Do PACs Give the Most Bang for the Buck?
As Jonah notes, John Hawkins does important work here detailing how PACs spend their money, and how much — and in some cases, how little — ended up being spent on independent expenditures & direct contributions to elect their preferred candidates.
The Last House Race of 2012 and the First One of 2013
The Morning Jolt returns from its holiday hiatus, with a look at two House races — one not quite resolved, another coming soon in 2013 . . .
So, What Fun Can We Have With Chicago’s Upcoming Special House Election?
Moe Lane …
Super PACs Are Attacking Romney a Lot More Than Obama
Over on the home page, I take a look at the actual Federal Election Commission data to reveal that the narrative offered by President Obama, David Axelrod, other Democrats, and a friendly media is hogwash; it is in fact Mitt …
2012's Last Campaign Is Resolved
Over the weekend, the final congressional race of 2012 was resolved: Representative Charles Boustany Jr. was reelected, defeating Representative Jeff Landry, 61 percent to 39 percent, in a runoff.
The AP summarizes:
The district design favored Boustany, a traditional Republican candidate allied with …
The Difference Between SuperPACs and 501(c)(4) Nonprofits
Over at Talking Points Memo, Benjy Sarlin argues that my article today is wrong, and the media narrative of cash-strapped President Obama, victimized by big-spending super PACs, is right. The heart of Sarlin’s complaint is that my review of …
Pro-Romney SuperPAC Barely Outspending
David Axelrod, two weeks ago:
“It’s a great concern,” Axelrod said in an interview with WJLA ABC 7, a station owned by POLITICO’s corporate parent. “People are writing $10 million checks in one fell swoop to these super PACs — …