Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Are Those Rich Fat Cats Who Finance Elections Conservative?

From Dad29, and the The Center for Responsive Politics, the real scoop.

In the following chart, the little donkeys and elephants indicate the partisan slant of the contributions of the group. The little fence icon means the group was nearly evenly split between the parties.

These are the top donors, with the figures aggregated for 1989-2010.

(Clicking on the graphic will bring up a larger easy-to-read copy.)

You can follow the Open Secrets link to see the entire list.

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Anonymous scott said...

These are contributors to what, exactly? Campaigns? Parties? Surely it's not counting money spent on "issue ads." Something seems off.

10:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To answer your question, "yes", unless you want to claim that national unions are "Fat Cats". Once you scroll down to the real Fat Cats, corporations that annually rake in huge profits, you find a lot more elephants.

1:41 PM  
Blogger John McAdams said...

These are contributors to what, exactly?

Follow the link and you will see "methodology."

This certainly isn't all political money, but it's a very large portion of it.

2:39 PM  
Blogger John McAdams said...

Of course unions are fat cats.

How did you come up with any notion to the contrary?

2:42 PM  

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