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    it was only a matter of time before the engineers would try and attack again..., 2010-05-05 12:35:58 | Main | the sovereign debt crisis..., 2010-05-06 12:14:46

    campaign finance:

    Another way of saying it is that whether a Republican or a Democrat got more votes in an election, BP won:

    the story wins the Drudge link, but fails to provide the context readers need. It is true that according to this online database Obama received slightly more money from BP's PAC and employees since 1990 than anyone else. But there is a major a reason for that, which the story fails to mention: People who run for President raise much more money, and received much more money from BP interests--and just about every other interest. The fourth highest recipient of BP money in the same time period is George W. Bush. The fifth highest recipient is John McCain. In the 2000 and 2004 cycles, Bush got the most money, albeit less than Obama received in 2008. But then one could adjust these numbers for campaign inflation: campaigns overall raised much less money in the 2000 and 2004 cycles than the record-smashing 2008 cycle.

    via emerson.


:: posted by buermann @ 2010-05-05 17:50:10 CST | link





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