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Forum Post: Look at the campaign contributions and decide for yourself: Obama vs Mitt vs Ron

Posted 11 years ago on Jan. 17, 2012, 3:48 p.m. EST by LiveAndLetLive (79) from Fort Lauderdale, FL
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Look at the campaign contributions and decide for yourself, you can check the facts at www.opensecrets.org:

Obama: Microsoft Corp $171,573; Comcast Corp $113,800 University of California $107,501 Harvard University $99,975 Google Inc $95,066 DLA Piper $75,375 Skadden, Arps et al $69,374 Chopper Trading $64,815 Stanford University $62,928 Time Warner $62,600 Ballard, Spahr et al $62,300 National Amusements Inc $62,100 Arnold & Porter $54,700 Goldman Sachs $50,124 Columbia University $49,347 Latham & Watkins $49,082 Exelon Corp $48,625 US Dept of State $48,077 Mayer Brown LLP $47,700 Sidley Austin LLP $44,825

Mitt: Goldman Sachs $367,200 Credit Suisse Group $203,750 Morgan Stanley $199,800 HIG Capital $186,500 Barclays $157,750 Kirkland & Ellis $132,100 Bank of America $126,500 PriceWaterhouseCoopers $118,250 EMC Corp $117,300 JPMorgan Chase & Co $112,250 The Villages $97,500 Vivint Inc $80,750 Marriott International $79,837 Sullivan & Cromwell $79,250 Bain Capital $74,500 UBS AG $73,750 Wells Fargo $61,500 Blackstone Group $59,800 Citigroup Inc $57,050 Bain & Co $52,500

Ron Paul: US Army $24,503 US Air Force $23,335 US Navy $17,432 Mason Capital Management $14,000 Microsoft Corp $13,398 Boeing Co $10,620 Google Inc $10,390 Overland Sheepskin $10,350 IBM Corp $8,294 US Government $7,756 DUNN Capital Management $7,500 Corriente Advisors $7,500 Greenstreet Co $7,500 Northrop Grumman $7,272 Lockheed Martin $7,208 Intel Corp $6,855 US Dept of Defense $6,524 United Technologies $6,316 Federal Express Corp $6,255 Entergy Corp $5,950



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[-] 2 points by Misfit138 (172) 11 years ago

One person has the support of real people while the other two have support of Citizens United "people". Of course, that doesn't matter as the left will vote for corporate Obama and the right will vote for corporate Romney, all the while telling themselves they are making the right choice. Sheep to the slaughter.

[-] 1 points by ARod1993 (2420) 11 years ago

I've explained countless times why Ron Paul would not make a good president, even as things stand now, and this does nothing to answer those criticisms. I agree that it's great that Paul is staying away from corporate money, but can we please get sound policy and campaign honesty in one candidate?

[-] 1 points by jaktober (286) from Sonoma, CA 11 years ago

At least it shows who the 1% want to be President (Obama or Romney).

[-] 1 points by LiveAndLetLive (79) from Fort Lauderdale, FL 11 years ago

what I don't get is how can we complain about these things and then go ahead and choose the same!

[-] 1 points by LiveAndLetLive (79) from Fort Lauderdale, FL 11 years ago

Paul has raised more money from active members of the armed forces than all of his Republican rivals combined, according to the Washington-based Center for Responsive Politics, which tracks political giving. He collected $95,567 between January and September, according to the latest available statistics.