REPORT: More than 30 Fox Newsers support GOP in 600-plus instances during midterms

››› ››› ERIC HANANOKI

During the 2009-2010 election cycle, more than 30 Fox News personalities have endorsed, raised money, or campaigned for Republican candidates or organizations in more than 600 instances. The Republican support has been given to more than 300 different races or party organizations in at least 47 states. Fox News personalities and hosts have also helped start pro-Republican organizations, which have raised tens of millions of dollars.

FoxPAC: More than 30 Fox Newsers have supported GOP candidates or orgs

The following Fox Newsers have offered support for Republican candidates or organizations during the 2010 election cycle:

Republicans routinely tout Fox News in campaigning

Media Matters found that Republicans routinely tout the Fox News affiliation of their supporters. The following are ten such examples:

  • On his September 13 Fox News program, Hannity told North Carolina congressional candidate Ilario Pantano that "you belong in Congress, I'm very impressed." In an email, Pantano highlighted the Fox News exchange to raise campaign funds. The campaign also issued a press release calling Hannity's praise a "significant achievement."
  • West Virginia congressional candidate David McKinley explained to reporters why he brought in Dick Morris for an event: "I think people that have followed Fox News and get a lot of their news that way, maybe this is something that they can relate to. But this man has a national voice that understands this economy."
  • A video for an April 2009 fundraiser for the Republican Party of Pinellas County (FL) prominently featured Dick Morris' Fox News affiliation:

  • An invitation to an October fundraiser for the Allen County Republican Party (IN) prominently featured Mike Huckabee's Fox News affiliation:

  • A flier for a February fundraiser for the Acadiana Republican Women (LA) touted headliner Andrew Napolitano's Fox News affiliation:

  • In an invitation to his August 2009 fundraiser, Rep. Ron Paul (TX) wrote: "I'm pleased to announce that we will be joined by a good friend of mine, and someone that you will recognize from his regular appearances on Fox News Channel - Judge Andrew Napolitano!"
  • "The Chuck Fleischmann for Congress campaign [TN] announced today that conservative leader, and Fox News host, Mike Huckabee will be coming to the 3rd District to campaign for Chuck." [April 8 press release]
  • The Palm Beach Post reported on August 20 that Florida attorney general candidate Pam Bondi is trying to win over voters by touting her connections to Fox News. The Post wrote: "Bondi's not shy about dropping the names of her FOX friends. She touts her connections with Hannity and [Sarah] Palin's endorsement at each of her stump speeches and in Ocala delighted the audience with her praise of the network."
  • The Bay Area Republican Women (TX) touted Perino's Fox News affiliation in an invitation to a February fundraiser. The party also wrote in its January newsletter: "Our Keynote Speaker is Dana Perino, former White House Press Secretary for George W. Bush and a FoxNews contributor. She is dynamite and we expect a full house."
  • A fundraising invitation to a February fundraiser for the Santa Fe Republican Party touted headliner KT McFarland's Fox News affiliation:

Fox Newsers support Republican candidates and organizations

Fred Barnes

Aaron Schock for Congress (IL)

Glenn Beck

Linda McMahon for Senate (CT)

  • On October 25, Beck said on his radio program, "Do not vote for Dick Blumenthal." Beck added that all he "need[ed] to know" about McMahon was that "she's not Dick Blumenthal."

Rand Paul for Senate (KY)

  • Beck stated on his radio program that he "agree[d]" with Sarah Palin on her endorsement of Paul.

Michele Bachmann for Congress (MN)

  • During the October 14, 2009, edition of his radio program, Beck hosted Bachmann and asked her, "How can I help you raise money?" Bachmann replied by mentioning her campaign website. Beck responded, "We should have a fundraiser for you, Michele." Bachmann replied that she "will take it."
  • Beck has repeatedly hosted and promoted Bachmann on radio and television.

Eric Bolling

Republican majority in Congress

  • On the March 17 edition of Fox Business' Happy Hour, Bolling responded to a viewer question about how to "save" the country by stating: "2012, put a Republican in there. Turn it over in 2010."

John Bolton

Republican National Lawyers Association

Fulton County Republican Party (GA)

Tom Schweich for State Auditor (MO)

Patrick Murray for Congress (VA)

Tammy Bruce

Sarah PAC

Ruth McClung for Congress (AZ)

Allen West for Congress (FL)

Renee Ellmers for Congress (NC)

Joe Wilson for Congress (SC)

Elaine Chao

Jefferson County Republican Party (KY)

Monica Crowley

Allen West for Congress (FL)

  • On the September 9 edition of Fox Business' America's Nightly Scoreboard, Crowley offered an on-air endorsement of West, who was also a guest on the program.

Iraq Veterans for Congress PAC

Mike Gallagher

Sharron Angle for Senate (NV)

J.D. Hayworth for Senate (AZ)

David Thomas for Congress (SC)

Joe Wilson for Congress (SC)

Newt Gingrich

American Solutions PAC

  • $337,544 in total receipts during the 2010 election cycle, according to opensecrets.org, accessed on October 25.

American Solutions 527

  • $24,416,928 in total receipts during the 2010 election cycle, according to opensecrets.org, accessed on October 25.
  • Fox News has repeatedly promoted American Solutions on-air.

National Republican Congressional Committee

National Republican Senatorial Committee

Republican National Lawyers Association

  • April 2009 speech to the Republican National Lawyers Association.
  • April Republican National Lawyers Association's 25th Anniversary National Policy Conference.

Southern Republican Leadership Conference

Jesse Kelly for Congress (AZ)

Princella Smith for Congress (AR)

John Colbert for Congress (CA)

Mary Bono Mack for Congress (CA)

Star Parker for Congress (CA)

Van Tran for Congress (CA)

Meg Whitman for Governor (CA)

Ali Hasan for Colorado Treasurer (CO)

Christine O'Donnell for Senate (DE)

Holly Benson for Attorney General (FL)

Broward County Republican Party (FL)

Debbie Mayfield for State House (FL)

Bill McCollum for Governor (FL)

Mike Prendergast for Congress (FL)

Marco Rubio for Senate (FL)

Allen West for Congress (FL)

Nathan Deal for Governor (GA)

Georgia Republican Party (GA)

Tom Graves for Congress (GA)

Austin Scott for Congress (GA)

John Willoughby for Congress (HI)

Bill Brady for Governor (IL)

Aaron Schock for Congress (IL)

Ethan Hastert for Congress (IL)

Mark Leyva for Congress (IN)

Alan Morrison for State House (IN)

Jackie Walorski for Congress (IN)

Dave Funk for Polk County Supervisor (IA)

Iowa Republican Party

Ben Lange for Congress (IA)

Polk County Republican Party (IA)

Brad Zaun for Congress (IA)

Lynn Jenkins for Congress (KS)

Andy Barr for Congress (KY)

Roger Villere for Lieutenant Governor (LA)

Pete Hoekstra for Governor (MI)

Bill Schuette for Attorney General (MI)

Tom Emmer for Governor (MN)

John Kline for Congress (MN)

Michele Bachmann for Congress (MN)

Erik Paulsen for Congress (MN)

Jeff Miller for Congress (NC)

Anna Little for Congress (NJ)

New Jersey Republican Party

Roland Straten for Congress (NJ)

Randy Altschuler for Congress (NY)

Michel Faulkner for Congress (NY)

John Gomez for Congress (NY)

Carl Paladino for Governor (NY)

Sharron Angle for Senate (NV)

North Carolina Republican Party

John Kasich for Governor (OH)

Jim Renacci for Congress (OH)

Jim Huffman for Senate (OR)

David Argall for Congress (PA)

Tim Burns for Congress (PA)

  • April fundraiser.
  • During the May 18 edition of Fox & Friends, Gingrich touted Burns' campaign as one that "really matter[s]."
  • Gingrich also touted Burns on Glenn Beck's radio program, Sean Hannity's April 23 Fox News program, and the May 16 edition of Fox News Sunday.

Mike Kelly for Congress (PA)

Nikki Haley for Governor (SC)

Mick Mulvaney for Congress (SC)

Tim Scott for Congress (SC)

Robin Smith for Congress (TN)

Jim Tracy for Congress (TN)

Ted Poe for Congress (TX)

Bob Bennett for Senate (UT)

John Swapp for State House (WA)

Sean Duffy for Congress (WI)

Ron Johnson for Senate (WI)

Scott Walker for Governor (WI)

Sean Hannity

Southern Republican Leadership Conference

Meg Whitman for Governor (CA)

  • On his October 5 radio program, Hannity told Whitman that he hoped she wins; Whitman responded that "we're going to deliver for you."

Christine O'Donnell for Senate (DE)

  • O'Donnell reportedly said in a strategy meeting with establishment Republicans, "I've got Sean Hannity in my back pocket, and I can go on his show and raise money by attacking you guys." Reporter Howard Fineman has noted that Hannity has "expressed sympathy with O'Donnell's fiscal plight and gave a glowing review of her performance in last night's televised debate with Coons. Hannity criticized party insiders for not backing her with cash or endorsements."
  • Joe Strupp reported that a Fox News source previously said O'Donnell appeared on Hannity in September after canceling on Fox News Sunday to "get a certain kind of treatment."
  • O'Donnell thanked Hannity on his Fox News program on September 15.

Todd Tiahrt for Senate (KS)

Michele Bachmann (MN)

  • $5,000 donation to Bachmann's political action committee, MICHELEPAC.
  • Bachmann is a frequent guest on Sean Hannity's radio and television shows.

Michel Faulkner for Congress (NY)

John Gomez for Congress (NY)

  • Newsday reported that Gomez is "among the GOP front-runners to take on five-term Rep. Steve Israel (D-Huntington) because he has an 800-pound gorilla in his corner: megastar radio and Fox TV conservative pundit Sean Hannity."
  • Newsday reported that Hannity assured local New York party leaders that he would "do all he could" to promote Gomez, help him fundraise, and bring in headliners for events.
  • According to FEC records, Hannity and his wife donated a total of $9,600 to Gomez's campaign for the primary and general. Hannity mentioned the donations on his radio program, and helped solicit donations for Gomez.
  • Newsday reported (via Nexis) that "Gomez arranged Gingrich's [fundraising] visit through childhood friend and TV host Sean Hannity."
  • Hannity hosted Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) on his Fox News program to promote her campaign event with Gomez in New York.

John Kasich for Governor (OH)

  • October 2009 fundraiser.
  • Hannity was scheduled to do an April fundraiser but it was reportedly canceled.
  • A September 4, 2008, Plain Dealer article (retrieved from Nexis) reported that Hannity "has been encouraging Kasich to run for governor." A Dayton Daily News article (from Nexis) that day similarly reported that Hannity "pledged to give $10,000 to Kasich's campaign should he run, as well as have his wife give another $10,000."
  • Hannity has repeatedly touted Kasich on his Fox News program.
  • Hannity told Kasich on his radio program in October: "I stand proudly in Kasich's corner with an endorsement as long as it doesn't hurt you."

Ilario Pantano for Congress (NC)

  • On his September 13 Fox News program, Hannity told Pantano that "you belong in Congress, I'm very impressed."
  • In an email, Pantano highlighted the Fox News exchange to raise campaign funds. The campaign also issued a press release calling the Hannity praise a "significant achievement."

John Raese for Senate (WV)

  • On his October 13 radio program, Hannity told Raese that he's "urging" West Virginians to help him and then said, "If we can help, please let us know."

National Republican Congressional Committee

Mike Huckabee

Huck PAC

  • Founder.
  • $1,643,597 in total receipts during the 2010 election cycle, according to opensecrets.org, accessed on October 25.
  • Huckabee has repeatedly used his Fox News position to benefit Huck PAC.

Robert Bentley for Governor (AL)

Les Phillip for Congress (AL)

Joe Miller for Senate (AK)

Trent Franks for Congress (AZ)

Arkansas Republican Party

John Boozman for Senate (AR)

Kelly Boyd for State House (AR)

Keith Crass for State House (AR)

Rick Crawford for Congress (AR)

Mark Darr for Lt. Governor (AR)

Tim Griffin for Congress (AR)

Missy Thomas Irvin for State Senate (AR)

Jim Keet for Governor (AR)

Mark Martin for Secretary of State (AR)

Doug Matayo for Congress (AR)

Dennis Milligan for Saline County Circuit Clerk (AR)

Beth Anne Rankin for Congress (AR)

Jason Rapert for State Senate (AR)

Matthew Shepherd for State House (AR)

Carolyn Ann Smith for State House (AR)

Scott Wallace for Congress (AR)

Steve Womack for Congress (AR)

David Harmer for Congress (CA)

Duncan Hunter for Congress (CA)

Star Parker for Congress (CA)

Nick Popaditch for Congress (CA)

Van Tran for Congress (CA)

Glen Urquhart for Congress (DE)

Karen Diebel for Congress (FL)

Mike Haridopolos for State Senate (FL)

Mike Horner for State House (FL)

Bill McCollum for Governor (FL)

Rich Nugent for Congress (FL)

David Rivera for Congress (FL)

Dennis Ross for Congress (FL)

Marco Rubio for Senate (FL)

Daniel Webster for Congress (FL)

Nathan Deal for Governor (GA)

Tom Graves for Congress (GA)

John Linder for Congress (retiring) (GA)

Sam Teasley for State House (GA)

Rob Woodall for Congress (GA)

Bill Brady for Governor (IL)

Allen County Republican Party (IN)

Mike Pence for Congress (IN)

Marlin Stutzman for Congress (IN)

Jackie Walorski for Congress (IN)

Dwayne Alons for State House (IA)

Wes Enos for State Senate (IA)

Brenna Findley for Attorney General (IA)

Charles Grassley for Senate (IA)

Chris Hagenow for State House (IA)

Jane Hodoly for State House (IA)

Steve King for Congress (IA)

Tom Latham for Congress (IA)

Bill Northey for Secretary of Agriculture (IA)

Kim Pearson for State House (IA)

Jason Schultz for State House (IA)

Tom Shaw for State House (IA)

Kent Sorenson for State Senate (IA)

Chad Steenhoek for State House (IA)

Brad Zaun for Congress (IA)

Adam Kinzinger for Congress (IL)

Duane Beals for State House (IN)

Larry Bucshon for Congress (IN)

Richard Mourdock for State Treasurer (IN)

Tim Huelskamp for Congress (KS)

Dick Kelsey for Congress (KS)

Todd Lally for Congress (KY)

Rand Paul for Senate (KY)

Bill Cassidy for Congress (LA)

Jay Dardenne for Lieutenant Governor (LA)

Jeff Landry for Congress (LA)

Charles Lollar for Congress (MD)

Justin Ready for State House (MD)

Mike Cox for Governor (MI)

Alan Nunnelee for Congress (MS)

Steven Palazzo for Congress (MS)

Roy Blunt for Senate (MO)

Sam Graves for Congress (MO)

Vicky Hartzler for Congress (MO)

Billy Long for Congress (MO)

Jon Bruning for Attorney General (NE)

John Hoeven for Senate (ND)

Steve Chabot for Congress (OH)

Tom Ganley for Congress (OH)

John Kasich for Governor (OH)

Rob Portman for Senate (OH)

John Doak for Insurance Commissioner (OK)

James Lankford for Congress (OK)

Scott Pruitt for Attorney General (OK)

Tom Marino for Congress (PA)

Pat Meehan for Congress (PA)

Nathan Ballentine for State House (SC)

Andre Bauer for Governor (SC)

  • December 2009 letter for Bauer.

Carroll Campbell for Congress (SC)

Jeff Duncan for Congress (SC)

Trey Gowdy for Congress (SC)

Curtis Loftis for State Treasurer (SC)

Mick Mulvaney for Congress (SC)

Rick Quinn for State House (SC)

Rex Rice for Congress (SC)

Joe Wilson for Congress. (SC)

Tim Scott for Congress (SC)

Alan Wilson for Attorney General (SC)

Chuck Fleischmann for Congress (TN)

Alan Nunnelee for Congress (MS)

Brian Birdwell for State Senate (TX)

Erwin Cain for State House (TX)

David Dewhurst for Lt. Governor (TX)

Bill Flores for Congress (TX)

Phil King for State House (TX)

George Lavender for State House (TX)

Cary McKay for County Judge (TX)

Ken Paxton for State House (TX)

Todd Smith for State House (TX)

Scott Rigell for Congress (VA)

John Koster for Congress (WA)

John Raese for Senate (WV)

David Hunt

Jim Lee for Congress (SC)

Laura Ingraham

Joe Miller for Senate (AK)

Christine O'Donnell for Senate (DE)

Ovide Lamontagne for Senate (NH)

John Kasich (no longer with Fox News)

John Kasich for Governor (OH)

  • The former Fox News host and contributor used his media platform to prepare himself for a run for governor.
  • On March 27, 2008, The Columbus Dispatch reported that Kasich announced "he is paving the way now for a gubernatorial bid" and quoted Kasich stating, "I'm going to go forward even more aggressively, and we're going to continue to ramp it up (for a gubernatorial run)."

Brian Kilmeade

Charles Lollar for Congress (MD)

  • On his October 22 Fox News Radio program, Kilmeade told his listeners to lookup and "support" Lollar.

Allen West for Congress (FL)

  • On the September 27 edition of his Fox News Radio program, Kilmeade told West that he "hope[s] you can take it the rest of the way, colonel, you certainly deserve it."

William Kristol

Republican National Committee

  • February fundraiser. According to FEC records, Kristol received travel and lodging reimbursements from the Republican National Committee in late March.

Emergency Committee for Israel

Dan Debicella for Congress (CT)

  • Emergency Committee for Israel ad and content targeting Jim Himes.

Scott Sipprelle for Congress (NJ)

  • Emergency Committee for Israel ad and content targeting Rush Holt.

Steve Stivers for Congress (OH)

  • Emergency Committee for Israel ad and content targeting Mary Jo Kilroy.

Pat Toomey for Senate (PA)

  • Emergency Committee for Israel ad targeting Joe Sestak.

Scott Rigell for Congress (VA)

  • Emergency Committee for Israel ad and content targeting Glenn Nye.

Michelle Malkin

J.D. Hayworth for Senate (AZ)

Ruth McClung for Congress (AZ)

Ken Buck for Senate (CO)

Cory Gardner for Congress (CO)

Christine O'Donnell for Senate (DE)

Palm Beach County Republican Party (FL)

Daniel Webster for Congress (FL)

Joel Pollak for Congress (IL)

Kris Kobach for Secretary of State (KS)

Sean Bielat for Congress (MA)

Renee Ellmers for Congress (NC)

Ilario Pantano for Congress (NC)

Collin County Republican Party (TX)

Dino Rossi for Senate (WA)

KT McFarland

Santa Fe County Republican Party (NM)

Angela McGlowan

Angela McGlowan for Congress (MS)

  • McGlowan served as a Fox News contributor through early 2010, and used her Fox News platform to position herself for a congressional run. After losing her primary election, McGlowan returned to Fox News.

Alan Nunnelee for Congress (MS)

Dennis Miller

Sharron Angle for Senate (NV)

Dick Morris

Super PAC for America

  • Adviser.
  • Morris has repeatedly promoted the PAC on Fox News. On the October 11 edition of Hannity, Morris said after referencing the PAC's website, "Don't watch this show without a pencil and paper."
  • An email from Morris on October 25 stated that the PAC has raised more than $3 million.

Alabama Republican Party

  • June paid fundraiser speech.

Bradley Byrne for Governor (AL)

  • On-air endorsement during Hannity.

John Boozman for Senate (AR)

Rick Crawford for Congress (AR)

  • In a July 20 email, Morris encouraged followers to donate.

Glenn Gallas for Congress (AR)

Beth Anne Rankin for Congress (AR)

  • Endorsement.
  • On October 8, Morris urged followers to donate.
  • October events.
  • Morris touted the race as winnable on the October 18 edition (retrieved from Nexis) of Hannity.

Jesse Kelly for Congress (AZ)

  • Morris wrote on October 24 that "[m]y organization, SuperPacUSA.com" is running an ad targeting Gabrielle Giffords.

David Schweikert for Congress (AZ)

  • Morris wrote on October 24 that "[m]y organization, SuperPacUSA.com" is running an ad targeting Harry Mitchell.

Paul Gosar for Congress (AZ)

  • Morris wrote on October 24 that "[m]y organization, SuperPacUSA.com" is running an ad targeting Ann Kirkpatrick.

Ruth McClung for Congress (AZ)

  • Morris wrote on October 24 that "[m]y organization, SuperPacUSA.com" is running an ad targeting Raul Grijlava.

Carly Fiorina for Senate (CA)

David Harmer for Congress (CA)

  • On October 4, Morris urged followers to donate.

Ryan Frazier for Congress (CO)

  • In a July 20 email, Morris encouraged followers to donate.
  • On October 4, Morris urged followers to donate.
  • Morris touted Frazier during the September 9 edition (retrieved from Nexis) of Hannity.

Jane Norton for Senate (CO)

  • Morris wrote in a column that "we need to help Jane Norton."

Scott Tipton for Congress (CO)

Dan Debicella for Congress (CT)

Linda McMahon for Senate (CT)

  • In May, Morris asked followers to give money.
  • According to Nexis, Morris has repeatedly discussed McMahon's race on Fox News.

Christine O'Donnell for Senate (DE)

  • On the October 4 edition of Hannity, Morris claimed that he wrote an ad for Christine O'Donnell but doesn't know if she'll run it.

Robert Lowry for Congress (FL)

Edward Lynch for Congress (FL)

Bill McCollum for Governor (FL)

Pinellas County Republican Party (FL)

Steve Southerland for Congress (FL)

  • Morris wrote on October 24 that "[m]y organization, SuperPacUSA.com" is running an ad targeting Allen Boyd.

Mike Yost for Congress (FL)

  • On October 1, Yost wrote on his Facebook page that "Dick Morris just called. He KNOWS this race is winnable and is working to get us the help we need."
  • On October 4, Morris appeared on Hannity and promoted Yost's candidacy, stating that he could win.
  • On October 8, Morris urged followers to donate.
  • Morris touted the race as winnable on the October 18 edition (retrieved from Nexis) of Hannity.

Mike Keown for Congress (GA)

  • On October 4, Morris urged followers to donate.

Ben Lange for Congress (IA)

  • Morris wrote on October 24 that "[m]y organization, SuperPacUSA.com" is running an ad targeting Bruce Braley.

Mariannette Miller-Meeks for Congress (IA)

  • Morris wrote on October 24 that "[m]y organization, SuperPacUSA.com" is running an ad targeting Dave Loebsack.

Raul Labrador for Congress (ID)

  • Morris wrote on October 24 that "[m]y organization, SuperPacUSA.com" is running an ad targeting Walt Minnick.

Mark Kirk for Senate (IL)

  • Morris wrote in his book 2010: Take Back America, page 150: "Kirk has been a leader in the Congress in the fight against terrorism. ... This contest will be one of the keys to taking control of the Senate in 2010. It will be hard-fought -- and it's essential that Mark Kirk win!"

Dave Syverson for State Senate (IL)

Brad Zaun for Congress (IA)

  • September fundraiser (paid).
  • Morris mentioned Zaun during the September 22 edition (retrieved from Nexis) of The O'Reilly Factor.

Todd Tiahrt for Senate (KS)

  • Endorsement.
  • Morris mentioned Tiahrt during the July 19 edition (retrieved from Nexis) of Hannity.

Rand Paul for Senate (KY)

  • On-air endorsement during Fox Business' America's Nightly Scoreboard.

Sean Bielat for Congress (MA)

  • On the September 30 edition of Fox & Friends, Morris said: "We're knocking off a lot of pawns [in the midterms]. Let's go for some rooks, castles, and bishops like Barney Frank and Steny Hoyer."
  • Fundraising solicitation against Barney Frank for Super PAC for America.
  • Morris wrote on October 24 that "[m]y organization, SuperPacUSA.com" is running an ad targeting Barney Frank.

Jon Golnik for Congress (MA)

  • Morris wrote on October 24 that "[m]y organization, SuperPacUSA.com" is running an ad targeting Niki Tsongas.

Christy Mihos for Governor (MA)

Jeff Perry for Congress (MA)

  • Morris wrote on October 24 that "[m]y organization, SuperPacUSA.com" is running an ad targeting Bill Keating.

Anne Arundel County Republicans (MD)

Jason Levesque for Congress (ME)

  • Morris wrote on October 24 that "[m]y organization, SuperPacUSA.com" is running an ad targeting Mike Michaud.

Dean Scontras for Congress (ME)

  • Morris wrote on October 24 that "[m]y organization, SuperPacUSA.com" is running an ad targeting Chellie Pingree.

Chip Cravaack for Congress (MN)

  • Morris wrote on October 24 that "[m]y organization, SuperPacUSA.com" is running an ad targeting Jim Oberstar.

Randy Demmer for Congress (MN)

  • Morris wrote on October 24 that "[m]y organization, SuperPacUSA.com" is running an ad targeting Tim Walz.

Rob Steele for Congress (MI)

  • On October 8, Morris urged followers to donate.

Steven Palazzo for Congress (MS)

  • On October 8, Morris urged followers to donate.
  • Morris touted the race as winnable on the October 18 edition (retrieved from Nexis) of Hannity.

Jon Barela for Congress (NM)

  • Morris wrote on October 24 that "[m]y organization, SuperPacUSA.com" is running an ad targeting Martin Heinrich.

Tom Mullins for Congress (NM)

  • Morris wrote on October 24 that "[m]y organization, SuperPacUSA.com" is running an ad targeting Ben Ray Lujan.

Steve Pearce for Congress (NM)

Sharron Angle for Senate (NV)

  • On-air fundraising efforts.
  • Adviser to the anti-Harry Reid group Americans for New Leadership.
  • Morris used his Fox News position to tout and solicit donations for Americans for New Leadership weeks after they began paying him thousands of dollars. During his appearances, Morris did not disclose that he was receiving money from the group.

Greg Ball for State Senate (NY)

Ann Marie Buerkle for Congress (NY)

  • Morris wrote on October 24 that "[m]y organization, SuperPacUSA.com" is running an ad targeting Dan Maffei.

Joe DioGuardi for Senate (NY)

  • On September 24, Morris urged followers to donate.
  • October fundraiser.
  • According to a Nexis search, Morris has touted DioGuardi's race on Fox News. On the September 15 edition of Hannity, Morris stated that "if DioGuardi is able to attract funding, he could win."

Matt Doheny for Congress (NY)

  • Morris wrote on October 24 that "[m]y organization, SuperPacUSA.com" is running an ad targeting Bill Owens.

Chris Gibson for Congress (NY)

  • Morris wrote on October 24 that "[m]y organization, SuperPacUSA.com" is running an ad targeting Scott Murphy.

Richard Hanna for Congress (NY)

  • Morris wrote on October 24 that "[m]y organization, SuperPacUSA.com" is running an ad targeting Mike Arcuri.

Nan Hayworth for Congress (NY)

John Gomez for Congress (NY)

  • On September 7, Morris urged followers to donate.
  • Morris mentioned Gomez during the September 9 edition of Hannity.

Tom Ganley for Congress (OH)

Bob Gibbs for Congress (OH)

Bill Johnson for Congress (OH)

Tim Burns for Congress (PA)

  • On October 4, Morris urged followers to donate.

Tom Corbett for Governor (PA)

  • December fundraiser.
  • Morris mentioned Corbett during the May 27 edition (retrieved from Nexis) of On the Record.

Cumberland County Republican Committee (PA)

Tom Marino for Congress (PA)

  • September fundraiser
  • On October 8, Morris urged followers to donate.
  • Morris mentioned the race during the August 23 edition (retrieved from Nexis) of Hannity.

Pennsylvania Republican Party

Scott DesJarles for Congress (TN)

  • Morris wrote on October 24 that "[m]y organization, SuperPacUSA.com" is running an ad targeting Lincoln Davis.

Republican Women of Williamson County (TN)

Stephen Broden for Congress (TX)

Donna Campbell for Congress (TX)

Denton County Republican Party (TX)

Natalie Nichols for Bowie County Clerk (TX)

Montgomery County Republican Women (TX)

Morgan Philpot for Congress (UT)

  • On October 8, Morris urged followers to donate.

Morgan Griffith for Congress (VA)

  • On October 8, Morris urged followers to donate.

Robert Hurt for Congress (VA)

  • In a July 20 email, Morris urged followers to donate.
  • According to a Nexis search, Morris mentioned the race on the July 19 edition of Hannity.

Paul Akers for Senate (WA)

  • In December, Morris encouraged Akers to run for the U.S. Senate. Since then, Morris has repeatedly promoted Akers on Fox News without disclosing that he encouraged Akers to run.

Reid Ribble for Congress (WI)

  • Morris wrote on October 24 that "[m]y organization, SuperPacUSA.com" is running an ad targeting Steven Kagen.

Spike Maynard for Congress (WV)

  • Morris wrote on October 24 that "[m]y organization, SuperPacUSA.com" is running an ad targeting Nick Rahall.

Dave McKinley for Congress (WV)

  • August event and fundraiser.
  • On October 4, Morris urged followers to donate.

Ron Johnson for Senate (WI)

  • Johnson said he was inspired to run because of Morris' solicitation for candidates on Fox News.
  • In May, Morris asked followers to give money.
  • According to a Nexis search, Morris has repeatedly discussed Johnson on Fox News.

Rupert Murdoch

Meg Whitman for Governor (CA)

John Kasich for Governor (OH)

  • Kasich received two $10,000 contributions in late May from Murdoch and his wife. Murdoch reportedly stated that News Corp.'s $1 million donation to the Republican Governors' Association was a result of his "friendship with John Kasich." News Corp. later donated an additional $250,000.

Andrew Napolitano

Acadiana Republican Women (LA)

Pat Toomey for Senate (PA)

  • During the April 13 edition of his Fox News Radio program Brian & The Judge, Napolitano told Toomey that he wants him "to win" and added that if Toomey did it would be "a very sweet victory."

Ron Paul for Congress (TX)

  • August 2009 fundraiser.
  • Napolitano has frequently hosted Paul on his program Freedom Watch, currently on Fox Business and formerly on FoxNews.com.

Sarah Palin

Sarah PAC

  • Founder.
  • $4,940,818 in total receipts during the 2010 election cycle, according to opensecrets.org, accessed on October 25.

Iraq Veterans For Congress PAC

Republican National Committee

Southern Republican Leadership Conference

Beth Chapman for Secretary of State (AL)

Martha Roby for Congress (AL)

Joe Miller for Senate (AK)

Lisa Murkowski for Senate (AK)

John Boozman for Senate (AR)

Janet Contreras for Congress (AZ)

Paul Gosar for Congress (AZ)

Jesse Kelly for Congress (AZ)

John McCain for Senate (AZ)

Ruth McClung for Congress (AZ)

David Schweikert for Congress (AZ)

Arkansas Republican Party (AR)

Cecile Bledsoe (AR)

Tim Griffin for Congress (AR)

Carly Fiorina for Senate (CA)

Star Parker for Congress (CA)

Chuck Wilkerson for Congress (CA)

Cory Gardner for Congress (CO)

Bob McConnell for Congress (CO)

Scott Tipton for Congress (CO)

Christine O'Donnell for Senate (DE)

  • Endorsement.
  • Palin has repeatedly discussed O'Donnell on Fox News. On the September 15 edition of The O'Reilly Factor, Palin advised O'Donnell to "speak through Fox News."
  • O'Donnell has credited Palin with making the difference in her campaign.

Sandy Adams for Congress (FL)

Pam Bondi for Attorney General (FL)

Orange County Republican Executive Committee (FL)

Tom Rooney for Congress (FL)

Marco Rubio for Senate (FL)

Rick Scott for Governor (FL)

Steve Southerland for Congress (FL)

Allen West for Congress (FL)

Phil Gingrey for Congress (GA)

  • Endorsement. Palin referenced seeing him on Fox News, tweeting: "GA's Phil Gingrey(R) on Neil Cavuto hits the nail on head re: ideas 2 reign in Fed spending;Re-elect him, please, 4 the rest of us across US."

Karen Handel for Governor (GA)

Ray McKinney for Congress (GA)

Scott Henderson for State House (HI)

John Willoughby for Congress (HI)

Butch Otter for Governor (ID)

Vaughn Ward for Congress (ID)

Randy Hultgren for Congress (IL)

Adam Kinzinger for Congress (IL)

Illinois Republican Party

Larry Bucshon for Congress (IN)

Jackie Walorski for Congress (IN)

Todd Young for Congress (IN)

Terry Branstad for Governor (IA)

Brenna Findley for Attorney General (IA)

Charles Grassley for Senate (IA)

Iowa Republican Party

Todd Tiahrt for Senate (KS)

Rand Paul for Senate (KY)

Sean Bielat for Congress (MA)

Brian Murphy for Governor (MD)

Dan Benishek for Congress (MI)

Rob Steele for Congress (MI)

Michele Bachmann for Congress (MN)

Tom Emmer for Governor (MN)

Bill Marcy for Congress (MS)

Angela McGlowan for Congress (MS)

Alan Nunnelee for Congress (MS)

Roy Blunt for Senate (MO)

Vicky Hartzler for Congress (MO)

Ilario Pantano for Congress (NC)

Sharron Angle for Senate (NV)

Kelly Ayotte for Senate (NH)

Susana Martinez for Governor (NM)

Steve Pearce for Congress (NM)

Ann Marie Buerkle for Congress (NY)

John Gomez for Congress (NY)

Michael Grimm for Congress (NY)

Richard Burr for Senate (NC)

Renee Ellmers for Congress (NC)

Rick Berg for Congress (ND)

Bill Johnson for Congress (OH)

Rob Portman for Senate (OH)

Jim Renacci for Congress (OH)

Jean Schmidt for Congress (OH)

Tom Coburn for Senate (OK)

Mary Fallin for Governor (OK)

Tim Burns for Congress (PA)

Mike Kelly for Congress (PA)

Tom Marino for Congress (PA)

Pat Toomey for Senate (PA)

James DeMint for Senate (SC)

Nikki Haley for Governor (SC)

Mick Mulvaney for Congress (SC)

Tim Scott for Congress (SC)

John Thune for Senate (SD)

Diane Black for Congress (TN)

Marsha Blackburn for Congress (TN)

Stephen Fincher for Congress (TN)

CeCe Heil for Congress (TN)

Greg Abbott for Attorney General (TX)

Stephen Broden for Congress (TX)

Donna Campbell for Congress (TX)

Francisco Canseco for Congress (TX)

Blake Farenthold for Congress (TX)

Bill Flores for Congress (TX)

Rick Perry for Governor (TX)

Morgan Philpot for Congress (UT)

  • Endorsement. According to The Salt Lake Tribune, campaign manager Lyall Swim "said conservative commentator Dick Morris served as a facilitator between Palin's people and the Philpot camp."

Keith Fimian for Congress (VA)

Robert Hurt for Congress (VA)

Clint Didier for Senate (WA)

John Koster for Congress (WA)

Cathy McMorris Rodgers for Congress (WA)

Dick Muri for Congress (WA)

Spike Maynard for Congress (WV)

David McKinley for Congress (WV)

John Raese for Senate (WV)

Sean Duffy for Congress (WI)

Rita Meyer for Governor (WY)

Dana Perino

Republican National Committee

Princella Smith for Congress (AR)

Pueblo County Republican Party (CO)

Pennsylvania Republican Party

Bay Area Republican Women (TX)

Dave Ramsey

Zach Wamp for Governor

Sandy Rios

Sharron Angle for Senate (NV)

  • Angle thanked Rios for her support in her June victory speech (via Nexis).

Kirk Dillard for Governor (IL)

Karl Rove

American Crossroads

  • Rove writes that he is an "informal" adviser and fundraiser for the group. [Wall Street Journal, 10/14/10]
  • Media Matters' partner organization, Political Correction, found that American Crossroads has run 12,473 ads from August 1 to October 24.
  • Rove has repeatedly used his Fox News position to promote and defend American Crossroads.

Crossroads Grassroots Policy Strategies (GPS)

  • Rove writes that he is an "informal" adviser and fundraiser for the group. [Wall Street Journal, 10/14/10]
  • Media Matters' partner organization, Political Correction, found that Crossroads GPS has run 15,210 ads from August 1 to October 24.
  • The Politico reported on October 25 that American Crossroads and Crossroads GPS has raised $56 million. A spokesman reportedly said the two groups plan to raise $65 million during the election.

Alabama Republican Party

Terry Dunn for Public Service Commission (AL)

Arkansas (general)

  • American Crossroads has stated it will invest in GOTV efforts.

Gilbert Baker for Senate (AR)

  • In 2009, a donor named Karl Rove with Austin, Texas, and Washington, D.C., addresses contributed $2,400.

Tom Berryhill for State Senate (CA)

Carly Fiorina for Senate (CA)

  • Crossroads GPS ad against Barbara Boxer. GPS states: "In California, the buy totals $1 million for one week on TV stations in Los Angeles. The California spot can be viewed here."

Dan Lungren for Congress (CA)

  • American Crossroads ad against Ami Bera.

Kevin McCarthy for Congress (CA)

Brad Mitzelfelt for District Supervisor (CA)

Star Parker for Congress (CA)

Debbie Poochigian for Fresno County Supervisor (CA)

Tony Strickland for State Controller (CA)

Colorado (general)

  • American Crossroads has stated it will invest in GOTV efforts.

Ken Buck for Senate (CO)

  • American Crossroads ad against Michael Bennett.
  • Crossroads GPS ad against Michael Bennett. GPS states: "The issue advocacy ad starts today with a one week buy of $425,000 on network TV stations in Denver and Colorado Springs."

Denver Republican Party (CO)

Ryan Frazier for Congress (CO)

Cory Gardner for Congress (CO)

Scott Tipton for Congress (CO)

Christine O'Donnell for Senate (DE)

Florida (general)

  • American Crossroads has stated it will invest in GOTV efforts.

Sarasota County Republican Party (FL)

Allen West for Congress (FL)

  • American Crossroads ad against Ron Klein.

Marco Rubio for Senate (FL)

  • In 2009, a donor named Karl Rove with Austin, Texas, and Washington, D.C., addresses contributed $1,000.
  • Crossroads GPS ad against Charlie Crist (I).

Hawaii Republican Party

Charles Djou for Congress (HI)

  • American Crossroads ad against Colleen Hanabusa. KITV reported in October that "[p]olitical watchers in Honolulu said Friday Rove's group will spend about $80,000 to run anti-Hanabusa TV ads for the next five days."

DuPage County Republican Party (IL)

Mark Kirk for Senate (IL)

  • American Crossroads ad against Alexi Giannoulias.
  • Crossroads GPS ad against Giannoulias.

Northwest Suburban Republican Parties of Illinois (IL)

Tazewell County Republican Party (IL)

Jackie Walorski for Congress (IN)

  • American Crossroads ad against Joe Donnelly.

Kentucky (general)

  • American Crossroads has stated it will invest in GOTV efforts.

Rand Paul for Senate (KY)

  • American Crossroads ad against Jack Conway.
  • Crossroads GPS ad against Conway. GPS states: "In Kentucky the buy totals $520,000 for two weeks on TV stations in Lexington, Paducah, Louisville and Bowling Green. The Kentucky Spot can be viewed here."
  • Rove reportedly called the Paul campaign to advise him to cancel a Meet the Press appearance.

Louisiana Republican Party (LA)

Missouri (general)

  • American Crossroads has stated it will invest in GOTV efforts.

Roy Blunt for Senate (MO)

  • In 2009, a donor named Karl Rove with Austin, Texas, and Washington, D.C., addresses contributed $1,000.
  • American Crossroads ad against Robin Carnahan.
  • Crossroads GPS ad against Robin Carnahan.

Nevada (general)

  • American Crossroads has stated it will invest in GOTV efforts.

Nebraska Republican Party

Sharron Angle for Senate (NV)

  • American Crossroads ad against Harry Reid.
  • Crossroads GPS ad against Harry Reid.

New Hampshire (general)

  • American Crossroads has stated it will invest in GOTV efforts.

Kelly Ayotte for Senate (NH)

  • American Crossroads ad against Paul Hodes.

New Mexico Republican Party

Albany County Republican Party (NY)

Ann Marie Buerkle for Congress (NY)

  • American Crossroads ad against Dan Maffei.

Richard Burr for Senate (NC)

Lucas County Republican Party (OH)

Rob Portman for Senate (OH)

  • American Crossroads ad against Lee Fisher.

Oregon Reagan PAC

Jim Renacci for Congress (OH)

Allegheny County Republican Committee (PA)

Pat Toomey for Senate (PA)

  • In 2009, a donor named Karl Rove with Austin, Texas, and Washington, D.C., addresses contributed $1,000.
  • Crossroads GPS ad against Joe Sestak. GPS states: "In Pennsylvania, the buy totals $500,000 for one week on TV stations in the Philadelphia and Pittsburgh markets. The Pennsylvania spot can be viewed here."

South Carolina Republican Party (SC)

Alan Nunnelee for Congress (MS)

Bob Bennett for Senate (UT)

Barbara Comstock for State House (VA)

Robert Hurt for Congress (VA)

Washington (general)

  • American Crossroads has stated it will invest in GOTV efforts.

Dino Rossi for Senate (WA)

  • Crossroads GPS ad against Patty Murray.

Rick Santorum

America's Foundation PAC

  • Chairman.
  • $2,449,084 in total receipts during the 2010 election cycle, according to opensecrets.org, accessed on October 25.

Southern Republican Leadership Conference

Joe Miller for Senate (AK)

Elizabeth Emken for Congress (CA)

Carly Fiorina for Senate (CA)

Jane Norton for Senate (CO)

Marco Rubio for Senate (FL)

Terry Branstad for Governor (IA)

Bill Dix for State Senate (IA)

Brenna Findley for Attorney General (IA)

Charles Grassley for Senate (IA)

Sandy Greiner for State Senate (IA)

Iowa Keystone PAC

  • Founder.
  • Santorum's website states: "The PAC is registered with the Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure board and intends to donate at least $25,000 to candidates before November."

Jarad Klein for State House (IA)

Iowa Republican Party

Dave Jamison for State Treasurer (IA)

Jeff Kaufmann for State House (IA)

Paul Kern for State House (IA)

Steve King for Congress (IA)

Ross Paustian for State House (IA)

Republican Party of Iowa (IA)

Matt Schultz for Secretary of State (IA)

Jeff Smith for State House (IA)

Kent Sorenson for State Senate (IA)

Jeremy Taylor for State House (IA)

Mark Kirk for Senate (IL)

  • $1,000 America's Foundation contribution.
  • Santorum pushed Kirk's candidacy during a February edition of On the Record.

Dan Coats for Senate (IN)

Todd Tiahrt for Senate (KS)

Trey Grayson for Senate (KY)

David Vitter for Senate (LA)

Jay Riemersma for Congress (MI)

Roy Blunt for Senate (MO)

Sharron Angle for Senate (NV)

Cheshire County Republican Party (NH)

Kelly Ayotte for Senate (NH)

New Hampshire House Republican Victory Political Action Committee

New Hampshire Republican Party

Richard Burr for Senate (NC)

Patrick McHenry for Congress (NC)

John Kasich for Governor (OH)

Rob Portman for Senate (OH)

Lou Barletta for Congress (PA)

Tim Burns for Congress (PA)

Charles Dent for Congress (PA)

Mike Fitzpatrick for Congress (PA)

Tom Marino for Congress (PA)

Pat Meehan for Congress (PA)

Bill Shuster for Congress (PA)

Pat Toomey for Senate (PA)

James DeMint for Senate (SC)

Mick Mulvaney for Congress (SC)

Joe Wilson for Congress (SC)

Keith Fimian for Congress (VA)

Dino Rossi for Senate (WA)

Doug Schoen

Angela McGlowan for Congress (MS)

John Gomez for Congress (NY)

Andrea Tantaros

Linda McMahon for Senate (CT)

Stuart Varney

Republican majority in congress.

  • Varney, who has labeled himself as "very clearly partisan," has repeatedly called for an election of a Republican congress.

Christine O'Donnell for Senate (DE)

  • On the September 17 edition of Kilmeade & Friends, Varney stated that O'Donnell is precisely the kind of "new face, new blood that we need to get in there."
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