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Forum Post: Who are the most powerful political donors in the nation?

Posted 1 year ago on March 17, 2013, 11:34 p.m. EST by BradB (2693) from Washington, DC
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The Center for Public Integrity has profiled each and every one... see full profiles; http://www.publicintegrity.org/politics/consider-source/super-donors

  • Top 25 super PAC donors for 2012 election cycle
  • Rank Name Total Given Ideology
  • 1 Sheldon Adelson & family (see profile) $93.3 million Republican
  • 2 Harold Simmons & wife, companies (see profile) $30.9 million Republican
  • 3 Bob Perry (see profile) $23.5 million Republican
  • 4 Fred Eychaner (see profile) $14.1 million Democratic
  • 5 Joe Ricketts (see profile) $13.1 million Republican
  • 6 William S. Rose (Specialty Group) (see profile) $12.1 million Republican
  • 7 United Auto Workers (see profile) $11.8 million Democratic
  • 8 National Education Association (see profile) $10.8 million Democratic
  • 9 Michael Bloomberg (see profile) $10 million Independent
  • 10 Republican Governors Association (see profile) $9.8 million Republican
  • 11 James H. Simons (see profile) $9.6 million Democratic
  • 12 AFSCME (see profile) $8.2 million Democratic
  • 13 AFL-CIO (see profile) $7.4 million Democratic
  • 14 Robert B. Rowling (see profile) $6.1 million Republican
  • 15 American Federation of Teachers (see profile) $5.8 million Democratic
  • 16 Robert Mercer (see profile) $5.5 million Republican
  • 17 Steve and Amber Mostyn (see profile) $5.2 million Democratic
  • 18 George Soros* & family (see profile) $5.1 million Democratic
  • 19 William Koch (see profile) $4.8 million Republican
  • 20 Peter Thiel (see profile) $4.7 million Republican
  • 21 SEIU (see profile) $4.4 million Democratic
  • 21 Joe Craft (see profile) $4.4 million Republican
  • 23 John Childs (see profile) $4.2 million Republican
  • 23 Plumbers and Pipefitters Union (see profile) $4.2 million Democratic
  • 25 Jerry Perenchio (see profile) $4.1 million Republican

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[-] 3 points by factsrfun (5907) from Phoenix, AZ 1 year ago
[-] -3 points by OTP (-203) from Tampa, FL 1 year ago

Heres another interesting list, of total donations by group since 1989. I always find it amazing that union bosses will donate to a party that has shipped all its jobs overseas. May be time for a labor party, finally.

http://www.opensecrets.org/orgs/list.php

[-] 2 points by factsrfun (5907) from Phoenix, AZ 1 year ago

Why do you think Obama made it rain here yesterday?