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” and “change the story.” Given the vocabulary of Mayday PAC’s [...]
In its original fundraising appeals to large and small donors, the use-big-money-to-stop-big-money Mayday Super PAC declared that it would raise $12 million for spending on 2014 races (with $6 million from small-to-medium donors, $6 million from megadonors), then stop fundraising and spend the raised money in campaigns.
Here’s the documentation of that plan from multiple [...]
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. Others are derisive. I am uncertain. On the one hand, [...]
A few days ago, I sent some questions to Mayday PAC, an outfit that says it will spend large amounts of money on American elections this year in order to stop the influence of large amounts of money in American elections. These questions are:
Question 1: What are the Guarantees that Mayday PAC [...]
Why not just trust Lawrence Lessig’s Mayday Super PAC? Blogger DocDawg has a few reasons. You can read his full essay here, but here are a few excerpts:
“Lessig’s flirtation with the concept of Using Big Money in Politics to Get Big Money Out of Politics isn’t new. In his previous effort he served as [...]
Leaders of the old privatized presidential election corporation called Americans Elect have gathered again to form the Mayday PAC, a political group that avowedly describes itself as a “Super PAC to end all Super PACs.” The Mayday PAC asks visitors to contribute money to stop the influence of money in politics:
Contributions of up [...]
In a late 2012 Boston Globe article, Americans Elect leader Dan Winslow revealed the group’s plans for 2014:
The ad campaign in Maine represents a new mission for Americans Elect, which formed initially to advance a third-party candidate in the presidential race. That effort fell apart in May, and the group has reconstituted itself to [...]
What does Tom Cotton know about GIFAN? What contact has he had with the group? Is he coordinating campaign tactics and policies with its officers? [...]
Members of the Libertarian Party like to say that Libertarians are different from Democrats and Republicans. In spite of that, a former Libertarian presidential candidate just made a big political move that is straight out of the Republican and Democratic playbooks.
Gary Johnson released a statement announcing that Americans want “real alternatives to business-as-usual”, and [...]
Forbes, the magazine of record for America’s financiers, published an editorial by Douglas Schoen, longtime advisor to both Americans Elect and Michael Bloomberg. In this editorial, Schoen praised the decision by three Wall Street tycoons — Peter Ackerman, John Burbank III and Michael Bloomberg — to chip in $1.75 million of their own money to [...]
The political corporation called Americans Elect has made the act of getting sillier, and sillier, and sillier look like an art form. The latest act of Americans Elect is gallery-worthy.
Last week, Americans Elect leaders Doug Bailey (Unity08 cofounder and Americans Elect candidate recruiter) and Les Francis (Americans Elect Board of Advisors) wrote an [...]