This week, as General Motors CEO Mary Barra goes in front of House and Senate panels investigating ignition switch problems in her company's vehicles, she'll be talking to many members whose campaigns have received contributions from the company she steers.
Organizing for Action, the nonprofit organization that advocates on behalf of President Barack Obama's agenda, raked in another $7.7 million during the third quarter of 2013, bringing its total for the year to nearly $21 million so far. Who was OFA's biggest individual donor this quarter?
Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.), who recently announced his retirement from Congress at the end of this year, should feel comfortable in his new job as a national radio host -- the communications sector is a major source of his campaign cash.
Since Kevin McCarthy seems to be the favorite to replace Cantor as House Majority Leader, who will be the new Majority Whip? It’s current House members, not disaffected GOP voters, who will cast ballots next week, and when things get uncertain in Washington, members often consider who’s been good to them — meaning, which member has helped them the most when they needed money.
Thom Tillis, though a darling of outside spending groups, has been out-raised in direct campaign contributions by his opponent, Sen. Kay Hagan. But he’s hoping for at least a little help from a joint fundraising committee he’s created, according to recent Federal Election Commission filings.