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commented 2011-10-26 08:13:33 -0400 · Flag
You have to follow the voting record first, THEN follow the money.
commented 2011-10-26 07:48:44 -0400 · Flag
@ Ari: Good point there. I guess the problem is that the corruption isn’t always so obvious.
commented 2011-10-25 21:32:36 -0400 · Flag
Quick comment: You can’t just look at where the money comes from, you also have to look at how the money affects them.

In my case when I was looking into my representative, I saw she gets a HUGE amount from Telecoms. And yet she’s stayed so silent on Net Neutrality she can’t be called “Baught” by them.
commented 2011-10-25 20:53:13 -0400 · Flag
I can’t give you a web site but I heard that the Koch brothers have been financing Herman Cain for the past six years (since 2006)
commented 2011-10-25 18:39:30 -0400 · Flag
For Barbara Mikulski, Senator from MD:
http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=n00001945

Pharm, Real Estate, Lawyers, Nat. Defense, etc.
commented 2011-10-25 18:34:27 -0400 · Flag
For Ben Cardin, Senator for MD:

http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00001955&cycle=2006

Big doozies are 40-50K each from Constellation Energy and Goldman Sachs.
commented 2011-10-25 18:28:56 -0400 · Flag
James from MD, here. Well, quick look into our rep in Congress (Andy P Harris, for 1st district) Here’s a link to Open Secrets.Org. http://www.opensecrets.org/races/contrib.php?id=MD01&cycle=2010

I voted for Kratovil, but he seemed to have even more corporate donors than Harris, and he lost!

Anyway, for Andy Harris:

Andy Harris®
Contributor Total
Club for Growth $21,433
Anesthesia Service Medical Group $17,750
Schuster Concrete $17,300
Highstar Capital $16,400
Greater Houston Anesthesiology $15,750
Davco Restaurants $10,100
American Academy of Otolaryngology $10,000
American College of Radiology $10,000
American College of Surgeons $10,000
American Interventional Pain Physicians $10,000
American Medical Assn $10,000
Associated Builders & Contractors $10,000
Citizens United $10,000
Every Republican is Crucial PAC $10,000
Freedom Project $10,000
Koch Industries $10,000
Bell Nursery $9,600
Carlyle Group $9,600
Peroutka & Peroutka $9,600
Rothschild Capital Management $9,600

Some of these seem pretty benign (as much as any contribution can be, but then again, here you have Koch Industries and Citizens United.
commented 2011-10-25 08:08:06 -0400 · Flag
Alrght here’s what I’ve found on my Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers. It’s fairly difficult as she’s been mostly quiet on most issues, However, it seems she recieves a very large amount of money from the Logging industry. She has also continually voted to relax environmental regulations.
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