“None of our funding comes from special interests or lobbyists.” — Americans Elect, July 2011 Special Interest. Noun. an individual, group, or corporation having a special interest in usually a particular part of the economy and receiving or seeking through political pressure special advantages from the government often to the detriment of the general welfare […]
There’s a considerable endgame being played by the purveyors of “Dark Money” in the 2010 congressional campaigns. During the entire period from January 1 2009 to October 26 2010, thirty thousand independent expenditures were reported to the Federal Elections Commission by shadowy political corporations that collect donations of unlimited size and for the most part […]
From October 16 to October 20, 2010 (the latest day for which FEC data is available), corporate entities that have made-up names and are largely exempted from having to reveal their mysterious donors spent $53,052,839 in independent expenditures on congressional campaigns. $15.0 million went to oppose Democrats, $2.9 million went to support Democrats, $4.7 million […]
Ask the National Rifle Association whether it is a partisan organization, and it will issue strenuous denials.
NRA Institute for Legislative Action Executive Director Chris Cox:
The political reality is that we have President Obama, who had at one point 60 Democratic votes in the Senate and a 39-vote margin in the House. If […]
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 […]