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Where can I look up Political Donations?
06/27/2011 | Little Ray

Posted on 06/27/2011 6:01:10 AM PDT by Little Ray

My employer, in which I hold stock, is holding a election for the board of directors. For what its worth, I'd like to check out what political donations these people have made before voting. I remember doing this before, but I can't remember the website.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Reference
KEYWORDS: vanity
Thanks!
1 posted on 06/27/2011 6:01:21 AM PDT by Little Ray
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To: Little Ray

http://www.opensecrets.org/


2 posted on 06/27/2011 6:03:21 AM PDT by cc2k ( If having an "R" makes you conservative, does walking into a barn make you a horse's (_*_)?)
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To: Little Ray

Your state should have a database of local donations as well - either through Secretary of State or an ethics office or something else; it varies state to state. Some donors only work locally and won’t show up on the OpenSecrets site, so it’s good to check both avenues.


3 posted on 06/27/2011 6:12:17 AM PDT by sbMKE
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To: Little Ray
Any donations of $200 or more (I believe that's the latest number), have to be reported to the Federal Election Commission.

http://www.fec.gov

4 posted on 06/27/2011 6:16:57 AM PDT by Lou L (The Senate without a fillibuster is just a 100-member version of the House.)
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To: Little Ray

Anyone know how to look up who an organization donates to?

I am trying to find out who the Florida Education Association donates to.


5 posted on 06/27/2011 6:22:16 AM PDT by 30Moves
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To: Little Ray

http://www.campaignmoney.com


6 posted on 06/27/2011 6:22:29 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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To: smokingfrog

http://www.followthemoney.org/


7 posted on 06/27/2011 6:24:15 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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To: 30Moves

democrats


8 posted on 06/27/2011 6:28:42 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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To: cc2k; sbMKE; Lou L; smokingfrog

Thanks!
Turns out there are a lot of Obama /Democrat donors on my employer’s board of directors. At least I got to vote against them.


9 posted on 06/27/2011 6:30:35 AM PDT by Little Ray (Best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: smokingfrog

:) Of course it is democrats but during the Tennessee Teacher’s Union issues I got a flyer that told me that the Union donated to Gay and Lesbian groups, Socialist groups etc. Just wondering where that information could be found.


10 posted on 06/27/2011 6:32:00 AM PDT by 30Moves
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To: Little Ray

Be sure to check for PAC info while you’re at it. Corporate types can donate to PACs as well as to candidates :)


11 posted on 06/27/2011 6:33:41 AM PDT by mewzilla
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To: 30Moves
In MA it's called the Office of Campaign and Political Finance. It is under the purview of the Secretary of State.
12 posted on 06/27/2011 6:38:01 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: mewzilla

Checked that, too. Thank you!


13 posted on 06/27/2011 6:51:16 AM PDT by Little Ray (Best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: Little Ray

http://www.opensecrets.org


14 posted on 06/27/2011 8:33:58 AM PDT by Boogieman
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