$36: The amount that former U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold’s political action committee asked people to donate to help candidates running in recall elections in Wisconsin
$130,000: The amount Feingold raised in less than a week
2,400: The approximate number of people who donated
FEC chair likes disclosure
Cynthia Bauerly, chair of the Federal Election Commission, came to speak to a packed house at Public Citizen this week. She stuck pretty close to her talking points but did let slip a couple of interesting details, like her passion for disclosure.
Target CEO “embattled and annoyed” by shareholder questions
Opponents of corporate money’s corrupting influence in politics made their presence known loud and clear during Target Corporation’s annual shareholder meeting this week in Pittsburgh. Read a first-person account by a Public Citizen online organizer who was there and spoke out.
Don’t let the door hit you Sen. Bayh …
Former U.S. Sen. Evan Bayh (D-Ind.) appears to be benefiting from the revolving door that makes people cynical about the motivations of officeholders. Bayh has been hired by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to go on a media tour with former White House chief of staff Andy Card and call for measures that would hamstring our regulatory system – the agencies and rules that ensure we have clear air, safe toys, a stable financial system and so forth.