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Marco Rubio donors to remain secret indefinitely

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Much was made of Jeb Bush‘s relentless maneuvering when it came to early fundraising, but the actual dark money pioneer of 2016 may well be U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio. As Shane Goldmacher writes in POLITICO, the Florida senator’s top moneymen allies at Conservative Solutions Project managed to stake out a novel arrangement that will allow the sources of more than $10 million in funding for opposition research, mailers, and TV ads will remain forever unknown to the public. “It is now the model for a how a…

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Marco Rubio super PAC releases first TV ad

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Conservative Solutions PAC, the pro-Marco Rubio Super PAC which has not previously aired any television ads to date, is releasing its first television ad of the campaign in the early voting states beginning today. The ad is called, “Marco.” “He took on the Republican establishment, and won,” a narrator says as images of the Florida Senator dominate. “The insiders were shocked, but not the people, because they heard his clear conservative message: less government, more freedom, a foreign policy based on strength.”…

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What does Jeb Bush get for $20 million in TV ad buys? Not much.

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Jeb Bush and his supporters have spent more than twice that of any other candidate or outside group on TV ads in the 2016 presidential race. And what does the former Florida governor get for nearly $20 million, asks Mark Murray of NBC News. Apparently, not much. Bush’s poll numbers are currently languishing in the single digits both nationally and in the early primary states. Right to Rise, the pro-Bush super PAC, has made $19.5 million in ad spending for…

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IRS complaint filed over Marco Rubio-boosting secret-donor group

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A Washington watchdog group filed a complaint Tuesday with the IRS about a secret-donor nonprofit organization that is spending millions of dollars on commercials to boost Marco Rubio‘s 2016 prospects. Conservative Solutions Project has aired pro-Rubio TV ads in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina, in addition to sending mail to voters in those early presidential primary states. The group spent about $6 million on two batches of broadcast and cable TV ads and had planned to spend another $2…

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Marco Rubio nonprofit announces it’s raised $15.8 million

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Conservative Solutions Project, a nonprofit group supporting Marco Rubio, announced today that it has raised $15.8 million, which will allow it to extend its national cable ad featuring the Florida senator slamming the U.S.-Iran nuclear nuclear negotiations. That information came via a statement made by Pat Shortridge, the president of the Conservative Solutions Project. “Due to the overwhelming response to Conservative Solutions Project and our initial advertising campaign in opposition to President Obama’s dangerous nuclear deal with Iran, Conservative Solutions Project…

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Marco Rubio-aligned nonprofit launches million-dollar ‘issue’ ad campaign over Iran deal

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A nonprofit created by Marco Rubio supporters is about to launch a million-dollar advertising campaign, the first since the Florida senator announced his presidential campaign in April. Conservative Solutions Project, which produced the 60-second “issue” ad called “Bad Deal,” will appear on cable TV, radio and online. Sean Sullivan of The Washington Post writes that the campaign is set to coincide with Senate preparations for securing a nuclear deal with Iran, as the deadline approaches. “President Obama is negotiating a bad deal…

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