super pac

Karl Rove's Historically Colossal Waste of Money

Karl Rove is the co-founder and senior advisor to American Crossroads, a multifaceted organization that has raised massive amounts of money in order to get Mitt Romney elected to the presidency. That did not work out. Here's how much the super PAC spent on Romney.

Campaign Donations: The Donors You Know, and Those You Don't

Two years ago, nobody knew anything about Foster Friess, Sheldon Adelson or Frank VanDerSloot. Today, these deep-pocketed money men are household names. But while super PAC supermen are exciting, they're hardly the only folks giving to political campaigns, and you can find out about the less-known names too.

Obama Seeks Cash as Romney Expresses Confidence

President Barack Obama made a cross-country swing for cash and Hispanic support Monday amid signs that Republican rival Mitt Romney is cutting into his lead in some key swing states as the campaign enters its final four weeks.

George Soros Bails Out the Democrats with $2 Million

Just when everyone thought that Soros was focusing on philanthropy and ignoring Democratic calls for cash because of a perceived snub, "The Man Who Broke The Bank of England" is back in action, rescuing the Democrats from an October in which they're severely outgunned financially.

Super PACs Are Super-Fly! Music Video Explains It All

Are you a bit confused about super PACS, those new political operations that have somehow taken over the U.S. election process? Well, in the spirit of Schoolhouse Rocks, ProPublica brings you "Oh, Super PACs," a 1970s-style video that answer all your questions.

Mitt Romney's Money Man: Who Is Frank VanderSloot?

We've profiled two mega-wealthy benefactors behind GOP candidates for president: Sheldon Adelson, who bankrolls Newt Gingrich's super PAC, and Foster Friess, whose millions support Rick Santorum. Now we turn our attention to Frank L. VanderSloot, the billionaire backing Mitt Romney.

The Man Behind Santorum: Who Is Foster S. Friess?

To run for president in this election cycle, it seems, you must have the backing of a super PAC, often heavily supported by a single super-wealthy benefactor. We've all learned lately about Newt Gingrich's billionaire sugar daddy Sheldon Adelson. Now it's time to meet Rick Santorum's No. 1 fan, Foster S. Friess.