A new national poll released today by the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law finds that many Americans “are less likely to vote because of Super PAC spending.”
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The South Florida Sun Sentinel reports today that the Florida Family Policy Council, a Florida-based anti-gay, anti-abortion group, has begun ramping up its effort to get Christians to the polls for the upcoming presidential election, hoping a large Christian voter turnout could help flip Florida away from President Obama.
Super PACs and other outside groups are already spending four times as much money on this upcoming presidential than in 2008, the Sunlight Foundation reports.
Despite the hotly-contested primary race in Michigan yesterday, Florida remains the state in which the most amount of money has been spent by Super PACs in a primary.
The National Stonewall Democrats, the “national voice of LGBT Democrats” have launched a campaign urging gay and lesbian Republicans to not support “anti-LGBT GOP presidential candidates.”
Carol Tobias, the president of National Right to Life, will be speaking at this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday, as part of a panel on “Advancing the Pro-Life Movement through Media.”
Broadcast media still dominates the world of political campaign ads, which are financed more than ever by interest groups that will play an increasing role in the 2012 presidential election, according to media reports issued this week.
The Newt Gingrich campaign is reportedly gearing up to challenge Florida’s “winner take all” policy, which allows the winner of the state’s presidential primary to gain all 50 of the state’s delegates, on the grounds that it violates the rules of the Republican National Committee. Republican Party of Florida chair Lenny Curry is defending the policy, arguing that it’s “a shame when the loser of a contest agrees to the rules before, then cries foul after losing.”
A handful of wealthy Floridians are among the top donors to Restore Our Future, a Super PAC associated with Mitt Romney.
Salon’s Joan Walsh points out today that Rick Tyler, the former Newt Gingrich communications director who now runs the candidate’s Super PAC, touted a theory popular among the fringes of the anti-abortion movement on The Rachel Maddow Show last night.