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NEW POLL: Mitch McConnell vulnerable on issue of money in politics

A new poll commissioned by Public Campaign Action Fund indicates that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's stance on money in politics is a vulnerability. The poll, which was conducted by Lake Research Partners, surveyed 5,000 Kentucky voters and found that McConnell's opposition to sensible campaign finance restrictions may not play well at the polls.

Senators Host Out-of-State Weekend Getaway for Leadership PAC

Whether you call it "recess" or "district work period," August is the month when members of Congress are supposed to go home to meet with constituents, hold town hall meetings, and generally reconnect with their state or district.

It's also a good time to raise money. While many House members and Senators have fundraisers scheduled this month back home, one we noticed happening this weekend sticks out.

Senators and Their Big Donors Say Cheers to the Freakin Weekend

It's a recess on Capitol Hill, which means it's time to enjoy weekend outings with members of Congress—if you can afford the asking price.

At least five U.S. Senators are scheduled to hold fundraising events this weekend, with just two in their home state, according to invitations obtained by the Sunlight Foundation’s Political Party Time website.

Press Release: Big Oil Money Fuels Blocked Interior Post Nominee

In the wake of the Senate Republicans' vote against cloture in the confirmation of Deputy Interior Secretary nominee, David J. Hayes, the Public Campaign Action Fund issued a press release detailing the campaign contributions made by Big Oil to members of the U.S. Senate.