Big business groups target judges who they believe will rule for plaintiffs in civil lawsuits, and plaintiffs’ lawyers fund ads attacking judges who they believe are more inclined to throw out lawsuits. Neither group actually cares about criminal justice.
Of the more than $2.8 million in PAC contributions and independent expenditures made to support current members of Congress by FreedomWorks and its FreedomWorks for America superpac, over $1.5 million aided Republicans who voted for the bipartisan debt deal the group so vehemently opposed.
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Ken Cuccinelli II (R) launched a new ad Friday against Terry McAuliffe, calling his Democratic opponent for Virginia Governor "corrupt" and "despicable" for his long-ago passive investment in a Rhode Island-based a life insurance annuity pool.
As if it weren’t already clear enough that the U.S. Supreme Court’s next money in politics decision is about money in Republican politics, the plaintiffs are spelling it out for you, giving Sen. Mitch McConnell argument time before the justices.
With all but four of the FEC's employees furloughed until the shutdown's end, voters in Alabama, Louisiana, Massachusetts, and New Jersey may not have any opportunity to see who is trying to influence their votes.