Statements about Campaign Finance
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."
"Groups that receive foreign money are spending huge sums to influence American elections."
Says Roy Blunt "secretly inserts language to benefit tobacco giant Philip Morris" into a national security bill while "Blunt's girlfriend and son are lobbyists for the cigarette company, and just days earlier, 26 Philip Morris executives wrote checks to Blunt totaling $23,000."
Independent groups behind ads attacking Democratic candidates are "front groups for foreign-controlled companies."
"Eight of the nine justices in the Supreme Court decision (on campaign finance) said that not only is it constitutional for Congress to require disclosure of the special interest money, but they recommend we do it."
House Democrats "have a two-to-one advantage money-wise" against House Republicans.
"In her first appellate argument, Ms. Kagan told the court that the speech and press guarantees in the First Amendment would allow the federal government to ban the publication of pamphlets discussing political issues before an election."
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