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Wed Feb 12, 2014, 10:24 AM

Top All-Time Donors, 1989-2014 (Open Secrets)

Here's the top 25. There are 156 organizations listed at the link.

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Rank Organization Total '89-'12 Dem % Repub %
1 ActBlue $97,192,340 99% 0%
2 American Fedn of State, County & Municipal Employees $60,667,379 81% 1%
3 AT&T Inc $56,449,317 41% 57%
4 National Education Assn $53,594,488 61% 4%
5 National Assn of Realtors $51,207,902 44% 47%
6 Goldman Sachs $44,847,951 53% 44%
7 Intl Brotherhood of Electrical Workers $44,478,789 92% 1%
8 United Auto Workers $41,667,858 71% 0%
9 Carpenters & Joiners Union $39,260,371 74% 9%
10 Service Employees International Union $38,395,690 84% 2%
11 Laborers Union $37,494,010 85% 7%
12 American Federation of Teachers $36,713,325 89% 0%
13 Communications Workers of America $36,188,135 86% 0%
14 Teamsters Union $36,123,209 88% 5%
15 JPMorgan Chase & Co $34,527,277 48% 51%
16 United Food & Commercial Workers Union $33,756,550 86% 0%
17 United Parcel Service $32,214,128 35% 64%
18 Citigroup Inc $32,198,122 48% 50%
19 National Auto Dealers Assn $31,818,910 31% 68%
20 Machinists & Aerospace Workers Union $31,313,097 98% 1%
21 EMILY's List $31,267,654 98% 0%
22 American Bankers Assn $31,135,202 36% 63%
23 AFL-CIO $30,938,977 61% 3%
24 American Medical Assn $29,990,879 40% 59%
25 Microsoft Corp $29,245,015 55% 43%


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Reply Top All-Time Donors, 1989-2014 (Open Secrets) (Original post)
pintobean Feb 2014 OP
Laelth Feb 2014 #1
Le Taz Hot Feb 2014 #2
bemildred Feb 2014 #3
pintobean Feb 2014 #4
bemildred Feb 2014 #5
pintobean Feb 2014 #7
bemildred Feb 2014 #8
highmindedhavi Feb 2014 #6
jsr Feb 2014 #10
lpbk2713 Feb 2014 #9

Response to pintobean (Original post)

Wed Feb 12, 2014, 10:33 AM

1. That's very interesting. Thanks for posting. k&r for exposure. n/t

-Laelth

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Response to pintobean (Original post)

Wed Feb 12, 2014, 11:14 AM

2. Interesting.

I find it interesting that a good portion of the Top 25 donors donate overwhelmingly to the Democrats, yet, actual legislation during that time has gone, undeniably, to the advantage of major corporations and away from legislation that benefits the average American resident.

A puzzlement.

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 12, 2014, 11:27 AM

3. We don't seem to be getting much bang for our buck there, do we?

Somebody needs to look into the union leadership. That's a lot of money.

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Response to bemildred (Reply #3)

Wed Feb 12, 2014, 11:34 AM

4. It tells me something I already knew.

Unions are taken for granted.

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Response to pintobean (Reply #4)

Wed Feb 12, 2014, 11:37 AM

5. And who allows that? Who makes those decisions to give money away for nothing?

Would Jamie Dimon do that?

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Response to bemildred (Reply #5)

Wed Feb 12, 2014, 11:57 AM

7. I guess they're afraid

of what would happen if they turned off the spigots. I say shut them off until we get some respect and some results.

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Response to pintobean (Reply #7)

Wed Feb 12, 2014, 11:59 AM

8. That works.

We still need leaders with some fire in the belly. (edit: like you say ...)

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Response to pintobean (Original post)

Wed Feb 12, 2014, 11:53 AM

6. Banks/Wall St got their moneys worth from both parties

TARP funds in the billions, no jail time and richer than ever.

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Response to highmindedhavi (Reply #6)

Wed Feb 12, 2014, 12:11 PM

10. Helluva deal.

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Response to pintobean (Original post)

Wed Feb 12, 2014, 12:07 PM

9. Per the link Verizon is at #34 but should be a lot higher




Tracking of the name "Verizon" doesn't start until the company was formed in Y2K from the merger of GTE and Bell Atlantic. They should most likely be right up there in the top five with AT&T.

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