(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
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
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
Blogger DocDawg has delved into the financial records of the Mayday Super PAC. This year, the Mayday PAC is identifying eight congressional campaigns to fund, ostensibly on the basis of campaign finance reform, and so far those campaigns benefitting from Mayday’s largesse are half Republican,
The Campaign for American Values is a Super PAC, and as such, it likes to keep a lot of secrets. There are a few things that the Campaign for American Values is up front about, however, and those include its agenda, which is to… uh…
Docdawg has written a detailed blog post explaining that of the 15 congressional candidates agreeing to the slate of campaign finance reforms listed at reform.to between July 29 and August 5, every single last one is a member of the Democratic Party. The time frame
The Mayday Super PAC, which has asked for big money donations in the name of stopping big money donations (“embrace the irony”), has marketed itself as something new and innovative, right down to the use of hipster indie millenial movement phrases like “kickstart” and “leap”
The Mayday Super PAC, asking Americans to “embrace the irony,” is planning on spending millions of dollars (half from big donors) in order to promote policies that it says would enact “fundamental reform in the way elections are funded.” Some are enthusiastic about the prospect.
What could be more temporally confused than a political group that calls itself Reinventing A New Direction? A direction, if it is truly new, and not merely rehashed elements from an old direction, cannot be reinvented. How about a group that calls itself Reinventing A
We can expect to see the Freethought Equality PAC to go the way of the National Atheist Party, a political party which couldn’t find any actual candidates to run for office after it awkwardly declared that although it was a political party for atheists, it welcomed Christians too.
Every Sitting Member of Congress Endorsed by FreedomWorks Voted for Anti-Freedom FISA Amendments Act
The FreedomWorks For America Super PAC tosses the mantle of Less Government and the sash of Freedom about its well-endowed shoulders: FreedomWorks for America endorses true champions of freedom and supports them on the ground with our battle-tested, grassroots get-out-the-vote techniques…. these candidates have been