What Groups / Industries Spend The Most $$ On Politics?

Hmmm. Top-100 donors to political candidates and political parties, 1989 to 2009 (400k PDF). Source: www.opensecrets.org

UPDATE 11.09.11: Of the top 20 recipients of labor campaign cash this cycle, only two are Republicans, take a look.

Click-through to see it better. The political Left is always ranting about getting the money out of politics, but a great deal of it seems to be coming right from their own backyard.

  • http://www.beckiswholelife.com Becki Jacobs

    That is kind of sickening to read.  It would be interesting to see which way their donations go.  I like how Microsoft has their own line right next to the Beer Industry.

    • http://pretenseofknowledge.com/ speedmaster

      Becki, I would honestly be shocked if any less than 85-90% of union money went to Democrats.

      • Joe

        Republicans have their pet unions too. Steelworkers gave a lot of money to Bush’s campaign and we got protective tariffs on steel imports. Go figure.

        • http://pretenseofknowledge.com/ speedmaster

          Joe, certainly. But I stand by my guesstimate. See the updated numbers above.  ;-)

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