Also in this playlist...
This transcript is automatically generated
Super committee her parents to get down to work as special interest groups that -- is lawmakers could influence.
What they put up on the chopping block -- McDonald joins us with more now and -- is the question is how big of -- pulled of these special interest group -- Where's that going to sway the decision making yeah that's right because political addition donations often lead to gridlock -- bodies of 64 point six million dollars given.
To the twelve members of the bipartisan super -- committee that's over the past ten years is coming out of special interest political action committees.
Big oil gave about 2.2 million dollars to the members of the committee throughout their careers.
-- the GOP members got one point four million dollars.
That's about eleven times what the but the Democrats got but you know let's sure the breakdown of -- the biggest backers of these that committee members are.
Really interesting stuff here topping the list the legal profession we've got a breakdown for you let's take a look at eleven.
Exceeded 31 and a half million bucks out of the legal profession to the members of the super -- committee Wall Street coming up eleven point two million bucks -- -- Wall Street.
And then right behind democratic and liberal groups like unite here which is a big labor group and EMILY's List giving nine point six million dollars back to -- -- -- Let's at the when it comes stand in fact when it Palestinian donation end it's -- numbers game so.
Who's more that they've got -- -- cast the Democrats or Republicans yet big surprise here the Democrats got about double.
-- from special interest -- vs what the Republicans got.
The Democrats got about 42 point seven million dollars over the last decade Senator Kerry leading the way here.
Most of that money came from his failed 2004 presidential bid you gonna see senator baucus up and in second place and represented a client -- and there.
Let's take a look at the GOP though the GOP got about 21 point nine million dollars represented often -- take a look at -- and then -- -- -- relating.
He's a code share with senator Patty Murray of this committee he's coming up in third place back to you guys are right thanks very much.
Filter by section