Using PACs and Super PACs
Planned Parenthood "is an organization that funnels millions of dollars in political contributions to pro-abortion candidates."
— Politifact National on Monday, October 5th, 2015
We made a super chart of super PACs
"Unlike virtually every other campaign, we don't have a super PAC."
— Politifact National on Wednesday, September 30th, 2015
Jeb gets the better part of fight with Trump
"When he (Donald Trump) asked Florida to have casino gambling, we said no."
— Politifact Florida on Wednesday, September 16th, 2015
Donald Trump gave to Charlie Crist when he was a Republican
Says that Donald Trump "supported Charlie Crist."
— Politifact Florida on Friday, August 7th, 2015
Meme tracks campaign-finance data over years
Says Hillary Clinton’s top 10 donors are mainly "banks, corporations and media," while Bernie Sanders’ top 10 donors are labor unions.
— Politifact National on Tuesday, July 7th, 2015
The number is close, but the meaning's less clear
"The U.S. representatives that voted to keep militarizing the police received 73 percent more campaign money from the defense industry" than the representatives who voted to stop it.
— Politifact National on Thursday, April 30th, 2015
That's a lot of fundraising
"If you ask how many times did Ronald Reagan attend a fundraiser when he ran for re-election in 1984, the answer is eight times. If you say how many times did Barack Obama attend a fundraiser in 2012, the answer is 228 times."
— Politifact New Hampshire on Tuesday, January 20th, 2015
Not quite that simple.
In Wisconsin, unions can essentially give "unlimited" contributions to political parties, but business can't give any.
— Politifact Wisconsin on Friday, November 21st, 2014
Money now or money later
Greg Abbott has benefitted from "payday lenders who have given him $300,000 and then received a ruling from him that they can operate in a loophole in the law that allows them to charge unlimited rates and fees."
— Politifact Texas on Wednesday, October 29th, 2014
CORRECTED: Defending a Texas law
"Weeks after accepting a quarter-million-dollar campaign contribution" from a hospital board chairman, Greg Abbott went to court against victims of a drug-taking neurosurgeon.
— Politifact Texas on Wednesday, October 15th, 2014
Not quite that much, but still a lot
In 2012, "Wall Street" gave Scott Brown "more campaign contributions than any other candidate -- $5.3 million."
— Politifact New Hampshire on Friday, September 19th, 2014
Felon served as co-host of event
Says Michelle Nunn has acknowledged allowing a convicted felon to hold a fundraiser for her.
— Politifact Georgia on Friday, September 12th, 2014
Mixes recent characterizations with old donations
Republican candidate for governor Allan Fung "donated to Democrats like Congressman David Cicilline, disgraced (House) speaker Gordon Fox and even Mr. Obamacare, Harry Reid."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Sunday, June 29th, 2014
Filing separately is a new trend, but yes
"Candidates for governor routinely disclose" their spouses’ tax returns.
— Politifact Florida on Thursday, June 26th, 2014
There's a house for sale
"David Dewhurst currently owes more than $1 million to vendors for services provided to his 2012 U.S. Senate campaign."
— Politifact Texas on Friday, April 18th, 2014
They're second, to the Waltons
The Koch brothers are "the richest people in the world. Individually, they're only fifth. Put them together they're the richest in the world."
— Politifact National on Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014
“Repeatedly” = “twice”
Says Stefani Carter "repeatedly used her campaign contributors’ donations to rent margarita machines for our state house office."
— Politifact Texas on Friday, March 21st, 2014
PACs have bigger impact in small-population states
Says Mike Enzi is "getting about 84 percent of his campaign funds from Washington-based PACs. That's more than any senator of either party."
— Politifact National on Wednesday, October 30th, 2013
Individual gifts outpace union PAC money
"The majority of my contributions have been from private individuals" giving $125 on average, "not from PACs, not from groups."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Wednesday, March 13th, 2013
For his campaign, no, but for other groups, yes
"When I ran against incumbent President Gerald Ford, you know how much money we raised? None."
— Politifact National on Tuesday, February 26th, 2013