Monday, February 4, 2013

JPMorgan Chase and Koch Brothers Contributed to Mitch McConnell's Warchest

Bloomberg reports:
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, who’s seeking a sixth term in 2014, began this year with $7.4 million in campaign funds. 
The Kentucky Republican raised $769,000 in the final three months of 2012, according to a report McConnell’s campaign filed late last week with the Federal Election Commission.
McConnell received political donations from companies including JPMorgan Chase & Co, United Parcel Service and Koch Industries.
Beyond this, according to Open Secrets, in 2012 Koch Industries contributed to all the below campaigns and gave Mitt Romney $81,850, between 2011-12 (But not a penny to Ron Paul)


  1. That's a lot of politicians they're buying off!

  2. Interesting that they gave money to Justin Amash and Rand Paul, but not Thomas Massie. Maybe Massie hasn't been corrupted yet?

    1. Nothing to Jeff Flake or Kerry Bentivolio either.

      I'd call it more of an oversight than them not having been corrupted.

      Massie, by the way, spews just the same "small government" platitudes they all do. It is mostly "limit this, lower that, watch this, reform that."
      In the case of foreign policy, his official page does not even show the guts to make a statement about the current policies and wars.

      It is not about Massie being "corrupted". He is just a 'safe' conservative without a radical bone in his body; and that is if he even can be relied upon to be honest.

    2. Yet Massie voted against the NDAA and Iran sanctions....