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Major National Donors to Cuomo: Lead On Public Financing of Elections!

The New York Times reports this morning on a letter sent to Gov. Andrew Cuomo from about 140 major national donors urging him to push for small donor-based public financing of state elections this year. The message from this letter is clear: words aren't enough; it's time for Gov. Cuomo to lead on this issue.

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President Obama's About Face on Big Money Inaugration Donors

The Center for Public Integrity is out with a piece detailing who donated to President Obama's second inaurguation. After largely rejecting big money from corporations, unions, and special interests for his first inauguaral celebration, this time he no such qualms, with more than $18 million coming from those entitities.

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Access at the DNC

"About six blocks."

Mitt's Big NYC Fundraiser

Politico reports on a massive fundraiser Mitt Romney is having in New York City later this month, co-chaired and co-hosted by any number of Wall Street titans and wealthy New Yorkers, including at least six who have also donated to Romney’s “unaffiliated” super PAC, Restore Our Future.

Cantor Gets "Mic Checked" in Houston, Occupy Style

Last Thursday, at a speech at Rice University in Houston, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R) was shouted down by protesters who called him out for doing the bidding of Wall Street and his billionaire campaign donors.The protesters acted in solidarity with Occupy Houston, one of the many places around the country where the Occupy movement has sprouted up.

Rick Perry's Texas-sized Favors for Big Donors

They say that everything is bigger in Texas. And in the case of presidential hopeful Gov. Rick Perry's (R) treatment of his big money donors, this certainly seems to be the case. From doling out state contracts to friends who write big campaign checks to the emergence of Perry Super PACs run by close former associates, there's no shortage of material on the plain-spoken Texan.

Here's a glimpse of Perry's record so far:

Rick Perry sure can fundraise. It might be easier when a large chunk of his campaign money comes from your own appointee's.