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Fundraising by Members of the House of Representatives

Here at CleanSlateNow.org, we are now tracking the fundraising of all Members of Congress, including their reliance on special interest group money to support their candidacy, as well as how much of their funds come from small, individual donors. 

We will soon also begin reporting on their support for or opposition to reforms.

If we are missing information on any of the candidates, and you can help find a public statement by any of the candidates, please email us a link at info@cleanslatenow.org.

These results reflect the reports filed with the Federal Election Commission and made publicly available as of July 22, 2015.

Here are the current members of the House of Representatives listed by state and then alphabetically:

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PACs, Super PACs, and Presidential Candidates

As of July 14, 2015, 489 candidates filed a Statement of Candidacy (FEC Form 2) to run for President of the United States in 2016.  Here at CleanSlateNow.org, we are now tracking every major candidate, especially their reliance on special interest group money to support their candidacy - both from organizations giving to their official campaign committees and through donations to any affiliated Super PACs.  

We are also tracking their statements on campaign finance issues, including about the Citizens United decision by the Supreme Court in 2010, but only where we can document and link to a published report of the statement or the candidate's own website.  If we are missing information on any of the candidates, and you can help find a public statement by any of the candidates, please email us a link at info@cleanslatenow.org.  

Here are the major candidates listed in a random order:

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How Special Interests Buy Influence

PACs, Super PACs, and Dark Money: these are three of the primary tools used by self-interested individuals and groups to buy access, influence, and ultimately results in our political process. 

Do you know what these terms mean?  Most people do not, but understanding them is key to understanding how to fix the corruption in our political process.  Below is our summary and a graphic we created to illustrate the key parts of this information. 

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Summary of Responses from Denver Candidates to our Questionnaire

Overall Summary Table of Candidate Responses
Star ratings indicate the number of responses by each candidate in support of reform and number of ways the candidates self-limit contributions to their own campaigns.

Candidate Office Responses in Support of Reform Self-limiting Contributions to their Campaign Total Stars
Paul Fiorino Mayor 5 5 10
Paul Kahmann Council District 6 5 4 9
Michael Levy Council District 7 5 4 9
Anne McGihon Council District 7 4 4 8
Luchia Brown Council District 7 5 3 8
Ian Harwick Council District 7 3 4 7
Kayvan Khalatbari Council At-Large 3 4 7
Chris Weder Council District 10 3 3 6
Travis Leiker Council District 10 4 2 6
Liz Adams Council District 6 4 1 5
Tea Schook Council District 11 2 0 2

 

 

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The results are in from our Denver candidates questionnaire...

Two weeks ago we sent a questionnaire to all of the candidates for Denver's city offices, including Mayor, Auditor, and City Council.  We wanted to accomplish three goals:

1) Learn about how the candidates for local office view the issue of special interest corruption of politics;
2) Help voters in Denver learn about the views of candidates on this issue; and
3) Find and highlight any candidates who say they will lead on this issue, and are doing so in how they run their campaigns.

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