Graph of the Day for February 19, 2010

Randall Hoven
"Ah, say the opponents, if politicians will always find a way of circumventing campaign finance laws, what's the point of passing new laws?  Do I believe that any law will prove effective over time? No, I do not.  Were we to pass this legislation today, I'm sure that sometime in the future, hopefully many years from now, we will need to address some new circumvention. So what?"

Senator John McCain, in his 2001 floor speech in favor of Campaign Finance Reform, which became law in 2002.


Political Contributions in 2008 National Races


Source:  Open Secrets.


Hoven's Index for February 19, 2010


Of the top 20 political contributors (by total dollar amount) in the 2010 election cycle so far, the number who gave predominantly (60% or more) to Democrats:  15

To Republicans:  1

Of those 20, the number of unions:  15

Rank of Goldman Sachs on that list:  4

Graph of the Day Archive.
"Ah, say the opponents, if politicians will always find a way of circumventing campaign finance laws, what's the point of passing new laws?  Do I believe that any law will prove effective over time? No, I do not.  Were we to pass this legislation today, I'm sure that sometime in the future, hopefully many years from now, we will need to address some new circumvention. So what?"

Senator John McCain, in his 2001 floor speech in favor of Campaign Finance Reform, which became law in 2002.


Political Contributions in 2008 National Races


Source:  Open Secrets.


Hoven's Index for February 19, 2010


Of the top 20 political contributors (by total dollar amount) in the 2010 election cycle so far, the number who gave predominantly (60% or more) to Democrats:  15

To Republicans:  1

Of those 20, the number of unions:  15

Rank of Goldman Sachs on that list:  4

Graph of the Day Archive.