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View Diary: "Revealed: Why the Pundits Are Wrong About Big Money and the 2012 Elections," Thomas Ferguson, et al (18 comments)

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  •  The most transparent administration (10+ / 0-)

    evah... but wait, what happened here?

    Though the FEC has posted summary reports for the campaigns, it has inexplicably not updated the roster of individual donors to the President’s campaign, even though campaigns file these reports electronically. But we can use the data that are on file, covering the period through mid-October, to make an estimate that past experience suggests will change only slightly.
    Article also says that small donors were only 1% of his campaign money.

    And the most disgusting thing, imho, is that they both spent not a billion dollars, but much more than that -- both campaigns spent a billion and a half and there was no big gap.  They are both bought and paid for.

    The huge surge of money pouring into Obama's campaign during the final weeks so that it would not be reported until after the election is something I expected to happen and commented on many times to friends of mine.  I figured the campaign would arrange for the Wall St money to come in at the last minute and perhaps the energy/oil&gas industry.  But now the list of contributors is mysteriously not available for one campaign!  Wonder how that happened. Hopefully that will be fixed sooner rather than later.  The campaign did  say that all of their donors to the super PAC would be revealed, right?

    "Justice is a commodity"

    by joanneleon on Sat Dec 22, 2012 at 04:41:08 AM PST

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