Statements about Campaign Finance
Candidate Bill Byrne used campaign funds for work on his "personal car."
"Obama’s flush with cash, returning to Wall Street for even more money. … Wall Street sure supports President Obama."
"Jimmy Langevin is having a fundraiser . . . to retire the debt from his campaign for secretary of state, which was 12 years ago."
Says Mitt Romney’s top five donors are Wall Street firms, while Barack Obama’s top five are technology companies and universities.
Says David Rivera "received a $5,000 campaign contribution from Congressman Spencer Bachus, who is currently under House Ethics investigation for insider trading."
Says there are four super PACs on the Republican side of the Texas U.S. Senate race.
"In the last two years, super PACs raised more than $180 million -- with roughly half of it coming from fewer than 200 super-rich people and roughly 20 percent from corporations."
"No candidate has run more negative ads in American history than Barack Obama did in 2008, especially in the general.’’
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."
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