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The Fix Archive: PAC Watch

Thune joins Obama critics at CPAC

U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) added his voice to the drumbeat of criticism against President Obama in a speech before the Conservative Political Action Conference Friday afternoon. Thune hit many of the same themes already heard at this year's CPAC...

By Amy Gardner  | February 11, 2011; 2:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  PAC Watch, Republican Party  
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Campaign Reform: '527' Restrictions Could Hurt Dems

The fight over immigration reform seems sure to dominate Capitol Hill over the next few weeks, but the lower-profile effort by Republicans to curtail the influence of 527 political groups could have a more direct impact on the 2006 midterm...

By Chris Cillizza  | March 28, 2006; 3:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  PAC Watch  
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Democrats Dodge a PAC Bullet

In a move that went largely unnoticed Monday, Sen. Christopher "Kit" Bond (R-Mo.) pulled a provision from an appropriations bill that would have removed limits from donations by politicians' leadership political action committees to their national party. The decision came...

By Chris Cillizza  | October 18, 2005; 12:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  PAC Watch  
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Emily's List Turns 20

The pro-choice political action committee Emily's List is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its founding this week.  Chris Cillizza has a piece in today's Post about the group's successes over the years in supporting pro-choice women candidates. Read the story:...

By Chris Cillizza  | October 18, 2005; 7:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  PAC Watch  
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California Democrat Forms Defense PAC

Rep. Jane Harman (D-Calif.) is forming a new political action committee that seeks to bolster Democratic candidates' credibility on defense issues. SecureUS PAC, as the organization will be known, is designed not only as a fundraising mechanism but also as...

By Chris Cillizza  | October 5, 2005; 6:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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