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At Thursday’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on a constitutional amendment to regulate campaign fundraising and spending, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill) said, “The right to vote is under attack on two fronts: A well-funded coordinated effort has made it harder for millions of Americans to vote, and at the same time, unleashed a tidal wave of special interest and corporate money into elections to drown out the voices of average Americans.”

At Thursday’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on a constitutional amendment to regulate campaign fundraising and spending, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill) said, “The right to vote is under attack on two fronts: A well-funded coordinated effort has made it harder for millions of Americans to vote, and at the same time, unleashed a tidal wave of special interest and corporate money into elections to drown out the voices of average Americans.”

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You’re entertaining donors that expect to be treated like royalty. It’s another symbol that the big money fundraising system creates an out of touch Congress.
Public Campaign President Nick Nyhart on all the fancy restaurants and resorts members of Congress spend their time raising money (Politico).

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“KOCHS LOBBYING ON CAMPAIGN FINANCE: The Nickles Group has picked up three new clients, according to paperwork filed late last week — including Koch Companies Public Sector. The private energy company — owned by billionaire GOP mega donors Charles and David Koch — has listed campaign finance issues on the lobbying registration.”
(Politico Influence)

KOCHS LOBBYING ON CAMPAIGN FINANCE: The Nickles Group has picked up three new clients, according to paperwork filed late last week — including Koch Companies Public Sector. The private energy company — owned by billionaire GOP mega donors Charles and David Koch — has listed campaign finance issues on the lobbying registration.”

(Politico Influence)

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