As the Comcast-Time Warner cable merger is scrutinized on the Hill, will their combined $42.4 million in political contributions and $143.5 million in lobbying sway lawmakers' opinions?Continue reading
Super PACs play big in Texas
A flood of tea party money reshaped the Texas political landscape Tuesday, ousting a seven-term Democratic congressman who had campaign help from former President Bill Clinton, and forcing a one-time favorite for the Republican Senate nomination into a runoff.
The Associated Press is calling the ouster of veteran Rep. Silvestre Reyes, seen at right, a "stunner" that almost guarantees the heavily Democratic south Texas district will be represented in Congress next year by Beto O'Rourke, an ex-El Paso city councilman who favors the legalization of marijuana. Reyes out-raised O'Rourke by nearly $700,000 but the tea-party-affiliated Campaign for ...Continue reading