Peter Overby

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Democratic Group Fires A Warning Shot With Immigration Attack Ad

Thursday, August 27, 2015

SuperPAC Priorities USA Action released a digital ad blasting Republican candidates for their heated rhetoric on immigration. It's a small campaign for now, but it sends a clear message.


Donald Trump's Evolution On Campaign Fundraising

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

When the billionaire developer entered the presidential race, he drew a sharp line between other candidates — needy candidates, always trading favors for money — and himself.


Donald Trump Changes His Tune And Begins To Court Wealthy Donors

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump touts his ability to finance his own campaign and avoid answering to donors. But now he's started fundraising for his campaign and a superPAC.


Iran Lobbying Battle Heats Up On The Airwaves

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Lawmakers have left Washington, D.C., for August recess, but intense lobbying over the Iran nuclear deal followed them home.


Can A SuperPAC Rescue Rick Perry?

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Even as former Gov. Perry's campaign is cutting its payroll, his political committee may be able to help. If it works, it's likely to set a new standard for how presidential campaigns are financed.


One Professor's Presidential Crusade To Get Rid Of Big Money In Politics

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Larry Lessig wants to crowdsource $1 million for his White House bid, which he says he would use to bring attention to political money and "fix this rigged system."


An Almost-Final Word On The IRS's Alleged Tea Party Targeting

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

A two-year bipartisan Senate investigation found the agency needs to cut through bureaucratic red tape and institute better communication and management.


Former Paul Operative Indicted In Payoff 'Scheme' To Win Iowa Caucuses

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Jesse Benton runs the superPAC backing Ron Paul's son, Rand Paul, in his presidential bid. But Paul's campaign pointed fingers at the "Obama Justice Department" for the timing of its release.


Koch Brothers Gather Conservative Donors To Hear GOP Candidates

Monday, August 03, 2015

The Koch brothers' political network of wealthy donors this weekend auditioned five GOP presidential candidates, another sign of billionaires' increasing political clout.


Are Donald Trump's Pockets Deep Enough To Fund His Campaign?

Friday, July 31, 2015

Trump says he's rich enough to pay for his own White House bid. But the billion-dollar-plus price tag might be tough, even for him.


How Much Is Donald Trump Worth? We Still Don't Know

Thursday, July 23, 2015

The GOP presidential candidate's 92-page financial disclosure still doesn't answer the most burning question — exactly how much is the boisterous billionaire businessman worth?


Political TV Advertising Expected To Cost $4.4 Billion In 2016

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

A $4.4 billion tidal wave of political ads may be coming at Americans this election season. The estimate comes from a firm that tracks TV advertising.


2016's Campaign War Chests Are Just Jewelry Boxes Next To The Super PACs

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Jeb Bush's presidential campaign got a nice fundraising haul last quarter, $11.5 million. But that's piddling compared to the $103 million his Super PAC pulled in, thanks to unlimited contributions.


Small Donors Fueled Sanders' $15 Million Fundraising Haul

Thursday, July 02, 2015

The Vermont senator's campaign said its average contribution was $33.51, but reliance on small donors cuts both ways.


GOP Presidential Candidate Jeb Bush Releases Tax Returns

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Jeb Bush released 33 years of tax returns, the most ever by a presidential candidate. Releasing returns is a way to show he has nothing to hide. It also pressures other to be as transparent.


Export-Import Bank Set To Expire At Midnight After Congress Fails To Act

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The bank, which helps finance trade deals for U.S. companies, needed reapproval by June 30. Now it is living on borrowed time, after an anti-crony capitalism campaign driven by conservative groups.


The Problem With Donald Trump's One-Page Summary On His Wealth

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Donald Trump held up a one-page summary of his wealth that he claimed showed he's worth almost $9 billion. But the public essentially has to take his word for it until more details are disclosed.


Crossing The Line: Political Operative Gets 2 Years In Prison

Friday, June 12, 2015

For the first time ever, a political operative got prison time for illegally coordinating between a superPAC and a campaign. It could have implications for the 2016 presidential race.


Political Consultant To Be Sentenced For Violating Campaign Finance Law

Thursday, June 11, 2015

A political consultant is to be sentenced Friday for the arcane felony of coordinating activities between a congressional campaign and a super PAC. He could get four to 10 years in prison.


Billionaire Or Bust: Who Are Rich Backers Lining Up With?

Monday, June 08, 2015

Since the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision, money in politics has exploded. To make it in the 2016 presidential race, candidates need their own billionaire. Here's who's lining up with whom.

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