Statements about Campaign Finance

"My opponent, in 2008, had contributions investigated by the federal government."

"Most of Ted Cruz’s money comes from Washington, from outside the state of Texas."

"The Koch brothers alone gave twice as much money to Scott Walker as the total amount of money raised by Tom Barrett."

Says Robert Menendez is "the king of raising money from Wall Street, over a million dollars, one of the leaders in the United States Senate. I haven’t raised any Wall Street money at all."

Georgia Public Service Commission member Stan Wise "has received about 95 percent of his campaign money from the utilities he is supposed to be regulating."

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.

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