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USA: G.O.P. Donors Paying to Play at Convention
by Glenn JusticeNew York Times
August 11th, 2004

Information Warriors
by Pratap ChatterjeeSpecial to CorpWatch
August 4th, 2004
Rendon Group Wins Hearts and Minds in Business, Politics and War The Rendon Group is a consulting firm whose services range from creating "a favorable environment before privatization begins" to helping justify war. Rick Rendon, a founding partner talks to CorpWatch about his latest project, "Empowering Peace."

US: PR Firm Drafts Ethics Reforms
by Patrick McGreevyLos Angeles Times
July 30th, 2004

Soft Money Meltdown: Corporate Influence on the Election
CorpWatch
July 28th, 2004
CorpWatch.org published a new report today entitled Up in Smoke: Tobacco Industry Saves on Soft Money, Spends On Lobbyists. The article features a close look at campaign spending and influence peddling by the tobacco industry. The tobacco investigation is one in a series of reports detailing corporate influence on the U.S. elections system. The new series also features an extensive review of how corporations are coping with the McCain-Feingold Act ban on soft-money and live reports from the Democratic and Republican conventions

Up in Smoke
by Chris BerdikSpecial to Corpwatch
July 28th, 2004
Tobacco Industry Saves on Soft Money, Spends On Advertising and Lobbyists The quadrennial special-interest cash race is on. Although the McCain-Feingold Act has blocked some of the flow, the political system is still awash with tobacco dollars.

Attend a House Party to Take On FOX!!!!
MoveOn.org
July 25th, 2004

Financing the Election
by Bill MeslerSpecial to CorpWatch
July 22nd, 2004
John Kerry will accept the Democratic nomination to run for United States President at the Fleet Center, a sports and entertainment arena named after the powerful FleetBoston Corporation, the biggest donor to Kerry's Congressional career.

A Cabinet That Looks Like (Corporate) America
by Bill MeslerSpecial to CorpWatch
Increasingly, the highest of government officials arrive directly from the executive offices of powerful corporations. Those who regulate and those supposed to be regulated have become almost indistinguishable. Here are a few egregious examples.

Build One America That Works For Everyone! The First Step Is To Make Sure Everyone Gets Registered To Vote!
MoveOn.org
July 6th, 2004

US: Professors Back Kerry With Campaign Giving
by Brian C. MooneyBoston Globe
May 18th, 2004
Voting with their checkbooks, college professors are breaking overwhelmingly for Senator John F. Kerry over President Bush, with the Democratic challenger raising nearly three times as much in campaign contributions from college campuses. The fund-raising trend contrasts sharply with the 2000 presidential race, when Bush raised slightly more money from academia than Al Gore.

US: Harvard Donors Aid Kerry
by  Kevin JoyBoston Globe
April 13th, 2004
Professors and other employees of Harvard University have donated $140,600 to US Senator John F. Kerry's various campaigns since 1984, including several big donations from prominent academics in recent months, a review of campaign documents shows.

US: Who Gives the Most Money
by Alex KnottCenter for Public Integrity
February 13th, 2004
Investment companies dominated President George W. Bush's $47 million fourth quarter fundraising, driven by networks of top individual contributors, according to a recent supplement to "The Buying of the President 2004," a book by the Center for Public Integrity detailing the financial interests behind each presidential candidate.

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