Friday, January 6, 2017

Connecticut Congressional Delegation has raised more than $100 million - Wait What?

Connecticut Congressional Delegation has raised more than $100 million - Wait What?:

Connecticut Congressional Delegation has raised more than $100 million

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“Money is the mother’s milk of politics.” – Jesse Unruh, California Politician
As California politician, Jesse Unruh, famously observed, money is the primary nourishment for American politicians.  Big donors and lobbyists curry favor and buy access as they provide the fuel politicians need to win campaigns.
In today world of politics, success is not merely whether you win or lose, but how much money you collect along the way.
A review of federal campaign finance reports reveal that Connecticut’s Congressional delegation is “highly successful” when it comes to raising massive amount of campaign funds despite the fact that Connecticut’s congressional campaigns are not very competitive.
Since beginning their congressional careers, Connecticut five U.S. Representatives and two U.S. Senators have raised in excess of $100 million dollars to fund their political campaigns.
Member of CongressCareer Total Raised
John Larson (D-1)$13.8 Million
Joe Courtney (D-2)$11.9 Million
Rosa DeLauro (D-3)$12.5 Million
Jim Himes (D-4)$14.9 Million
Elizabeth Esty (D-5)$8.0 Million
Richard Blumenthal (D-Connecticut)$17.5 Million
Chris Murphy (D-Connecticut)$21.5 Million
The following is a breakdown of campaign donations raised and source of funds for each member of Connecticut’s Congressional Delegation:
Representative John Larson (D-1)
Has raised a total of $13.8 million
Including $2.7 million through his political action committee, Synergy PAC
Total Source of PAC and Special Interest Funds
Business          77%
Labor               20%
Ideology          3%
First Elected in 1998
Joe Courtney (D-2)
Has raised a total of $11.9 million
Including $235,000 through his political action committee, Husky PAC
Connecticut Congressional Delegation has raised more than $100 million - Wait What?:


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