Democrats shouting about ethical lapses by Republicans in the Donald Trump era should be prepared for a taste of their own medicine in 2018. A major Republican organization dedicated to digging up dirt on Democrats has restructured its leadership team and is now laying down congressional- and presidential-year campaign plans, which include a bigger push […]

The Democrats’ presidential nominee, their platform and speakers at this week’s national political convention all proclaim the need to curb the influence of a wealthy few in elections.

PHILADELPHIA — A Republican opposition research group plans to draw attention to the divisions that still exist within the Democratic Party throughout its convention here this week. America Rising added more layers to an existing attack plan over the weekend after the Democratic National Committee chairwoman was forced to resign when her preference for Hillary […]

U.S. Senate candidate Patty Judge’s campaign hopes by not announcing events they can avoid trackers, operatives who videotape candidate appearances on the lookout, in part, for “gotcha” moments. Unannounced campaign events — in which news media representatives often are not in attendance to report on candidates’ comments — are increasingly common. But political scientists and […]

With Hillary Clinton likely just a week away or so away from announcing her vice presidential pick, Republicans are making their own preparations, hoping to tarnish Clinton’s choice as soon as she makes it. America Rising, the GOP opposition research super PAC, has already developed research books on Clinton’s potential ticket-mates, and gave NBC News […]

A supporter of former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland’s Senate campaign got physical with a tracker for a Republican opposition research political action committee. The Strickland supporter asked the America Rising tracker trying to capture b-roll footage of the Democratic Senate candidate if he was “ticklish.” Midway through the nearly three minute-long video, a man in […]

Amid a fierce backlash over the Justice Department’s decision to close its investigation of Hillary Clinton this week without pressing charges, law enforcement officials must now face Freedom of Information Act requests seeking details of the controversial meeting between Attorney General Loretta Lynch and former President Bill Clinton. America Rising, a Republican political action committee, […]

A national conservative group wants to see any communications between City Hall and the authors of a Huffington Post piece blasting U.S. Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz, saying that if Mayor Martin J. Walsh or his staff engaged in a political hit job, they should be “held up to public scrutiny.” A Herald front-page story yesterday […]

America Rising, a conservative group, will start helping its clients make inroads with independent female voters — a program that could help Republican candidates appeal to a critical voting bloc that may be turned off by the party’s presumptive presidential nominee, Donald Trump. The group, which conducts opposition research and response and whose clients are typically committees, […]