Clips Round-Up for 6/1/10
CongressPolitical ads are touch sell for image-conscious corporations It’s still up in the air whether corporations will want their names on partisan political ads, but front groups could work. Public Campaign’s Nick Nyhart:
- "What would stop BP - a foreign-owned corporation - facing the prospects of $10 billion in cleanup liabilities from spending $10 million, or $50 million, or even $100 million or more to elect candidates who oppose this bill or defeat those who support it?"
New records show some lobbyists are top fundraisers for political candidatesThere are nearly 160 lobbyists that have raised $9 million for political parties and candidates over the past year.On health care, lobbyists flex muscleLobbyists spent big during the health care debate. Crunch time for auto dealer lobbying firmsAuto dealers are still pushing for an exemption in financial reformWho Wall Street is bankrolling in CongressEveryone takes Wall Street cashOtherSpecial interests’ worst nightmareCommon Cause’s Derek Cressman and Gloria Anderson and Barbara Musselman from the League of Women Voters on Prop 15 in California.