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Behind Americans Elect’s “Level the Playing Field” Donation to “Charity”

(Tip of the pen to Richard Winger for getting me started down this path.)

Earlier this year Americans Elect leaders popped up with a new organization, a new name (“Level the Playing Field”), and two mysterious payments from that group. The first mysterious payment was made out to “Imaginary Friend.” It turns out “Imaginary Friend” […]

Who Is The Conservative Campaign Committee, Pushing Republicans To Be Uncooperative?

The Conservative Campaign Committee, announcing its determination to replace the corrupt Republican congressman Michael Grimm with another politician in the same mold, has released a statement reading:

“Should we try to work with Obama in the spirit of cooperation, since the mainstream media keeps insisting this is what voters want and that this is best […]

Jeb Bush PAC and Super PAC: Does This Look Like Coordination to You?

Jeb Bush Announcing that We're Launching the Right to Rise PAC on January 6 2015

“Right to Rise” is the name of both a Political Action Committee gathering campaign contributions for Jeb Bush to run for President, and of a Super PAC that is gathering unregulated campaign contributions to support the general idea of Jeb Bush running for President. Does that sound like a distinction without a difference to you? […]

The MayDay Super PAC Returns

“Embrace The Irony.”

Remember that phrase? It was the phrase that Lawrence Lessig used to launch a big-money-gathering political action committee called the MayDay Super PAC in 2014. The publicly declared purpose of the big-money MayDay Super PAC was to … wait for it … get rid of big-money-gathering political action committees. What could go […]

Can Hillary Clinton Count On Religious Voters For Consistent Support?

Back in April, Elizabeth Dias of Time Magazine described the debut of a new political action committee called Faith Voters for Hillary. “Faith for Hillary is in the process of filing as a PAC, marking a strong push by Hillary Clinton’s religious supporters ahead of her potential presidential bid in 2016,” she wrote.

A strong […]

Meet The Political Donation Deadline For 2016 In November 2014, Or Else…

There is nothing that communicates the message that a political organization has no respect for its grassroots supporter than an email that contains the phrase “tonight’s critical FEC deadline”. Campaigns and PACs that think of voters as dupes love to try to convince people that there are deadlines for political donations, and that if money […]

If New Jersey Families Want Tom MacArthur In Congress, Why Are Secret Sources Struggling To Prop Up His Campaign?

Tom MacArthur is the Republican candidate in New Jersey’s third congressional district, an open seat being vacated by current U.S. Representative Jon Runyan. This week, MacArthur was the beneficiary of a payment made to Spectrum Marketing Companies on behalf of an organization that calls itself New Jersey Family First Inc.

New Jersey Family First Inc.? […]

Women Speak Out PAC Pays Chancellor Commander Of Group That Bans Women

An organization that calls itself the Women Speak Out PAC is throwing around a lot of money this year to try to manipulate several U.S. Senate elections… but in what sense does this group actually consist of women speaking out?

Some of the Women Speak Out PAC money has gone to someone named Colton Overcash. […]

Follow the Mystery Money: Mayday PAC Props Up Conservative Stark360 Politicians

Do you remember the Mayday PAC, the Super PAC unregulated political corporation that promised to get big money out of politics? Do you remember when its leadership — Americans Elect alums libertarian Lawrence Lessig, Republican Kahlil Byrd and Republican Mark McKinnon — asked you to “embrace the irony”?

Well, the Mayday Super PAC is still […]

Big Money Corrodes Absolutely: Mayday Super PAC devolves into spinning self-protection

From its inception, the Mayday PAC run by Americans Elect alumni Lawrence Lessig, Kahlil Byrd and Mark McKinnon has run on a tank of political fuel emblazoned with the words JUST TRUST US.

So the Mayday PAC was led by a group of people who deceived followers in a previous political effort. So what? […]

Did the “Single Issue” Mayday PAC fund Canvassers on ObamaCare, Gun Rights and Global Warming?

A tip of the hat this morning to Miscellany Blue and DocDawg for breaking the news over the past week that Lawrence Lessig’s Mayday PAC had funnelled $103,000 to Stark 360, a political action committee (PAC) founded at the end of August 2014. This amount was a huge boon to Stark PAC, amounting to 94.5% […]