Comedian Stephen Colberts spoof super PAC, Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow, has collected $825,475, more than many PACs backing actual politicians.
Interest groups unconnected to parties and candidates accounted for nearly half of all the ads aired so far in the GOP presidential primary, totaling 44 percent, according to the Wesleyan report released Monday. In 2008, by contrast, such interest group ads made up only 3 percent of all ads aired in the GOP primary. Conversely, candidate-sponsored ads dropped from 97 percent of overall advertising in 2008 to 56 percent of the total this year, the Wesleyan analysis found.
Former Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., candidate for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire, holds his hand over his heart during the singing of the national anthem as he waits to take the stage for his town hall campaign rally with Sen. John McCain at the Pinkerton Academy in Derry, N.H., on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014.