Holding Politicians Accountable

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The old man is raising 100 grand a day. I’m serious. Ask any lobbyist of anyone in Washington if they’ve gotten a call from Pat Roberts.
A Republican source on Sen. Pat Roberts’ relying on Washington lobbyists to fund his campaign in the home stretch. (The Hill)

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Good news yesterday: the Montgomery County, MD Council passed a bill creating a small donor public financing system for its elections, giving everyday people a bigger voice in the political system. Learn more >
The story this election might be all the big money ads, but people are fighting back for a democracy that works for all of us.

Good news yesterday: the Montgomery County, MD Council passed a bill creating a small donor public financing system for its elections, giving everyday people a bigger voice in the political system. Learn more >

The story this election might be all the big money ads, but people are fighting back for a democracy that works for all of us.

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Dimon Pep Talk Consoles Eric Cantor on Way to Wall Street
"Eric Cantor sat in his Washington office in June after one of the biggest upsets in congressional history, getting encouragement from JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s Jamie Dimon, head of the largest U.S. bank.
"Dimon talked about being fired from another bank by his mentor before rebounding to an even better seat, according to two people who were there. He reassured the Virginia Republican that his career would be just fine, too."

Dimon Pep Talk Consoles Eric Cantor on Way to Wall Street

"Eric Cantor sat in his Washington office in June after one of the biggest upsets in congressional history, getting encouragement from JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s Jamie Dimon, head of the largest U.S. bank.

"Dimon talked about being fired from another bank by his mentor before rebounding to an even better seat, according to two people who were there. He reassured the Virginia Republican that his career would be just fine, too."

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It is a very rare exception where there is a quid pro quo – a donation for an action. But when you are spending a lot of time with people who believe a certain set of things, it’s hard not to be influenced by that viewpoint.
Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), on the systemic corruption of our big money political system. (Roll Call)

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