Statements about Campaign Finance
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."
"When I ran against incumbent President Gerald Ford, you know how much money we raised? None."
Florida has "the second-lowest (campaign) contribution limit in the entire country."
Says personal-injury trial lawyers "have provided over 80 percent of the funding for the Texas Democratic Party for over a decade."
"After Patrick Murphy’s charges were dropped, Murphy’s father gave the prosecutor a huge campaign donation."
Says Travis County Sheriff Greg Hamilton has accepted $42,000 from strip-club interests and $10,000 from local alcohol distributors.
Gov. Nathan Deal "has taken at least $15,600 from the (Koch brothers), their businesses, and their employees."
Eric Cantor "took $5 million from Sheldon Adelson," a Las Vegas casino owner.
"All legislative mail, from the content to the timing, is approved by the speaker's office."
"The Doherty Campaign, unlike the Cicilline Campaign, is funded mostly by individual donors -- not the big PACs that Cicilline relies on."
James Langevin "has received almost $20 million from taxpayers and special interests to use at his own discretion to supposedly champion Rhode Island’s needs."
Says the Republican Party platform says "pull back even more of the rules on campaign finance reform, get rid of McCain-Feingold" while the Democratic Party platform says "we want to find a way to put more fair rules on campaign finance reform."
"This year, Eric Cantor has received more money from oil companies than any other member of Congress."
"Your Congressman, Charlie Bass, took over $166,000 from Big Oil."
"Thirty percent of [Sheldon Whitehouse' campaign] money is coming from special interests."
"An April study found that about 70 percent of ads in this election cycle have been negative [due to SuperPACs], up from only 9 percent through the same period in 2008."
"Foreign Chinese prostitution money is allegedly behind the groups funding Congressman Scott DesJarlais's (TN-04) Republican Majority."
Says he could be "the first president in modern history to be outspent."
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