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NEW POLL: Mitch McConnell vulnerable on issue of money in politics

A new poll commissioned by Public Campaign Action Fund indicates that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's stance on money in politics is a vulnerability. The poll, which was conducted by Lake Research Partners, surveyed 5,000 Kentucky voters and found that McConnell's opposition to sensible campaign finance restrictions may not play well at the polls.

Mitch McConnell Uses Opposition To Syria Strikes As Campaign Cash Pitch

Moments after the President concluded his speech on the situation in Syria, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) sent out a fundraising email in an attempt to leverage his opposition to military strikes for campaign contributions.

New App: Politicash 2012!

MapLight has just launched Politicash 2012, a brand new, free app to track money in the presidential race.

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Obama's Big Money Bundlers

While President Obama may preach the importance of grassroots donors, he has become increasingly reliant on big money bundlers. The Obama campaign consistently touts those that chip in $5, $10, even $75 dollars, arguing that they are the ones who "make the difference" in email blasts. But it's Hollywood elites, financial heavyweights, and business associates who give big bucks that are being lavished with attention.

Shhhhh! Romney's Big Money Bundlers Remain a Secret

On Saturday, the Washington Post editorialized on presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney's secret campaign bundlers, noting that "The difference between President Obama and presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney when it comes to fundraising is not only that Mr.

The Chronicles of Money, Politics, and the British-coloured Scandal That Crossed the Pond

Here's a round-up of Public Campaign and Public Campaign Action Fund's work for the week of July 11-July 15, 2011.

Check Out Our Work This Week!

Public Campaign and Public Campaign Action Fund were hard at work this week putting out a variety of memos, statements, and reports. Here's a round up of our recent work:

The Senate's Insurance Money

Today, a group of Senators will push to add a health care repeal amendment to the FAA re-authorization bill, legislation that is likely to be voted on this evening. Forty-seven senators have already co-sponsored the stand alone repeal legislation (S. 192), so we can safely say they'll vote for the amendment.

Campaign Cash--It's What's For Dinner

Last week, NPR interviewed New York University Professor Marion Nestle (a nutritionist and author of "Food Politics") about Wal-Mart’s decision to “reformulate thousands of products to make them healthier and push its suppliers to do the same.”

Michele Bachmann's Stand for Wall Street

Rep. Michelle Bachmann (R-Minn) will soon introduce legislation that would repeal the financial reform bill passed by the last Congress, according to a report last night from the Minneapolis Star Tribune. She’s already sent out a “Dear Colleague,” letter to her fellow members urging them to sign on as original co-sponsors of the legislation.