Statements about Campaign Finance
Says Mitt Romney’s campaign "has already spent more on negative ads than John McCain did during his entire presidential run."
In 1992, Mitt Romney "gave money to Democrats for Congress."
"Eleven states have enacted these pay-to-play reforms."
"Five members of [the Common Cause Georgia] board accepted maximum campaign contributions."
"We don't take a dime from D.C. lobbyists or special-interest PACs -- never have and never will."
"I never lobbied under any circumstance" for Freddie Mac.
"(President Barack Obama gave) half a billion in taxpayer money to help his friends at Solyndra, a business the White House knew was on the path to bankruptcy."
"94 percent of winning candidates in 2010 had more money than their opponents."
Wisconsin's new state budget includes "a 15 percent increase for road construction and yet we’ve got local towns tearing up" paved roads and replacing them with gravel.
"The majority last quarter of Sherrod Brown's campaign contributions came from outside of the state of Ohio."
Public-employee unions spent $30 million in Wisconsin unsuccessfully trying to flip the state Senate to Democratic control.
"For the second quarter in a row, my campaign has raised more money than any other challenger in the nation and brought our fundraising total to over $800,000."
On campaign contributions from electric utilities.
Says members of the military have sent him more campaign contributions than they’ve sent President Barack Obama and more than twice what they’ve sent other Republican presidential candidates.
"My husband and I have never gotten a penny of money from the farm."
"Vern Buchanan. His old business was caught illegally funneling over $60,000 in campaign donations to Buchanan to influence his election."
Vern Buchanan "has been completely exonerated" in a Federal Election Commission action.
"The Ohio Democratic Party has raised $1.1 million since the November election. A very small percentage of that has come from organized labor."
"I’ve been through four campaigns and have not done any negative campaigning."
Says JoAnne Kloppenburg’s side had a "3-to-1 money advantage" in the Wisconsin Supreme Court campaign.
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