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Campaign 2012: All Big Money, All the Time

While much of today's focus will center on the recall election in Wisconsin, the 2012 presidential race is sounding a familiar theme: money, money, money. Soon to be Republican presidential nominee, Mitt Romney, is heading to Texas to raise campaign cash from his chief constiuency, millionaires and billionaires.

President Obama breaks fundraising record

ABC News reports that President Obama is continuing to attend big money fundraisers at a faster pace than his predecessors:

Fresh back from Afghanistan, Obama attended two private, $40,000-a-plate fundraisers Wednesday at the exclusive W Hotel, raising at least $2 million for the 2012 campaign, Democratic officials said.

House Freshmen Caught in the Act

On Friday, CBS News released an undercover investigation into a recent fundraiser for freshmen House Republicans at a luxury resort in Florida. The Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo, Fla. is “where we caught up with a select group of Republican freshmen, engaged in business as usual. But they didn't come alone.

Just Another Day in Special Interest Fundraising Paradise for GOP Freshman

With much of the country (and surely many of their own constituents) suffering in a tough economy, the class of 2010 jets off to Florida to raise big money. CBS News reported this morning on a group 12 Republican freshman House members taking a nice little trip down to paradise to raise campaign cash from special interest lobbyists.

The Chronicles of Money, Politics, and Election 2012: The Year of the Billionaire?

Here's a recap of Public Campaign and Public Campaign Action Fund's (PCAF) work from January 20 through March 9, 2012.

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.

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PRESS RELEASE: The Key to the Keystone Bill is Big Money

Forty-four Senators who introduced legislation today backing the controversial Keystone XL pipeline received $22.3 million in campaign contributions from the oil and gas industry since 1989, according to analysis by Public Campaign Action Fund and

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The Chronicles of Money, Politics, and the Pay-to-play D.C. Culture from the Preeminent Expert in the Field

A recap of Public Campaign and Public Campaign Action Fund's (PCAF) work from October 31 through November 4, 2011.

Herman Cain's Got 999 Problems, but a Fundraising Pitch Ain't One

"In the last 24 hours, the Friends of Herman Cain campaign has had the single best day of fundraising since the start of the campaign," Mark Block, Cain's chief of staff, said Tuesday night.

Job Creators Caucus Chair Skips Out Early on His Own Jobs Fair

"Not now job-seekers, gotta run to fundraiser." Those words might as well have come from House Republican Job Creators Caucus Chair, Rep. Reid Ribble (R-Wis.). It seems Congressman Ribble, a former small business man who helped form the Job Creators Caucus, had more important things to do than to stick around his own free jobs fair.