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What do Cory Booker and Mitch McConnell have in common? (same donors. Hmmmm) ^ | 4/24/14 | Colby Itkowitz

Posted on 04/24/2014 10:44:40 AM PDT by cotton1706

Sens. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) share at least one thing: campaign donors.

Booker, a Senate newbie, and McConnell, the Senate minority leader, show up dipping into the same donor pool more than any other opposing-party members of Congress. They shared 74 donors in the first year of this election cycle.

This comes from a fascinating data dive from the Center for Responsive Politics that broke down which politicians have donor overlap. As the CRP points out, just over one percent of American adults donated to campaigns so far this year, so the pickings are slim.

Cashing checks makes strange bedfellows — a politician isn’t going to care who else’s bed a donor has slept in (figuratively, of course).

As the chart below shows, Booker also shares donors with other top Republicans: House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (Va.) and Sen. John Cornyn (Tex.), the Senate minority whip.

And McConnell has donors in common with other Democrats, including Sens. Mark Warner (Va.) and Kay Hagan (N.C.).

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: elections

1 posted on 04/24/2014 10:44:40 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

Let me guess: You’re going to post five more articles saying much the same thing in the next 15 minutes.

2 posted on 04/24/2014 10:55:53 AM PDT by jiggyboy
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