By Amy Alkon
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Evil Koch Brothers Are Only 59th Biggest Political Donors In America
Who occupies the 58 spots ahead of the Koch brothers, who gave $18 million in political donations? Mark Tapscott writes in the WashEx:
Six of the top 10 are … wait for it … unions. They gave more than $278 million, with most of it going to Democrats.
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These are familiar names: AFSCME ($60.6 million), NEA ($53.5 million), IBEW ($44.4 million), UAW ($41.6 million), Carpenters & Joiners ($39.2 million) and SEIU ($38.3 million).
In other words, the six biggest union donors in American politics gave 15 times more to mostly Democrats than the Evil Koch Bros.
Other slots in the top 10 were occupied by AT&T, the National Association of Realtors, and Goldman Sachs.
So, if money is the measure of evil in American politics and the Evil Koch Bros only come in 59th, who is really the most evil donor ever?
Turns out it’s Act Blue, with just short of $100 million in contributions during its lifetime, which only started in 2004, 15 years after the Evil Koch Bros in the OpenSecrets.org compilation.
Any bets on when Mayer’s “Covert Operations II: Act Blue” will appear in the New Yorker?