a No Labels “Thought Leader”

For a little while now I’ve been tallying up the connections between two groups:

No Labels, a Washington DC 501c4 corporation that does not disclose its donors and seeks to sway the outcome of Congressional elections next year Americans Elect, a Washington DC 501c4 corporation that does not disclose its donors and seeks to sway [...]

5 Ways To Celebrate National Aviation Day

Today is National Aviation Day. It’s an official holiday, established in 1939 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, but banks are open during National Aviation Day, so that people can be sure to have access to money as they sit at airports, waiting for their delayed flights to finally board.

Of course, there are many ways [...]

0 of 3 Candidates for Maine Governor Get Contributions from Workers at WalMart or Hannaford

Yesterday, I let you know that although Hannaford Supermarkets is Maine’s biggest employer, independent candidate for Maine Governor Eliot Cutler hadn’t gotten any contributions from any Hannaford workers in the Spring of 2014. Instead, he got 8 contributions from the DC megalobbying firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld.

Tonight, I want to be fair [...]

More Shadow Americans Elect Activity in Maine? Group Paying Wachtel also brings on Douglas Schoen

Steve Mistler of the Portland Press Herald has discovered another connection in the growing list of connections between the campaign of financier Eliot Cutler for Governor of Maine and the Wall Street financiers’ political corporation called Americans Elect.

Americans Elect figures already identified as jumping in to support the Cutler campaign through contributions or “independent” [...]

Americans Elect Staffers Regroup to Meddle in Maine Politics Again

As Richard Winger points out in his latest Ballot Access News, Americans Elect lost ballot status in California on December 31 2013, capping a year of drawn-out erosion in the official position of the corporate political party that tried to elect a “centrist” president but failed to find enough actual “centrist” people.

Can we finally [...]

August 8: Americans Elect Starts Collecting $$ for Angus King. August 20: Americans Elect Says it Supports No Candidate

Take a look at pages 5 and 6 of this excerpt of the Americans Elect Mission Report. As you can see from that excerpt, the report features a letter signed by Peter Ackerman and dated August 20. August 20 is a full 12 days after August 8, the day an FEC report shows Ackerman gave [...]

Americans Elect Names 10 New Leaders, Drawing Heavily Again from Financial Sector

Earlier this week, Americans Elect listed the following additional “Leadership” on its website, not specifying most of their leadership positions within Americans Elect:

Denis A. Cortese, M.D. Foundation Professor, Arizona State University and Director of the ASU Healthcare Delivery and Policy Program; Emeritus President and CEO, Mayo Clinic

Eliot R. Cutler Chairman, OneMaine, Political Action [...]

Americans Elect Board of Advisors: Names and Connections

The following is an annotated list of the Board of Advisors for Americans Elect, the 501c4 corporation with plans to nominate its own candidate for President of the United States in 2012. Starting from a previously unpublished Americans Elect document obtained by the Los Angeles Times on July 26 2011, the list below is a [...]