Latest True Fact-checks in Campaign Finance Ashley Hinson stated on October 18, 2022 in a tweet: Nancy Pelosi gave “$30,000 … to boost @LizMathis1’s campaign” Joe Biden stated on March 5, 2020 in an interview with NBC: “You’ve raised a lot more money than I have, Bernie.” Donald Trump stated on October 7, 2019 in a statement to the press: Minneapolis "city government preemptively informed the Target Center that it would be responsible for $530,000 in security and other costs" related to a Trump rally, "more than 26 times the estimated security costs for a 2009 Target Center health care rally held by President Barack Obama." Claire McCaskill stated on September 10, 2018 in a Q&A at Truman State University: "My opponent is endorsed by Citizens United." Ted Budd stated on August 30, 2018: Most of Kathy Manning’s donors are from out-of-state. Beto O'Rourke stated on March 6, 2018 in an interview on HBO's "Real Time With Bill Maher": "I don’t take a dime of PAC money." Jenny Wilson stated on April 20, 2018 in in a press release: Says Mitt Romney is using "a million of his presidential campaign dollars to finance his Utah Senate race." Cynthia Nixon stated on March 22, 2018 in a Buffalo News article: "In one day of fundraising I received more small donor (contributions) than Andrew Cuomo received in seven years." Daniel Biss stated on November 27, 2017 in a tweet: These guys are now pretty much living up to the @BruceRauner standard. And falling dismally short of the @MittRomney standard. Even Romney released his full tax returns. Betty Jean Grant stated on August 17, 2017 in a Spectrum News story after the debate: "I'm the only candidate who has not accepted money from Carl Paladino nor LPCiminelli; two of the biggest developers in the city of Buffalo." Rudy Giuliani stated on November 13, 2016 in CNN's "State of the Union": Financial conflict-of-interest "laws don't apply to the president, right? So, the president doesn't have to have a blind trust." Lamar Smith stated on November 9, 2016 in a web post and email blast: "I was the first member of Congress to contribute to Donald Trump." National Republican Congressional Committee stated on September 21, 2016 in a series of blog posts, ending on Sept. 21, 2016: "Zephyr Teachout says she is against Super PACs despite taking money from Super PAC donors" Ron Johnson stated on August 23, 2016 in in a campaign ad: Says Russ Feingold broke his 1992 promise to always get the majority of funding from Wisconsin residents. Sherrod Brown stated on July 27, 2016 in fundraising email: "The Koch network (is) spending more money (in a Senate race) in Ohio than anywhere else in the country." Ohio Democratic Party stated on April 8, 2016 in a Facebook post: Says Republican presidential candidate and Gov. John Kasich has spent 177 days out of state and used $350,000 in taxpayer money on his "costly campaign." Carly Fiorina stated on February 6, 2016 in a column posted on Medium.com: Says she "is 6th in hard dollars raised and has more cash on hand than Governors (John) Kasich and (Chris) Christie combined." Tammy Baldwin stated on October 31, 2015 in a campaign email: "‘Dark money’ spending" in the 2016 election cycle "is 10 times what it was at the same point in the 2012 election cycle," when it topped $308 million. George Will stated on May 31, 2015 in a broadcast of "Fox News Sunday": "We spend more money on lobbying than we do on campaigns." Alan Grayson stated on April 16, 2015 in an interview with Democracy Now: "I’m the only member of the House of Representatives who raised most of his campaign funds in the last election from small contributions of less than $200." American Crossroads stated on February 23, 2015 in a video: "The Clintons' foundation took millions from foreign governments" including United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia. Robert Healey stated on November 5, 2014 in interviews: I spent only $36.29 on my campaign for governor. Allan Fung stated on June 17, 2014 in a debate: Republican candidate for governor Ken Block was "fined and had to admit that (he) funneled money illegally to the Moderate Party." Chuck Todd stated on June 11, 2014 in comments on MSNBC: "Cantor's campaign spent more at steakhouses than Brat spent on his entire campaign." Alison Lundergan Grimes stated on March 27, 2014 in a campaign email to supporters: Says Sen. Mitch McConnell is "the No. 1 recipient of contributions from lobbyists this cycle." Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty stated on June 4, 2013 in a web posting: Says Madison Mayor Paul Soglin's stated intent when proposing that city contractors disclose private political donations was to "discourage contributions to organizations with which he disagrees." Cory Booker stated on September 5, 2012 in an interview with #waywire: Says the Republican Party platform says "pull back even more of the rules on campaign finance reform, get rid of McCain-Feingold" while the Democratic Party platform says "we want to find a way to put more fair rules on campaign finance reform." Republican National Committee stated on July 19, 2012 in a web video: Over the last six months, President Barack Obama has golfed 10 times and held 106 fundraisers, but his jobs council has never met. Paul Sadler stated on March 1, 2012 in a Travis County Democratic Party candidate forum: Says there are four super PACs on the Republican side of the Texas U.S. Senate race. Hank Johnson stated on February 24, 2012 in an op-ed in the Huffington Post: "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."