Hedge fund managers spend it up for candidates

Mar 11, 2016
Ted Cruz and Hilary Clinton are the top recipients of hedge-fund campaign dollars.
Republican presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, who is one of the top recipients of hedge-fund campaign dollars.
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When a candidate exits, what happens to the cash?

Feb 2, 2016
An ex-candidate's super PAC is flush with donors' money, but no place to go.
Democratic presidential candidate Martin O'Malley tells a small gathering of supporters that he will suspend his presidential campaign February 1, 2016 in Des Moines, Iowa. 
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The steady flow of money feeding the presidential race

Feb 2, 2016
A closer look at the super PACs behind it all.

Outside groups are moving onto political parties' turf

Nov 3, 2014
Not just with advertising, but with organizing and messaging, too.

Some consultants see a payday in super PACs

Oct 20, 2014
Consultants create super PACs to raise money and use that money to pay themselves.

Super PACs are here to stay

Nov 6, 2012
Outside political groups expected to focus their dollars on post-election issues.

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Citizens United and the rise of the campaign tracker

Oct 30, 2012
A look at the work of campaign trackers as they follow every step of political campaigns across the country.

Chevron-powered super PAC helps Ohio Congressman

Oct 29, 2012
An Ohio seat for U.S. House of Representatives is targeted by conservative super PAC that received $2.5 million from Chevron.