Eliot Spitzer Brushes Off New Ad Campaign Against Him

Eliot Spitzer in Chinatown today.
Eliot Spitzer in Chinatown today.

Eliot Spitzer took his comptroller campaign to Chinatown today, brushing off both his past indiscretions and new political action committees created solely to defeat him in his contest against Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer.

Despite the pending assault, the former governor said he wasn’t alarmed.

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Despite Endorsement, Obama Won’t Be Getting Bloomberg Bucks

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Mayor Michael Bloomberg. (Photo: Getty)

Mayor Michael Bloomberg made a splash by endorsing President Barack Obama this afternoon, however the billionaire’s backing won’t come with any campaign cash from the mayor’s new super PAC. Sources familiar with Mayor Bloomberg’s plans told Politicker “his PAC is not going to be contributing to the president’s campaign.” Continue reading “Despite Endorsement, Obama Won’t Be Getting Bloomberg Bucks”

‘Hipster PAC’ Brings High Fashion ‘Swag’ to the Presidential Debates

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An image from the flyer for the Downtown 4 Democracy debate party.

Downtown 4 Democracy, the anti-Tea Party “hipster PAC” is teaming up with Vice magazine to host a watch party for the first presidential debate on October 3 with well-appointed “swag bags” chock full of politically-themed goodies from several big name designers and chefs. The event, which will be held at the Jane Hotel, will also include a DJ set by the “experimental pop duo” Tanlines. Continue reading “‘Hipster PAC’ Brings High Fashion ‘Swag’ to the Presidential Debates”

How Hall & Oates Got Their Very Own Super PAC

 How Hall & Oates Got Their Very Own Super PAC
Hall & Oates

On Monday, the Federal Election Commission officially recognized a super PAC called “Hall and Oates Fans For America.” William Hansmann, a 36-year-old waiter in Atlanta, told Politicker he and “a handful” of friends decided to form a PAC named after the aging “Rich Girl” rockers after having a few drinks together.

“It was really just kind of a joke a couple of us came up with drunk one night. I wish I could say there was more to it, but that’s about it,” said Mr. Hansmann.

One of the people at this booze-fueled brainstorming session looked into actually forming a super PAC and Mr. Hansmann said they were “kind of surprised just how easy it was.” Continue reading “How Hall & Oates Got Their Very Own Super PAC”

Former Navy SEAL’s Anti-Obama PAC Hits The Racetrack

 Former Navy SEALs Anti Obama PAC Hits The Racetrack
Nascar driver Ken Schrader (Photo: FASLaneRacing.com)

Special Operations for America, the pro-Mitt Romney political action committee formed by former Navy SEAL Team Six Commander Ryan Zinke will be sponsoring a car at NASCAR’s Brickyard 400 at the Indianapolis International Raceway this Sunday. FAS Lane racing’s Sprint Cup Series #32 car, which is being driven by Ken Schrader, will sport the SOFA name and logo along with website information and the slogan “Join The Battle.”

“We’re proud to be part of NASCAR and this opportunity to reach millions of voters who share our time-honored, conservative values,” Mr. Zinke said in a statement. “This is the type of grassroots effort that is needed in order to elect leaders who will restore America to its founding principles.” Continue reading “Former Navy SEAL’s Anti-Obama PAC Hits The Racetrack”

Former Navy SEAL Launches PAC To Fight Obama

 Former Navy SEAL Launches PAC To Fight Obama
Ryan Zinke in his Navy days. (Photo: IraqVetsForCongress.com)

Today, Ryan Zinke, an ex-Navy SEAL and Montana State Senator, announced the launch of Special Operations for America, a political action committee dedicated to “the election of Mitt Romney and like-minded candidates.”

“Navy SEAL’s, Special Operations Personnel and Veteran’s across America have been outraged since Barack Obama conveniently took credit for killing Osama Bin Laden for political gain,” a statement announcing the launch of SOFA said. “The active duty military has no voice as they are forbidden to publicly engage in the political campaign process and it is career suicide for senior military leaders to speak out against the President.” Continue reading “Former Navy SEAL Launches PAC To Fight Obama”

Private Equity PAC Would Like You To Know How Great Private Equity Is [Video]

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Thanks to the Obama campaign’s attacks on Mitt Romney’s career with Bain Capital, private equity has been thrust into the spotlight  on the campaign trail with partisans on both sides debating whether the industry has a negative effect on the country. Private Equity Growth Capital Council, a political action committee that was formed in 2007 by several of the country’s largest private equity firms, has responded with a series of videos  “aimed at educating media, policy makers and the public about the private equity industry and its positive contributions to the American economy.”

“The presidential election has brought the private equity business model into sharp focus. But sometimes lost in the political debate is the positive impact private equity brings to the companies in which they invest,” read a statement from PEGCC announcing their latest video. Continue reading “Private Equity PAC Would Like You To Know How Great Private Equity Is [Video]”