Holding Politicians Accountable

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Financial institutions have plenty of lobbyists looking out for their interests. The American people need Richard to keep standing up for them.

- President Barack Obama, on reappointing Rich Cordray to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Agency.

In the 2012 election cycle, the finance, insurance, and real estate sector donated more than $256 million to congressional candidates and the industry spent at least $479 million lobbying Congress and federal regulators, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. He probably has a point. 

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