Tuesday, August 14, 2012

New American City has at least one lobbyist donor

We already knew that corporations were giving money to a special nonprofit set up by the convention host committee to get around the Democrats' ban on company cash. Turns out lobbying groups are giving, too.

The host committee has declined to name its donors, and it has yet to do so with the federal government as well. 

But the political action committee for New York City-based lobbying and PR firm Hill & Knowlton Inc. has disclosed giving $18,000 to the so-called New American City fund earlier this year, according to Federal Election Commission records.

It gave the same amount to the Tampa host committee, site of the Republican convention.

In case you forgot, here's a quick primer on the two main pots of money being raised:

$36.6 million: Amount the Charlotte in 2012 host committee has contractually agreed to raise, to give to the Democratic National Campaign Committee to pay for the actual convention. No corporate or lobbying money, for the first time.

$12-15 million: Amount the Charlotte host committee is believed to be raising to pay for events designed to showcase Charlotte, known as the New American City fund. Accepts corporate money.

--Andrew Dunn


Anonymous said...


So where is "no show" lackadaisal Obama on gas prices?
Something seriously out of whack here as OIL has dropped to 93 a barrel yet GAS at the pump has been on a rage up 60 cents a gallon for 2 mos now?

Get that skinny butt in gear and gas down to 2.00 a gallon or lower NOW !!!

Uhhh... Yo Obama ... What the hell is going on ??????? You still the president, at least for now, right?
America collectively DEMANDS action ASAP !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You know even if you lose you can still run again down the road as you get 2 terms that dont have to be consecutive.