Statements about Campaign Finance
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."
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."
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."
"When I ran against incumbent President Gerald Ford, you know how much money we raised? None."
Over the last six months, President Barack Obama has golfed 10 times and held 106 fundraisers, but his jobs council has never met.
Montana Democratic Sen. Jon Tester is "the largest recipient of lobbyist money."
Says Mitt Romney’s top five donors are Wall Street firms, while Barack Obama’s top five are technology companies and universities.
"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.
"94 percent of winning candidates in 2010 had more money than their opponents."
"My husband and I have never gotten a penny of money from the farm."
"2008: Unions Spent $400 Million to Elect Obama."
"I have won more elections than any chairman since 1938."
"When President, then candidate, Obama was asked to disclose some of his donors because there was suspicion of their being the foreign source of money into his campaign, they refused to do it."
"We haven't yet taken out a negative ad."
Just like the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, "the AFL-CIO receives dues from foreign entities associated with it."
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