2012

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President Obama Reaches 100th Fundraiser Mark

CBS News reports today that in New York City tonight, President Obama will reach his 100th fundraiser of the cycle.

From the article:

Romney is consistent on at least one issue: Democracy is for rich people

At a press conference today, presidential candidate Mitt Romney said of campaign finance laws:

Mitt Romney: Some of my good friends are NASCAR...team OWNERS

When asked over the weekend if he follows NASCAR, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney responded in a way that only Mitt Romney can: “Not as closely as some of the most ardent fans. But I have some great friends who are NASCAR team owners."

Some of these friends may have contributed to Romney’s presidential campaign this cycle, according to our analysis of data from the Center for Responsive Politics.*

Romney super PAC donor once fined for laundering campaign contributions

Eighty-four percent of donors to the Romney-aligned Restore Our Future super PAC have also given the maximum amount allowable to Romney’s campaign committee, essentially evading contribution limits to candidates.

Top Romney Super PAC Donors Also Romney Campaign Donors

Twenty of the 23 individual donors giving $100,000 or more in January to the Mitt Romney-aligned super PAC also donated to Romney’s campaign committee in 2011, essentially evading federal contribution limits to support the candidate of their choice.

Room For Lobbyists in Romney Campaign

Public Campaign Action Fund's David Donnelly was in The New York Times this weekend discussing the prevelance of lobbyists in the campaign of GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

Mitt Romney (R-1%)

“I’m not concerned about the very poor.”
February 1, 2012

“Corporations are people, my friend.”
August 1, 2011

“I’m also unemployed.”
June 16, 2011

We're Coming for You, Colbert!

Public Campaign Action Fund (PCAF) announced today that in response to news that Stephen Colbert has relinquished control of his super PAC, Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow, to Jon Stewart, and has set up an exploratory committee to run for President of the United States of South Carolina, the watchdog group has sought legal assistance to explore creating an exploratory super PAC of its own to oppose Stephen Colbert’s exploratory committee.

RNC Seeks Even More Corporate Control of our Elections

This week the Republican National Committee (RNC) filed a brief in federal court seeking to overturn a 1908 law (yes, 1908!) that banned corporations from giving directly to candidates. The RNC claims that due to the recent Supreme Court decision in Citizens United v.

The Wealthy Donors in Mitt's Quiet Rooms

Facing critiicism about his corporate raiding through Bain Capital, Mitt Romney was asked on Wednesday, “are there no fair questions about the distribution of wealth without it being seen as envy, though?” He said in response that, “I think it’s fine to talk about those things in quiet rooms and discussions about tax policy and the like.”