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VIDEO: Yesterday's press conference in Kentucky announcing release of McConnell report

Yesterday, Public Campaign Action Fund released a new report, "Cashing in on Obstruction," detailing how Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has used his position in the Senate to obstruct legislation and nominations that directly benefit his major donors. Allies in the state, including the AFL-CIO, CWA, Common Cause, and Progress Kentucky held a press conference announcing the report.

PCAF STATEMENT: Mike Fitzpatrick's Earmarks Highlight What's Wrong With Congress

Public Campaign Action Fund issued a statement this morning after Roll Call reported that Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.) has introduced eight tariff measures that would directly benefit a major campaign donor, United Color Manufacturing. 

Rep. Kristi Noem the Latest to Invite Hearing Witnesses Who Also Happen to be Campaign Donors

Need a sure-fire way to get some positive testimony at a congressional hearing? Just invite the people who butter your bread. The Aberdeen News picked up an Associated Press story on how twice in the last four months Rep. Kristi Noem (R-S.D) has held congressional hearings that were littered with witnesses that are contributors to her campaign war chest.

Deep-pocketed Donors Want Campaign Finance Reform

A group of Democratic donors is clamoring for campaign finance reform. The 58 donors, who have collectively given over $16 million in political contributions, sent an open letter to Democratic members of Congress calling for the Fair Elections Now Act. The letter was organized by Public Campaign Action Fund and can be found on their site by clicking here.

The CNN Politicalticker covers the story here.

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This morning as I was reading through my newspapers, I noticed the ad below on the back page of Roll Call, "the newspaper of Capitol Hill."

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Knowing Who's In Your Tent

An Illinois pension scandal that touched Barack Obama via a political supporter of his may also touch Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign as this AP story reveals. The article quotes Public Campaign's David Donnelly on the liability candidates face by having to recruit big donors who may have backgrounds that can cast aspersion on the campaign.