February 17, 2006

THE QUESTION BEING, WHY BUY THE MINORITY?:

Lobbyists have given more to Democrats (Charles Hurt, February 17, 2006, THE WASHINGTON TIMES)

Democrats have taken more money from lobbyists than Republicans during the past 15 years, according to an independent analysis of campaign contributions.

Since the 1990 election cycle, Democrats have accepted more than $53 million from lobbyists while Republicans have taken more than $48 million for their election campaigns, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.

Data provided by the nonpartisan group also shows that when Democrats controlled Congress in the early 1990s, they consistently hauled in more than 70 percent of the town's lobbyist money. The group is a leading critic of Texas Republican Rep. Tom DeLay's ties to lobbyists.

Posted by Orrin Judd at February 17, 2006 12:00 AM
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