Submitted by John Papagiannis on Tue, 10/25/2011 - 20:28
"Not now job-seekers, gotta run to fundraiser." Those words might as well have come from House Republican Job Creators Caucus Chair, Rep. Reid Ribble (R-Wis.). It seems Congressman Ribble, a former small business man who helped form the Job Creators Caucus, had more important things to do than to stick around his own free jobs fair.
Submitted by Adam Smith on Mon, 10/24/2011 - 15:49
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.
Submitted by Adam Smith on Thu, 10/20/2011 - 20:48
Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas), the co-chair of the Joint Committee on Deficit Reduction, will be holding a fundraiser for his JEBFund leadership PAC on Tuesday with Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio).
According to Politico Influence, $5,000 will get you “admittance to all 2011 JEBFund events.”
That’s right ladies and gentleman, for the low, low price of $5,000 you too can have a season pass to the supercommittee co-chair.
Submitted by John Papagiannis on Mon, 10/17/2011 - 16:07
A man of his word. The third quarter fundraising totals for members of Congress have been released, and records show that supercommittee member, Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) has kept his pledge to give up fundraising for himself while the deficit commission conducts its work.
Submitted by John Papagiannis on Thu, 09/22/2011 - 15:49
That’s the message a prominent Washington, D.C. lobbyist told the New York Times today when asked what he’s telling his clients about how to influence the members of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, or “supercommittee.”