Tag Archives: Campaign Finance

A look at Rep. Reed’s Proposed Bills

Members of congress exists in two different cultures–the Washington DC political culture, often described as ‘Inside the Beltway’ and their congressional district culture. A successful representatives satisfies the needs of both. When in DC our congressman, Tom Reed, bounces between following … Continue reading

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How to pocket campaign funds

The pension fund was just sitting there.–Gary Trudeau Rent office space from yourself. Both Tom Reed and Donald Trump do this. Hold campaign events at properties you own as Donald has done. Hire a ghostwriter to write a book, then … Continue reading

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Source of Campaign Funds

Tom Reed writes his constituents: As you likely know, my opponent John Plumb worked for the Obama administration and is calling in every favor to help win this election. Plumb’s campaign is being flooded with out of state money being … Continue reading

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Rep. Reed’s fundraising

On July 2, Tom Reed released a report on his first half fundraising to the press. On July 15, the day of the deadline, Tom filed his official second quarter report. Why would he wait? July 15 is the last day … Continue reading

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Our American Values

…mostly we are dealing firmly held opinions masquerading as fact.–Mary Beard What are our American values? I suggest these: Honest day’s work for an honest day’s pay Fair elections Free quality education for all children A dignified retirement for seniors … Continue reading

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What Tom Reed disliked in the budget

There are many victories in this proposal. It moves the ball forward in that it continues us on a path of reducing the budget deficit and authorizes less spending in FY 2015 than the agreed upon cap in the Murray-Ryan … Continue reading

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Reasons people give for liking Tom Reed

I certainly think bipartisanship ought to consist of Democrats coming to the Republican point of view. … If we [win the House, Senate, and White House], bipartisanship means they have to come our way, and if we’re successful in getting … Continue reading

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Tom Reed’s supporters

. We know somethings about the Koch Brothers, Realtors, and others who are Tom’s largest funders and most significant supporters, but here’s another special interest: National Federation of Independent Business, NFIB. NFIB tweeted today, August 14, 2014: we’re also proud … Continue reading

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A Call to Action: “We the People”…not “We the Corporations”

When the Supreme Court ruled in January 2010 that Corporations had the same rights as people, many groups organized to fight back. One of those groups, Move To Amend, has been working at local levels to change state election laws (dealing … Continue reading

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