Okay – after this story right here, we promise to stop with the updates on which top Democrats claim to hate the Koch brothers, even after accepting campaign donations from them.
Actually, we promise no such thing, because the hits just keep on coming.
Truth Revolt did a little playing around with the interactive donations tracker at OpenSecrets.org over the weekend, and re-discovered something that everyone on the chart below already knew – even if no one on the list is in a hurry to advertise it:
The Koch brothers, the libertarian oil titans Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has designated as this election cycle’s favorite Democratic whipping boys, have helped Reid, Barack Obama and a host of other national Democrats get elected.
Koch Industries donations to active Democrats since 2006 have totaled more than $300,000. Then-Senator Barack Obama himself even accepted $5,550. Former New York Senator Hillary Clinton had to send the Kochs a thank-you note, too. Factor in the Kochs’ contributions, since 2006, to Democrats who are no longer holding office, and the total surges past half a million dollars.
Check out the chart below – you’ll recognize more than a few familiar names:
H/T: Truth Revolt