New super PAC ad hits Romney over Bain
June 23rd, 2012
12:23 PM ET
2 years ago

New super PAC ad hits Romney over Bain

(CNN) - The super PAC supporting President Barack Obama's reelection released a new television advertisement on Saturday featuring a man who uses stark terms to describe Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's role in his own unemployment.

"Mitt Romney made over a hundred million dollars by shutting down our plant, and devastated our lives," the employee, Mike Earnest, says in the Priorities USA Action ad. "Turns out that when we built that stage, it was like building my own coffin. And it just made me sick."
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Priorities USA
Pro-Obama super PAC raises $4 million in May
June 20th, 2012
06:41 PM ET
2 years ago

Pro-Obama super PAC raises $4 million in May

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.
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Filed under: 2012 • Fundraising • President Obama • Priorities USA
New Spanish-language TV ad targets Romney
June 11th, 2012
12:01 AM ET
2 years ago

New Spanish-language TV ad targets Romney

(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.
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Filed under: 2012 • Ads • Latinos • Mitt Romney • Priorities USA
Pro-Obama super PAC brings back Bain
June 10th, 2012
05:17 PM ET
2 years ago

Pro-Obama super PAC brings back Bain

(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.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Priorities USA
Pro-Obama super PAC fund-raising lags behind rival
May 21st, 2012
10:35 AM ET
2 years ago

Pro-Obama super PAC fund-raising lags behind rival

(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.
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Filed under: Mitt Romney • President Obama • Priorities USA
$1 million ad buy ties Romney to big oil
April 25th, 2012
06:00 AM ET
2 years ago

$1 million ad buy ties Romney to big oil

(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.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Priorities USA
March 19th, 2012
09:27 PM ET
3 years ago

Pro-Obama super PAC takes heat over Maher comments

(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."


Filed under: 2012 • President Obama • Priorities USA
Soros undecided on pro-Obama super PAC
February 12th, 2012
01:35 PM ET
3 years ago

Soros undecided on pro-Obama super PAC

(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."
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February 7th, 2012
09:49 AM ET
3 years ago

Update: Fundraisers encouraged to raise for PACs Obama once denounced

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.
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Filed under: 2012 • Fundraising • President Obama • Priorities USA
February 7th, 2012
12:29 AM ET
3 years ago

Obama campaign to support super PAC fundraising

(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.
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Filed under: 2012 • President Obama • Priorities USA
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