Lobbyist and lawyers contributions

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    Scads of money, no doubt.

    Both parties drink from the same well, after all. If some PAC comes at them with a lof of money, they're going to take it.

    Obama seems to have tapped into one hell of a lot of small contributors though.

    anyone know where we can get hard numbers of contributions to each candidate to date?

    It might be illuminating to compare them.
     
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    OpenSecrets.org: Money in Politics -- See Who's Giving & Who's Getting is pretty comprehensive. I think they have records of EVERY politician, actually.
     
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    The link above tells us only about money contributed by the legal profession.

    I do not doubt that the legal profession leans to the Dems.

    I meant ALL money contributed to the candidates or the parties from all sources.
     
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    Nooo dude, ALL the money is there. Go look around. It even has a cool new format now.
     
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    What is a lie?

    Lawyers & Lobbyists: Top Recipients | OpenSecrets

    It looks as though Obama is #1 on the 2008 presidential candidates list? Are those all grassroots contributors from lobbyist and lawyers?
     
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    You guys oughta take a look around the website to get a good picture of what's going on =\
     
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    good idea...
     
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    Cool site, thanks.

    No, what I want online is every contribution from every person or organization of every pol.

    That way we can really see who is beholding to whom.

    You see, the way the game is often played is that anindustry has every top employee and his spouse, contribute so that it looks like the industry isn't involved.

    MBNA was famous for that trick, for example.

    And when you look at some of these top donors: University of Chicago $250,685

    for example...

    You start to ask yourself why a non-profit is contributing to a campagain.

    Well...you ask yourself if you are naive enough to think they won't get that money back many times in cool little (and not so little) research grants, I mean.
     
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