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Peter Ackerman Retained Executive Status at Rockport Capital while Running Americans Elect

When the choose-whichever-pro-Wall-Street-candidate-you-want presidential campaign corporation called Americans Elect made its public debut in the summer of 2011, it pledged to the American people that “We don’t promote any issues, ideology, or candidates. None of our funding comes from special interests or lobbyists.” See this snippet from its home page:

Special interest, according to [...]

Americans Elect rewards Special Interest funder with position on Board of Advisors

There’s a lot going on this week with Americans Elect, the 501c4 corporation that aims to have its own candidate elected President of the United States in 2012. Let’s nail down one small part of the big picture today.

Thanks go out to Matea Gold and the Los Angeles Times for pointing me to a [...]

No Special Interest Funding for Americans Elect? New York Times reports “Serious Hedge-Fund Money”

Americans Elect, a 501c4 corporation working to arrange the election of its own presidential ticket in 2012, has rolled out its publicity campaign today with a piece written by New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman. Friedman wrote his column after being invited by Americans Elect to tour “its swank offices, financed with some serious hedge-fund [...]

Despite Pledge, Americans Elect takes Special Interest Money from Chair of Promotion Marketing Association

“None of our funding comes from special interests or lobbyists.” — Americans Elect, July 2011 Special Interest. Noun. an individual, group, or corporation having a special interest in usually a particular part of the economy and receiving or seeking through political pressure special advantages from the government often to the detriment of the general welfare [...]

Updated Fact Check on Donors to Americans Elect

Americans Elect wants to elect your next President of the United States, the most powerful person in the world. But it will keep the identity of some of its funders a secret. Is that a good idea? What can you do about it? [...]

Americans Elect and Special Interests

I’ve been doing my best to understand Americans Elect by going direct to the source, but they haven’t made it easy. The 501c4 corporation, which has a goal of electing its own candidates for President and Vice President of the United States in 2012, has been reaching out to well-heeled and exclusive audiences in private [...]