2012

Will a Vice President Paul Ryan Do Sheldon Adelson’s Bidding Like Tom DeLay Did?

Washington, D.C.— As Paul Ryan, the new Republican vice-presidential running mate for Mitt Romney appears in Las Vegas for a fundraiser at Sheldon Adelson’s Venetian casino today, campaign finance watchdog Public Campaign Action Fund asks: Would a Vice President Paul Ryan take Shel Adelson’s phone call and carry out Adelson’s wishes like Tom Delay did?

Watchdog: Romney campaign charge on Bain money boomerangs

Washington, D.C.—Campaign finance watchdog Public Campaign Action Fund released the following statement in response to the Romney campaign’s attack on President Obama’s money from Bain employees.

Statement from David Donnelly, Executive Director:

Watchdog to Sheldon Adelson: Stand Up For Reform

Washington, D.C.--In response to Sheldon Adelson's comment in Forbes magazine that he was "against very wealthy people attempting to or influencing elections," Public Campaign Action Fund sent the casino mogul a letter urging him to donate to organizations working to address the problem of big money in politics.

Obama Must Provide Muscular Plan to Save Our Ailing Democracy

Washington, D.C.—President Obama’s decision to green-light super PAC money in support of his re-election means that talk is no longer enough and he must provide—and execute—a muscular plan to save our ailing democracy, said campaign finance watchdog Public Campaign Action Fund.

Statement from Nick Nyhart, executive director of Public Campaign Action Fund and David Donnelly, national campaigns director:

Mitt Romney: Let’s Hand Our Elections Fully Over to the 1%

Washington, D.C.—In clarifying his remarks on campaign finance laws today, Mitt Romney made it clear—he wants our elections handed completely over to an elite set of wealthy Americans, according to campaign finance watchdog Public Campaign Action Fund. This morning, Romney said, “we’d be a lot wiser to say you can give what you’d like to a campaign.”

Watchdog: We’re watching presidential public financing vote, will use in 2012 electoral targeting considerations

Washington, D.C.—Public Campaign Action Fund (PCAF) announced today it will consider how House members vote on Rep. Gregg Harper’s (R-Miss.) pro-special interest legislation to eliminate the presidential public financing system in its 2012 targeting decisions. The group’s electoral accountability project, Campaign Money Watch, has spent approximately $10 million in congressional and presidential races.