GOP outspending Dems

Democrats Find Many Big Donors Cutting Support


[..] The absence of these Democratic megadonors is contributing to a huge disparity in spending between pro-Republican and pro-Democratic groups. The groups wield huge influence in many House and Senate races because they can take in contributions of unlimited size.

In the last week, Republican-leaning groups outspent their Democratic counterparts on television by more than seven to one on Senate races and nearly four to one on House races across the country, according to data from the Campaign Media Analysis Group, which tracks political advertising. The gap shows few signs of abating, even with the midterm election season in full swing. [..]

Labor unions are still promising to spend large sums of money backing Democrats. But they are not keeping up at this point with the flood of money going to Republican-leaning organizations. The landmark Supreme Court ruling in the Citizens United case this year that eased restrictions on corporate political spending has certainly benefited Republicans, but so has the political environment. [..]

September 30, 2010 | 1 Comment »

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  1. At first, these thoughts filled my mind with glee. However, after our landslide Republican and Tea Party candidates take over the House and Senate, I am afraid that reality will set in and our joy will again become incomplete. There is likely far too much money invested in these candidates.

    “We can, however, take heart in the some words of wisdom I recently read:

    The world is not changed by men who move mountains, nor by those who lead the revolutions, nor by those whose purse strings tie up the world.

    Dictators are deposed, oppression is dissolved, entire nations are transformed by a few precious acts of beauty performed by a handful of unknown soldiers.”
    -Rebbe Menachem Schneerson