Worried About Big Money Donors ‘Stealing The Election’? Guess Where The Top Ten Donate To…
Contrary to what you’ll see in the media over and over this campaign cycle, the top ten donors gave much more money to liberal campaigns than to those on the right, up to this point in the 2014 midterm election. The Democrats have made it known very clearly that their campaign tactic will be to target the Koch Brothers in order to make themselves appear to be the plucky do-gooders facing overwhelming odds.
They’d especially like you to think the big evil corporate interests are overriding democracy with their money. These graphs gathered information from OpenSecrets.com paint a different picture altogether:
The top ten donors so far for the 2014 cycle include the city of New York, the Democrat Governor’s Association, and the National Education Association, and a handful of unions – all of which gave overwhelmingly to Democrat candidates, and towards liberal outside spending groups. [see calculations here]
If anyone should be whining and moaning about being at a disadvantage from big time donors, it’s conservatives. Here’s a graph of both kinds of contributions put together. Liberals carry an 18 to 1 advantage:
So next time you see a liberal whine about big corporate interests and their fat stacks of campaign contributions, send him this way.