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GOP cleans slate with Gillespie … or does it?

By   /  June 9, 2014  /  National, News, U.S. Senate, Virginia  /  No Comments

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By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org Virginia Bureau
ROANOKE, Va. — Republicans exited their U.S. Senate nominating convention far more unified than they did a year ago.
The inside party bickering all but ceased when Ed Gillespie’s chief opponent, Shak Hill, conceded defeat and pledged his support in the campaign to unseat incumbent Democrat U.S. Sen. Mark Warner.
“Gillespie [...]

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Shutdown is ‘boom time’ for political fundraising

By   /  October 2, 2013  /  National  /  2 Comments

MILLIONS AND MILLIONS: The Supreme Court's Citizens United decision unleashed political spending, but the biggest beneficiaries aren't who you'd expect.

Part 26 of 51 in the series Shutdown 2013

By M.D. Kittle | Watchdog.org
MADISON — The federal government’s partial shutdown may be bad business for the American people and governance, but it’s been big business for political fundraising.
One campaign finance tracker tells Watchdog.org the parties want to keep this gravy train rolling.
“A significant part of this is [...]

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GreenTech execs use Times and ABC to throw McAuliffe under the (non-electric) bus

By   /  August 14, 2013  /  Commentary  /  No Comments

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Following an eight-month Watchdog.org investigation — and more than 50 stories, to which their only response was a lawsuit — executives of Terry McAuliffe’s GreenTech Automotive suddenly have found the power of speech.

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Susana attends Koch Brothers event, meets with Paul Ryan and Eric Cantor

By   /  August 7, 2013  /  New Mexico, New Mexico Watchdog, WatchBlog  /  No Comments

By Rob Nikolewski │ New Mexico Watchdog
Gov. Susana Martinez met with national Republican figures Paul Ryan and Eric Cantor earlier this week at a gathering sponsored by conservative political donors Charles and David Koch.
The twice-annual meeting sponsored by the Koch brothers was held at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort outside Albuquerque.
Politico reported that Rob Tappan, [...]

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NM governor attends national GOP confab with Ryan and Cantor

By   /  August 7, 2013  /  New Mexico, WatchBlog  /  1 Comment

DEFENDING HER REFORMS: Gov. Susana Martinez insists that education reform is essential in New Mexico and that she supports rank and file teachers.

By Rob Nikolewski │ New Mexico Watchdog
Gov. Susana Martinez met with national Republican figures Paul Ryan and Eric Cantor earlier this week at a gathering sponsored by conservative political donors Charles and David Koch.
The twice-annual meeting sponsored by the Koch brothers was held at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort outside Albuquerque. Politico reported that Rob Tappan, a spokesman for Koch Industries, [...]

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OK Common Core Curriculum draws legislative opposition

By   /  May 20, 2013  /  Oklahoma  /  3 Comments

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By Patrick B. McGuigan | CapitolBeatOK
OKLAHOMA CITY – Speaker of the House T.W. Shannon, R-Lawton, has joined opponents of the Common Core Curriculum in K-12 education.
Friday (May 20), in his weekly meeting with state Capitol reporters, including CapitolBeatOK, Shannon said he would back an effort to stop work on implementation of the Common Core.
Shannon said [...]

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