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David Koch Maxes Out to Scott Brown

On Monday, Public Campaign Action Fund reported that a super PAC created to help re-elect Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) was funded almost entirely by a company controlled by energy industry billionaire Bill Koch, the brother of billionaires Charles and David Koch of Koch Industries.

Sen. Brown’s third-quarter fundraising report, just filed with the Federal Election Commission (FEC), shows that financial support for the Massachusetts Republican runs in the family.

Pro-Scott Brown Super PAC Funded by William Koch

A new report filed with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) shows that a pro-Scott Brown super PAC is funded almost entirely by Oxbow Carbon, the company controlled by William Koch, the lesser-known brother of Charles and David Koch. The group, America 360, recently spent $200,000 on mailers in the Massachusetts Senate race to benefit Sen. Brown.

A tale of two fundraisers: Elizabeth Warren and Scott Brown

On Wednesday night, Massachusetts Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren and her opponent Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass) are both holding campaign fundraisers.

Warren is hosting a policy team trivia night fundraiser in Somerville, Ma.—the cost to attend is $20 per person or $100 for a team of five. Brown’s is a little different—he will be at Chef Michel Richard’s restaurant Central in Washington, D.C. where individuals need $1,000 to attend (and $2,500 to host).

Scott Brown: Subsidies My Big Oil Donors Get Don't Exist

Over the weekend, Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) said that “Oil companies don’t get subsidies.” That’s, of course, not true.

Big Oil gets billions in subsidies every year and then rewards supportive members of Congress through campaign cash from their PACs and executives—and Brown is a recipient of that largesse.

Scott Brown Worked to Weaken Wall Street Reform While Taking Wall Street Cash

The Boston Globe reported Monday that while Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) has bragged about his “deciding vote” to pass financial reform, he began working to weaken the legislation as soon as it passed. According to the Globe, “E-mails between Brown’s legislative director and US Treasury Department officials show that Brown advocated for a loose interpretation of the law so that banks could more easily engage in high-risk investments."

The Chronicles of Money, Politics, and a New York State of Mind

Here's a recap of Public Campaign and Public Campaign Action Fund's (PCAF) work from March 26 through April 13, 2012.

By the 1%, of the 1%

Public Campaign Action Fund released a statement today in response to the new ad from Crossroads GPS attacking Elizabeth Warren.

Scott Brown holding fundraiser with financial industry lawyers

We reported recently that Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) held a cocktail party fundraiser with Wall Street lobbyists not long after big banks declared war on the candidacy of Brown’s possible opponent, consumer advocacy Elizabeth Warren.

Public Campaign Action Fund has gotten hold of another fundraising invite for Brown (embedded at the bottom of this post). He'll be taking cash at a Boston law firm that counts banks and other Wall Street companies as clients.

Scott Brown Holding Fundraiser with Wall St. Lobbyists

Last week, Politico reported that “on the Washington cocktail circuit, banking lobbyists are chattering about how to take” on Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren (D).

Scott Brown defends Big Oil