After a GOP debate, a demeanour during a energy and stipulations of income and super PACs in presidential politics this season.
A GOP discuss final night, and we will demeanour during it. Immigration The economy. What it means to be a conservative. To be Ben Carson. But there’s some-more going on than what’s on a stage. It’s what’s in a bank. In debate coffers and super PACs. Millions. Hundreds of millions. Money is not all this time out. Bernie Sanders does not have a super PAC. Neither does Trump. Of course, he’s a billionaire. Jeb Bush has a store of mix and he’s trailing. And nonetheless income keeps talking, and in new ways. This hour On Point, a check-up on income and super PACs in a 2016 campaign.
— Tom Ashbrook
From Tom’s Reading List
Washington Post: Cruz’s still fundraising strength: A network of rich donors — “For all his bashing of ‘billionaire Republican donors’ who ‘actively depreciate a base,’ a anti-establishment senator from Texas is being bolstered by his possess strong bottom of rich contributors. Cruz lifted $5.2 million by a finish of Sep from supporters who gave him a $2,700 limit — creation him No. 2 in a GOP competition for vast donors, after former Florida administrator Jeb Bush, according to an research by a inactive Campaign Finance Institute.”
TIME: Is a Pro-Bush Super PAC Obscuring Its Spending? — “Super PACs are ostensible to be both pure and eccentric from a politicians they are supporting. But it’s not transparent that Right to Rise USA, a super PAC shaped by Republican Jeb Bush before to his presidential bid, is either.”
New York Times: A New Low in Campaign Finance — “Election-related spending by groups that don’t divulge their donors has grown exponentially in a final few years, interjection in partial to a Supreme Court’s 2010 statute in Citizens United v. F.E.C. The expenditures reported by these groups rose from only underneath $6 million in 2004 to $308 million in a final presidential election. This time around, that spending is already during $4.9 million, some-more than tenfold what it was during a same time in a 2012 cycle. And that doesn’t embody a poignant chunks of domestic spending that go unreported.”