Statements about Campaign Finance

"The big Wall Street banks, the big corporations" give "many times more" political donations to Democrats than Republicans.  

Says Bruce Braley took "tens of thousands from his friends in the health insurance industry" and gave them "special favors" by voting for Obamacare.

Says the Koch brothers "funded the fight to let flood insurance premiums soar ... Now they’re spending millions to buy a Senate seat for Bill Cassidy so he can fight for them."

Says he has engaged in the political process "only in the past decade."

David Alameel "is giving thousands of dollars to support the Republican Party candidates" including John Cornyn and Greg Abbott.

The Koch brothers are "the richest people in the world. Individually, they're only fifth. Put them together they're the richest in the world."

Says Sen. Mitch McConnell is "the No. 1 recipient of contributions from lobbyists this cycle."  

Says Stefani Carter "repeatedly used her campaign contributors’ donations to rent margarita machines for our state house office."

In the recent House special election in Florida, Democrats "got outspent in a Republican district."

Says Mike Enzi is "getting about 84 percent of his campaign funds from Washington-based PACs. That's more than any senator of either party."

"Soldiers Donating to Tea Party Now Face Punishment Under the Uniform Code of Military Justice."

"1 percent of candidates that (the National Rifle Association) endorsed in 2012 won."

"I fought hard for that (state Senate) seat. I only lost by four points. I raised over $700,000."

Says Terry McAuliffe is "the person who invented the scheme to rent out the Lincoln Bedroom."

Says "Having organizations parading as being social welfare organizations and then being involved in the political combat harkens back to why the statute a hundred years ago said that they were prohibited."

Says Madison Mayor Paul Soglin's stated intent when proposing that city contractors disclose private political donations was to "discourage contributions to organizations with which he disagrees."

Says Gov. John Kasich implied that a portion of workers’ compensation rebates to employers "should be directed back to him in the form of campaign cash."

On recusing herself from cases after receiving a campaign contribution

On changing the rules governing judicial conflicts of interest

"The majority of my contributions have been from private individuals" giving $125 on average, "not from PACs, not from groups."

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