Tea Party

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Tea Party Congressmen Accept Cash From Bailed-Out Bankers

After the 2010 election, Public Campaign Action Fund looked at the Wall Street campaign cash behind all of the new “Tea Party” members of Congress. In our report, released just days before these new members were sworn in, we wrote:

NEW PCAF REPORT: Wall Street Money or Tea Party Energy?

Public Campaign Action Fund released a report today detailing the campaign contributions winning Tea Party candidates received from Wall Street interests in the 2010 election cycle. These 52 candidates, identified by ABC News as “Tea Party Winners, received at least $11.1 million from the finance, insurance, and real estate sector in the 2010 cycle. 

Strange Bedfellows: The Tea Party and Campaign Finance Reformers?

The Los Angeles Times editorialized today on how the Tea Party, and their advocates in the new Congress, should support campaign finance reform if they are true to their populist ideals and anti-special interest message.