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Guess The Politician... And Follow The Money

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A few days ago we presented a roster of the top contributors to Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential campaign as reported by OpenSecrets. Today we have done the same for two other candidates, representing two previous election cycles: 2008 and 2004. The first table shows Romney's key contributors to date. The other two are the blacklined candidates. We are confident everyone can guess who they are, but just in case they are presented unredacted below the chart. It is ironic that nothing really changes at the end of the day in terms of whose bidding is ultimately performed by the president, whoever it may be. We have highlighted those Romney donors who are identical to previous campaign cycles.

For the 3 confused people out there, here is the same chart but unredacted .

Source: OpenSecrets here, here and here.

And due to popular request, here is John McCain '08, whom Goldman liked about 75% less than O'Bama.

Here are some relatively pertinent words on the matter from Jon Stewart from circa 4 years ago (h/t nolsgrad).

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Tue, 01/17/2012 - 04:20 | Link to Comment ebworthen
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Nothing like having a "vote", eh?

Tue, 01/17/2012 - 05:41 | Link to Comment Colonial Intent
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Wow congress memebers wealth goes up 15% while the average joe's wealth goes down 10%.

Makes you wonder if something funny might be going on.......

Over here we sent some of ours to prison for stuff like that, over here a lobbyist giving money to a politician is still a criminal offense, why on earth did you legalise it?

Tue, 01/17/2012 - 08:24 | Link to Comment dcb
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I'd like to see ron paul

Tue, 01/17/2012 - 09:58 | Link to Comment JohnFrodo
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How can both the US Army and the Dept of Defense contribute to a political campaign?

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