Reminder: John Doolittle Partnered With Mitch McConnell On Campaign Finance
In the aftermath of the FBI raid on Rep. John Doolittle’s house this week, I thought I would remind everyone that Mitch McConnell was Mr. Doolittle’s chief partner in the Senate in their attempts to block campaign finance reform. One can only wonder who may be the FBI’s next target? From the August 27, 1997 Cleveland Plain Dealer:
Charles Mack, president and CEO of the 34-year-old Business-Industry Political Action Committee, which raises about $250,000 each election cycle to elect "pro-business" candidates to Congress and also influences the giving of other business PACs, said his board has voted to endorse deregulation of the arcane world of campaign financing.
He said full disclosure of all donations would give the press, competing candidates and watchdog groups fodder to keep the process clean.
BIPAC is sending a letter to every member of Congress, although only Sen. Mitch McConnell, Republican of Kentucky, and Rep.John Doolittle, Republican of Caliornia, have said so far that they like its concept.