Democrat Keith Fitzgerald’s campaign for Congress today announced that it raised nearly $300,000 in the first three months of 2012. Fitzgerald’s campaign received more than 1,500 individual contributions, with an average contribution of $136.
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Catholic leaders issued a letter Friday to GOP presidential candidates Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum, themselves Catholics, urging them “to stop perpetuating ugly racial stereotypes on the campaign trail.”
A guest column published by Kaiser Health News points out an interesting (and largely undiscussed) feature of Congressman Paul Ryan’s hot-button Medicare plan: It ignores differences in Medicare costs between regions, and as a result it could “expose the egregious amount of money Medicare wastes in many parts of the country.”
His spokes-folks told The Miami Herald that he would vote against the plan in its current form. That position would put him at odds with at least one of his Republican primary opponents: Adam Hasner has come out repeatedly in support of Ryan’s plan.
As the U.S. Senate gets ready to vote today on the recently approved House GOP budget, a handful of religious leaders from various denominations have spoken out against the budget because it “contains immoral cuts that would harm the most vulnerable.”
Following the Tuesday release of House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan’s 2012 budget resolution (.pdf), seniors groups and analysts have come out specifically against the proposed health care changes, saying older Americans would pay twice as much for health care as they are now.
On Tuesday morning, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., rolled out the House GOP’s “budget blueprint” for 2012. Meanwhile, the White House and the GOP-controlled House still have not reached an agreement on how to to continue funding the government through the end of the current fiscal year, in September.