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Barney Keller - October 27th, 2011

Vote to Defund NPR Fails

Mr. Andrew Roth - November 19th, 2010

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Mr. Andrew Roth - November 15th, 2010

Campaign Finance Bill Attracts One GOP Supporter…and it's not McCain

Mr. Andrew Roth - April 21st, 2010

The Democrats are set to introduce their anti-1st Amendment campaign finance bill later this week, and so far they’ve only been able to attract one GOP supporter.  From CQ Politics:

Legislation aimed at limiting the impact of a Supreme Court decision that rolled back campaign spending constraints on corporations has attracted one Republican cosponsor in the House — but no joiners so far in the Senate.

Rep. Michael N. Castle , R-Del., joined Chris Van Hollen , D-Md., in a joint statement Monday endorsing legislation expected to be introduced as soon as this week. Castle is running for the Senate seat previously held by Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr.

But Sen. Charles E. Schumer , D-N.Y., has yet to find a GOP partner in the Senate for the measure, which would impose stringent disclosure requirements for such expenditures and prevent money from being funneled anonymously to shell groups.

[...]John McCain , R-Ariz., who previously partnered with Democrats on campaign finance regulation, has said he will not support the bill. He is facing a GOP primary fight in this year’s re-election campaign.

I encourage you to vote Mike Castle DOWN on the Club’s Power Ranking.  He’s currently ranked 181st.

Will Justice Stevens Retire?

Mr. Andrew Roth - April 05th, 2010