"I think we had a measurable impact on this race, and in helping people understand the truth about Mitt Romney's business record in a way that they wouldn't have gotten otherwise, probably," said Bill Burton, one of the founders of Priorities USA, at a panel discussion on Wednesday night.
Billionaire investor Warren Buffett endorsed the idea of Hillary Clinton for president in 2016, in an interview with CNN Money.
"I hope it's Hillary Clinton," he said when asked if he'd like to see a woman president.
"I like what she believes in and I think she's extraordinarily able, and energetic for that matter, in pushing those beliefs," he said. "I don't see how you could have anybody better qualified."
While Mayor Michael Bloomberg was tending to Hurricane Sandy in New York, his new super PAC was making its first big plays in Florida and California.(1)
Mayor Michael Bloomberg's new super PAC won't be helping Scott Brown in Massachusetts.
"We will not be spending in that race," Howard Wolfson, the former Democratic operative who is managing the mayor's last-minute spending blitz on behalf of moderate candidates, told me this morning.(1)
At a panel discussion on the possible role of super PACs in 2013 last week, Michael Bloomberg's former campaign manager cast some doubt about how active the mayor's fortune might be in determining his successor.
In New York, Romney super PAC raises from private equity, a disaffected Obama donor and a math tutor
Restore Our Future, the super PAC backing Mitt Romney, reported today that it raised just under $5 million in the month of May.
An out-of-state anti-incumbent super PAC that's currently targeting Charlie Rangel won't be showing up in many FEC reports.(1)
A spokesman for the anti-incumbent super PAC that's targeting Charlie Rangel said this afternoon that the group might add longtime Michigan congressman John Conyers to its list of targets.
"We're looking at it," said Curtis Ellis, the spokesman for the Campaign for Primary Accountability.
President Obama's super PAC is still struggling to raise money, and nowhere is it more conspicuous than in New York.
According to the latest F.E.C. filings, Priorities USA Action raised just over $1.5 million in April, which included $1 million from the National Air Traffic Controllers Association.
Donors from across New York State gave a grand total of $12,500 last month.
Ricketts tells his staff in the memo, obtained by Capital, that "although I feel a strong obligation as a citizen to engage politically in support of the principles I hold dear, I feel equally strongly that my personal politics should have absolutely no impact on your work as objective, fair-minded journalists." Whole thing after the jump.
President Obama's campaign manager, Jim Messina, emailed a statement this morning reacting to the New York Times report that the conservative activist (and owner of DNAInfo) Joe Ricketts is considering an aggressive assault on the president's character, including incendiary clips of the Reverend Jeremiah Wright that John McCain reportedly declined to employ during the 2008 campaign.
One thing not mentioned in today's bombshell article in The New York Times about billionaire Joe Ricketts, the man behind a Super PAC campaign to revive the issue of pastor Jeremiah Wright in the 2012 election cycle?(2)
On a conference call this morning, David Axelrod said Vice President Joe Biden's remarks yesterday about same-sex marriage are "entirely consistent" with President Obama's position on the issue.
Biden made headlines on Meet the Press by issuing a strong endorsement of same-sex marriage that seemed to go beyond the president's ongoing evolution on the issue.
Priorities USA Action, the super PAC supporting President Obama, is making a big ad buy in the hopes of tethering Mitt Romney to the country's biggest oil producers.
The super PAC teamed with the campaign arm of the League of Conservation Voters to split the cost of a $1 million ad that says Romney is "in the tank for Big Oil."
Wendy Long, the Manhattan attorney who hopes to be a U.S. senator, can't come anywhere close to the incumbent, Kirsten Gillibrand, in terms of name recognition. She's not even the best known candidate among Gillibrand's would-be Republican challengers, since minor-celebrity congressman Bob Turner got into the race.(1)