Categories & Tags: campaign spending

Art Pope, NC featured in national debate on campaign finance reform   |   June 6, 2014
This week in Washington, Democrats on the Senate Judiciary committee led a hearing about the corrupting influence of money in politics, including debate over a proposed...

 

How Art Pope killed clean elections for judges in North Carolina   |   June 13, 2013
On the afternoon of Tuesday, June 11, as the North Carolina House jousted over details of the state budget, Rep. Jonathan Jordan, a Republican attorney from the state's...

 

Did Big Money really lose this election? Hardly.   |   November 9, 2012
After the most money-drenched elections in history -- with close to $6 billion spent on the 2012 presidential and Congressional races alone, by one estimate -- big donors and the...

 

They're back: Real Jobs NC unleashes money in North Carolina state races   |   October 18, 2012
They're back. Real Jobs NC, one of the key groups that spent money to help Republicans win over the North Carolina legislature in 2010, filed campaign reports over the last...

 

Nonpartisan? True the Vote gave $5,000 to Republican State Leadership Committee   |   October 10, 2012
In recent weeks, Texas-based True the Vote has been subjected to growing scrutiny for its efforts to mobilize poll watchdogs across the nation this November. While the group says...

 

NC judge takes public campaign funding, also gets backing from group that calls it "welfare for politicians"   |   October 5, 2012
This year, conservative judge Paul Newby is running to keep his seat on the North Carolina Supreme Court. And, like seven other judicial candidates in this election, he's...

 

INSTITUTE INDEX: Disappearing disclosure   |   July 20, 2012
Date on which Senate Democrats proposed the Democracy Is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Elections Act of 2012 seeking to counteract the Supreme Court's Citizens...

 

NC business groups prepare to unleash big money in state elections   |   June 26, 2012
In a 5-4 summary decision [pdf] this week, the Supreme Court shot down a 1912 anti-corruption law in Montana which held that a "corporation may not make . . . an expenditure...

 

Art Pope-backed political group gears up for 2012 elections   |   June 22, 2012
Real Jobs NC, the political group launched in 2010 and backed by donor Art Pope to help win the North Carolina legislature for Republicans, is stirring into action again. Federal...

 

Southern Super PAC Tuesday: Who got the most for their campaign cash?   |   March 7, 2012
On Super Tuesday, the South was divided. Each Southern state picked a different Republican presidential hopeful, with Georgia going to home-state favorite Newt Gingrich; Tennessee...

 

3 reasons why Art Pope deserves all the media attention he's getting   |   October 21, 2011
After three weeks of national media attention about his efforts to buy political influence in North Carolina and beyond, Art Pope is fighting back. In letters to the Raleigh News...

 

VIDEO: Why we launched Art Pope Exposed   |   October 4, 2011
With North Carolina political powerbroker Art Pope in the national spotlight, the Institute for Southern Studies is excited to announce we're launching a new investigative...

 

VIDEO: Rachel Maddow on 'Art Pope Influence'   |   October 4, 2011
Last night, Rachel Maddow had Jane Mayer - author of the explosive New Yorker profile of Art Pope - on for a special segment looking at the North Carolina multimillionaire's...