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Survey Results and 2 candidate updates

First, here is some good news: a recent poll by Public Policy Polling found Greg Orman leading Senator Pat Roberts by 7 points in the race for U.S. Senate in Kansas.  Greg Orman is running as an independent candidate and is not taking any money from special interest PACs.  Pat Roberts has taken as much money from PACs as he has from people.

On his website, Orman highlights the importance of reforming our campaign funding system to clean up Washington.  His platform specifically includes calls for banning leadership PACs and donations from federal contractor lobbyists and their PACs.

Originally, Orman joined a multi-candidate race as an independent, but the candidate nominated by the Democratic Party dropped out (though his name will remain on the ballot).  While Orman has turned down PAC money, Senator Pat Roberts has taken over $7.5 million from PACs in his career, including government contractors, and more than $2.3 million just this election cycle.



RoKhanna.jpgSecond, the race in California's 17th Congressional District between Democrats Ro Khanna and Congressman Mike Honda is heating up.  Khanna has held firm in his commitment not to take any money from special interest group PACs or from lobbyists.  Rep. Mike Honda has continued accepting PAC money, including over $575,000 just for this election cycle.  

Despite Honda taking PAC and lobbyist money, Khanna has actually raised more money in the race.  Khanna also received the endorsements of the San Jose Mercury News and the San Francisco Chronicle.

Khanna spells out his beliefs on the need for campaign funding reform in an open letter on his website.

Honda and Khanna are scheduled to debate on October 6.  We will keep an eye out for more details on that event, including any online viewing options for those of you not in the Silicon Valley area.



Finally, I wanted to share the results of our recent survey questions - about candidates who refuse PAC money but still accept money from lobbyists.  Of those who responded, 78% prefer that a candidate not take money from lobbyists, 6% prefer that they take lobbyist money, and 17% do not have a preference.  

More importantly, here are some of the comments from your fellow Clean Slate subscribers when asked how they feel about candidates who take campaign contributions from lobbyists:

It's government of, by, and for the highest bidder. It is our system of entrenched corruption. But given that it is our system, it's better to accept contributions from those we agree with than those that offer the most money.

 

We as taxpayers should allow legitimate candidates a set amount of money from the government. No PAC's, no lobbyists, no special interests, no corporations. Then and only then is it a level playing field and we will get honest opinions, I hope. The fact is they all are lying bastards.

 

If I knows that a candidate takes money from outside interests, I won't vote for him.

 

I agree with the causes some lobbyists are hired to represent, and not with others.  Failing to take contributions from lobbyists does not end the lobbyist system.

 

The lobbyists have become 4th branch of gov.  I highly respect those that do not take money from lobbyists, but they do reduce their chance of winning.

 

Candidates that take contributions from lobbyists are making it clear that their loyalties are given to the lobbyists, not to the citizens that vote for them.

 

I don't think they should, but the candidates continue to do so.  I also feel that accepting money influences how they vote on any given issue.  So, we the people become poorer and poorer because of unfavorable votes.

 

It may be hard to conceive this, but lobbyists are, unlike corporations, people.  I have no problem with them contributing their own money to candidates, or candidates accepting their personal money.

 

I will respond with what I think (not feel) about campaign contributions from lobbyists.  My understanding is that lobbyists represent organizations of people and to some extent the organizations (labor unions, teachers, etc.) of people are supporting candidates who have similar views.  There are regulations for lobbyists, (and for the people they represent) although I understand some persons are hired to perform similar functions as lobbyists and do not register.  With limits, the hiring of lobbyists to represent organizations is somewhat in line with contributions in line with people's interests. 


Campaign contributions from lobbyists creates the appearance of corruption, which increases distrust of everything government, and rightfully so.

 

Candidates who take campaign contributions from lobbyists can be influenced, but they still can think for themselves.

 

Lobbyists are corporate representatives, and are worse than corporations.

 

The entire funding system for Federal Office is broken.  There must be a leveling of the playing field between individual (read real people) contributions and powerful interests, including lobbyist, corporation (read contracting people, not real people).  This is only ONE of the issues wrong with our election system.

 

It is my belief that you dance with the one that brought you.  In other words, taking money makes candidates more likely to be beholden to the giver, either lobbyists or not.  That's why I favor public funding for all campaigns.

 

I wish we had publicly-funded-campaigns, so that lobbyists could spend their efforts informing already-elected officials, to help them make informed legislative decisions.  In the meantime, I expect some of the money I contribute to social justice, environmental, and political causes, to be spent electing candidates who will be in a position to enact legislation furthering the agenda I care about.


Thank you for continuing to read our emails, and for your feedback.  While you and I did not create the problems facing our political system, solving them will require the work of many of us.  If you cannot donate or volunteer, please be sure to at least share this information with your friends and family online or in person.

Candidates who turn down special interest money need all of us to speak up for them, in whatever way we can.

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Congressional District 6 - PAC $$ vs. Lobbyist $$

Labor Day used to be the unofficial kickoff date for campaign season.  In this day of unlimited campaign contributions and spending, though, many races have already taken off, including in Colorado's 6th Congressional District. 

Both of the candidates, Andrew Romanoff and Rep. Mike Coffman, launched their first TV ads, and the candidates have also held their first two debates.

You can watch the second debate online here, courtesy of the Aaron Harber Show and the Denver Post: http://www.denverpost.com/electionshow

At the second debate, Coffman took issue with Romanoff's decision not to take money from political action committees (PACs), pointing out that Romanoff does take money from lobbyists and corporate executives.

What do you think?  Before you read on, click here to take our short, 3-question survey about this issue.


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Congressional PAC Report Updated

In March, we issued our first report looking at the state of political action committee (PAC) money being donated to Members of Congress in their Congressional careers.  Over the past week, we have updated our data and added to our analysis a look at PAC money donated to Members of Congress thus far in this election cycle (from January 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014).

As with our past report, we rely on the Center for Responsive Politics' site OpenSecrets.org and their great search tools.

In the House of Representatives, the top name in the Hall of Shame of PAC money for the 2013-2014 election cycle (through 6/30/14) remains Eric Cantor, despite having lost his bid for re-election in June.  He managed to raise over $2.4 million from PACs through the end of June.

In second place is Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), with nearly $2.2 million raised so far.

Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) comes in third place with $1.9 million raised from PACs.

House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) is the only Democrat in the top ten list of PAC recipients this election cycle, with just under $1.9 million raised from special interest groups.

In the Senate, the Hall of Shame of PAC money for 2014 also includes a range of Senate leadership:

1)    Sen. Mitch McConnell has taken the most PAC money ($5,457,788) and is 4th in career PAC receipts among current Members of Congress ($13,047,568).  McConnell not only leads the Republicans in his chamber, but he is also facing a tough re-election fight in his home state of Kentucky.

2)    Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has rocketed to second place in the Hall of Shame in the Senate, with $5,051,690 from PACs this election cycle - putting her in second place.  As a leader in making her finances and contributions transparent, she is a shining example of how transparency is not enough to prevent corruption or the appearance of corruption.

3)    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid received the third most PAC money in the Senate, at $4,780,264.  Unlike McConnell and Gillibrand, Reid will not face election this year.

The following list is based on data provided by OpenSecrets.org as of June 30, 2014 and is sorted by Chamber in Congress and then State and 2014 PAC %:

Member State Chamber Party 2014 PAC $$ 2014 PAC % Career PAC $$ Career PAC %
Bachus, Spencer Alabama House R $263,555.00 91 $7,407,827 57
Sewell, Terri A Alabama House D $859,167.00 68 $1,912,992 45
Aderholt, Robert B Alabama House R $553,129.00 62 $4,011,821 41
Rogers, Mike D Alabama House R $458,240.00 58 $4,210,147 44
Roby, Martha Alabama House R $497,854.00 56 $1,381,652 43
Byren, Bradley Alabama House R $796,151.00 49 $796,151 49
Brooks, Mo Alabama House R $209,300.00 42 $962,243 42
Young, Don Alaska House R $218,528.00 35 $6,556,896 39
Pastor, Ed Arizona House D $221,250.00 80 $4,937,827 53
Franks, Trent Arizona House R $131,925.00 55 $1,333,214 33
Grijalva, Raul M Arizona House D $200,750.00 48 $2,228,227 42
Barber, Ron Arizona House D $884,020.00 41 $1,774,137 36
Gosar, Paul Arizona House R $161,500.00 40 $917,123 34
Salmon, Matt Arizona House R $308,500.00 40 $1,330,742 38
Sinema, Kyrsten Arizona House D $895,365.00 37 $1,266,685 28
Kirkpatrick, Ann Arizona House D $687,150.00 36 $2,690,660 33
Schweikert, David Arizona House R $165,503.00 26 $1,377,269 23
Womack, Steve Arkansas House R $404,918.00 62 $1,042,068 45
Crawford, Rick Arkansas House R $346,099.00 53 $1,235,425 38
Griffin, Tim Arkansas House R $388,410.00 51 $1,383,109 33
Cotton, Thomas Arkansas House R $1,067,649.00 15 $1,534,392 16
Vargas, Juan California House D $436,857.00 82 $1,246,267 40
Napolitano, Grace California House D $207,000.00 79 $2,432,081 58
Negrete McLeod, Gloria California House D $103,550.00 75 $173,065 39
Sanchez, Linda California House D $735,903.00 74 $3,564,453 58
Hahn, Janice California House D $379,282.00 72 $1,552,214 41
Matsui, Doris O California House D $614,319.00 71 $3,410,766 58
Roybal-Allard, Lucille California House D $242,800.00 71 $2,649,164 55
Nunes, Devin California House R $1,035,089.00 67 $4,572,469 53
Hunter, Duncan D California House R $671,025.00 64 $2,103,227 51
Thompson, Mike California House D $917,902.00 64 $6,367,717 45
Farr, Sam California House D $322,392.00 60 $4,145,559 55
McKeon, Buck California House R $289,455.00 59 $4,240,822 40
Miller, Gary California House R $453,822.00 59 $3,221,018 50
Miller, George California House D $277,572.00 59 $4,119,463 55
Becerra, Xavier California House D $790,197.00 58 $6,892,656 63
Garamendi, John California House D $571,524.00 58 $1,972,355 41
Lowenthal, Alan California House D $365,705.00 57 $865,173 47
Campbell, John California House R $131,252.00 55 $2,334,135 39
Cook, Paul California House R $342,594.00 54 $586,332 48
LaMalfa, Doug California House R $272,201.00 54 $605,229 44
Calvert, Ken California House R $484,763.00 53 $4,119,999 41
McCarthy, Kevin California House R $2,199,236.00 53 $7,004,583 54
Valadao, David California House R $948,957.00 52 $1,523,457 48
Eshoo, Anna California House D $559,590.00 51 $5,689,475 48
Schiff, Adam California House D $326,500.00 51 $3,996,648 30
Bass, Karen California House D $386,500.00 49 $1,187,848 49
Davis, Susan A California House D $213,508.00 49 $2,265,085 37
Denham, Jeff California House R $1,022,798.00 49 $2,569,371 43
Costa, Jim California House D $468,350.00 48 $3,628,262 45
Waxman, Henry A California House D $421,867.00 48 $5,507,671 61
Capps, Lois California House D $770,040.00 47 $5,692,700 38
Pelosi, Nancy California House D $925,400.00 47 $8,410,410 50
Sanchez, Loretta California House D $463,522.00 47 $5,575,603 34
Sherman, Brad California House D $455,239.00 47 $4,624,625 33
Cardenas, Tony California House D $298,302.00 45 $680,652 45
Waters, Maxine California House D $393,615.00 43 $1,890,797 30
Huffman, Jared California House D $285,796.00 40 $689,220 32
Bera, Ami California House D $984,193.00 38 $2,119,672 23
Lofgren, Zoe California House D $302,462.00 38 $3,110,540 46
McNerney, Jerry California House D $331,931.00 38 $3,510,125 29
Swalwell, Eric California House D $634,117.00 38 $758,817 30
Peters, Scott California House D $953,025.00 37 $1,282,744 18
Royce, Ed California House R $904,556.00 37 $5,453,447 35
Brownley, Julia California House D $679,740.00 34 $1,185,849 28
Chu, Judy California House D $243,290.00 34 $1,266,610 27
Speier, Jackie California House D $302,702.00 34 $1,468,051 33
Ruiz, Raul California House D $823,173.00 33 $1,291,998 29
Lee, Barbara California House D $225,775.00 27 $2,368,744 30
Honda, Mike California House D $574,669.00 24 $3,317,431 35
Takano, Mark California House D $249,080.00 24 $1,121,617 34
Issa, Darrell California House R $501,689.00 16 $3,899,024 17
McClintock, Tom California House R $83,043.00 8 $805,530 10
Rohrabacher, Dana California House R $21,975.00 3 $1,143,432 21
Perlmutter, Edwin G Colorado House D $925,573.00 60 $5,097,636 44
DeGette, Diana Colorado House D $435,649.00 57 $4,048,074 51
Lamborn, Douglas L Colorado House R $250,575.00 54 $1,591,460 52
Tipton, Scott Colorado House R $391,318.00 37 $1,417,850 26
Coffman, Mike Colorado House R $934,444.00 28 $2,436,737 26
Gardner, Cory Colorado House R $1,328,163.00 27 $3,033,014 31
Polis, Jared Colorado House D $0.00 0 $27,250 0
Courtney, Joe Connecticut House D $626,550.00 60 $3,978,410 38
Larson, John B Connecticut House D $812,270.00 60 $5,523,203 47
DeLauro, Rosa L Connecticut House D $478,467.00 47 $5,210,653 47
Himes, Jim Connecticut House D $801,981.00 39 $3,533,677 28
Esty, Elizabeth Connecticut House D $647,614.00 33 $1,042,076 20
Carney, John Delaware House D $590,873.00 71 $2,108,919 47
Wilson, Frederica Florida House D $205,000.00 74 $683,250 52
Ross, Dennis Florida House R $694,254.00 73 $1,768,696 59
Brown, Corrine Florida House D $210,625.00 61 $3,889,162 54
Crenshaw, Ander Florida House R $444,068.00 61 $1,890,037 33
Miller, Jeff Florida House R $236,850.00 60 $1,662,106 45
Bilirakis, Gus Florida House R $499,850.00 57 $2,049,499 30
Rooney, Tom Florida House R $241,323.00 57 $1,541,280 34
Diaz-Balart, Mario Florida House R $392,976.00 56 $2,919,979 44
Nugent, Richard Florida House R $147,331.00 56 $749,563 54
Mica, John L Florida House R $359,725.00 54 $4,962,655 50
Castor, Kathy Florida House D $247,200.00 49 $1,711,775 39
Hastings, Alcee L Florida House D $225,895.00 48 $2,398,330 41
Southerland, Steve Florida House R $848,160.00 43 $1,737,183 34
Posey, Bill Florida House R $314,483.00 40 $1,643,266 42
DeSantis, Ron Florida House R $374,675.00 39 $611,375 29
Webster, Daniel Florida House R $282,250.00 38 $1,271,609 26
Jolly, David Florida House R $609,907.00 37 $609,907 37
Buchanan, Vernon Florida House R $515,428.00 36 $2,610,647 14
Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana Florida House R $252,464.00 33 $3,210,490 24
Deutch, Ted Florida House D $258,500.00 31 $1,215,935 30
Yoho, Ted Florida House R $196,128.00 30 $363,732 28
Murphy, Patrick Florida House D $1,006,429.00 28 $1,499,613 18
Frankel, Lois J Florida House D $249,475.00 25 $740,911 14
Garcia, Joe Florida House D $662,180.00 24 $1,689,551 22
Grayson, Alan Florida House D $197,275.00 10 $1,391,575 8
Clawson, Curt Florida House R $8,000.00 0 $8,000 0
Wasserman Schultz, Debbie Florida House D $2,000.00 0 $3,832,689 35
Johnson, Hank Georgia House D $423,500.00 80 $1,712,276 63
Lewis, John Georgia House D $366,175.00 80 $5,247,660 66
Bishop, Sanford Georgia House D $595,132.00 72 $5,891,237 59
Woodall, Rob Georgia House R $167,640.00 72 $639,008 63
Scott, David Georgia House D $240,190.00 70 $5,229,666 69
Barrow, John Georgia House D $1,494,162.00 63 $7,397,867 53
Scott, Austin Georgia House R $460,134.00 58 $1,212,422 41
Westmoreland, Lynn A Georgia House R $421,098.00 57 $2,702,906 41
Collins, Doug Georgia House R $350,681.00 52 $615,981 43
Graves, Tom Georgia House R $370,000.00 52 $1,342,162 42
Price, Tom Georgia House R $916,695.00 48 $5,223,124 42
Gingrey, Phil Georgia House R $350,215.00 18 $3,657,853 31
Kingston, Jack Georgia House R $874,094.00 12 $4,864,869 30
Broun, Paul Georgia House R $87,556.00 5 $1,102,134 16
Gabbard, Tulsi Hawaii House D $326,257.00 24 $692,035 22
Hanabusa, Colleen Hawaii House D $255,625.00 12 $1,483,936 23
Simpson, Mike Idaho House R $1,421,375.00 62 $5,013,488 63
Labrador, Raul Idaho House R $169,600.00 42 $657,595 34
Rush, Bobby L Illinois House D $236,500.00 91 $3,138,537 69
Shimkus, John M Illinois House R $1,355,062.00 85 $8,757,111 64
Davis, Danny K Illinois House D $295,533.00 81 $2,465,537 59
Gutierrez, Luis V Illinois House D $135,975.00 75 $2,245,677 48
Hultgren, Randy Illinois House R $584,684.00 65 $1,588,698 40
Lipinski, Daniel Illinois House D $404,100.00 65 $2,117,364 61
Davis, Rodney Illinois House R $1,551,196.00 59 $2,196,993 55
Kinzinger, Adam Illinois House R $890,502.00 57 $2,342,301 43
Enyart, William Illinois House D $698,590.00 56 $1,098,745 45
Roskam, Peter Illinois House R $1,443,316.00 55 $6,469,981 42
Schock, Aaron Illinois House R $1,162,646.00 54 $3,701,642 36
Quigley, Mike Illinois House D $329,350.00 49 $1,085,058 38
Bustos, Cheri Illinois House D $936,249.00 48 $1,478,822 35
Duckworth, Tammy Illinois House D $755,350.00 38 $2,232,144 19
Kelly, Robin Illinois House D $425,625.00 36 $431,474 31
Foster, Bill Illinois House D $597,493.00 31 $2,850,781 20
Schneider, Brad Illinois House D $795,186.00 28 $1,265,318 21
Schakowsky, Jan Illinois House D $275,905.00 25 $2,809,146 23
Visclosky, Pete Indiana House D $488,524.00 68 $4,591,880 47
Stutzman, Marlin Indiana House R $574,504.00 56 $1,235,154 48
Carson, Andre Indiana House D $418,638.00 50 $2,383,286 52
Messer, Luke Indiana House R $407,714.00 47 $745,814 28
Walorski, Jackie Indiana House R $665,694.00 45 $1,483,612 32
Bucshon, Larry Indiana House R $380,588.00 44 $1,457,624 44
Brooks, Susan Indiana House R $526,670.00 43 $769,870 29
Young, Todd Indiana House R $559,755.00 35 $1,148,058 21
Rokita, Todd Indiana House R $371,987.00 34 $1,154,825 33
Latham, Tom Iowa House R $811,784.00 74 $7,716,047 58
Loebsack, David Iowa House D $551,100.00 55 $2,801,167 55
King, Steven A Iowa House R $236,824.00 22 $2,310,857 27
Braley, Bruce Iowa House D $1,191,380.00 17 $4,165,447 27
Jenkins, Lynn Kansas House R $1,028,365.00 59 $3,137,362 45
Pompeo, Mike Kansas House R $953,783.00 51 $2,002,513 33
Yoder, Kevin Kansas House R $610,037.00 37 $1,732,442 33
Huelskamp, Tim Kansas House R $178,800.00 28 $848,671 30
Whitfield, Ed Kentucky House R $1,187,457.00 78 $7,291,953 60
Rogers, Hal Kentucky House R $652,890.00 72 $4,740,865 50
Guthrie, Brett Kentucky House R $1,035,204.00 71 $3,374,496 61
Yarmuth, John A Kentucky House D $328,936.00 62 $2,323,616 31
Massie, Thomas Kentucky House R $238,178.00 44 $541,678 34
Barr, Andy Kentucky House R $891,684.00 43 $1,501,917 26
Richmond, Cedric Louisiana House D $669,632.00 72 $1,722,656 49
Scalise, Steve Louisiana House R $854,339.00 60 $2,405,561 40
Boustany, Charles W Jr Louisiana House R $899,240.00 55 $6,399,724 47
Fleming, John Louisiana House R $188,975.00 15 $1,139,286 19
McAllister, Vance Louisiana House R $127,849.00 13 $127,849 13
Cassidy, Bill Louisiana House R $659,350.00 8 $2,053,077 16
Michaud, Mike Maine House D $161,750.00 91 $4,094,245 63
Pingree, Chellie Maine House D $59,500.00 20 $1,096,240 13
Van Hollen, Chris Maryland House D $477,500.00 74 $4,535,701 36
Ruppersberger, Dutch Maryland House D $555,467.00 72 $3,665,819 48
Edwards, Donna Maryland House D $296,900.00 66 $1,420,520 38
Cummings, Elijah E Maryland House D $445,807.00 64 $3,615,778 52
Hoyer, Steny H Maryland House D $1,866,625.00 60 $17,952,700 62
Delaney, John K Maryland House D $435,681.00 49 $816,971 15
Harris, Andy Maryland House R $376,076.00 38 $1,789,239 23
Sarbanes, John Maryland House D $0.00 0 $496,850 10
Neal, Richard E Massachusetts House D $1,044,610.00 80 $7,277,075 62
Capuano, Michael E Massachusetts House D $373,254.00 70 $2,921,543 29
Keating, Bill Massachusetts House D $378,025.00 57 $1,326,452 41
Tierney, John F Massachusetts House D $700,601.00 41 $3,630,745 35
McGovern, James P Massachusetts House D $261,850.00 40 $3,493,049 34
Tsongas, Niki Massachusetts House D $227,025.00 25 $1,569,702 20
Lynch, Stephen F Massachusetts House D $386,817.00 16 $2,472,770 25
Clark, Katherine Massachusetts House D $298,939.00 15 $298,939 15
Kennedy, Joe III Massachusetts House D $330,984.00 15 $756,305 12
Dingell, John D Michigan House D $360,053.00 86 $12,850,570 66
Levin, Sander Michigan House D $900,839.00 77 $9,448,546 55
Camp, Dave Michigan House R $1,578,195.00 76 $11,957,381 65
Conyers, John Jr Michigan House D $431,186.00 76 $4,709,525 58
Rogers, Mike Michigan House R $739,466.00 71 $6,824,190 52
Upton, Fred Michigan House R $1,642,162.00 67 $9,664,221 57
Kildee, Dan Michigan House D $377,114.00 63 $734,053 56
Miller, Candice S Michigan House R $414,560.00 63 $3,194,533 50
Huizenga, Bill Michigan House R $504,740.00 52 $1,363,105 50
Benishek, Dan Michigan House R $744,354.00 51 $2,356,518 46
Walberg, Tim Michigan House R $490,673.00 39 $2,577,362 32
Bentivolio, Kerry Michigan House R $128,000.00 23 $349,277 33
Peters, Gary Michigan House D $1,531,348.00 23 $4,551,026 31
Amash, Justin Michigan House R $89,550.00 6 $448,568 11
Peterson, Collin Minnesota House D $735,050.00 74 $6,493,936 72
McCollum, Betty Minnesota House D $337,725.00 55 $2,922,414 47
Nolan, Rick Minnesota House D $531,988.00 49 $953,242 41
Paulsen, Erik Minnesota House R $1,048,753.00 43 $3,862,088 35
Kline, John Minnesota House R $863,655.00 40 $5,627,974 40
Walz, Timothy J Minnesota House D $421,763.00 39 $3,287,457 35
Ellison, Keith Minnesota House D $216,944.00 14 $1,499,666 21
Bachmann, Michele Minnesota House R $8,500.00 1 $2,508,574 7
Thompson, Bennie G Mississippi House D $726,795.00 82 $6,573,687 60
Palazzo, Steven Mississippi House R $436,619.00 52 $1,088,006 38
Nunnelee, Alan Mississippi House R $379,156.00 50 $1,220,199 31
Harper, Gregg Mississippi House R $341,950.00 40 $1,083,402 30
Graves, Sam Missouri House R $793,405.00 86 $6,625,237 58
Clay, William L Jr Missouri House D $334,657.00 82 $2,924,977 65
Cleaver, Emanuel Missouri House D $492,990.00 74 $2,845,787 54
Luetkemeyer, Blaine Missouri House R $530,115.00 63 $2,125,290 36
Wagner, Ann L Missouri House R $979,665.00 52 $1,657,137 36
Long, Billy Missouri House R $448,576.00 48 $1,036,003 33
Smith, Jason Missouri House R $671,505.00 47 $671,505 47
Hartzler, Vicky Missouri House R $239,103.00 33 $1,055,405 29
Daines, Steven Montana House R $1,251,181.00 25 $1,687,389 24
Smith, Adrian Nebraska House R $571,485.00 76 $2,631,911 53
Terry, Lee Nebraska House R $1,216,950.00 67 $7,050,796 52
Fortenberry, Jeff Nebraska House R $250,871.00 42 $1,884,697 38
Horsford, Steven Nevada House D $656,495.00 59 $1,410,862 50
Amodei, Mark Nevada House R $207,800.00 48 $874,548 48
Titus, Dina Nevada House D $371,614.00 48 $2,601,373 40
Heck, Joe Nevada House R $809,185.00 43 $2,376,476 41
Shea-Porter, Carol New Hampshire House D $341,291.00 36 $1,973,106 32
Kuster, Ann Mclane New Hampshire House D $699,877.00 30 $1,557,711 20
Runyan, Jon New Jersey House R $264,334.00 68 $1,592,781 40
LoBiondo, Frank A New Jersey House R $997,950.00 65 $5,587,852 42
Payne, Donald M Jr New Jersey House D $270,053.00 65 $573,208 59
Sires, Albio New Jersey House D $233,500.00 55 $1,485,350 32
Lance, Leonard New Jersey House R $448,250.00 54 $2,203,192 44
Pascrell, Bill Jr New Jersey House D $697,680.00 54 $5,501,094 40
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Baldwin, Tammy Wisconsin Senate D $1,235,340.00 8 $4,078,556 15
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Enzi, Mike Wyoming Senate R $1,920,368.00 56 $5,149,859 62
Barrasso, John A Wyoming Senate R $2,340,219.00 45 $3,718,342 45

June, 2014 Survey of Priorities

Just over a year ago, I joined Clean Slate Now.  I have been committed to the cause of helping candidates who do the right thing and turn down special interest group campaign contributions, after I saw first hand -- as a candidate -- how corrupted our system has become.

I believe in democracy, and I'm sure you do, too.

That is how I want Clean Slate Now to work, as well, democratically.

Can you take our survey and let us know what you think Clean Slate Now's priorities should be?

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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly from McCutcheon

A lot of deserved attention has been paid to the recent Supreme Court decision in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission from last month.  I have been following the discussion closely, and wanted to report to you a summary as it relates to our cause.

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First, the good news - and yes, there is some.  There were three opinions written by Supreme Court Justices.  Two opinions (the plurality opinion written by Chief Justice John Roberts and the dissenting opinion written by Justice Stephen Breyer) had the combined support of eight justices.  

Both of those opinions noted support for the precedent that Congress "may regulate campaign contributions to protect against corruption or the appearance of corruption."

Only Justice Clarence Thomas dissented with the view that Congress can regulate campaign contributions.

Where the court is split is on the definition of corruption.

This leaves to door open, then, for the Supreme Court to reverse itself on the McCutcheon case.  In future cases, the court will be able to judge the impact of their decision based on real world impacts, not expectations or theoretical impacts.

The bad news, as you have likely heard, is that a slim majority of the court (five of nine) ruled the overall limit on contributions as unconstitutional.  For the plurality opinion, that is based on the view that Congress may only regular quid pro quo corruption. 

Apparently four Justices feel general forms of corruption are Constitutionally protected.


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