Wednesday, November 3, 2010

We Spent $502,566,387 On This Election & All We Got Was A Boehner

The new Republican theme.

Outside groups spend hundreds of millions of dollars each election cycle to run ads, make phone calls, distribute literature and engage in other activities to sway the electorate about candidates and issues.

A January 2010 Supreme Court decision (Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission) now permits corporations to make such expenditures from their treasuries directly and through other organizations. The decision allows contributions without complete or immediate disclosure of who the funding is coming from, preventing voters from understanding who is behind many political messages.

And who took in the most hidden money this election cycle? The same Republicans who have been filibustering a Dem introduced Bill to force corporate contributors to tell the truth to the public.

Americans have a right to know who is buying every politician for sale. The big 'C' stands on this list of those organizations stands for 'Conservative' candidate, and these are the top spenders in 2010.

US Chamber of Commerce        
$32,851,997    C   
American Action Network        
$26,088,031    C   
American Crossroads        
$21,553,277    C   
Crossroads Grassroots Policy Strategies        
$17,122,446    C   

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