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FACTBOX-Top campaign donors to U.S. super committee members
Reuters ^ | 081111 | Reuters

Posted on 08/11/2011 10:52:27 PM PDT by Fred

WASHINGTON, Aug 11 (Reuters) - Here is a look at some of the top donors to election campaigns for the 12 members of the U.S. Congress named to a deficit-fighting "super committee."

Known as the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, the panel is expected to be the most heavily lobbied body in Washington ahead of its Nov. 23 deadline for making recommendations on $1.5 trillion in additional budget savings.

Unless specified, donations below combine members' campaign committees and leadership PACs (political action committees). Data is from


Patty Murray of Washington state * Software giant Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O), Redmond, Washington - $223,875 in 2012 cycle; $243,625 in 2010 cycle * Early Money is Like Yeast List, a national PAC that promotes pro-choice female Democrats - $ 202,656 each in 2010 and 2012 * Aerospace group Boeing Co (BA.N), Chicago, Illinois, formerly based in Seattle area - $120,110 in 2012; $135,910 in 2010

Max Baucus of Montana

In 2010 * Drugmaker Schering-Plough Corp., New Jersey (merged with Merck & Co (MRK.N) in 2009) - $66,200 * Investment bank Goldman Sachs Group (GS.N) - $51,900 * Private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts - $47,000

In 2012 * Law firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld - $48,036 * Kohlberg Kravis Roberts - $ 47,000 * Schering-Plough - $44,200

John Kerry of Massachusetts

In 2010 * Private equity firm Bain Capital, Boston - $81,200 * Law firm DLA Piper - $79,150 * Law firm Margol and Pennington - $58,800

In 2012 * Bain Capital - $66,600 * Telecom group Comcast Corp (CMCSA.O), Philadelphia - $52,765 * DLA Piper - $52,450

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1 posted on 08/11/2011 10:52:38 PM PDT by Fred
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To: Fred

What an awesome way to get straight to the politicians you want to buy.

Thanks Democrats! Thanks Republicans!

2 posted on 08/11/2011 11:02:24 PM PDT by Tempest (Ruining the day of corporate butt kissers everywhere.)
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To: Fred

Toomey is my Senate rep. I hope this committee does not let the Postal Service mess over its retirees like it is proposing to do, removing them from FEHB federal health coverage. If they do, a crummy HMO or Obamacare is where postal retirees will end up.

3 posted on 08/11/2011 11:10:05 PM PDT by Ciexyz
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To: Fred

I am still trying to figure out why we need a super committee, much less a committee. Don’t we have elected officials?

4 posted on 08/11/2011 11:17:32 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: freekitty
Because this elite "committee" will be much more effective, you unwashed serf.

5 posted on 08/11/2011 11:36:04 PM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep...clowns will eat me.)
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To: Ciexyz

Welcome to MY world. As a NYTel/ABI/ATTIS/Lucent/NYNEX/Bell Atlantic retiree, Verizon is looking to do the same thing here.

6 posted on 08/12/2011 5:53:27 AM PDT by Roccus (Obama & Holder LLP, Procurers of fine arms to the most discerning drug lords (202) 456-1414)
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To: Fred
John Kerry of Massachusetts In 2010 * Private equity firm Bain Capital, Boston - $81,200

Bain Capital was founded in 1984 by Bain & Company partners Mitt Romney, T. Coleman Andrews III, and Eric Kriss.

Just another chapter in the "Ruling Class Makes the Rules" manifesto.

7 posted on 08/16/2011 6:33:31 AM PDT by PDMiller
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