Fired Up

Harry Reid Slams Mitt, GOP Donors

Senate Democrats are pushing for a bill that requires outside political groups to make their donors' names public. Republicans are expected to reject the bill, which Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell called a distraction to "create the impression of mischief, where there is none." This really got his Democratic counterpart, Harry Reid, worked up. "If this flood of outside money continues, the day after the election, 17 angry old white men will wake up and realize they've just bought the country," the Senate majority leader from Nevada declared from the floor. "That's a sad commentary. About 60 percent or more of these outside groups' dollars are coming from these 17 people. These donors have something in common with their nominee. Like Mitt Romney, they believe they play by their own set of rules."