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April 4, 2013
We, the largely-bearded staff of SFB, are excited about this news. Also, Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn occasionally sports a beard; will this PAC support his reelection if he pinkie-promises not to shave it again? source

We, the largely-bearded staff of SFB, are excited about this news. Also, Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn occasionally sports a beard; will this PAC support his reelection if he pinkie-promises not to shave it again? source

14:47 // 1 year ago
November 17, 2012
Super PACs are still a bad idea. Corporations should not be able to give unlimited sums to political campaigns. It is bad for our democracy.
Bill Burton, co-founder of an Obama-supporting super PAC, Priorities USA. This is a significant question for Democrats: Should progressives who oppose the very existence of super PACs also oppose progressive super PACS? Or is the utilization of super PACS a necessary step to changing the legal framework that makes them possible? Burton seems to believes it’s the second. “Citizens United harms our country, not just the liberal cause,” he says. “I’m proud of the work we did at Priorities in this election, but this system is broken and needs reform.” source (paywall)
1:16 // 1 year ago
March 4, 2012

Super PACs aggressively spend ahead of Super Tuesday. Super.

  • $10 million in Super Tuesday ads bought by Super PACs source

» Four states getting strongest focus: Ten states are holding primaries and caucuses in a couple of days, but the ones that the GOP candidates are really focused on? Ohio, Georgia, Oklahoma and Tennessee. Much of the advertising seems to be focused on trashing other candidates, with both Mitt-and-Newt-affiliated Super PACs attacking Rick Santorum — who is currently leading in Ohio. In other news, Mitt won a caucus in Washington on Saturday with Ron Paul scoring second place, though the caucus is non-binding.

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10:08 // 2 years ago
February 6, 2012
14:40 // 2 years ago