FromI did the math. It works out to a mean rate of contrubution to every single Congressional candidate of $122,634.64. In one quarter. In the middle of a recession. With health-care for the average Murkin growing ever dimnmer, with the global climate catastrophe metastacizing, with the economy in tatters--but the banksters ever fatter and sleeker and greedier--the people either charged with or aspiring to govern us have been grubbing up to the lobbyist/special interest/corporatist money tit for every bit of lucre for which their vote--either real or potential--can be sold.
Capital Eye, 31-Jul-09An abominable
The nation’s congressional candidates — 1,374 in all — raised $168.5 million between April and June of this year and spent $73.6 million of that. That includes anyone with an open committee, whether they’re running in 2010, 2012 or beyond.