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PRESS RELEASE: McConnell defends speech rights of corrupt foreign company

Public Campaign Action Fund issued a press release today on the recent guilty plea to bribery by BAE Systems, a foreign-based company that has given heavily to Sen. Mitch McConnell's (R-Ky.) campaigns and received millions in earmarks.


2010 Midterm Elections: Most Expensive Ever?

The Huffington Post reports on an analysis by the Center for Responsive Politics (CRP) that shows that the upcoming 2010 elections will be the most expensive ever.


"With so much on the line, the outpouring of big money into federal campaigns looks likely to continue at a brisk pace," said CRP's Sheila Krumholz in a statement.


What Are They Buying, Rep. Cantor?

Public Campaign Action fund and Common Cause issued a press release today in response to House Minority Whip Eric Cantor's (R-Va.) quote in the Wall Street Journal asking if Wall Street had "buyers remorse" for giving campaign cash to Democrats.


Sen. Richard Burr Named Fourth "Insurance Puppet"

Public Campaign Action Fund has named Sen. Richard Burr (D-N.C.) the latest "Insurance Puppet."


According to data compiled by the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics, Sen. Burr has received $274,586 in campaign contributions from the health insurance industry throughout his career.


For the full list of "insurance puppets," click here.

Means To An End

A story today at discusses an appellate court case concerning campaign finance law that could undermine individual limits on contributions made to candidates. The case features none other than Ken Starr, known opponent of campaign finance laws.


PRESS RELEASE: Sen. Grassley Rakes in Health Care & Insurance Industry Campaign Cash

Public Campaign Action Fund issued a press release today showing that over the summer as health care reform legislation was being debated in Congress Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) raised huge sums from the health care and insurance industries.


PRESS RELEASE: Rep. Mike Rogers Delivers for Campaign Contributor UPS

The Public Campaign Action Fund issued a press release this afternoon on a story in USA Today that highlights the role Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) played in securing an earmark for mail carrier, UPS, a major campaign contributor.


Health Reform's 'Gang of 6' Reaps Political Cash

The San Francisco Chronicle details how health care industry lobbyists are funneling hoards of campaign cash to senators in charge of health care reform.

"The bipartisan "gang of six" senators who helped craft the health care reform bill going before a key Senate committee Tuesday represent less than 3 percent of the U.S. population - but they hold a lot of power at a crucial policy-shaping moment in Congress.

Part Two of Report on Big Insurance Industry Spending in Health Care Fight

Public Campaign Action Fund issued part two of its report on efforts by the insurance industry to kill health care reform with huge amounts of campaign giving and lobbying expenditures.


New Public Campaign Action Fund Press Release Details Huge Sums Spent to Kill Health Care Reform

Public Campaign Action Fund has issued a press release today detailing the huge amount of campaign contributions and lobbying expenses being doled out by the HMO and insurance industries in their effort to kill health care reform.