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Contact:  Mary Boyle

January 18, 2013

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Disappointing decision by the White House


President Obama’s decision to convert his campaign fund into a lobbying organization disappoints and only invites special interests to buy their way into further favor with his administration, Common Cause said today.

“It’s a sad day. The president is waving goodbye to those long-ago promises that he would change the way Washington works,” said Common Cause President Bob Edgar.

Particularly distressing are reports that Organizing for Action will accept corporate contributions. While the promised disclosure of corporate and union gifts may reduce the potential for corruption, the public interest would better served if the fund accepted only small donations from individuals.

 

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