National political reporter for the Washington Post, covering money and influence. I still believe in newspapers. matea.gold@washpost.com

Pro-Obama super PAC Priorities USA positions itself to support Hillary Clinton

washingtonpost.com — Priorities USA Action, the pro-Obama super PAC that led attacks against Republican Mitt Romney, is quietly positioning itself to ­become the main independent group funding a media campaign for Hillary Rodham Clinton in the 2016 presidential race, according to Democrats familiar with the plans.

Rubio super PAC ads follow playbook of campaign’s rapid-response site

washingtonpost.com — A super PAC ad hitting Sen. Ted Cruz last month for supporting a "Canadian" style value-added tax plan piled on the insults, saying Ronald Reagan "hated" the idea and noting that the Wall Street Journal warned it could lead to higher taxes. The spot by Conservative Solutions PAC, a super PAC allied with Sen.
Feb 04, 2016

RT @AmyEGardner: Rubio super PAC ads follow playbook of campaign’s rapid-response site, via @mateagold wapo.st/1L1AK1G

Feb 04, 2016

This is interesting: Rubio super PAC ads follow playbook of campaign’s rapid-response site wpo.st/dw591

Feb 04, 2016

NEW: Rubio super PAC ads follow playbook of campaign’s rapid-response site wapo.st/1L1AK1G

Feb 04, 2016

Rubio super PAC ads follow playbook of campaign’s rapid-response site, via @mateagold wapo.st/1L1AK1G

Feb 04, 2016

Rubio super PAC ads follow playbook of campaign’s rapid-response site, via @mateagold wapo.st/1L1AK1G

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Clinton blasts Wall Street, but still draws millions in contributions

stltoday.com — WASHINGTON * Even as Hillary Clinton has stepped up her rhetorical assault on Wall Street, her campaign and allied super PACs have continued to rake in millions from the financial sector, a sign of her deep and lasting relationships with banking and investment titans.
Feb 04, 2016

Clinton blasts Wall Street, but still draws millions in contributions. pllqt.it/VFcGwZ via @STLtoday pic.twitter.com/Bao8v1YZa1

Feb 04, 2016

Clinton blasts Wall Street, but still draws millions in contributions: bit.ly/1VQM3PT via @STLtoday

Longtime Trump friend seeded pro-Trump super PAC with $1 million

washingtonpost.com — Casino mogul Phil Ruffin, a longtime friend and business partner of Donald Trump, gave $1 million last year to a super PAC supporting the real estate tycoon's presidential run, just two weeks after the group was formed.
Feb 04, 2016

Longtime Trump friend seeded pro-Trump super PAC with $1 million wapo.st/1nIDX0z?tid=ss…

Feb 04, 2016

Longtime Trump friend seeded pro-Trump super PAC with $1 million wpo.st/K4-91

Feb 04, 2016

RT @mateagold: Longtime Trump friend seeded pro-Trump super PAC with $1 million wpo.st/K4-91

Feb 04, 2016

RT @mateagold: Longtime Trump friend seeded pro-Trump super PAC with $1 million wpo.st/K4-91

Clinton blasts Wall Street, but still draws millions in contributions

washingtonpost.com — Even as Hillary Clinton has stepped up her rhetorical assault on Wall Street, her campaign and allied super PACs have continued to rake in millions from the financial sector, a sign of her deep and lasting relationships with banking and investment titans.
Feb 04, 2016

Clinton blasts Wall Street, but still draws millions in contributions wapo.st/1nIaDHE pic.twitter.com/3y3PkJThN5

Feb 04, 2016

New WaPo analysis shows Clinton's reliance on Wall Street $, now & in the past wpo.st/8lw81 @mateagold @thamburger @anu_narayan

Feb 04, 2016

NEW: Clinton blasts Wall Street, but still draws millions in contributions, w/ @thamburger @anu_narayan wapo.st/1nIaDHE?tid=ss…

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Trump campaign ups its payments to firm of super PAC operative

washingtonpost.com — Donald Trump's presidential campaign paid nearly half a million dollars in the last quarter to a small Colorado printing company called WizBang Solutions, whose director, Mike Ciletti, is the Republican operative who ran a super PAC supporting the real estate mogul last year.
Feb 01, 2016

RT @mateagold: NEW: Trump campaign ups its payments to firm of super PAC operative wpo.st/fRI81

Feb 01, 2016

After Trump super PAC shut down, campaign paid nearly $500K to firm of lead consultant wpo.st/fRI81

Feb 01, 2016

Trump campaign ups its payments to firm of super PAC operative wpo.st/fRI81

Feb 01, 2016

Still unclear what happened to Make America Great Again. Super PAC failed to file year-end report. wpo.st/fRI81

Feb 01, 2016

Lewandowski on why Trump campaign upped payments to WizBang: ""We are running for President of the United States." wpo.st/0CJ81

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'The sexist backlash'

washingtonpost.com — Sal Meyers would love to see America elect Hillary Clinton as its first female president. But she also doesn't think America responded well to the election of its first black president and fears the potential sexist backlash that could follow. ( )

Sheldon and Miriam Adelson write checks to Ted Cruz

washingtonpost.com — Billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson and his wife Miriam have not yet made public contributions to any of the super PACs flanking the 2016 presidential candidates. But they offered one indication of one White House hopeful who intrigues them: each gave the $2,700 maximum to Sen. Ted Cruz's presidential campaign in mid-November.
Feb 01, 2016

RT @mateagold: Sheldon and Miriam Adelson write checks to Ted Cruz wpo.st/IV581

Feb 01, 2016

Sheldon and Miriam Adelson write checks to Ted Cruz wpo.st/IV581

Jeb Bush collects just $7 million as fundraising drops

washingtonpost.com — Former Florida governor Jeb Bush brought in just $7.12 million for his presidential bid in the last three months of 2015, a little more than half of what his campaign collected the previous quarter. His total for the quarter represents a sharp drop-off from earlier in the year: In his first quarter as a candidate, Bush raised $11.42 million.
Jan 31, 2016

Jeb Bush collects just $7 million as fundraising drops wpo.st/uh481

Jan 31, 2016

Tonight's WaPo: Bush raised "just $7M" tsk wapo.st/1POQblf Christie less than $3M, but he gets props somehow wapo.st/1TvzMBU

Feb 01, 2016

RT @rizzoTK: Tonight's WaPo: Bush raised "just $7M" tsk wapo.st/1POQblf Christie less than $3M, but he gets props somehow wapo.st/1TvzMBU

Marco Rubio’s campaign pulled in $14.2 million last quarter, spent even more

washingtonpost.com — Sen. Marco Rubio's presidential campaign substantially stepped up its fundraising at the end of 2015, bringing in $14.2 million from October through December, more than double what the Republican collected the previous quarter. But the senator from Florida still lagged behind fundraising leaders Ted Cruz, a senator from Texas, who raised $20.5 million, and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, who scooped up $22.6 million.
Jan 31, 2016

Marco Rubio's campaign pulled in $14.2 million last quarter, spent even more wpo.st/Cr381

Jan 31, 2016

Marco Rubio's campaign pulled in $14.2 million last quarter, spent even more. @mateagold reports: a wapo.st/20h4SlY?tid=ss…

Jan 31, 2016

Rubio lagging behind Cruz in fundraising and cash on hand: wapo.st/20h4SlY?tid=ss…

Jan 31, 2016

RT @mateagold: Marco Rubio's campaign pulled in $14.2 million last quarter, spent even more wpo.st/Cr381

Jan 31, 2016

RT @mateagold: Marco Rubio's campaign pulled in $14.2 million last quarter, spent even more wpo.st/Cr381

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Feb 05, 2016

RT @jdelreal: Crowd shot of Trump's rally here in Florence, SC. I hear about 6,000 attendees are here. pic.twitter.com/bceaF7NIsY

Feb 05, 2016

RT @EllenLWeintraub: Top GOP election atty Ben Ginsberg makes the case for an FEC rulemaking: Regs 'haven’t kept up w/ modern comm tech.' washingtonpost.com/politics/rubio…

Feb 05, 2016

RT @edatpost: As Barbara Bush left NH today, @JebBush says "She whispered in my ear, 'Jeb you’re still my favorite.'"

Feb 05, 2016

RT @peteroverby: from @cfinst_org - $14.3 million in IES *since Iowa.* $176 mil in all... versus $45 mil at this point in 2012. tiny.cc/lz8v8x

Feb 05, 2016

Ah, those unpredictable independent NH voters. One tells @PhilipRucker she's torn between Trump...and Clinton. wpo.st/CWJ91

Feb 05, 2016

The Rubio campaign tweets – and the super PAC airs an ad. My latest: wapo.st/1L1AK1G

Feb 04, 2016

RT @jacobsoboroff: I want to know what Bernie is hiding about 1964!


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