The website opensecrets.org reports that in the second quarter of 2018, Sheldon and Miriam Adelson made two donations of $15 million each to the conservative Super PAC The Congressional Leadership Fund.
Congresswoman Shelley Berkley is challenging Senator Dean Heller to go without super PAC funding. How effective is money from the super PACs? It helped Newt Gingrich win a caucus powered by ads. But how much do voters take these ads into consideration when they cast their ballots? And do voters care whether or not a candidate uses super PAC money? We want to hear from you.
Comedy host Stephen Colbert thrust the term "Super PAC" into America's headlights by mocking the groups known for funding political candidates, so long as they're not "coordinating" with the candidates. Mitt Romney supporters formed a Super PAC that's brought in over $30 million, and Newt Gingrich's Super PAC helped fund the ads that fueled his South Carolina win. So how powerful and effective are Super PACs? Is the one with the most money the key to winning an election? And how will funding from Sheldon Adelson and other Las Vegans turn the tide of the election and the face of Super PACs?