lobbyists

Scott Brown Holding Fundraiser with Wall St. Lobbyists

Last week, Politico reported that “on the Washington cocktail circuit, banking lobbyists are chattering about how to take” on Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren (D).

The Chronicles of Money, Politics, and the Supercommittee's "Dining" Options

Here's a recap of Public Campaign and Public Campaign Action Fund's (PCAF) work from September 19-September 23, 2011.

“If you’re not at the table, you’re on the menu.”

That’s the message a prominent Washington, D.C. lobbyist told the New York Times today when asked what he’s telling his clients about how to influence the members of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, or “supercommittee.”

End of Summer Recap: The Chronicles of Money, Politics, and the Summer of Special Interest Money "Well" Spent

It's been a whirlwind end of the summer. Here's a recap of Public Campaign and Public Campaign Action Fund's (PCAF) work from August 19-September 16, 2011.

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The Chronicles of Money, Politics, and the "Silly Criticism" That Isn't Silly At All

Here's a round-up of Public Campaign and Public Campaign Action Fund's work for the week of Aug 8-Aug 12, 2011.

Deficit Super Committee: Who Will They Look Out For?

Who will the deficit reduction “super committee” look out for, regular Americans, or their special interest campaign donors?

Is Austin Scott Working for Constituents or Washington Lobbyists?

In the Washington Post today, Dana Milbank writes about the one piece of legislation freshman Rep. Austin Scott (R-GA) has introduced since coming to Congress. Milbank writes:

Larry Bucshon: Lobbyists don't give money

Rep. Larry Bucshon (R-Ind.) held a townhall meeting in his district on Monday and had some heated discussions with his constituents. When asked if Washington would ever get rid of lobbyists: “’No,’ Bucshon answered, saying that lobbyists represented regular people and were not giving money to congressional members.”

Really?

Fore(thousand) Dollars Please!

The relationship between a member of Congress and their constituents should be similar to a golfer and their caddie. The caddie is there to help navigate them around the course, offer local insight, and help the golfer understand the conditions on the ground, so that they can respond accordingly. But when the caddie isn't even along for the ride, and is made a far-away spectator, his/her concerns are ignored.

The Chronicles of Money, Politics, and...It's a Lobbyist, It's a Campaign Check, It's a..."Super Congress!"

Here's a round-up of Public Campaign and Public Campaign Action Fund's work for the week of Aug 1-Aug 5, 2011.