Democrats, GOP Clash Over Campaign Fundraising
President Obama and his Republican opponents recently released their fundraising totals from the past three months of the year, and both sides have begun accusing each other of shady money-raising practices.
The most recent salvo came from the Democratic National Committee (DNC), which on Wednesday sent a letter to its counterpart, the Republican National Committee (RNC), asking it to “forgo accepting contributions from political action committees (PACs) or federal lobbyists.”
DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz also asked GOP presidential candidates to decline the same kinds of contributions and “disclose their major fundraisers.”
“The DNC and the Obama campaign have taken these steps in the interest of transparency and in an effort to make sure the voices of regular Americans are heard in the political process,” she wrote. “By doing the same, the Republican Party and its candidates would assure the public that your party has its best interests at heart, not just the best interests of the special interests, as most voters believe is the case today.”
(DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz and RNC Chair Reince Priebus)