Top Democratic politicians and committees have taken tens of thousands in contributions from individuals who work at firms that lobby on behalf of Koch Industries, despite railing against Koch’s influence for years, according to campaign finance filings.
An architecture firm paid a $34,800 fine in 2010 to settle allegations of illegal campaign contributions involving Sen. Harry Reid (D., Nev.), according to documents recently made public by the Federal Election Commission.
Sen. Harry Reid’s (D.,Nev.) general counsel on Thursday withdrew a request seeking approval for the senator to use what some have deemed a “slush fund” to help cover costs as he departs from Congress.
Sen. Harry Reid (D., Nevada) is seeking an exemption to rules about the use of campaign and leadership PAC funds to help cover the costs of winding down his Senate office and to hire a personal assistant to help with tasks once he departs from Congress.
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid clearly thinks Democrats have good reason to fear the possibility of facing Marco Rubio in a general election matchup. He recently compared the Florida senator to Hall of Fame pitcher Greg Maddux, one of the greatest baseball players of all time. The Huffington Post reports:
Sen. Rob Portman (R., Ohio) responded to Ted Strickland’s characterization of him as “the enemy,” suggesting that it indicates the Democratic candidate for Senate would contribute to the “partisan gridlock” in Washington.
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) on Tuesday accused libertarian philanthropists Charles and David Koch of advocating criminal justice reform in order to reduce their own legal liabilities.