Tag Archive for "Campaign Finance"August 16, 2011
He’s not even trying to hide it.
MSNBC has suspended liberal mouth bomber Keith Olbermann indefinitely without pay after it came to light that Olbermann made the maximum allowed political contribution to three Democrat candidates in violation of NBC’s ethics policy.
Liberals are losing their minds and calling for investigations following news that the Chamber of Commerce has doubled its election ad spending since Tuesday, pouring over $9 million into attack ads against Democrats in 9 Senate and 22 House races.
Democrat Congressman Patrick “Patlosi” Murphy continues to hoard the campaign money given to him by disgraced Democrat Congressman Charlie Rangel, who was charged with multiple ethical violations last week, even as fellow PA Democrat Kathy Dahlkemper has announced she will be donating her tainted Rangel money to charity.
There are multiple mounting arguments for why Elena Kagan has no place on the Supreme Court of the United States. In this example, Kagan shows her complete incompetence and a severe misunderstanding about the role of the Supreme Court during her oral argument in the Citizens United vs. FEC case.
Days after calling for an open primary in which all Republicans would have an equal chance of facing Democrat Patrick Murphy in November, Mike Fitzpatrick is acting an awful lot like the presumptive nominee, engaging Murphy directly and saying he will limit his campaign spending to $1 million if Murphy will do the same.
Remember when the word “lobbyist” was the first thing off every Democrat’s tongue during every speech they gave? To listen to them, lobbyists were like Hitler with worse PR. Lobbyist money was dirty, filthy money that should never be touched, and anyone who took lobbyist money, so long as they had an “R” after their name, was to be shamed and driven from office.
A defense contractor and heavy donor to Democrat Congressman Patrick Murphy so mired in fraud allegations that it has been barred from doing business with the US Navy, is “being run by a convicted drug dealer” according to a shock report by the Bucks County Courier Times.
The paper reports that Kuchera Defense Systems, which has donated $9,200 to Patrick Murphy and seen earmarks come from Murphy to a company with which it partnered, is run by William Kuchera.
Bucks County’s US Congressman Patrick Murphy has accepted $9,200 in campaign contributions from Kuchera Defense Systems, a defense contractor so embroiled in fraud allegations that it has been banned from doing business with the US Navy.
Although he’s only been in Congress since 2007, Murphy has accepted so much money from Kuchera that he is the third highest current member of Congress in terms of the amount received from the company’s employees in all their donations since 1992 according to OpenSecrets.org.
An independent analysis of contributions to Barack Obama’s Presdential campaign shows that, despite his claims, the percentage of donors giving $200 or less was about in line with past Presidential campaigns including that of President Bush in 2004.
The study was conducted by the non-partisan Campaign Finance Institute. All told, about one quarter of Obama’s donations were from people who donated less $200 or less.