Washington (CNN) - The main super PAC that supported President Barack Obama's 2012 re-election is scheduled to announce new hires Friday, as the group works towards transforming itself into a key super PAC for a possible Hillary Clinton 2016 presidential campaign.
According to a Democratic source with knowledge of the moves by Priorities USA, the super PAC will announce that Buffy Wicks, a veteran field organizer who was a top staffer in the Obama re-election campaign, will become the group's executive director. Jonathan Mantz, an experienced Democratic fundraiser who served as national finance director for Clinton's 2008 presidential campaign, will join Priorities as a senior finance adviser.
(CNN) - A new ad from the Democratic group Priorities USA escalates the battle over Medicare, connecting GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney to Medicare fraud.
"Romney was director of a company that stole millions from Medicare," the narrator in the ad says. "Now, Romney's plan would end Medicare as we know it."
(CNN) – Priorities USA Action, the primary super PAC supporting President Barack Obama, released a new television ad on Tuesday, bringing Mitt Romney's former private equity firm back into the line of fire.
In the 30-second spot, "Same Promises," five individuals talk about losing their jobs after Bain Capital bought their employers.
Washington (CNN) - Billionaire financier George Soros is committing $1 million to the Democratic leaning super PAC backing President Barack Obama's bid for re-election.
An official with Priorities USA Action confirmed the news, which was reported earlier Thursday by the New York Times and Politico.
(CNN) – The super PAC backing President Barack Obama's re-election bid said Thursday it was teaming up with a major labor union to air a minute-long radio spot attacking Mitt Romney for his comments describing Americans reliant on government assistance as "victims."
The radio ad from Priorities USA and the American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees People (AFSCME People) marks the second time the super PAC has hit Romney for the comments, which were made at a fundraiser in May and secretly recorded. The tapes of the fundraiser were revealed last week.
(CNN) – Priorities USA, the super PAC pushing for President Barack Obama's re-election, is using clips of a secretly recorded Mitt Romney fund-raiser in a new television ad to characterize the GOP presidential nominee as out of touch with Americans' economic struggles.
The group said Wednesday the commercial would air in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin, all battlegrounds that Obama won in the 2008 election and hopes to take again in November.
(CNN) – A leading independent group supporting President Barack Obama’s re-election released a new ad Saturday chiding Republican candidate Mitt Romney’s proposed tax plan for laying the economic burden on middle-class Americans.
The Priorities USA Action ad titled “We the People” will run next week online and on televisions in six key battleground states – Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin.
Charlotte, North Carolina (CNN) – Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said in a CNN interview Wednesday he'll provide greater assistance to President Barack Obama's re-election bid by assuming a fund-raising role with the super PAC Priorities USA than he would as a co-chairman of Obama's campaign, a position he has relinquished.
Emanuel will assist the Democratic group raise money ahead of November's general election, and attempt to close the gap between Priorities, which brought in $10 million in August, and Republican-aligned groups, which have brought in much higher totals. Emanuel's interview will appear on "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer" at 6 p.m. ET.
WATCH THE FULL INTERVIEW WEDNESDAY AT 6 P.M. ET ON CNN'S "THE SITUATION ROOM"
Tampa, Florida (CNN) - The Democratic super PAC Priorities USA said a new television spot, revealed Tuesday, was part of a new effort to cast Mitt Romney's policy proposals as bad for the middle class.
Previously, the group focused on Romney's time at Bain Capital, painting the Republican presidential candidate as a cold-hearted job killer. The latest spot, called "Olive," features a woman who voted for Romney in the 2002 Massachusetts governor election but now supports President Barack Obama.
(CNN) – President Barack Obama responded to a controversial ad from an outside group backing his presidential campaign while pushing back on Republican claims that his administration would drop the work requirement from welfare-to-work programs, in an unannounced appearance in the White House Briefing Room Monday.
Asked about the ad created by a pro-Obama super PAC, Priorities USA Action, which linked presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney to the death of a steelworker's wife during his tenure at Bain Capital, Obama said that he does not think that Romney is responsible for the woman's death.