North Carolina Rep. Walter Jones is one of the few Republicans to vote against Wall Street and support campaign finance reform. And now, these special interests are trying to defeat him:
A Huffington Post review of these reports shows that Wall Street donors, financial industry lobbyists and war hawks provided $135,900 — more than half of Griffin’s funds.
New York Times columnist Mark Bittman writes about the McCutcheon v. FEC decision and he says now is not the time for despair—it’s time for action.
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Strapped for cash but ambitious, Paige Kreegel wants to win a U.S. House seat. So what’s a prospective MoC to do? He’ll try and get by with a little help from his friends.
Two childhood friends are bankrolling Paige Kreegel’s bid to win a U.S. House seat.
They set up…
Pro-tip: have rich friends if you decide to run for office.
Former U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens has some thoughts on money in politics. In the New York Times: “But there was a hint of anger in some of his remarks when I went to see him last week in his Supreme Court chambers. He said the court had made a disastrous wrong turn in its recent string of campaign finance rulings.”
Above, you’ll see the GOP’s newest fundraising strategy. (We’re only kidding… kind of.)
Online gun sweepstakes have become one of the most useful tools for campaign outreach in the 2014 Republican primaries. Across the country, from a race for sheriff in…
"Everybody knows the coordination rules are a joke," Adam Smith, a spokesman for the campaign finance watchdog Public Campaign, told The Huffington Post Thursday. "They don’t work, they aren’t enforced, and these situations make that clear."
"[Mitch] McConnell himself is now frequently missing when the Senate opens at 2 p.m. on Mondays, and he’s rarely on hand past 5:30 p.m. on weeknights, as he hauls his campaign-check-sack across D.C. in search of more money for November.” (Via Washington Post)
USA Today reports on the top 5 super PAC donors so far in 2014. Three of the 5 are on the Forbes list of billionaires. All three made their money on Wall Street.
James Simons, $3 million in donations. Net worth: $12,500,000,000
Paul Singer, $2.1 million in donations. Net worth: $1,500,000,000
Seth Klarman, $1.55 million in donations. Net worth: $1,300,000,000