Money in Politics

Get Money Out of Politics Group Silent After PAC Commits 23 Million to One Dem Senator

by Steve MacDonald June 22, 2018

Still no word from “get money out of politics” groups like Open Democracy regarding Billionaire Tom Steyer dumping three-quarters of a million dollars into New Hampshire for the last four-plus months of the 2018 Election cycle.  Not that I expected as much as a peep. Steyer is, after all, one of them. He’s supporting their […]

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The Guy Behind Marsy’s Law Has Spent at Least 27 Million Nationally – How Much in New Hampshire?

by Steve MacDonald April 23, 2018

Democrats like to talk about “keeping money out of politics.” Well, meet Henry T. Nicholas III, a wealthy Corporate baron. One of those ‘Big’ corporation guys the left ‘hates’ so much.  He’s also the brother of Marsalee, the woman for whom Marsy’s Law is named, and the money behind the push to amend the NH Constitution […]

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Notable Quote – Judge James Ho

by Skip April 20, 2018

Sorry, but the good judge got one thing really wrong – the word “allow” (emphasis mine): To be sure, many Americans of good faith bemoan the amount of money spent on campaign contributions and political speech. But if you don’t like big money in politics, then you should oppose big government in our lives. Because […]

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Progressive Billionaire Tom Steyer Tells DNC Machinery He Can “Do It” Without Them

by Steve MacDonald January 27, 2018

From Frank Sinatra who did it his way to Pedro Cerrano in the movie Major League who said, “F— You! Jobu, I do it myself,” entertainment prides itself on featuring a “talent” who bails on their old conventions and grabs independence with both hands “and a flashlight.” It’s a mixed message, coming from that liberal bivouac. Moving […]

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I don’t wanna hear another word from Democrats about money in politics!!!!!

by Skip January 9, 2018

  Democrat donor to pump $30 million into winning U.S. House Democrat Tom Steyer, who has spent millions on national ads calling for the impeachment of President Donald Trump, will spend $30 million this year trying to get members of his party elected to the U.S. House of Representatives to win control of the chamber […]

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Steve Marchand – Please Remind Maggie Hassan About Democrat Talking Point: Big Money in Politics

by Steve MacDonald June 5, 2016
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Former Portsmouth Mayor Steve Marchand (D) is accepting voluntary limits on campaign contributions in his race for Governor of New Hampshire”in the spirit of reducing the corrosive influence of big money in politics.” According to SeacoastOnline, accepting “The spending limit prohibits a gubernatorial candidate from spending more than $625,000 in the primary and $625,000 in the […]

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The Real ‘Extremist’ is Senator Jeanne Shaheen

by Steve MacDonald September 11, 2014
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George Will…on the ‘Real’ extremists in American Politics, like NH Senator Jeanne Shaheen The First Amendment as the First Congress passed it, and the states ratified it 223 years ago, says: “Congress shall make no law … abridging the freedom of speech.” The 48 senators understand that this is incompatible — by its plain text, […]

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Fight Money in Politics With…Money in Politics.

by Steve MacDonald August 16, 2014
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Larry Lessig has been promoting the idea of publicly funded elections, and fighting corporate money in politics.  He is the impetus behind ‘NH Rebellion,’ a local effort to advance the progressive narrative against corporate speech.  Lessig’s overriding theme has come to a head with his latest effort to combat money in politics, Mayday PAC. The […]

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Look! Up in the sky!

by Susan Olsen August 2, 2014

“Gov. Maggie Hassan must return $24,000 of a contribution from a labor union’s political committee to her re-election campaign, Attorney General Joe Foster ruled yesterday. ” – Concord Monitor

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How Many New Hampshire Democrats Were At Michelle Obama’s Fundraiser?

by Steve MacDonald June 4, 2014
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Michelle Obama headlined a fundraiser Monday in Boston at which she complained about money in politics. Tickets to listen to the First Lady complain about money in politics ranged from $500.00 to $32,400 dollars per couple. The first lady also pointed out that while money in politics is bad, if you have the votes (Note […]

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Have a Koch and a Smile

by Steve MacDonald February 12, 2014
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Despite what you may have heard, the Kochtopus isn’t much to look at when it comes to the influence of money in politics.  According to the center for Responsive Politics, which tilts left by the way, Koch industries came in at a pathetic 59th place on their list of Top All Time Donors. So who […]

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Where the Celebrity Money In Politics Is…As If You Didn’t Know

by Steve MacDonald July 31, 2012

One of the best sources for large dollar Political Donation history is Newsmeat.com.   I use it often, as regular readers may have noticed, but one of the features I have not used is the ability to look at large lists of Celebrities, Executives, Politicians, Media people, and see their contributions and party preferences. The donation […]

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You’re Just Not Smart Enough For Free Speech

by Steve MacDonald July 2, 2012

All things being equal, the only reason Democrats might have to complain about the affect of FEC vs. Citizens United on paid political speech is if it somehow removed some pre-existing advantage they had.  Why else cause such a fuss?  The left clearly has just as much right to take advantage of the current state […]

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