Minnesota state Sen. Karin Housley has started a political action committee to raise money for conservative candidates for Congress. And possibly herself? Housley, a Washington County Republican who ran for the U.S. Senate last year and lost, hasn’t made up her mind whether she’ll run again next year, although she said many Republicans have encouraged her. “I really want to spend a quality weekend with my husband to really talk it through because we haven’t been able to talk about it, and he’s the last piece in the puzzle,” she said in an interview Wednesday, referring to Phil Housley, former pro hockey player and current head coach for the Buffalo Sabres. When the NHL season is over, Karin Housley said, the couple will talk, and she’ll come to a decision. “In talking to the donor community and seeing what the appetite is for me to run again, it’s pretty good.” Housley’s decision to start the TRUNORTH PAC will only fuel … [Read more...] about Karin Housley starts super PAC for conservative candidates. But will she run for Senate again?
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POLITICS 02/11/2019 02:28 pm ET Updated 56 minutes ago A liberal super PAC has filed a complaint with the FEC alleging that Schultz might be “attempting to exploit” federal election law. By Maxwell Strachan A liberal super PAC is ramping up efforts to thwart former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz’s presidential campaign before it even starts, and is issuing a formal complaint to the Federal Election Commission alleging that Schultz might be “attempting to exploit” federal election law. American Bridge 21st Century ― which primarily focuses on obtaining opposition research on Republicans ― argues in its complaint that Schultz is pushing the limits of an exemption in the Federal Election Campaign Act that allows potential candidates to “test the waters” before officially deciding to run for office, during which time they adhere to less stringent election rules. The complaint has been sent but not yet officially … [Read more...] about Democratic Super PAC Says Howard Schultz Is Skirting Federal Election Law
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Politics | Potent Weapon or Poison Pill? Super PACs Pose Quandary for 2020 Democrats Supported by ByShane Goldmacher Dec. 11, 2018 It is one of the most potent and feared weapons in the arsenal of modern American politics: the super PAC. But as three dozen Democrats ponder presidential runs in 2020 and begin to design their campaign infrastructures, some leading names beyond Senator Bernie Sanders are expected to forgo or disavow super PACs — and with it the ability for allies to raise unlimited sums from wealthy backers — in hopes that grass-roots donors and progressive activists would reward them more handsomely in the primary for rejecting such funds. If she runs, Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts is likely to reject the assistance of a super PAC, according to two people familiar with her … [Read more...] about Potent Weapon or Poison Pill? Super PACs Pose Quandary for 2020 Democrats
POLITICS 11/16/2018 03:10 pm ET Updated 46 minutes ago Democratic super PAC American Bridge readjusted for the Trump era, and it paid off. By Kevin Robillard WASHINGTON — In the early months of 2017, Bradley Beychok was worried he had become obsolete. Beychok, a co-founder and the president of the Democratic opposition research group American Bridge, was wondering whether his profession — digging through candidates’ records, sending trackers to follow them and capture their every word on camera — was still effective. During the 2016 presidential campaign, journalists and opposition researchers had documented now-President Donald Trump’s history of alleged sexual misconduct, his history of stiffing workers, his years of political flip-flopping. None of it seemed to matter on Election Day. “We would talk about it internally. We talked about it on the road with donors, supporters and political operatives. Does this really matter? Is … [Read more...] about How To Take Down A Candidate In An Era When Nothing Matters
POLITICS 11/09/2018 02:25 pm ET Yes. It was a wave. By Matt Fuller and Kevin Robillard WASHINGTON ― As more votes are counted and more seats flip from red to blue, it’s becoming undeniable that Democrats not only benefited from a wave election, they converted a modest advantage into impressive House gains. Democrats could have done a lot worse with what will shake out to be about a 7-point nationwide advantage in the House popular vote, flipping somewhere between 35 and 40 seats when all the ballots are counted and recounted. Or maybe it’s more that Republicans could have done a lot better. While the GOP staved off its worst-case outcome of a flipped Senate and a Democratic House majority in the 240s or 250s, what will ultimately separate a not-that-bad kind of night for Republicans from “Oh, wow, this is actually a lot worse for Republicans than we initially thought” is a couple of points in a dozen races. And while a couple points in any … [Read more...] about How Democrats — And Republicans — Made 2018 A Blue Wave (When It Almost Wasn’t)