David Donnelly

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The politics of "Stand Your Ground"

Public Campaign Action Fund's David Donnelly has an op-ed today in the Miami Herald on the NRA, campaign finance, and money's influence in our political system.

It starts:

When Gov. Rick Scott’s Task Force on Citizen Safety and Protection meets on Tuesday, the controversial “Stand Your Ground” law from State Rep. Dennis Baxley, R-Ocala, will be in the crosshairs of public scrutiny.

The Unfortunate Parallels Between Wall Street Excess and Washington

Public Campaign Action Fund's Executive Director David Donnelly had this piece yesterday in the Huffington Post on what Goldman Sachs whistleblower, Greg Smith, tells us about Washington, D.C. 

Room For Lobbyists in Romney Campaign

Public Campaign Action Fund's David Donnelly was in The New York Times this weekend discussing the prevelance of lobbyists in the campaign of GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

End Big Oil Taxpayer Subsidies to Reign in Deficit!

"Cutting Medicare for low and middle-income seniors? On the table. Closing loopholes for profitable, multinational corporations? Not under discussion." Public Campaign Action Fund's David Donnelly and Oil Change International's Steve Kretzmann had an op-ed yesterday in The Hill calling for ending Big Oil taxpayer subsidies as a means to address the national deficit.

The Nation--Curbing Big Money

Public Campaign President and CEO Nick Nyhart joined with David Donnelly, national campaigns director for Public Campaign Action Fund, in writing the following the piece that will appear in the April 25th edition of The Nation magazine. The full article is available on their website (if you're a subscriber), or you can read it below.


Major Effort to Expose Problem of Corporate Money in Politics Taking Hold

The Washington Post reports that an effort, led by Public Campaign Action Fund, to expose the huge problem of big corporate money in politics is going full steam ahead. Buoyed by the fights in Wisconsin and Ohio (and other parts of the country), the message that corporate interests are negatively impacting middle class America is taking hold, and could be a major issue in the coming 2012 elections.

A Return On Their Investment?

The Washington Post has a story today on how corporate donations to the new Republican leaders in he House has soared since last November's elections. The surge in corporate campaign dollars comes as the new leadership is working to repeal or scale back legislation that Wall Street and Health Care interests fought hard against in the last Congress.

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.


Public Campaign Action Fund's David Donnelly In The New York Times

Public Campaign Action Fund National Campaigns Director, David Donnelly, has a letter to the editor in the New York Times today in response to an article on the recent retirement announcement by Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.).


Larry Summers' Speaking Fees Targeted by Watchdogs

David Donnelly, director of Campaign Money Watch, discusses what would appear to be a conflict of interest for Larry Summers, the director of the National Economic Council, who continues to accept large speaking fees from bailed out banks.

"Most of the companies paying Summers' speaking fees are found at top the list of contributors to politicians from both parties, leaving voters to wonder if there is anyone left who isn't in Wall Street's pocket."