Stephen Fincher, who last week teamed up with Nancy Pelosi and Maxine Waters in a push to revive a defunct subsidy agency, has released his third-quarter fundraising figures.
As in previous quarters, Fincher raised almost all of his money from corporate PACs, and more money from DC-area lobbyist-types than from his home state of Tennessee.
Most Republicans in the Senate and probably most Republicans in the House want the Export-Import Bank to stay dead. So do the majority leaders in both chambers, and the relevant committee chairmen in both chambers. Fincher, a minority of Republicans, and the Obama White House want to revive Ex-Im. Fincher last week filed a "discharge petition" to force the bill to the floor, and senior Financial Services Committee Democrat Maxine Waters was the 218th signature, pushing the petition over the top.
I noted in a column earlier this month that Fincher, who ran against bailouts and special interests has changed since coming to Washington. His latest campaign finance figures help explain this change.Read more on WashingtonExaminer.com