Saturday, October 30, 2010

Himes vs. Debicella: Where the Money is Coming From

Fun Facts on the Himes vs Debicella Race in Connecticut's 4th from OpenSecrets.org. Here's a rundown on where Jim Himes and Dan Debicella are getting their campaign funds. And the Democrats keep telling us they're the party of "the little guy". Yeah!

Click the hyperlink above to go to the page I culled this data from. From there you can click on various tabs to see the data broken down in a number of helpful ways, such as which industry sectors provide most of the cash.


Top Contributors

Jim Himes (D) *

ContributorTotal
General Electric$48,050
Goldman Sachs$22,850
Metropolitan Museum of Art$19,200
Brown Brothers Harriman & Co$16,800
Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance$15,000
United Technologies$15,000
Tudor Investment$14,800
Credit Suisse Group$13,900
Bank of America$12,900
Deutsche Bank AG$12,600
Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder$12,600
PricewaterhouseCoopers$12,500
Teamsters Union$12,500
First Marblehead Corp$11,100
JPMorgan Chase & Co$11,050
Credit Union National Assn$11,000
Travelers Companies$11,000
Citigroup Inc$10,300
American Fedn of St/Cnty/Munic Employees$10,000
American Resort Development Assn$10,000
AmeriPAC: The Fund for a Greater America$10,000
BRIDGE PAC$10,000
Hartford Financial Services$10,000
Honeywell International$10,000
IMS Health$10,000
International Assn of Fire Fighters$10,000
Investment Co Institute$10,000
KPMG LLP$10,000
National Assn of Letter Carriers$10,000
National Assn of Realtors$10,000
New Democrat Coalition$10,000
New York Life Insurance$10,000
Operating Engineers Union$10,000
PAC to the Future$10,000
Service Employees International Union$10,000
Sullivan & Cromwell$10,000
Synergy PAC$10,000
UNITE HERE$10,000
USAA$10,000

Dan Debicella (R)

ContributorTotal
Wexford Capital$22,800
PepsiCo Inc$14,800
Haebler Capital$14,400
Bank of America$14,255
McKinsey & Co$12,850
Kamber Management$12,600
Laverack Partners$12,000
State of Connecticut$11,163
General Atlantic Partners$10,900
Axiom International Investors$10,204
O'Shaughnessy Asset Management$10,100
Cowen Healthcare Royalty$9,600
Rangeley Capital$9,600
Southgate Alternative Investment$9,600
Morgan Stanley$9,550
Impala Asset Management$9,150
Edgewood Management$8,700
Round Hill Capital-Atlanta$8,275
JPMorgan Chase & Co$8,250
Auspex Group$8,200

1 comment:

  1. More Jobs or More Government?

    Incumbent Congressman Jim Himes is for the same type of command-and-control policies that have consistently led to low growth and high structural unemployment in Eastern Europe in the twentieth century and in Western Europe today: his only problem with pork-barrel stimulus is that there has not been enough of it. His only concern with the healthcare bill is that it did not go far enough. He voted to adjourn congress without addressing January’s massive tax hikes.

    The incumbent is for unlimited government. On his watch, he voted for a government that increased borrowing by a trillion dollars a year. His answer is always the same: more government. More taxes, more spending, more job-killing regulation.

    Challenger Dan Debicella believes that there is a better way: he is for policies conducive to economic growth such as replacing the pork-barrel stimulus with a payroll tax cut. He opposes all tax increases and intrusive regulation that stifles job creation.

    Dan is for a constitutional, limited government. He would cap the size of the federal government at 20% of our gross domestic product. He would force politicians to make trade-offs between competing priorities instead of always growing the size government. He would reduce the number of government employees.

    If Dan Debicella shares your beliefs and you want to help him advance those beliefs in congress, then you can do so here: http://www.40seats.com/ct4 . Both sides should be able to agree that your choice is clear and it is important. What kind of country do we want to live in? Do we want to continue down the current direction or do we think that there is a better way?

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