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Campaign Contribution to Congress by AIG
Open secrets ^ | 09.16.08 | Perdogg

Posted on 09/16/2008 4:40:06 PM PDT by Perdogg

Name Office Total Contributions

Dodd, Christopher J (D-CT)

Senate

$104,300
Obama, Barack (D-IL)

Senate

$45,111
McCain, John (R-AZ)

Senate

$41,200
Clinton, Hillary (D-NY)

Senate

$36,831
Baucus, Max (D-MT)

Senate

$24,750
Biden, Joseph R Jr (D-DE)

Senate

$19,975
Romney, Mitt (R)

Pres

$19,950
Sununu, John E (R-NH)

Senate

$15,950



TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 110th; aig; campaignfinance; congress; corruption; donors; economy; electioncongress; electionussenate; housingbubble; ussenate

1 posted on 09/16/2008 4:41:10 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg

Dodd’s name pops up on every list...


2 posted on 09/16/2008 4:42:19 PM PDT by God luvs America (When the silent majority speaks the earth trembles!)
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To: God luvs America

so does Obama.


3 posted on 09/16/2008 4:42:47 PM PDT by Perdogg (Sen Robert Byrd - Ex community organizer)
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To: Perdogg

Most large corporations contribute to both parties— as insurance.


4 posted on 09/16/2008 4:43:25 PM PDT by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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To: Perdogg

For the 2008 cycle alone, AIG is almost 4 to 1 in favor of Dems

Money to Congress: 2008 Cycle
Dems: Dems: $361,517 $361,517
Repubs: Repubs: $95,250 $95,250
Others: Independents: $0 $0
Incumbents: Total to Members: $440,717 $440,717
Non-Incumbents: Total to All Candidates: $16,050 $16,050


5 posted on 09/16/2008 4:44:20 PM PDT by jsh3180
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To: Perdogg
I love how politicians can get away with getting contributions from someone and then pass legislation about that group.

Can you imagine a Judge receiving a contribution from a defendant or such and still being allowed to rule on that same case? Or does that actually happen?

6 posted on 09/16/2008 4:44:38 PM PDT by BGHater (Democracy is the road to socialism.)
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To: BGHater

It’s a slippery slope as AIG folks gave McCain some money too. So we need to be careful in Glass houses.


7 posted on 09/16/2008 4:49:45 PM PDT by ncfool (Making Obama look patriotic is above my pay grade)
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To: ncfool

What do I care about McCain. I’m concerned about America, not him.


8 posted on 09/16/2008 4:51:34 PM PDT by BGHater (Democracy is the road to socialism.)
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To: God luvs America
Dodd’s name pops up on every list...

Yes, but isn't the insurance industry a big part of Connecticut's economy? It would make sense for that industry to contribute to their senator.

Otherwise, kinda found it interesting that Romney's office is listed as "Pres"

MM

9 posted on 09/16/2008 4:52:22 PM PDT by Mr_Moonlight
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To: ncfool

John McCain has been in the Senate for 26 years and received almost the same amount as someone who has been in Senate for 3 1/2 years. There is no comparison.


10 posted on 09/16/2008 4:54:26 PM PDT by Perdogg (Sen Robert Byrd - Ex community organizer)
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To: Lurking Libertarian

Do the math, the dems got 3 times as much money.


11 posted on 09/16/2008 4:56:24 PM PDT by Perdogg (Sen Robert Byrd - Ex community organizer)
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To: Perdogg

Corporate contributions to bribe congresspeople is nauseating and their taking it moreso.

“Progressive” conman Obama learned the congressional con game real quick, didn’t he? Shakedown artist, community organizer Obama sailed right to the very top in cash shoveled in.


12 posted on 09/16/2008 4:57:33 PM PDT by Seeing More Clearly Now (Beware of Obama bearing gifts! Don't bring Trojan Horse Obama into the White House.)
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To: Perdogg

Personally, I think that all the politicians should be required to give their AIG contributions back. And the State of NY should be required to give its greenmail back.


13 posted on 09/16/2008 5:52:54 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Brilliant

Personally, I think that all the politicians should be required to give their AIG contributions back.
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THAT is an outstanding idea! Of course me thinks that the 160 BILLLLLION AIG got kinda more than covers it. STILL, it would be coming out of individuals accounts so maybe there is some aspect of I-feel-your-pain they could play on.


14 posted on 03/16/2009 12:16:22 PM PDT by TomasUSMC ( FIGHT LIKE WW2, FINISH LIKE WW2. FIGHT LIKE NAM, FINISH LIKE NAM)
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