billionaires

NEW VIDEO: McCutcheon v. FEC Supreme Court Rally

Back in October, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in McCutcheon v. FEC, a case that challenged the cap on how much money individuals can give, in total, to federal candidates, party committees, and political action committees (PACs) each election cycle.

New Report: Mitch McConnell's Billionaire Donors

When Sen. Mitch McConnell’s attorney tells the Supreme Court in October to throw out contribution limits, he’ll be asking the Court to expand the political power of dozens of the wealthiest Americans who donate to the Kentucky senator’s campaign, according to new Public Campaign Action Fund analysis of campaign finance data.

Not Just Super PACs: Shel Adelson's Many 2012 Campaign Donations

Billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson will attend the Republican National Convention next week in Tampa, Fla., reported Nevada’s Jon Ralston on Friday. His wife Miriam will have a pavilion run by the Eric Cantor-related YG Network named after her.

Sensitive Donors

A lot of millionaires and billionaires have started giving six and seven-figure checks to super PACs like “Restore Our Future,” which was created to help Mitt Romney, or Karl Rove’s “American Crossroads,” started to elect Republicans at every level.

Seniors to Sam Zell: Stop bankrupting us.

On Tuesday, more than a dozen senior citizens will travel from Florida, North Carolina, Virginia, and other states to Chicago to attend the shareholder meeting of Equity LifeStyle Properties (ELS), which owns their manufactured home lots. These seniors are going to confront the company’s chair, billionaire Sam Zell, who has refused to hear their concerns over practices driving them into hardship. They’re going because, as the Center for Community Change points out:

Billionaires and 2012

Public Campaign Action Fund Communications Director Adam Smith appeared on Current TV's War Room with Jennifer Granholm last night to discuss billionaire-backed super PACs and the 2012 election. Smith was joined by Republic Report's Lee Fang.

Mitt Romney's Billionaire Backers

Presidential candidate Mitt Romney has said that requiring millionaires to pay their fair share would “divide America,” he has supported tax policies that benefit the wealthiest Americans, and

The Chronicles of Money, Politics, "Insufficient Influence," Freshman Fundraising in Paradise, and the Plunger of Justice

Here's a recap of Public Campaign and Public Campaign Action Fund's (PCAF) work from March 12 through March 23, 2012.

The Chronicles of Money, Politics, and Election 2012: The Year of the Billionaire?

Here's a recap of Public Campaign and Public Campaign Action Fund's (PCAF) work from January 20 through March 9, 2012.

Billionaires to Fete Mitt Romney At Upcoming NYC Fundraiser

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has consistently won voters with incomes $100,000 and up according to this year’s exit polls. He has struggled, though, with middle class voters. When he says things like “Corporations are people” and “I’m not concerned about the very poor,” it’s no wonder.