Wyandotte Daily: 3rd District candidate calls for reform of campaign finance system

October 15, 2018

By: Mary Rupert Democratic congressional candidate Sharice Davids called for reform of the nation’s campaign finance system at a forum held Saturday. She said special-interest campaign funding – millions of corporate dollars flowing into campaigns – should be limited. There were some populist themes throughout the meeting. […] Davids joined in the panel discussion Saturday […]

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The Intercept: NEARLY EVERY MEMBER OF THE CONGRESSIONAL PROGRESSIVE CAUCUS STILL TAKES CORPORATE PAC MONEY

October 14, 2018

By: Rachel M. Cohen, Ryan Grim In April, the Congressional Progressive Caucus announced that it was going to be drawing a line: Its political action committee would no longer accept corporate campaign donations. “If we are going to end the influence of corporations and special interests in government, we have to start by not relying on their […]

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McClatchy DC Bureau: Sharice Davids wants to curb money in politics while she’s raising big dollars

October 12, 2018

By: Bryan Lowry WASHINGTON- Democrat Sharice Davids is hosting a panel Saturday about curbing the influence of special interest dollars in politics. She’s leading a letter-writing campaign involving 100 House Democratic candidates calling for Congress to address the “corrosive role money and special interests have played in shaking the American people’s faith in the system.” But […]

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San Antonio Current: Gina Ortiz Jones Calls Out Will Hurd for Attack Ads that ‘Distort the Conversation’

October 12, 2018

By: Sanford Nowlin During a Friday panel discussion on money in politics, Democratic congressional candidate Gina Ortiz Jones called out her opponent, U.S. Rep. Will Hurd, as a poster child for corporate influence. Jones has faced an avalanche of television attack ads, many funded by outside groups supporting the Republican incumbent she faces. Both seek to […]

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WCVE News (NPR Affiliate): PAC Accuses Brat of Campaign Finance Violations

October 11, 2018

By: Ben Paviour A left-leaning political group filed a Congressional ethics complaint on Wednesday (10/10/18) against Republican Dave Brat. End Citizens United accuses Brat of violating campaign finance and ethics laws by using his campaign website to sell his book, American Underdog. They also say he should have listed the book on his financial disclosure forms. […]

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Daily Kos: VIDEO: 100+ House Challenger Candidates Put Congress on Notice

October 11, 2018

By: Tiffany Muller If there’s anything that unites all Americans right now it’s a belief that our government is broken and big money special interests are to blame. Voters intuitively understand that all of the money spent in politics affects every decision made in Washington, and more often than not, the wealthiest and most powerful end […]

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