Major super PAC touts tiny fundraising haul
July 16th, 2014
08:42 AM ET
3 months ago

Major super PAC touts tiny fundraising haul

Washington (CNN) - You don't see this every day.

Priorities USA, the leading Democratic super PAC that supported President Barack Obama's 2012 re-election, and which is planning to back Hillary Clinton in the 2016 campaign if the former secretary of state runs for the White House again, announced that it raised just $1,845 over the past three months.

FULL POST


Filed under: 2014 • 2016 • Priorities USA
Major Dem group spending to help candidates in midterms
April 15th, 2014
07:48 PM ET
6 months ago

Major Dem group spending to help candidates in midterms

(CNN) - Priorities USA Action announced Tuesday it had contributed more than $500,000 in the first quarter of 2014 to help Democrats gear-up for November's midterm elections.

The news came as the top Democratic group announced its first quarter fundraising numbers.

FULL POST


Filed under: 2014 • Democrats • Fundraising • Priorities USA
Pro-Obama group beefs up ahead of any Clinton 2016 run
January 10th, 2014
10:19 AM ET
9 months ago

Pro-Obama group beefs up ahead of any Clinton 2016 run

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.

FULL POST


Filed under: 2016 • Hillary Clinton • President Obama • Priorities USA
Dem super PAC ad ties Romney to Medicare fraud
October 31st, 2012
03:13 PM ET
2 years ago

Dem super PAC ad ties Romney to Medicare fraud

(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."
FULL POST


Filed under: 2012 • Bain Capital • Mitt Romney • Priorities USA
Pro-Obama super PAC brings back Bain in new TV ad
October 23rd, 2012
03:44 PM ET
2 years ago

Pro-Obama super PAC brings back Bain in new TV ad

(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.
FULL POST


Filed under: 2012 • Ads • Bain Capital • Mitt Romney • Priorities USA
Soros commits $1 million to help Obama
September 27th, 2012
04:53 PM ET
2 years ago

Soros commits $1 million to help Obama

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.
FULL POST


Filed under: 2012 • George Soros • President Obama • Priorities USA
Super PAC hits Romney on 47% in radio spot
September 27th, 2012
06:00 AM ET
2 years ago

Super PAC hits Romney on 47% in radio spot

(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.

FULL POST


Filed under: 2012 • Ads • AFSCME • Mitt Romney • Priorities USA
Pro-Obama super PAC turns tapes into ad
September 19th, 2012
07:58 AM ET
2 years ago

Pro-Obama super PAC turns tapes into ad

(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.
FULL POST


Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Priorities USA
Priorities ad hammers Romney’s tax plan
September 8th, 2012
03:21 PM ET
2 years ago

Priorities ad hammers Romney’s tax plan

(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.
FULL POST


Filed under: 2012 • Priorities USA • Taxes
Emanuel says he'll be more 'helpful' in fund-raising role
September 5th, 2012
04:56 PM ET
2 years ago

Emanuel says he'll be more 'helpful' in fund-raising role

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"

FULL POST


Filed under: Priorities USA • Rahm Emanuel
« older posts