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"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."
Congressman John Sarbanes (D-MD) talked about money in politics and his Government By the People Act this weekend. Read more >
(and that only includes the donations that are disclosed)
"Senators who have vocalized their opposition to net neutrality are taking in, on average, 40 percent more campaign cash from the broadband-delivery industry than those who support it, according to an analysis of campaign data."