This spring, the money hounds of wealthy and corporate America were unleashed by the Supreme Court, let go to spend unlimited amounts on political campaigns without disclosing the sources of their funds. As a result, the 2010 election season has seen an explosion of “independent expenditures” used to attack congressional candidates. While we can’t know [...]
Why did Democratic Representative Jason Altmire demand this week that his party champion tax cuts for the rich?
Follow the money:
(Sources: FEC, That’s My Congress)
As Ryan Grim of the Huffington Post reports, the Republican Senate campaign of Joe Miller has sent out campaign communications bragging:
We all know that Joe’s campaign isn’t receiving any monies from corporations or out of state entities.
Grim counters this claim by sleuthing out that Joe Miller is hiring a DC Beltway fundraiser, an [...]
“Them who pay the piper call the tune.”
Who does Representative Patrick Tiberi represent? Well, who’s paying the piper? The most frequent source of contributions to Pat Tiberi in the 2009-2010 election cycle is an energy corporation called American Electric Power. 48 contributions by the AEP political action committee and AEP employees have been registered [...]
In this year’s race for Ohio’s 12th District seat in Congress, Democratic challenger Paula Brooks has received more in campaign contributions from the people of Ohio ($723,795) than Republican incumbent Patrick Tiberi has ($712,701).
In total campaign dollars, however, Pat Tiberi holds an immense advantage, with a warchest of $2,118,311. Paula Brooks has only $994,336 [...]
The Center for Responsive Politics just released its list of the Top 10 biggest contributions by private individuals to Section 527 political groups in the 2nd quarter of 2010.
Rounding out the list:
#10 Peter Ackerman, former Wall Street investor and now in the leadership of the recent 527 group Americans Elect (formerly Unity08): $400,000 [...]
In the 2008 presidential election cycle, the corporation called Unity08 used its media contacts with DC insiders such as David Broder and shared financial history with publications such as The Hill and Atlantic Monthly to spread word that it would run the first-ever secure online presidential nomination, the end of which would be for the [...]
Tim Rupli, the lobbyist for credit card companies, payday loan operations and online high-interest lenders, has been doling out the cash, but to what end?
Through House of Representatives lobbying disclosure forms, which are a bit speedier than the FEC in reporting, Tim Rupli‘s campaign contributions to members of Congress for the 2nd half of [...]
…out of session. Both the House and Senate will fail to reconvene tomorrow. It’s not like there are any problems that need solving right away, right?
We shouldn’t assume that Representatives and Senators won’t be busy this week, however. Special meetings in which members of Congress listen to big money donors are popular at this [...]