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Resource ID: #17624
Subject: Campaign Finance
Source: Mother Jones
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Date: March/April

Description

Mother Jones investigates how "campaign contributions [during the 1999-2000 election cycle] are divided into 10 broad industries ranging from agribusiness to transportation." The donors' database analysis finds that "industry pumped in a record $646 million to elect George W. Bush and a GOP congress." The report reveals that "every major business sector expect lawyers and communications sided firmly with Bush." The investigation also profiles the top individual contributors within each business sector and sheds light on "what they expect in return." A major finding is that "candidates who raised more money than their opponents captured all but 29 of the 469 seats up for grabs in Congress - and the White House as well." This finding backs the conclusion that "the power of campaign contributions [has never] been more starkly displayed that in the last election."

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