REPORT: 30+ Fox News Hosts And Contributors Who Are Campaigning For Republicans

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Fox News hosts and contributors have campaigned for Republican candidates and organizations from coast to coast this election cycle.

According to a Media Matters review, at least 32 Fox News figures have backed Republican efforts in more than 300 instances during the 2011-2012 election cycle. The Fox News personalities have campaigned for Republicans nationally and in more than 40 states.

These Fox News campaigners have officially endorsed candidates; advised campaigns; played key roles in fundraisers and events; recorded advertisements and robocalls; and helped direct expenditures to support Republicans and oppose Democrats through Republican-aligned groups.

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is the largest beneficiary of the Fox News campaigning. Five Fox News figures are advising Romney's campaign, and nine have been featured in a Romney event. 

The Fox campaigning involves hundreds of millions of dollars, with participants' activities ranging from collectively being featured in more than 100 fundraisers to advising organizations like American Crossroads and Crossroads GPS.

Media Matters previously examined Fox News personalities who have rallied for Republican causes in prior years, Fox's active role in the GOP presidential primary, the network's support for the Tea Party movement, and Fox's four-year campaign to make Barack Obama a one-term president.

Media Matters produced this report based on various Internet searches and an examination of Nexis, Facebook, Twitter, and campaign finance databases such as OpenSecrets.org and FEC.gov. This report is intended to be a snapshot of Fox's campaign activity and not an absolute count. Since many Republican events are not publicly promoted, this report undoubtedly undercounted the extent of Fox's campaigning. 


In This Report: 

The Fox Campaign For Mitt Romney

Twelve Fox News personalities have taken part in Romney's campaign by being featured in a campaign event (such as a fundraiser or speech), advising his campaign, or both. They are: Fred Barnes, John Bolton, Liz Cheney, Alfonse D'Amato, Mike Huckabee, William Kristol, Thomas McInerney, Dennis Miller, Chuck Nash, Walid Phares, Karl Rove, and Pete Snyder.

Five Fox News personalities are advising Romney's campaign:

  • John Bolton is a foreign policy adviser. [MittRomney.com, 3/27/12The New York Times, 6/27/12]
  • Liz Cheney, according to Fox News, has "informally advised the Romney campaign." The New York Times additionally reported that she "has begun to join a weekly conference call" with the Romney campaign. [Fox News, Special Report with Bret Baier, 9/25/12; New York Times, 10/8/12]
  • Thomas McInerney is a member of Romney's Military Advisory Council. [MittRomney.com, 10/17/12]
  • Chuck Nash is a member of Veterans and Military Families for Romney Coalition's national advisory board. [MittRomney.com, 7/24/12]
  • Walid Phares is a special adviser on Romney's Foreign Policy and National Security Advisory Team and co-chair of his Middle East & North Africa working group. [MittRomney.com, 10/6/11]

Nine Fox News personalities have played key roles in Romney events: Fred Barnes, John Bolton, Liz Cheney, Al D'Amato, Mike Huckabee, William Kristol, Dennis Miller, Karl Rove, and Pete Snyder. (Bolton and Cheney have both advised the campaign and been featured in public Romney events.) 

Additionally, D'Amato is a registered lobbyist who has bundled more than $230,000 for the campaign. Snyder is a regular surrogate for the Romney campaign in Virginia, where he heads the coordinated campaign tasked with winning the battleground state for Romney and other Republicans. And Rove helps direct the super PAC American Crossroads and its affiliated 501(c)(4) organization Crossroads GPS, groups that are spending tens of millions in support of Romney and against Obama.  

Elaine Chao, who is not counted in this study, was a Fox News contributor while also serving as the national chair of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders for Romney. Her contributor status reportedly ended in late August. She is still connected with Fox News, as she was recently nominated and approved to the board of directors for News Corporation, Fox's parent company.

Romney won the GOP nomination over former Fox News contributors Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich. Santorum and Gingrich were Fox News contributors for part of this election cycle, but had their contracts suspended and then eventually terminated as they ramped up their presidential campaigns. Three other Fox News personalities, John Bolton, Mike Huckabee, and Sarah Palin, also considered presidential runs but did not have their contracts suspended.

Fox News Takes Its GOP Campaign On-Air

The Fox News personalities' off-air campaigning has unsurprisingly intersected with their on-air analysis and commentary. (This report did not code Fox News' countless on-air attacks against President Obama and Democrats as a part of the campaign instances.) All personalities listed in this report regularly appear on Fox to discuss current events. Numerous Fox personalities have also directly discussed races in which they're involved off-air. For example:

  • Karl Rove regularly discusses races in which his American Crossroads and Crossroads GPS groups have a large stake, such as the presidential race and various House and Senate races. [Media Matters, 4/27/12; Media Matters, 6/26/12; Media Matters, 8/31/12]
  • Dick Morris has appeared on Fox News to tout Republican candidates he's received payments from and endorsed. [Media Matters, 4/25/12]
  • Fox News contributors/Romney advisers such as John Bolton and Walid Phares regularly appear on the network to discuss foreign affairs and the Obama administration. In many instances, Fox News has failed to disclose Fox News contributors' ties to Romney's campaign. [Media Matters, 5/4/12]
  • Fox News contributors such as John Bolton, Dennis Miller, Dick Morris, and Sarah Palin have appeared on Fox to make or discuss their endorsements of GOP candidates. [Fox News, On the Record with Greta Van Susteren, 1/11/12; SunshineStateSarah.com, 10/12/11; Fox News, The O'Reilly Factor, 10/17/12; Fox News, On the Record with Greta Van Susteren, 5/22/12, via Real Clear Politics]

Fox Campaigning Yields Big Money

The Fox News figures have helped raise and spend hundreds of millions of dollars this cycle in support of Republicans. Fox News personalities have been featured in more than 100 fundraisers for Republicans and Republican-aligned groups. The Fox personalities have also advised organizations with big cash reserves like American Crossroads and Crossroads GPS. Here are ten examples of the money involved in Fox's campaign efforts:

  • Karl Rove co-founded and helps lead American Crossroads and Crossroads GPS. The Associated Press reported that both groups "plan to spend $300 million to influence elections this year. The groups have spent $135 million on ads so far to back Romney." [Associated Press, 10/16/12; emphasis added]
  • Rove's American Crossroads and Crossroads GPS have been spending lavishly on House and Senate races across the country. In Virginia, the groups have spent more than $10 million combined to support Republican George Allen's U.S. Senate race. In Ohio, Crossroads GPS has spent more than $6 million so far to defeat Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown. [OpenSecrets.org, accessed 10/31/12; OpenSecrets.org, accessed 10/31/12]
  • Rove's American Crossroads has reportedly "booked nearly $867,000 worth of airtime on Tampa's four network affiliates -- ABC, NBC, CBS and FOX -- according to records kept by the Federal Communications Commission." Crossroads has also paid "$190,000 to reserve time on Tampa's ABC affiliate during the final week of the election." [Tampa Bay Times, 10/27/12; emphasis added]

  • Sarah Palin's SarahPAC has raised $4.7 million so far this cycle, according to the most recently available Federal Election Commission data. [OpenSecrets.org, accessed 10/26/12]
  • Mike Huckabee's Huck PAC has raised $879,873 so far this cycle, according to the most recently available FEC data. [OpenSecrets.org, accessed 10/26/12]
  • Mike Huckabee headlined a Romney fundraiser in Gainesville, Georgia, which cost $1,000 per person to attend, and $5,000 per person for a photo-op. Huckabee has also headlined fundraisers for organizations such as the Tennessee Republican Party, which raised $500,000, and for the Harris County Republican Party (TX), which raised $100,000. [GAGOP.org, accessed 10/26/12; WPLN, 7/21/12; HarrisCountyGOP.com, accessed 10/26/12]
  • Dick Morris is the chief strategist for the anti-Obama group Super PAC for America, which has raised $790,600 so far this cycle, according to the most recently available FEC data. [OpenSecrets.org, accessed 10/26/12]
  • Fred Barnes, William Kristol and Karl Rove were key speakers at a fundraising retreat for Romney donors. According to Barnes, the donors "had to have contributed $50,000 on their own or bundled $100,000 in donations from themselves and other Romney supporters. By the event's kickoff, an army of nearly 800 donors, friends and family had assembled." [Washington Post, 6/20/12; Wall Street Journal, 6/27/12; emphasis added]
  • Republican fundraisers featuring Fox News personalities can include a wide range of donation prices and incentives. Eating lobsters in Florida with Cal Thomas cost $95. Playing "a round of Putt-Putt" with Liz Cheney and Wyoming GOP officials cost $250. For a Karl Rove event in Missouri, getting a private reception, photo, and personalized, signed book cost $2,500. [PalmsWestRC.com, accessed 10/24/12; NatronaGOP.com, accessed 10/29/12; docstoc.com, via PoliticMo.com, accessed 10/29/12
  • Several Fox News personalities have played key roles in events for Americans for Prosperity's Obama's Failing Agenda Tour. AFP, which was founded with the help of conservative billionaires Charles and David Koch, is a 501(c)(4) group that plans to spend more than $100 million in 2012. According to FEC data compiled by the Sunlight Foundation, the group has already spent $30 million in independent expenditures to oppose President Obama's campaign. [Washington Post, 10/1/12; USA Today, 8/30/12; SunlightFoundation.com, accessed 10/31/12

Republicans Promote Fox News Branding

Republicans regularly tout Fox News when promoting events featuring Fox personalities. The following are just a few examples pulled from this study:

In some cases, Fox News itself has been used as a reward for Republican donors. Fox News contributor Dick Morris auctioned off a Fox News studio tour during a fundraiser for the Republican Party of Lake County (FL) as part of its March 9 Lincoln-Reagan Day Dinner. Morris was later reprimanded for the auction, and the tour was reportedly canceled after the network learned of it. But Morris did treat a group of donors to Michigan's Oakland County Republican Party to a tour of Fox News and tapings of Lou Dobbs Tonight and Hannity. Participants in that December 2011 visit were being rewarded for donations they made to their local Republican party at a fundraising dinner Morris headlined earlier that year.

The Fox News Stable Of Republican Campaigners

The following 32 Fox News hosts and contributors have campaigned for Republican candidates and causes this election cycle:

Fred Barnes

Mitt Romney for President

  • June 2012 fundraiser. [Desert News, 6/21/12; Wall Street Journal, 6/27/12]

Alabama Republican Party

  • February 2011 fundraiser. [Examiner.com, 2/1/11; ALGOP.org, via Internet Archive, accessed 10/29/12]

Alabama Delegation to the Republican National Convention

Chatham County Republican Party (NC)

  • September 2011 fundraiser. [DurhamGOP.com, 7/21/11; ChathamNCGOP.com, accessed 10/29/12]

Steve O'Ban for State House (WA)

  • September 2012 fundraiser. [Facebook.com, 10/2/12; nationbuilder.com, accessed 10/23/12]

Deneen Borelli

FreedomWorks for America

  • May 2012 speech, get out the vote rally for Richard Mourdock for Senate (IN). [FreedomWorksForAmerica.org, 5/4/12]
  • October 2012 speech, anti-Obama event (PA). [DeneenBorelli.com, 10/18/12; FreedomWorksForAmerica.org, 10/24/12]

Borelli is the director of outreach for FreedomWorks, a 501(c)(4) group, which supports its affiliated FreedomWorks super PAC. The FreedomWorks PAC has spent more than $16 million this cycle in support of Republican causes. [FactCheck.org, 4/27/12; FreedomWorks.org, 6/25/12; OpenSecrets.org, accessed 10/30/12]

Middlesex County GOP Women's Club (NJ)

  • May 2012 speaker. [East Brunswick Sentinel, 4/26/12; Facebook.com, 5/2/12]

Kanawha County Republican Executive Committee (WV)

  • June 2012 fundraiser. [Charleston Gazette, 6/1/12; Facebook.com, accessed 10/29/12]

John Bolton

Mitt Romney for President

  • Foreign policy adviser. [MittRomney.com, 3/27/12The New York Times, 6/27/12]
  • January 2012 speech, Hilton Head, S.C. [NYTimes.com, 1/13/12; CBSNews.com, 1/13/12]
  • April 2012 speech, Baltimore, MD. [Washington Post, 4/1/12; MittRomney.com, accessed 10/29/12]
  • August 2012 speech, Royal Oak, MI. [MLive.com, 8/15/12; MittRomney.com, accessed 10/29/12]
  • August 2012 speech, Bloomfield Hills, MI. [MittRomney.com, 8/23/12]
  • October 2012 speech, Delray Beach, FL. [Facebook.com, 10/13/12; MittRomney.com, accessed 10/29/12]
  • October 2012 speech, Surfside, FL. [American Spectator, 10/15/12; MittRomney.com, accessed 10/29/12]
  • October 2012 speech, Jacksonville, FL. [FirstCoastNews.com, 10/26/12; MittRomney.com, accessed 10/29/12]
  • October 2012 speech, Pittsburgh, PA. [Twitter.com, 10/23/12; EventBrite.com, accessed 10/29/12]

California Republican Party

  • March 2011 speech, state convention. [SanDiegoRepublicans.org, 2/24/11; Los Angeles Times, 3/18/11]

Republican Party of Los Angeles County (CA)

  • May 2012 fundraiser. [Facebook.com, 5/3/12; Facebook, accessed 10/29/12]

Florida Delegation to the Republican National Convention

Republican Party of Sarasota County (FL)

  • April 2012 fundraiser. [Ticketbud.com, 3/16/12; Sarasota Herald-Tribune, 3/20/12; Sarasota Herald-Tribune, 4/27/12]

Ron DeSantis for Congress (FL)

  • July 2012 fundraiser. [Florida Times-Union, 7/18/12]

Polk County Republican Party (IA)

Steve King for Congress (IA)

  • October 2011 fundraiser. [Des Moines Register, 10/25/11; TheIowaRepublican.com, 10/29/11]

Anne Arundel County Republican Party (MD)

  • June 2012 fundraiser. [Severna Park Voice, 6/27/12; AAGOP.org, accessed 10/29/12]

Wayne 11th Congressional District Republican Committee (MI)

  • May 2011 fundraiser. [Patch.com, 5/10/11; Wayne11th.com, accessed 10/30/12

Ann Wagner for Congress (MO)

  • September 2011 endorsement. [The Hill, 9/22/11]
  • September 2011 speech. [AnnWagner.com, accessed 10/29/12]

Ken Timmerman for Congress (MD)

  • October 2012 fundraiser. [Twitter.com, 10/11/12; TimmermanForCongress.com, accessed 10/29/12]

Nashua Republican City Committee (NH)

  • September 2011 fundraiser. [YouTube.com, 9/11/11; NHGOP.org, accessed 10/29/12]

Wendy Long for Senate (NY)

  • May 2012 endorsement. [CapitalNewYork.com, 5/29/12; WendyLongForNewYork.com, 5/29/12]

Lane County Republican Central Committee (OR)

  • April 2012 fundraiser. [Republicansindcor.org, 2/24/12; Republicansindcor.org, accessed 10/29/12; RWCL.org, accessed 10/29/12]

Patrick Murray for Congress (VA)

  • October 2012 fundraiser. [AlexGOP.org, 9/26/12; YouTube.com, 10/1/12]

Tucker Carlson

Americans for Prosperity, Obama's Failing Agenda Tour

  • October 2012 speech, Bozeman, MT. [Billings Gazette, 10/27/12; AmericansForProsperity.org, accessed 10/29/12]
  • October 2012 speech, Billings, MT. [Billings Gazette, 10/27/12; AmericansForProsperity.org, accessed 10/29/12]

Lane County Republican Party (OR)

  • March 2011 fundraiser. [OregonRepublicanParty.org, 2/7/11; KVAL.com, 3/29/11; Facebook.com, 5/4/11]

Liz Cheney

Mitt Romney for President

  • Informal adviser. [Fox News, Special Report with Bret Baier, 9/25/12; New York Times, 10/8/12; Los Angeles Times, 10/8/12]
  • September 2012 speech, Lone Tree, CO. [DCGOP.org, 9/20/12; CSPAN.org, 9/21/12; The Colorado Statesman, 9/28/12]

GOPAC

Jeff Flake for Congress (AZ)

  • September 2012 fundraiser. [Huffington Post, 9/28/12; PoliticalPartyTime.org, accessed 10/29/12]

Jim Renacci for Congress (OH)

  • September 2012 fundraiser. [The Repository, 8/22/12; Facebook.com, 9/24/12]

Wyoming Republican Party

  • April 2012 speech, state convention. [Associated Press, 4/14/12; WYGOP.org, accessed 10/29/12]

Fremont County Republican Party (WY)

  • June 2012 fundraiser. [The Ranger, 6/3/12; Associated Press, 6/8/12]

Natrona County Republican Party (WY)

  • August 2012 fundraiser. [K2Radio.com, 8/17/12; NatronaGOP.com, accessed 10/29/12; NatronaGOP.com, accessed 10/29/12]

Park County Republican Party (WY)

Sheridan County Republican Party (WY)

  • July 2012 fundraiser. [SheridanMedia.com, 7/25/12; The Sheridan Press, 7/30/12]

Sweetwater County Republican Party (WY)

Monica Crowley

Americans for Prosperity's Obama's Failing Agenda Tour

  • October 2012 speech, Loveland, CO. [AmericansForProsperity.org, 10/11/12; DenverPost.com, 10/18/12]  
  • October 2012 speech, Northglenn, CO. [AmericansForProsperity.org, 10/11/12]
  • October 2012 speech, Westminster, CO. [AmericansForProsperity.org, 10/11/12]
  • October 2012 speech, Golden, CO. [AmericansForProsperity.org, 10/11/12]
  • October 2012 speech, Aurora, CO. [AmericansForProsperity.org, 10/11/12]
  • October 2012 speech, Castle Rock, CO. [AmericansForProsperity.org, 10/11/12]
  • October 2012 speech, Colorado Springs, CO. [AmericansForProsperity.org, 10/11/12]
  • October 2012 speech, Pueblo, CO. [AmericansForProsperity.org, 10/11/12]

Women's National Republican Club

Adam Hasner for Senate (FL)

  • May 2011 endorsement. [SaintPetersBlog.com, 5/17/11; Tampa Bay Times, 8/16/11]

New Trier Township Republican Organization (IL)

  • October 2011 fundraiser. [IllinoisReview.typepad.com, 10/17/11; NTRO.org, accessed 10/29/12]

Alfonse D'Amato

Mitt Romney for President

  • September 2012 fundraiser, Muttontown, NY. [Politico, 9/4/12; Newsday, 9/13/12; PoliticalPartyTime.org, 9/13/12]
  • September 2012 fundraiser, Old Brookville, NY. [Politico, 9/4/12; Newsday, 9/13/12; PoliticalPartyTime.org, 9/13/12]
  • Campaign bundler. [Center for Public Integrity, 10/16/12; OpenSecrets.org, accessed 10/29/12]

New York Delegation to the Republican National Convention

  • August 2012 speech. (D'Amato's lobbying firm sponsored breakfast.) [Staten Island Advance, 8/28/12; NY Daily News, 8/28/12; PoliticalPartyTime.org, accessed 10/29/12]

Mike Gallagher

Tea Party Express

  • September 2011 speech. [TeaPartyExpress.org, accessed 10/29/12]
  • October 2012 speech. [ChristianNewsWire.com, 10/16/12; TeaPartyExpress.org, accessed 10/26/12]

Jonah Goldberg

Lincoln Club of Orange County Federal PAC (CA)

  • April 2012 speech. [LincolnClub.org, accessed 10/29/12; LincolnClub.org, accessed 10/29/12]

The Lincoln Club states it supports political efforts and registers "Republican voters." It has only donated to Republican candidates, according to the most recent 2012 FEC data. [LincolnClub.org, accessed 10/31/12; OpenSecrets.org, accessed 10/31/12]

Mary Katharine Ham

Durham County Republican Party (NC)

  • August 2011 fundraiser. [DurhamGOP.com, accessed 10/29/12; DurhamGOP.com, accessed 10/29/12]

Salt Lake County Republican Party (UT)

  • February 2011 fundraiser. [Salt Lake Tribune, 1/12/12]

Sean Hannity

Connie Mack for Senate (FL)

  • November 2011 endorsement. [Tampa Tribune, 11/14/11; ConnieMack.com, accessed 10/29/12]

Martha Zoller for Congress (GA)

  • Endorsement. [MarthaForCongress.com, accessed 10/30/12]

Wendy Long for Senate (NY)

  • June 2012 endorsement. [WendyLongForNewYork.com, accessed 10/29/12]

Ted Cruz for Senate (TX)

  • May 2012 endorsement. [Media Matters, 7/31/12; TedCruz.com, accessed 10/29/12]

Orrin Hatch for Senate (UT)

  • August 2011 Endorsement. [Daily Caller, 8/3/11; OrrinHatch.com, accessed 10/29/12]

Stephen Hayes

Roanoke Conference (WA)

  • January 2012 speaker. [NW Daily Maker, 1/13/12; Flickr.com, 1/31/12; RoanokeConference.org, accessed 10/29/12]

The conference is a "gathering for Republicans in Washington State offering a unique forum for lively political debate, networking, and information." [RoanokeConference.org, accessed 10/29/12]

Wisconsin Delegation to the Republican National Convention

  • August 2012 speech. [Facebook.com, 8/28/12; Stevens Point Journal, 8/29/12, via Nexis] 

Mike Huckabee

Mitt Romney for President

  • August 2012 fundraiser. [Gainesville Times, 8/16/12; GAGOP.org, accessed 10/25/12]
  • September 2012 speech, Destin, FL. [WEAR, 9/29/12; MittRomney.com, accessed 10/29/12]
  • September 2012 speech, Pensacola, FL. [WEAR, 9/29/12; MittRomney.com, accessed 10/25/12]
  • October 2012 speech, Ocala, FL. [Gainesville Sun, 10/8/12; MittRomney.com, accessed 10/29/12]
  • October 2012 speech, Asheville, NC. [Asheville Citizen-Times, 10/9/12; YouTube.com, 10/12/12]

Republican National Convention

  • August 2012 speech. [YouTube.com, 8/29/12]

Republican Leadership Conference

Huck PAC

Huckabee is the founder of Huck PAC. [HuckPAC.com, accessed 10/29/12]

Huck PAC has endorsed dozens of Republican local, state, and federal candidates during the 2011-2012 election cycle:

  • Allen Kerr for State House (AR), endorsement. [HuckPAC.com, accessed 10/25/12
  • Beth Anne Rankin for Congress (AR), endorsement. [HuckPAC.com, 1/18/12]
  • Charlene Fite for State House (AR), endorsement. [HuckPAC.com, accessed 10/25/12
  • Daniel Linnett for State House (AR), endorsement. [HuckPAC.com, accessed 10/25/12
  • Dennis Milligan for County Circuit Clerk (AR), endorsement. [HuckPAC.com, accessed 10/25/12
  • Garland Derden Jr. for State House (AR), endorsement. [HuckPAC.com, accessed 10/25/12
  • Gary Meggs for State House (AR), endorsement. [HuckPAC.com, accessed 10/25/12
  • Gary Stubblefield for State Senate (AR), endorsement. [HuckPAC.com, accessed 10/25/12
  • Jane English for State Senate (AR), endorsement. [HuckPAC.com, accessed 10/25/12
  • Jason Rapert for State Senate (AR), endorsement. [HuckPAC.com, accessed 10/25/12
  • Jon Eubanks for State House (AR), endorsement. [HuckPAC.com, accessed 10/25/12
  • Justin Harris for State House (AR), endorsement. [HuckPAC.com, accessed 10/25/12
  • Ken Bragg for State House (AR), endorsement. [HuckPAC.com, accessed 10/25/12
  • Lori Benedict for State House (AR), endorsement. [HuckPAC.com, accessed 10/25/12
  • Mary Bentley for State House (AR), endorsement. [HuckPAC.com, accessed 10/25/12
  • Mike Akin for State Senate (AR), endorsement. [HuckPAC.com, accessed 10/25/12
  • Missy Thomas Irvin for State Senate (AR), endorsement. [HuckPAC.com, accessed 10/25/12
  • Paul Graham for State House (AR), endorsement. [HuckPAC.com, accessed 10/25/12
  • Richard Womack for State House (AR), endorsement. [HuckPAC.com, accessed 10/25/12
  • Rick Crawford for Congress (AR), endorsement. [HuckPAC.com, accessed 10/25/12
  • Sharon Wright for State House (AR), endorsement. [HuckPAC.com, accessed 10/25/12
  • Steve Womack for Congress (AR), endorsement. [HuckPAC.com, accessed 10/25/12
  • Tim Griffin for Congress (AR), endorsement. [HuckPAC.com, accessed 10/25/12
  • Tom Cotton for Congress (AR), endorsement. [HuckPAC.com, accessed 10/25/12
  • Ben Quayle for Congress (AZ), endorsement. [HuckPAC.com, 8/17/12
  • Duncan Hunter for Congress (CA), endorsement. [HuckPAC.com, accessed 10/25/12]
  • Doug Lamborn for Congress (CO), endorsement. [HuckPAC.com, accessed 10/25/12]
  • Daniel Webster for Congress (FL), endorsement. [HuckPAC.com, accessed 10/25/12]
  • John Mica for Congress (FL), endorsement. [HuckPAC.com, accessed 10/25/12]
  • Mike Haridopolos for Senate (FL), endorsement. [HuckPAC.com, 5/12/11]
  • Steve Southerland for Congress (FL), endorsement. [HuckPAC.com, accessed 10/25/12]
  • Ted Yoho for Congress (FL), endorsement. [HuckPAC.com, accessed 10/25/12]
  • Doug Collins for Congress (GA), endorsement. [HuckPAC.com, accessed 10/25/12]
  • Robert Lamutt for State House (GA), endorsement. [HuckPAC.com, 9/14/11]
  • Sam Teasley for State House (GA), endorsement. [HuckPAC.com, accessed 10/25/12]
  • Greg Heartsill for State House (IA), endorsement. [HuckPAC.com, accessed 10/25/12]
  • Jeremy Taylor for State House (IA), endorsement. [HuckPAC.com, accessed 10/25/12]
  • Matt Reisetter for State Senate (IA), endorsement. [HuckPAC.com, accessed 10/25/12]
  • Steve King for Congress (IA), endorsement. [HuckPAC.com, accessed 10/25/12]
  • Jackie Walorski for Congress (IN), endorsement. [HuckPAC.com, accessed 10/25/12]
  • Marlin Stutzman for Congress (IN), endorsement. [HuckPAC.com, accessed 10/25/12]
  • Todd P'Pool for Attorney General (KY), endorsement. [HuckPAC.com, 9/14/11]
  • Gary Glenn for Senate (MI), endorsement. [HuckPAC.com, 11/9/11]
  • Clark Durant for Senate (MI), endorsement. [HuckPAC.com, 8/6/12]
  • Brad Hantler for State House (MI), endorsement. [HuckPAC.com, 8/6/12]
  • Ann Wagner for Congress (MO), endorsement. [HuckPAC.com, accessed 10/25/12]
  • Brad Lager for Lieutenant Governor (MO), endorsement. [HuckPAC.com, 8/1/12]
  • Billy Long for Congress (MO), endorsement. [HuckPAC.com, accessed 10/25/12]
  • Todd Akin for Senate (MO), endorsement. [HuckPAC.com, accessed 10/25/12]
  • Lynn Fitch for Treasurer (MS), endorsement. [HuckPAC.com, accessed 10/25/12]
  • Brad Johnson for Secretary of State (MT), endorsement. [HuckPAC.com, accessed 10/25/12]
  • Steve Daines for Congress (MT), endorsement. [HuckPAC.com, accessed 10/25/12]
  • Dan Forest for Lt. Governor (NC), endorsement. [HuckPAC.com, accessed 10/25/12]
  • Mark Meadows for Congress (NC), endorsement. [HuckPAC.com, accessed 10/25/12]
  • Richard Hudson for Congress (NC), endorsement. [HuckPAC.com, accessed 10/25/12]
  • Robert Pittenger for Congress (NC), endorsement. [HuckPAC.com, accessed 10/25/12]
  • Jon Bruning for Senate (NE), endorsement. [HuckPAC.com, 5/25/11]
  • George Faught for Congress (OK), endorsement. [HuckPAC.com, 4/19/12]
  • Andre Bauer for Congress (SC), endorsement. [HuckPAC.com, accessed 10/25/12]
  • Jeff Duncan for Congress (SC), endorsement. [HuckPAC.com, accessed 10/25/12]
  • Joe Wilson for Congress (SC), endorsement. [HuckPAC.com, accessed 10/25/12]
  • Mick Mulvaney for Congress (SC), endorsement. [HuckPAC.com, accessed 10/25/12]
  • Tim Scott for Congress (SC), endorsement. [HuckPAC.com, accessed 10/25/12]
  • Trey Gowdy for Congress (SC), endorsement. [HuckPAC.com, accessed 10/25/12]
  • Chuck Fleischmann for Congress (TN), endorsement. [HuckPAC.com, accessed 10/25/12]
  • Timothy Hill for State House (TN), endorsement. [HuckPAC.com, accessed 10/25/12]
  • Bill Zedler for State House (TX), endorsement. [HuckPAC.com, accessed 10/25/12]
  • David Dewhurst for Senate (TX), endorsement. [HuckPAC.com, 1/9/12]
  • James White for State House (TX), endorsement. [HuckPAC.com, accessed 10/25/12]
  • Jim Pitts for State House (TX), endorsement. [HuckPAC.com, accessed 10/25/12]
  • Kelly Hancock for State Senate (TX), endorsement. [HuckPAC.com, accessed 10/25/12]
  • Phil King for State House (TX), endorsement. [HuckPAC.com, accessed 10/25/12]
  • Randy Weber for Congress (TX), endorsement. [HuckPAC.com, accessed 10/25/12]
  • George Allen for Senate (VA), endorsement. [HuckPAC.com, accessed 10/25/12]
  • Jason Flanary for State Senate (VA), endorsement. [HuckPAC.com, 9/14/11]
  • Bryce Reeves for State Senate (VA), endorsement. [HuckPAC.com, 6/28/11]
  • John Koster for Congress (WA), endorsement. [HuckPAC.com, accessed 10/25/12]
  • Scott Walker for Governor (WI), endorsement. [HuckPAC.com, accessed 10/25/12]
  • Tommy Thompson for Senate (WI), endorsement. [HuckPAC.com, accessed 10/25/12]

Huck PAC has donated at least $21,000 to GOP federal candidates:

  • Beth Anne Rankin for Congress (AR), $5,000 contribution. [OpenSecrets.org, accessed 10/30/12
  • Gary Glenn for Senate (MI), $1,000 contribution. [OpenSecrets.org, accessed 10/30/12
  • Ann Wagner for Congress (MO), $1,000 contribution. [OpenSecrets.org, accessed 10/30/12
  • Todd Akin for Senate (MO), $5,000 contribution. [OpenSecrets.org, accessed 10/30/12
  • Steve Daines for Congress (MT), $1,000 contribution [OpenSecrets.org, accessed 10/30/12
  • Jon Bruning for Senate (NE), $1,000 contribution. [OpenSecrets.org, accessed 10/30/12
  • Chuck Fleischmann for Congress (TN), $2,500 contribution. [OpenSecrets.org, accessed 10/30/12
  • David Dewhurst for Senate (TX), $3,500 contribution. [OpenSecrets.org, accessed 10/30/12
  • Tommy Thompson for Senate (WI), $1,000 contribution [OpenSecrets.org, accessed 10/30/12

Huck PAC has only given to Republican federal candidates, according to OpenSecrets.org. [OpenSecrets.org, accessed 10/26/12]

Arkansas Republican Party

  • October 2012 fundraiser. [ArkansasGOP.org, accessed 10/25/12; ArkTimes.com, 10/28/12]  

Barbour County Republican Party (AL)

  • August 2012 fundraiser. [MAdvertiserBlogs.com, 6/26/12; ALGOP.org, 8/7/12]

Beth Anne Rankin for Congress (AR)

  • February 2012 fundraiser. [HuckPAC.com, 1/18/12]; Bannernews.net, 2/15/12]

Walton County Republican Party (FL)

  • September 2012 fundraiser. [Facebook.com, 9/20/12; Walton Sun, 9/27/12]

Kentucky House Republican Caucus Campaign Committee  

  • October 2012 fundraiser. [BlueGrassPolitics.bloginky.com, 10/1/12; Courier-Journal, 10/2/12; WDRB.com, 10/6/12]

Todd P'Pool for Attorney General (KY)

  • October 2011 fundraiser. [Associated Press, 8/25/11; Associated Press, 10/16/11]

Maryland Republican Party

  • May 2011 fundraiser. [YouTube.com, 5/4/11; Facebook.com, accessed 10/25/12]

Missouri House Republican Campaign Committee

  • February 2012 fundraiser. [PoliticMO.com, 1/9/12; KOMC.com, 2/21/12]

Todd Akin for Senate (MO)

  • August 2012 fundraising email. [MikeHuckabee.com email, received by Media Matters, 8/23/12; Associated Press, 8/24/12]
  • October 2012 fundraiser. [News-Leader, 10/20/12; Kansas City Star, 10/22/12]
  • October 2012 television ad. [Associated Press, 10/26/12]

Dan Forest for Lt. Governor (NC)

  • September 2012 fundraiser. [DanForest.com, 8/29/12; Flickr.com, 9/27/12]
  • October 2012 video endorsement. [YouTube.com, 10/3/12]

New Hampshire Republican State Committee

  • May 2012 fundraiser. [New Hampshire Union Leader, 5/30/12; NHGOP.org, accessed 10/25/12]

Summit County Republican Party (OH)

  • April 2011 fundraiser. [Akron Beacon Journal, 4/10/11; SummitCountyGOP.org, accessed 10/25/12]

Chuck Fleischmann for Congress (TN)

Tennessee Republican Party

Harris County Republican Party (TX)

  • March 2011 fundraiser. [HarrisCountyGOP.com, accessed 10/25/12; HarrisCountyGOP.com, accessed 10/25/12]

Ken Paxton for State Senate (TX)

Roger Williams for Congress (TX)

  • November 2011 fundraiser. [RogerForCongress.com, 11/11/11; Star-Telegram, 11/14/11]

Jill Vogel for State Senate (VA)

  • October 2012 fundraiser. [Twitter.com, 10/24/12; SenatorJillVogel.com, accessed 10/29/12; FaqueuierGOP.com, accessed 10/29/12]  

Laura Ingraham

Americans for Prosperity's Obama's Failing Agenda Tour

  • October 2012 speech, Indianapolis, IN. [AmericansForProsperity.org, accessed 10/29/12]

Palm Beach Republican Club (FL)

  • April 2012 fundraiser. [PalmBeachRepublicanClub.com, 3/9/12; PalmBeachRepublicanClub.com, 4/5/12]

Wendy Long for Senate (NY)

  • October 2012 fundraiser. [NY Daily News, 10/2/12; Twitter.com, 10/9/12]

William Kristol

Mitt Romney for President

Pete Hegseth for Senate (MN)

  • May 2012 endorsement video. [YouTube.com, 5/16/12]
  • May 2012 fundraiser. [Twitter.com, 5/10/12; PowerLineBlog.com, 5/12/12; Twitter.com, 5/13/12]

Ohio Delegation to the Republican National Convention

  • August 2012 speech. [ToledoBlade.typepad.com, 8/26/12; WKSU.org, 8/26/12]

Chesterfield County Republican Committee (VA)

Fairfax County Republican Committee (VA)

Virginia's 8th District Republican Committee

  • September 2012 speaker, Alexandria Victory Office Grand Opening Celebration. [VAGOP8CD.org, 9/12/12; VAGOP8CD.org, 9/15/12]

Rich Lowry

Lincoln Club of Orange County (CA)

  • September 2012 speech. [Facebook.com, 9/19/12; LincolnClub.org, accessed 10/24/12]

Queens County Republican Party (NY)

Michelle Malkin

Americans for Prosperity's Obama's Failing Agenda Tour

  • September 2012 speaker, Charlotte, NC. [YouTube.com, 9/3/12; AmericansForProsperity.org, accessed 10/24/12]
  • September 2012 speaker, Raleigh, NC. [News & Observer, 9/6/12; AmericansForProsperity.org, accessed 10/24/12]

Cheyenne Mountain Republican Forum (CO)

  • June 2012 fundraiser. [DCRW.org, 5/9/12; Colorado Springs Independent, 10/19/12]

Jefferson County Republican Women (CO)                 

  • October 2012 fundraiser. [JeffcoRepublicans.com, accessed 10/24/12; Facebook.com, accessed 10/24/12]

Santa Fe Federated Republican Women (NM)

  • August 2012 fundraiser. [Facebook.com, 8/6/12; ladiesoflibertygala.blogspot.com, 8/12/12; NMFRW.com, accessed 10/24/12]

Ted Cruz for Senate (TX)

  • July 2012 endorsement. [MichelleMalkin.com, 7/30/12]

Washington State Republican Party     

  • May 2012 speaker, state convention. [Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal, 5/15/12; WSRP.org, accessed 10/24/12]

Angela McGlowan

Anchorage Republican Women's Club (AK)

  • March 2011 fundraiser. [Facebook.com, 3/7/11; Facebook.com, accessed 10/24/12]

Thomas McInerney

Mitt Romney for President

  • Member of Romney For President Military Advisory Council. [MittRomney.com, 10/17/12]

Dennis Miller

Mitt Romney for President

  • September 2012 fundraiser, Los Angeles, CA. [Business Week, 9/23/12; NYTimes.com, 10/15/12]
  • October 2012 fundraiser, New York, NY. [NYTimes.com, 10/16/12; InsideRadio.com, accessed 10/25/12; PoliticalPartyTime.org, accessed 10/28/12
  • October 2012 speech, Chesapeake, VA. [NYTimes.com, 10/17/12]
  • October 2012 speech, Leesburg, VA. [NPR, Morning Edition, 10/18/12]
  • October 2012 speech, Fort Myers, FL. [News-Press, 10/18/12; YouTube.com, 10/18/12]

Dick Morris

League of American Voters

  • Chief Strategist. [DickMorris.com, 1/20/10]

The organization states that it is committed to "national media efforts to expose President Obama's radical agenda and reach millions of Americans, through radio, TV and the internet to expose the truth about Obama's reckless policies before it's too late." [League of American Voters subscription page, via DickMorris.com, 9/19/12]

Super PAC for America

  • Chief Strategist. [SuperPACforAmerica.com, accessed 10/25/12]

On the PAC's website, Morris states that the group is "leading the fight to expose Obama's disastrous record" with anti-Obama ads. The PAC has spent more than $270,000 on independent expenditures against Obama so far this cycle, according to the most recent FEC data. [SuperPACforAmerica.com, accessed 10/25i/12; Media Matters, 10/29/12; OpenSecrets.org, accessed 10/30/12]

Americans for Prosperity, Obama's Failing Agenda Tour

  • September 2012 speech, Denver, CO. [AmericansForProsperity.org, accessed 9/6/12; Denver Westword, 9/12/12]
  • September 2012 speech, Parker, CO. [AmericansForProsperity.org, accessed 9/6/12; ning.com, 9/11/12]
  • October 2012 speech, Des Moines, IA. [DesMoinesRegister.com, 10/16/12; AmericansForProsperity.org, accessed 10/29/12]
  • October 2012 speech, Tysons Corner, VA. [AmericansForProsperity.org, accessed 10/29/12]
  • October 2012 speech, Chesapeake, VA. [Facebook.com, 10/26/12; AmericansForProsperity.org, accessed 10/29/12]
  • October 2012 speech, Newport News, VA. [AmericansForProsperity.org, accessed 10/29/12]

Southern Republican Leadership Conference

  • January 2012 speech. [SRLCCharleston2012.com, 1/17/12; Examiner.com, 1/21/12]

Arizona Republican Party

  • September 2012 fundraiser. [Facebook.com, 9/12/12; AZGOP.com, accessed 10/25/12]

Vicki Marble for State Senate (CO)

  • February 2012 endorsement. [VickiMarble.com, accessed 10/25/12]

Christopher Shays for Senate (CT)

  • February 2012 endorsement. [YouTube.com, 2/28/12]

Mark Greenberg for Congress (CT)

  • August 2012 speech. [CT5thDistrict.com, 8/3/12; Media Matters, 8/10/12]

Adam Hasner for Senate (FL)

  • October 2011 endorsement. [SunshineStateSarah.com, 10/12/11]

Hernando County Republican Party (FL)

  • September 2012 fundraiser. [Facebook.com, 8/8/12; Facebook.com, 9/27/12]

John Mica for Congress (FL)

  • Informal adviser. [Scribd.com via Roll Call, 5/30/12; Politico, 8/13/12]
  • August 2012 endorsement video. [MicaForCongress.com, 8/8/12]

Republican Party of Lake County (FL)

  • March 2012 fundraiser. [Media Matters, 3/19/12]

Republican Party of Manatee County (FL)

  • February 2011 fundraiser.  [Herald-Tribune, 2/19/11; ManateeRepublicanParty.com, 2/22/11]

Twin Falls Republican Central Committee (ID)

William J. Kelly for Chairman of the Chicago Republican Party (IL)

  • March 2012 fundraiser. [DickMorris.com, 3/8/12; YouTube.com, 3/14/12]

Dave Syverson for State Senate (IL)

  • October 2011 fundraiser. [SenatorDaveSyverson.com, 10/21/11; e-rockford.com, 11/29/11]

Richard Mourdock for Senate (IN)

  • July 2011 fundraising email. [Media Matters, 7/8/11]
  • September 2011 fundraiser, Evansville, IN. [Facebook.com, accessed 10/25/12; Piryx.com, accessed 10/25/12]
  • September 2012 fundraiser, Sweetwater, IN. [Facebook.com, 9/18/12; VanderburghGOP.com, accessed 10/25/12; TerrehauteRepublican.org, accessed 10/25/12]

Oakland County Republican Party (MI)

  • May 2011 fundraiser. [Media Matters, 10/22/12]

Pete Hoekstra for Senate (MI)

  • December 2011 endorsement. [Petespenditnot.com, 12/14/11]

Dan "Doc" Severson for Senate (MN)

Sarah Steelman for Senate (MO)

  • April 2011 fundraiser. [Politico, 3/25/11; The Turner Report, 4/1/11; News-Leader.com, 4/6/11]

Duane Sand for Senate (ND)

  • February 2012 fundraiser. [Base-Connect.com, 2/1/12; Politico, 2/3/12]
  • April 2012 fundraiser. [WDAY.com, 4/26/12; Bakken Today, 4/26/12; DonationReport.com, accessed 10/25/12]
  • June 2012 endorsement video. [DickMorris.com 6/19/12]

Bob Dieterich for Congress (NY)

  • June 2012 fundraiser. [DieterichForCongress.com, 5/30/12; DieterichForCongress.com, 6/7/12; TimesUnion.com, 6/28/12]

Josh Mandel for Senate (OH)

  • October 2011 fundraiser. [Dayton Daily News, 2/20/12; Media Matters, 4/25/12]

Oklahoma County Republican Party (OK)

  • February 2012 fundraiser. [CapitolBeatOK.com, 2/20/12; Edmond Life & Leisure, accessed 10/25/12]

Tom Marino for Congress (PA)

  • October 2012 fundraiser. [RockStarGOP.wordpress.com, 10/26/12; PoliticalPartyTime.org, accessed 10/26/12]

Tom Smith for Senate (PA)

  • February 2012 endorsement. [TomSmithForSenate.com, 2/8/12]

Tommy Thompson for Senate (WI)

  • January 2012 endorsement. [BuzzFeed.com, 1/25/12]

JoePAC (TN)

  • September 2011 fundraiser. [Murfreesboro News Press, 9/15/11; YouTube.com, 10/12/11]

JoePAC is the political action committee for Tennessee State Representative Joe Carr (R).

Denton County Republican Party (TX)

  • February 2012 fundraiser. [Denton Record-Chronicle, 1/24/12; Facebook.com, accessed 10/25/12]

Chuck Nash

Mitt Romney for President

  • Member of Veterans and Military Families for Romney Coalition's National Advisory Board. [MittRomney.com, 7/24/12]

Oliver North

Dan Forest for Lt. Governor (NC)

  • September 2012 endorsement. [DanForest.com, 9/17/12]

Greene County Republican Party (AR)

  • March 2012 fundraiser. [Facebook.com, 3/4/12; ArkansasGOP.org, accessed 10/24/12]  

Sarah Palin


SarahPAC

Palin is the founder of SarahPAC. [SarahPAC.com, accessed 10/25/12]

On its website, SarahPAC has endorsed 16 Republican state and federal candidates during this cycle:

  • Kirk Adams for Congress (AZ), endorsement. [SarahPAC.com, accessed 10/25/12]   
  • Jeff Flake for Senate (AZ), endorsement. [SarahPAC.com, accessed 10/25/12]   
  • Paul Gosar for Congress (AZ), endorsement. [SarahPAC.com, accessed 10/25/12]   
  • Allen West for Congress (FL), endorsement. [SarahPAC.com, accessed 10/25/12]   
  • Sandy Adams for Congress (FL), endorsement. [SarahPAC.com, accessed 10/25/12]   
  • Ted Yoho for Congress (FL), endorsement. [SarahPAC.com, accessed 10/25/12]   
  • Martha Zoller for Congress (GA), endorsement. [SarahPAC.com, accessed 10/25/12]   
  • Richard Mourdock for Senate (IN), endorsement. [SarahPAC.com, accessed 10/25/12]   
  • Dan Bongino for Senate (MD), endorsement. [SarahPAC.com, accessed 10/25/12]   
  • Sarah Steelman for Senate (MO), endorsement. [SarahPAC.com, accessed 10/25/12]   
  • Deb Fischer for Senate (NE), endorsement. [SarahPAC.com, accessed 10/25/12]   
  • Ted Cruz for Senate (TX), endorsement. [SarahPAC.com, accessed 10/25/12]   
  • Mia Love for Congress (UT), endorsement. [SarahPAC.com, accessed 10/25/12]
  • Orrin Hatch for Senate (UT), endorsement. [SarahPAC.com, accessed 10/25/12]   
  • Rebecca Kleefisch for Lt. Gov (WI), endorsement. [SarahPAC.com, accessed 10/25/12]   
  • Scott Walker for Gov. (WI), endorsement. [SarahPAC.com, accessed 10/25/12]      

SarahPAC has donated at least $80,000 to GOP federal candidates this cycle:

  • Martha Roby for Congress (AL), $5,000 contribution. [OpenSecrets.org, accessed 10/30/12
  • Mike Coffman for Congress (CO), $5,000 contribution. [OpenSecrets.org, accessed 10/30/12
  • Allen West for Congress (FL), $5,000 contribution. [OpenSecrets.org, accessed 10/30/12
  • Larry Bucshon for Congress (IN), $5,000 contribution. [OpenSecrets.org, accessed 10/30/12
  • Richard Mourdock for Senate (IN), $5,000 contribution. [OpenSecrets.org, accessed 10/30/12
  • Vicky Hartzler for Congress (MO), $5,000 contribution. [OpenSecrets.org, accessed 10/30/12
  • Roger Wicker for Senate (MS), $5,000 contribution. [OpenSecrets.org, accessed 10/30/12]
  • Renee Ellmers for Congress (NC), $5,000 contribution. [OpenSecrets.org, accessed 10/30/12]  
  • Deb Fischer for Senate (NE), $5,000 contribution. [OpenSecrets.org, accessed 10/30/12]
  • Ann Marie Buerkle for Congress (NY), $5,000 contribution. [OpenSecrets.org, accessed 10/30/12]
  • Michael Fitzpatrick for Congress (PA), $5,000 contribution. [OpenSecrets.org, accessed 10/30/12]
  • Lou Barletta for Congress (PA), $5,000 contribution. [OpenSecrets.org, accessed 10/30/12]
  • Bob Corker for Senate,  $5,000 contribution. [OpenSecrets.org, accessed 10/30/12]
  • Francisco Canseco for Congress (TX), $5,000 contribution. [OpenSecrets.org, accessed 10/30/12]
  • Ted Cruz for Senate (TX), $5,000 contribution. [OpenSecrets.org, accessed 10/30/12]
  • Sean Duffy for Congress (WI), $5,000 contribution. [OpenSecrets.org, accessed 10/30/12]

Republican Party of Florida

  • November 2011 fundraiser. [OrlandoSentinel.com, 11/3/11]

Sandy Adams for Congress (FL)

  • August 2012 robocall. [YouTube.com, 8/10/12]

Sarah Steelman for Senate (MO)

  • July 2012 ad. [ABCNews.com, 7/30/12]
  • August 2012 speech. [SarahSteelman.com, 8/1/12; KCTV, 8/3/12]

Deb Fischer for Senate (NE)

  • May 2012 robocall. [Huffington Post, 5/15/12]

Ted Cruz for Senate (TX)

  • May 2012 robocall. [CJOnline.com, 5/20/12]

Dana Perino

Roanoke Conference

  • January 2011 speaker. [NW Daily Maker, 1/13/12; ScottStanzel.com, 1/30/11]

Political Organization of Republican Women (CO)

  • July 2011 fundraiser (by phone). [Denver Post, 7/16/11; Colorado Statesman, 8/8/11]

Walid Phares

Mitt Romney for President

  • Special adviser, Foreign Policy and National Security Advisory Team. [MittRomney.com, 10/6/11]
  • Co-chair, Middle East & North Africa working group. [MittRomney.com, 10/6/11]

Ed Rollins

A Stronger Minnesota.

  • Member of the Board of Directors. [Star Tribune, 10/11/12; AStrongerMinnesota.com, accessed 10/24/12]

The Minnesota organization states that it "has targeted four extreme liberals for defeat this fall."

Karl Rove

Mitt Romney for President

  • June 2012 fundraiser. [New York Times, 6/23/12]

American Crossroads

  • Co-founder and adviser. [PublicIntegrity.org, accessed 10/25/12]
  • Spending against Barack Obama for President. [OpenSecrets.org, accessed 10/25/12]
  • Spending for Mitt Romney for President. [OpenSecrets.org, accessed 10/25/12]
  • Spending against Ron Barber for Congress (AZ). [OpenSecrets.org, accessed 10/25/12]
  • Spending for Jesse Kelly for Congress (AZ). [OpenSecrets.org, accessed 10/25/12]
  • Spending against Bill Nelson for Senate (FL). [OpenSecrets.org, accessed 10/25/12]
  • Spending against Claire McCaskill for Senate (MO). (American Crossroads has since said it will not involve itself in the race due to the controversy surrounding recent remarks by Todd Akin.) [Los Angeles Times, 8/20/12; OpenSecrets.org, accessed 10/25/12]
  • Spending against Jon Tester for Senate (MT). [OpenSecrets.org, accessed 10/25/12]
  • Spending against Bob Kerrey for Senate (NE). [OpenSecrets.org, accessed 10/25/12]
  • Spending for Heather Wilson for Senate (NM). [OpenSecrets.org, accessed 10/25/12]
  • Spending against Shelley Berkley for Senate (NV). [OpenSecrets.org, accessed 10/25/12]
  • Spending against Kate Marshall for Congress (NV). [OpenSecrets.org, accessed 10/25/12]
  • Spending for Mark Amodei for Congress (NV). [OpenSecrets.org, accessed 10/25/12]
  • Spending against Kathleen Hochul for Congress (NY). [OpenSecrets.org, accessed 10/25/12]
  • Spending for Jane Corwin for Congress (NY). [OpenSecrets.org, accessed 10/25/12]
  • Spending against Tim Kaine for Senate (VA). [OpenSecrets.org, accessed 10/25/12]
  • Spending against Tammy Baldwin for Senate (WI). [OpenSecrets.org, accessed 10/25/12]

Crossroads is a super PAC which spends tens of millions of dollars to support Republicans and attack Democrats. It has spent more than $77 million thus far, according to the most recent FEC data. [Business Week, 7/26/12; NYTimes.com, accessed 10/25/12; OpenSecrets.org, accessed 10/30/12]                                                                        

Crossroads GPS

  • Co-founder and adviser. [PublicIntegrity.org, accessed 10/25/12]
  • Spending against Barack Obama for President. [OpenSecrets.org, accessed 10/29/12]
  • Spending for Mitt Romney for President. [OpenSecrets.org, accessed 10/29/12]
  • Spending against John Hernandez for Congress (CA). [OpenSecrets.org, accessed 10/29/12]
  • Spending against Raul Ruiz for Congress (CA). [OpenSecrets.org, accessed 10/29/12]
  • Spending against Leonard Boswell for Congress (IA). [OpenSecrets.org, accessed 10/29/12]
  • Spending against Christie Vilsack for Congress (IA). [OpenSecrets.org, accessed 10/29/12]
  • Spending against Cheri Bustos for Congress (IL). [OpenSecrets.org, accessed 10/29/12]
  • Spending against William Enyart for Congress (IL). [OpenSecrets.org, accessed 10/29/12]
  • Spending against Joe Donnelly for Senate (IN). [OpenSecrets.org, accessed 10/29/12]
  • Spending against Brendan Mullen for Congress (IN). [OpenSecrets.org, accessed 10/29/12]
  • Spending against Elizabeth Warren for Senate (MA). [OpenSecrets.org, accessed 10/29/12]
  • Spending against Gary McDowell for Congress (MI). [OpenSecrets.org, accessed 10/29/12]
  • Spending against Jon Tester for Senate (MT). [OpenSecrets.org, accessed 10/29/12]
  • Spending against Heidi Heitkamp for Congress (ND). [OpenSecrets.org, accessed 10/29/12]
  • Spending for Rick Berg for Senate (ND). [OpenSecrets.org, accessed 10/29/12]
  • Spending against Martin Heinrich for Congress (NM). [HotlineOnCall.NationalJournal.com, 7/26/12]
  • Spending against Shelley Berkley for Senate (NV). [OpenSecrets.org, accessed 10/29/12]
  • Spending against Steven Horsford for Congress (NV). [OpenSecrets.org, accessed 10/29/12]
  • Spending against Louise Slaughter for Congress (NY). [OpenSecrets.org, accessed 10/29/12]
  • Spending against Timothy Bishop for Congress (NY). [OpenSecrets.org, accessed 10/29/12]
  • Spending against Julian Schreibman for Congress (NY). [OpenSecrets.org, accessed 10/29/12]
  • Spending against Sherrod Brown for Senate (OH). [OpenSecrets.org, accessed 10/29/12]
  • Spending against Tim Kaine for Senate (VA). [OpenSecrets.org, accessed 10/29/12]
  • Spending against Tammy Baldwin for Senate (WI). [OpenSecrets.org, accessed 10/29/12]

GPS is a 501(c)(4) group affiliated with American Crossroads that is spending tens of millions to help elect Republicans and attack Democrats. It has spent more than $60 million thus far, according to the most recent FEC data. [Business Week, 7/26/12; NYTimes.com, accessed 10/25/12; OpenSecrets.org, accessed 10/30/12]

Coffee County Republican Executive Committee (AL)

  • August 2011 fundraiser. [ALGOP.org, 8/22/11; DaleCOGOP.org, accessed 10/25/12]

Lincoln Club of Orange County (CA)

  • April 2012 fundraiser. [HarryWalker.com, 4/12/12; OCPolitical.com, 4/15/12]

Colorado Republican Party

El Paso County Republican Party (CO)

  • June 2011 fundraiser. [KOAA.com, 4/25/11Denver Post6/2/11]

Christopher Shays for Senate (CT)

  • June 2012 fundraiser. [Greenwich Daily Voice, 6/8/12]

Illinois Republican Party

  • January 2012 fundraiser. [Chicago Business, 1/3/12; SunTimes.com, 1/24/12]

Jackie Walorski for Congress (IN)

  • March 2012 fundraiser. [Elkhart Truth, 3/21/12; Elkhart Truth, 3/27/12]

Maryland Republican Party

  • June 2012 fundraiser. [MarylandRepublicanNetwork.com, 6/10/12; WashingtonPost.com, 6/11/12]

Livingston County Republican Committee (MI)

  • February 2011 fundraiser. [Clinton-CountyGOP.com, 2/11/11; LivingstonRepublicans.com, accessed 10/25/12]

Peter Kinder for Governor (MO)

  • September 2011 fundraiser. [KMOX, 9/8/11; St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 9/8/11]

Mecklenburg Republican Party (NC)

Heather Wilson for Senate (NM)

  • August 2011 fundraiser. [New Mexico Independent, 7/28/11; Albuquerque Journal, 8/13/11]

Hamilton County Republican Party (OH)

Oregon Reagan PAC

  • August 2012 fundraiser. [The Oregonian, 7/31/12; Facebook.com, 8/13/12; OregonReaganPAC.com, accessed 10/29/12]

Centre County Republican Committee (PA)

  • February 2011 fundraiser. [CentreGOP.org, accessed 10/25/12; Facebook.com, accessed 10/25/12]

Franklin County Republican Committee (PA)

  • February 2011 fundraiser. [Herald-Mail, 1/25/11; Herald-Mail, 2/24/11]

Austin Republican Women's Club (TX)

  • March 2012 fundraiser. [therightsideofaustin.wordpress.com, 3/2/12; AustinRepublicanWomen.org, accessed 10/25/12]

Republican Party of Fort Bend County (TX)

  • January 2011 fundraiser. [FBCGOP.org, 2/18/11; Fort Bend Independent, accessed 10/25/12]

Williamson County Republican Party (TX)

  • February 2011 fundraiser. [WilliamsCountyGOP.org, 12/2/10; YouTube.com, 2/26/11]

Davis County Republican Party (UT)

  • February 2011 fundraiser. [Fox13Now.com, 2/4/11; Standard-Examiner, 2/4/11]

Washington State Republican Party (WA)

  • October 2011 fundraiser. [NW Daily Marker, 9/20/11; Seattle Times, 10/18/11]

Pete Snyder

Virginia Victory 2012.

  • Chairman. [Media Matters, 8/9/12; VAVictory2012.com, accessed 10/24/12]

Virginia Victory is the "coordinated campaign in charge of winning the state of Virginia for the Republicans in 2012." [VAVictory2012.com, accessed 10/24/12]

Mitt Romney for President. As chairman of Virginia Victory, Snyder coordinates with Republican campaigns such as Romney's to win the state for Republicans. He regularly acts as a surrogate for the Romney campaign. The following are just a few examples:

  • August 2012 speech. [CSPAN.org, 8/15/12]
  • September 2012 speech. [YouTube.com, 9/3/12]
  • September 2012 speech. [MittRomney.com, 9/27/12]

John Stossel

Marin County Republican Party (CA)

Andrea Tantaros

Ohio Delegation to the Republican National Convention

Women's National Republican Club

  • April 2012 fundraiser. [New York Post, 4/25/12; WNRC.org, May 2012]

Cal Thomas

Americans for Prosperity's Obama's Failing Agenda Tour

  • September 2012 speech, Hickory, NC. [JohnLocke.org, 9/4/12; AmericansForProsperity.org, accessed 10/24/12]

Republican Party of Palm Beach County (FL)

  • August 2012 fundraiser. [Palm Beach Daily News, 9/1/12; PalmsWestRC.com, accessed 10/24/12]

Graphic by Drew Gardner.

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