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KILLER_CLOWN 10-27-2012 12:45 AM

Who Bought Your Politician? Check With Our Widget
 
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Find out who's buying your politician.

Click the gray 'Select A Candidate' box at the top of the widget.

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Wired created the widget in conjunction with Maplight, the Berkeley, California-based nonprofit dedicated to following money and politics.

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/201...mpaign-widget/

Widget lists the top 10 donors and their contributions to any member of the House and Senate, their opponents, and the presidential candidates. Maplight pulls down up-to-date campaign-financing figures from the Federal Election Commission, which are fed into a database so the widget stays current.

The widget shows where candidates are ranked in terms of how much money they’ve raked in compared to their peers. It also shows how they rank among all federal candidates. Obama, for example, comes in first for presidential candidates, having garnered $201 million. Mitt Romney, comes in with $150 million.

Goldman Sachs has given Romney nearly $544,000 - his top contributor. The largest contributors to the president were government employees, at more than $2 million.

When we unveiled the original widget, we used it to produce a story about federal funding and a controversial helicopter — Follow the Money: Pork-Powered Pig Preps for Flight, which highlighted pay-to-play contributions to select politicians from defense firms hoping to win a contract to build the next Marine One, the president’s personal helicopter.

http://dailybail.com/home/who-bought...ur-widget.html

BigRedChief 10-27-2012 07:32 AM

Nice. Thanks for the link.

patteeu 10-27-2012 11:56 AM

How can anyone buy Mitt Romney? I thought he was already mega rich and part of the fat cat club.

KILLER_CLOWN 10-27-2012 12:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by patteeu (Post 9053691)
How can anyone buy Mitt Romney? I thought he was already mega rich and part of the fat cat club.

Why spend your own money when you don't have to? These people with all that money only want one thing....more money.

CoMoChief 10-27-2012 02:54 PM

What you mean giant banking firms that flushed this economy down the toilet have financially backed both parties?


Say it aint so.....

Hey look at who financially backed Ron Paul....

US Army $115,458
US Navy $92,350
US Air Force $90,611

Google Inc $42,478
US Dept of Defense $39,500
US Marine Corps $30,855
Microsoft Corp $30,259
Boeing Co $27,917
IBM Corp $26,606
US Government $25,766
Intel Corp $24,046
Northrop Grumman $22,233
Lockheed Martin $22,200
RagingWire Enterprise Solutions $20,000
Corriente Advisors $20,000
US Dept of Homeland Security $19,734
US Postal Service $19,717
Verizon Communications $17,243
Oracle Corp $17,162
AT&T Inc $17,152

gee...I wonder why the bolded part? Maybe it's because he's the only real candidate that WILL bring our troops home.

La literatura 10-27-2012 02:59 PM

Looks like JP Morgan Chase likes to spread the wealth around.

Bump 10-27-2012 04:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CoMoChief (Post 9054237)
What you mean giant banking firms that flushed this economy down the toilet have financially backed both parties?


Say it aint so.....

Hey look at who financially backed Ron Paul....

US Army $115,458
US Navy $92,350
US Air Force $90,611

Google Inc $42,478
US Dept of Defense $39,500
US Marine Corps $30,855
Microsoft Corp $30,259
Boeing Co $27,917
IBM Corp $26,606
US Government $25,766
Intel Corp $24,046
Northrop Grumman $22,233
Lockheed Martin $22,200
RagingWire Enterprise Solutions $20,000
Corriente Advisors $20,000
US Dept of Homeland Security $19,734
US Postal Service $19,717
Verizon Communications $17,243
Oracle Corp $17,162
AT&T Inc $17,152

gee...I wonder why the bolded part? Maybe it's because he's the only real candidate that WILL bring our troops home.

R's can't handle people like Ron Paul. Calling out corruption = crazy to them.


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