Washington (CNN) – Priorities USA Action, the independent super PAC supporting President Barack Obama's re-election bid, raised $4 million in May and more than $40 million this election cycle, a spokesperson with the group said Wednesday.
The $4 million haul in May is a higher total for Priorities USA than April, when the group brought in $1.6 million, and March, when they raised $2.5 million. The super PAC said Wednesday that fund-raising for June already appears to be outpacing May.
(CNN) - Priorities USA, a super PAC backing President Barack Obama's re-election bid, paired up with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) to unveil their first Spanish-language TV ad Monday, a spot entirely devoted to attacking Mitt Romney.
The ad features clips of some of Romney's notable gaffes on the campaign trail, largely those critics used to highlight his wealth and paint the presumptive GOP presidential nominee as out of touch.
(CNN) – Priorities USA, a super PAC supporting the president's re-election campaign is bringing Bain Capital, Mitt Romney's former private equity firm, back into the spotlight this week with a new ad.
The 30-second spot, "Donnie," was released Sunday and features an interview with a former worker of GST Steel, a Kansas City company that went bankrupt and closed in 2001, eight years after it was purchased by Bain.
(CNN) - The super PAC supporting President Barack Obama's re-election reported raising just under $1.6 million in April, well below the amount raised by the group supporting Obama's rival Mitt Romney.
Priorities USA Action also reported having $4.7 million cash on hand at the end of April, slightly more than half of the amount in Restore Our Future's war chest. Restore Our Future is supporting Romney's bid for the White House. Both groups recently filed April fund-raising numbers with the Federal Election Commission.
(CNN) – Mitt Romney is the "$200 million man" who is "in the tank for big oil," according to a new television advertisement being aired by committees supporting President Barack Obama's reelection.
The two groups - pro-Obama super PAC Priorities USA Action and the League of Conservation Voters Victory Fund - purchased $1 million in airtime for the ad in Colorado and Nevada, the groups announced Wednesday.
(CNN) – The senior strategist for Priorities USA, a super PAC supporting President Barack Obama, on Monday responded to criticism over accepting a million dollar donation from comedian Bill Maher, who has taken heat for crude comments he's made about certain conservative women.
"I'm not going to stand here and defend vulgarity, no matter who's using it," Bill Burton said on CNN's "Erin Burnett OutFrtont." "I'm also not going to accept the Republicans' selective outrage over when they get mad over who uses what terms."
(CNN) – Billionaire financier George Soros said Sunday he has not decided on whether he will create a super PAC to help President Barack Obama win re-election.
"But I think it's a big, big issue that the 'Citizens United' has really unleashed private money for political purposes that can be used anonymously," Soros said on CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS."
Washington (CNN) – According to several participants on a conference call with major bundlers late Monday night, Barack Obama’s re-election campaign encouraged donors to fundraise for a Democratic super PAC supporting the president, marking an about-face on Obama’s position toward outside spending groups.
Obama has been an outspoken critic of current campaign financing laws, in particular a Supreme Court ruling that allowed the creation of super PACs. Until now he has kept his distance from the group, Priorities USA Action.
(CNN) - In a change of position, Barack Obama's reelection campaign will begin using administration and campaign aides to fundraise for Priorities USA Action, a super PAC backing the president.
Obama has been an outspoken critic of current campaign financing laws, in particular a Supreme Court ruling that allowed the creation of super PACs. Until now he has kept his distance from Priorities USA Action.
(CNN) – A new Spanish ad hit the Florida radio airwaves Tuesday, blasting Mitt Romney as a "two-faced" candidate to the Latino community.
Co-Sponsored by Priorities USA, a Democratic super PAC, the ads come one week before Florida's high-stakes primary.