Class of 2010

Watchdog to Portman: Stop Fundraising and Put America First

Washington – A watchdog group reissued its call that Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) immediately agree to end fundraising while he serves on the congressional deficit “supercommittee” today. The group, Public Campaign Action Fund, responded to Portman’s comments in the Plain-Dealer defending the continued raising of special interest money, saying “this is the way our system works.”

Watchdog Questions Whether Rep. Renacci Will Represent His Donors or Constituents in New Post

Freshman Renacci appointed to vice chairmanship of congressional panel overseeing financial institutions

Took $144k from Wall Street Interests in 2010

Washington, D.C.—Campaign finance watchdog Public Campaign Action Fund questioned the appointment of Rep. Jim Renacci (R-Ohio) as Vice Chair of a House Subcommittee that oversees financial institution after he took  $144,000 from Wall Street interests during his first election to Congress.

TV Ad Hammers GOP Freshmen for Voting to Repeal Healthcare After Taking Industry Cash

Washington, DC - A new television ad will begin airing Thursday in three Congressional districts, highlighting the votes of three newly elected members of Congress on health care repeal and the money they received from health and insurance interests in the 2010 election cycle. The ads will air in the districts of Jim Renacci (R-Ohio), Jon Runyan (R-N.J.) and Tim Walberg (R-Mich.).

House Freshmen Take Oath with Right Hand—Grab Campaign Cash with the Left

New Majority Shows Signs of Business-as-Usual in Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C.—Incoming Rep. Jeff Denham’s (R-Calif.) decision to hold a $2500-a-plate fundraiser at the posh W Hotel with singer LeAnn Rimes is completely tone deaf and a perfect example of why nothing is ever going to change in Washington, D.C. until we change the way campaigns are financed.

Memo: A $2 Billion Cycle for House and Senate Candidates

To: Editorial Writers and Interested Journalists
From: Public Campaign Action Fund and Common Cause
Date: October 26, 2010

 

Subject: $2 billion

The Washington Post reported this morning that based on its own estimate of Senate races and a new projection from Public Campaign Action Fund regarding House races, congressional candidates will spend nearly $2 billion this election cycle—a record breaking statistic.