The latest finance reports filed with the Federal Election Commission show Colbert Busch has raised more money than Sanford--about $1.2 million to about $790,000. But money from his old campaign accounts left Sanford with about the same amount as Colbert Busch for the campaign.
Colbert Busch is currently on leave from her job as director of business development for Clemson University's Wind Turbine Drive Testing Facility in North Charleston.
Sanford fired back that Colbert Busch later wrote him a $500 campaign-contribution check. "I don't think it must have bothered her that much, given she wrote a $500 check in support of my candidacy," said Sanford, smiling. Sanford also denied Colbert Busch's statements that he did not support the dredging and other economic-development projects, saying he disagreed with the methods of paying for the projects, not the actual projects. "Because I was against (congressional) earmarks before being against earmarks was cool," he said.
Q: Political Action Committee?
Q: Political Party?
Q: Do you support requiring full and timely disclosure of campaign finance information??
Q: Do you support requiring a government-issued photo identification in order to vote at the polls??
Hutto adds, "Until the State is prepared to issue new voter id cards with photos, then the current requirements of a voter registration card should be allowed. Changes to the law should only apply once a new card is issued to a voter."
Q: Should Congress regulate indirect campaign contributions from corporations and unions?
Q: Do you support removing all contribution limits on federal campaigns?
Q: Should candidates for federal office be encouraged to meet voluntary spending limits?
DEMINT: These are appropriators, Bob Bennett, Lisa Murkowski. They believe in their job is to take home the bacon. It's a big part of the culture here in Washington. Even in Alaska, the voters there threw out someone who was bringing home the bacon. Joe Miller, running against earmarks, because what we're hearing all over America is, "I don't want money for my state if it's going to bankrupt my country."
Q: But we're talking, really, 1% or 2% of a budget here, when you're talking about the earmarks.
DEMINT: Oh, it's like saying the engine is a small part of the train. All the legislation, you look at health care, was pulled through by "Cornhusker kickbacks," that's an earmark. The bail-outs failed in the House until they went back and added earmarks. So it's always a way to grease the skids, and it's the power here. It's why thousands of lobbyists are here.
Q: For PAC contributions?
Q: For Corporate contributions?
Q: For Political Parties?
Q: Do you support requiring full disclosure of campaign finance information?
Q: Do you support imposing spending limits on state level political campaigns?
A: No. I believe we need to bring sunshine to the political process in SC. Soft money donated to parties should be disclosed.
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