Democrats used the 2014 elections to attack wealthy donors who supported Republicans such as the Koch brothers, but a new Associated Press report indicates that it’s the Democrats who really have the big money behind them.
Some information included in the report:
- Among the top 100 individual donors to political groups, more than half gave primarily to Democrats and their allies. Among groups that funneled more than $100,000 to allies, the top of the list tilts overwhelmingly toward Democrats.
- The two biggest super PACs of 2014 were the Senate Majority PAC and House Majority PAC—both groups back Democrats.
- In all, the top 10 individual donors to outside groups injected almost $128 million into this year’s elections, with Democrat-leaning groups collecting $91 million of it.
- Among the 183 groups that wrote checks of $100,000 or more to another group, Democrats enjoyed a 3-to-1 cash advantage.
Do you recall the global warming publicity stunt held by senate Democrats back in March? That was a direct response to a promise by environmental-activist billionaire Tom Steyer to fund anyone supporting his radical global warming agenda. He gave nearly $74 million to his super PAC (NextGen Climate Action) and other Democrat-leaning groups in 2014. He was the top source of donations in 2014. For more information on other top donors like Michael Bloomberg and George Soros—including big money donors to the Republicans—check out this link.
The big money in Washington flows to both parties, and a discussion on how it affects elections is worthy of discussion. But the next time you hear a liberal scream about the big money being funnelled to Republicans and Republican causes, know that the hypocritical Democrats depend on the big bucks too!
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