Peter Overby

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Sanders Campaign Has Spent 50 Percent More Than Clinton In 2016

Friday, April 29, 2016

After starting as an "underdog," Sanders has outspent the Clinton campaign in almost every major category.


In Maryland, Political Money Flows Ahead Of Upcoming Elections

Monday, April 25, 2016

Washington, D.C., gets a close-up view of political money excesses next door in the Maryland elections, which include a millionaire self-financing his campaign and a candidate's spouse running a superPAC.


Clinton Fundraising Violations? A Breakdown Of Sanders' Claims

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

The Bernie Sanders campaign alleges that Hillary Clinton's campaign is running afoul of campaign finance law by using a joint fundraising committee with the Democratic National Committee.


Grass-Roots Group Born Of Obama Campaign Now Helps Push His Causes

Friday, April 15, 2016

Organizing for Action is now deep in the battle over confirming the president's nominee to the Supreme Court.


Hundreds Protesting Political System Arrested On Capitol's Steps

Monday, April 11, 2016

The Democracy Spring coalition of progressive groups called on legislators to replace caps on campaign donations, fix the Voting Rights Act and end gerrymandering. At least 400 were arrested.


TV Debates Light On Political Money Talk

Friday, April 08, 2016

The presidential candidates and superPACS have raised a combined total of around $1 billion, but only three candidates have talked about repairing the campaign finance system, new analysis shows.


FACT CHECK: More On Hillary Clinton And Fossil Fuel Industry Contributions

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

A look at claims about the fossil fuel industry, lobbyists, superPACs and the Clinton campaign.


Once Ruled By Washington Insiders, Campaign Finance Reform Goes Grass Roots

Monday, April 04, 2016

More than 1,000 participants have pledged to let themselves be arrested when the protests start next Monday in Washington, D.C.


FACT CHECK: Hillary Clinton And Donations From Fossil Fuel Industries

Friday, April 01, 2016

Donations linked to the oil and gas industries equal two-tenths of 1 percent of Clinton's overall fundraising.


For Some SuperPACs Backing Ted Cruz, It's Time To Unite Against Trump

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Ted Cruz's candidacy is now supported by a total of seven superPACs, several with different missions. The newest one is trying to consolidate their power against the GOP front-runner.


Conservatives Lobby Around Supreme Court Nomination

Thursday, March 17, 2016

The justice vacancy means more TV ads, robocalls and the like from conservative and liberal advocacy groups. Many conservatives are digging into the record of President Obama's pick Merrick Garland.


SuperPACs Support Anti-Trump Effort With $16 Millions In Attacks

Thursday, March 03, 2016

Conservative donors and consultants are racing to fix what might be the worst strategic error so far in the presidential campaign โ€” the nearly total failure of other candidates and their allies to attack frontrunner Donald Trump.

Opposing superPACs spent just $1.3 million attacking Trump in the seven months from ...


As Bush Campaign Goes Down, The Knives Come Out

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

It's never clear what the truth is when a campaign ends, but it gets ugly.

Major fundraisers are among the people who are key in creating a campaign. And when campaigns fold, they talk sometimes โ€” usually in blind quotes.

But one of the funders, who helped raise millions of ...


Does Jeb Bush's Fall Mean Presidential SuperPACs Are Overrated?

Monday, February 22, 2016

Jeb Bush's Right to Rise USA broke all records for presidential superPACs, but it didn't propel him to frontrunner status in the Republican presidential race. NPR explores if this means superPACs are overrated.


Ahead Of South Carolina Primary, Bush Falls Behind In The Ad Race

Friday, February 19, 2016

The TV ad campaign for Republican Jeb Bush is faltering in South Carolina, where GOP voters go to the polls Saturday.

A new report by the Wesleyan Media Project finds that the pro-Bush superPAC, Right To Rise USA, aired an estimated 2,664 ads in the state between Feb. 1 ...


With Democratic Primary Fight Closer, Pro-Clinton SuperPAC Amps It Up

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Hillary Clinton's superPAC seemed to be essentially sitting out the primary, saving its war chest to fight Republicans in the general election. Now that's changed.

In the 10 days since Bernie Sanders thumped Clinton in the New Hampshire Democratic primary, the pro-Clinton superPAC Priorities USA Action has spent $1.3 ...


Presidential Candidates Pledge To Undo 'Citizens United.' But Can They?

Sunday, February 14, 2016

It was a point of agreement between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders at their last debate. It's also supported by some Republican contenders. But that doesn't mean it'll happen easily.


What Does Spending Over $1,000 Per Vote In N.H. Get You?

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Here's a question for New Hampshire voters. Would you have voted for Jeb Bush if he'd given you $1,086?

Bush didn't offer that, obviously. But that's the amount his campaign and superPAC spent on TV ads in New Hampshire for each vote Bush received in the primary on Tuesday.

The ...


Fact Check: Clinton And Sanders On Campaign Finance

Saturday, February 06, 2016

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders both pledged their allegiance Thursday to the cause of campaign finance reform during the final Democratic presidential debate before the New Hampshire primary.

Polls show that many Americans agree: Too much money comes from too few donors. The candidates' ...


2015 Brought Big Money For Clinton And Bush; Sanders Led In Small Contributions

Monday, February 01, 2016

The Takeaways:
  • Republican candidates raised more than $227 million in 2015, less than the GOP field raised in 2011.
  • The year-end reports include the first disclosure of big money from Donald Trump and reveal the precarious state of Jeb Bush's White House bid.
  • Some wealthy conservative donors, including Las ...