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Dem Sen. Tammy Baldwin Accepted $120,000 From Lobbyists

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By    |   Wednesday, 21 February 2018 04:20 PM

Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., has taken more than $120,000 in contributions from lobbyists in the current election cycle despite her attempts to limit the influence of special interest groups, The Washington Free Beacon reports.

According to filings with the Federal Election Commission, Baldwin accepted hundreds of thousands of dollars in bundled contributions, including almost $30,000 from the J Street PAC, a major supporter of the Iran nuclear deal made under former President Barack Obama.

Baldwin has previously introduced legislation to limit the influence of lobbyists focusing on the financial services industry.

"The American people deserve to have trust in the fact that we have 'a government of the people, by the people, and for the people,'" Baldwin said in a press release in June 2016.

"We can restore Americans' faith in government by ending financial industry golden parachute bonuses and working to stop the revolving door that Wall Street uses to rig the game against an economy that should work for everyone. Hardworking American families are struggling to get ahead and they can't afford to have special interests in a cozy relationship with the government. We need to make sure that government officials are working on behalf of the public interest and our common good."

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Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., has taken more than $120,000 in contributions from lobbyists in the current election cycle despite her attempts to limit the influence of special interest groups, The Washington Free Beacon reports.
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