money in politics

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NEW VIDEO: McCutcheon v. FEC Supreme Court Rally

Back in October, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in McCutcheon v. FEC, a case that challenged the cap on how much money individuals can give, in total, to federal candidates, party committees, and political action committees (PACs) each election cycle.

BREAKING NY NEWS: Strong Fair Elections Supporter Prevails in Critical State Senate Race

This morning Fair Elections supporter Cecilia Tkaczyk officially became the newest state senator in New York, after all the votes were finally counted. Cecilia Tkaczyk's victory is a major boost to the campaign for publicly financed Fair Elections in New York. 

PRESS RELEASE: How Will Romney and Obama address our big money system?

Public Campaign Action Fund issued a press release today asking President Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney how they would address our big money-dominated political system.

From the press release:

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.

The Money in Politics Connection

The Public Campaign Action Fund released a report today regarding Sen. Ben Nelson's decision to oppose a public insurance option. The report includes an in-depth money in politics analysis - linking Sen. Nelson to over 1.2 million dollars in contributions from insurance interests.

To learn more and read the report, click here.

Crude Conflict of Interest

This post is part the first installment of a new series that will explore the favors that lawmakers already under an ethical cloud for various lobbying and money and politics scandals give to their biggest contributors.

 

Today’s focus: Rep. Richard Pombo (R-CA), who has taken heat for working closely with convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff on legislation to favor Abramoff’s tribal clients after those clients made hefty contributions to his campaign - $20,000 in total plus another $9,000 from Abramoff.