July 26th, 2010
03:42 PM ET
12 years ago

Obama blasts GOP opposition to campaign finance bill

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama on Monday criticized Republican opposition to a Senate campaign finance bill, calling it partisan gamesmanship that threatens to give special interests undue influence on U.S. elections.

"You'd think that reducing corporate and even foreign influence over our elections would not be a partisan issue," Obama told reporters in a White House appearance that was scheduled earlier in the day.

The Senate is expected to hold a procedural vote Tuesday on whether to end debate on the bill, and Democrats fear a unified Republican filibuster will prevent the measure from moving to a final vote.

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  1. Midwest

    If President Obama is getting "tough" on special interest influence in the White House, why didn't he ask White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emmanuel to give up his rent free DC house courtesy of BP Consultant Stanley Greenberg?

    Is President Obama going to give back the $750-million war chest "donation" to his 2007-2008 campaign?

    The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee paid Stanley Greenberg's firm $852,000 in 2006, $467,000 in 2007 and $611,000 in 2008 while Emanuel was living with Greenberg, and Emanuel was in charge of the DCCC during that time.

    July 26, 2010 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  2. B

    The Republicans continue to obstruct absolutely everything the President is trying to pass. They have NOT provided -one thing- to the process of moving this country out of the hole they put us all in!

    The real majority of unheard Americans understand what is going on and will respond again in November !

    July 26, 2010 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  3. Marie MD

    All you rethugs (dean, keith/Austin, dave, orlando patriot (LOL), get a grip (take your own suggestion, will ya') and other retards to come).
    GET A LIFE!!!
    You need to put your clicker down and go take a walk. Stop listening to little girl beck, insanity, tub of lard, the shrilla' from wasilla, and others who cannot find anything nice to say about anyone except to belittle people to make money.
    The President has done more in 18 months that you people probably have done all your lives.
    Go . . . . get lost.

    July 26, 2010 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |
  4. Linda from Minnesota

    To Blake: You are delusional. We were the laughing stock of the world under George W. Bush.

    July 26, 2010 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
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