June 27, 2012

Orrin Hatch Uses Corporate Cash To Fend Off Tea Party Challenge

Last night, incumbent Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) easily bested a tea party-backed primary challenge from Dan Liljenquist, getting 66% of the vote to his 33%. Hatch’s win came on the heels of a huge fundraising advantage. He raised $9,709,238 and spent $10,151,378 during the campaign cycle, while Liljenquist raised $778,362 and spent only $614,638. Interestingly, 40 percent of the
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May 30, 2012

Corporations Close Ranks Around Lamar Smith And Successfully Protect Him From Tea Party Challenge

Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX) is one of Congress’s most loyal allies of Big Money. Earlier this year, he championed the “anti-piracy” legislation that would give the government huge internet censorship powers on behalf powerful entertainment and media corporations. As a result, Smith faced a primary challenge from a former local Sherrif, Richard Mack. Mack is
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