Super PAC http://nhpr.org en What Has Voters Talking http://nhpr.org/post/what-has-voters-talking <p>Unprecedented spending by Super PACs has voters feeling deluged by 2012 campaign ads. Mon, 05 Nov 2012 18:57:35 +0000 Virginia Prescott 16204 at http://nhpr.org What Has Voters Talking When Lobbyists Pay To Meet With Congressmen http://nhpr.org/post/when-lobbyists-pay-meet-congressmen <em>Yesterday, <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2012/04/19/150904641/why-lobbyists-dodge-calls-from-congressmen" target="_blank">we reported</a> on the fundraisers that lobbyists hold for Congressmen every day in Washington. Today, we hear what happens inside those events. The stories are part of our <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/archives/archive.php?thingId=149649575" target="_blank">series on money in politics</a>.</em><p>At a typical event, there's a member of Congress and a member of his or her staff who is in charge of collecting the checks. Fri, 20 Apr 2012 14:36:00 +0000 Alex Blumberg 3247 at http://nhpr.org When Lobbyists Pay To Meet With Congressmen Buying A Political Ad? Let A SuperPAC Foot The Bill http://nhpr.org/post/buying-political-ad-let-superpac-foot-bill <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCmgK4SQ260</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xziumBt0Tls</p> Fri, 16 Mar 2012 21:06:00 +0000 Brian Naylor 2598 at http://nhpr.org Low-Profile SuperPAC Targets Powerful Incumbents http://nhpr.org/post/low-profile-superpac-targets-powerful-incumbents <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Op1ugT1QJ74</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFRyxp49KHo</p> Tue, 13 Mar 2012 04:01:00 +0000 Peter Overby 2459 at http://nhpr.org Low-Profile SuperPAC Targets Powerful Incumbents Pro-Romney SuperPAC Spent Big On Super Tuesday http://nhpr.org/post/pro-romney-superpac-spent-big-super-tuesday Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's six primary wins on Super Tuesday didn't come cheap. An NPR analysis shows that last week alone, the Romney campaign and the pro-Romney superPAC combined spent nearly $7 million on TV ads.<p>Less than $1 million of that was spent by Romney's official campaign, while the pro-Romney superPAC Restore Our Future — which has almost exclusively engaged in negative advertising this year — spent $5.7 million.<p>That's compared to $220,000 spent on ads last week by the superPAC supporting former Pennsylvania Sen. Wed, 07 Mar 2012 23:05:00 +0000 Peter Overby 2374 at http://nhpr.org Pro-Romney SuperPAC Spent Big On Super Tuesday SuperPAC Ads Fill Airwaves On Eve Of Super Tuesday http://nhpr.org/post/superpac-ads-fill-airwaves-eve-super-tuesday With 10 states holding Republican primaries or caucuses on March 6 — Super Tuesday — a lot of money is being spent on TV ads. The superPACs supporting the remaining GOP candidates have doled out some $12 million for ads in those states.<p>Leading the way is Restore Our Future, the superPAC that backs former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. According to Federal Election Commission numbers, Restore Our Future has spent $6.9 million on the Super Tuesday states.<p>"The groups have clearly taken the lead in advertising for the whole Republican primary. Mon, 05 Mar 2012 22:13:00 +0000 Brian Naylor 2301 at http://nhpr.org SuperPAC Ads Fill Airwaves On Eve Of Super Tuesday The Super Influence of Super-PACs http://nhpr.org/post/super-influence-super-pacs <p>We look at the influence of super PACs since a Supreme Court decision last year allowed for the unlimited financing of political campaigns by organizations and businesses.</p> Thu, 02 Feb 2012 14:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 1653 at http://nhpr.org The Super Influence of Super-PACs