People (Halter) vs. PACs (Lincoln) | Arkansas Blog

Monday, June 7, 2010

People (Halter) vs. PACs (Lincoln)

Posted By on Mon, Jun 7, 2010 at 1:58 PM

Sen. Blanche Lincoln's final campaign has been almost solely devoted to old-fashioned union bashing. She complains that labor goons are trying to buy this election for Bill Halter.

But wait. There's another way to look at it.

As Think Progress points out today, Halter has received money from the AFL-CIO and others outside Arkansas. But in the 2009-2010 campaign season, that amounted to 5 percent of his total, with 93 percent coming from individuals. In other words, the funding emphasis is on people.

The Senator, on the other hand, got 38 percent of her campaign dough from PACS. Among them:

$10,000 from Chevron
$5000 from ExxonMobil
$5000 from Occidental Petroleum
$4000 from British Petroleum
$7000 from Anadarko
$6000 from Bayer
$5500 from Blue Cross Blue Shield
$5000 from Boeing
$5000 from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
$6000 from Comcast
$6500 from Goldman Sachs
$6500 from JP Morgan Chase
$7000 from Lockheed Martin
$8000 from Wal-Mart

PS — Yes, of course there have been large independent expenditures not included in these totals. For both candidates.

Tags: , , ,


Sign up for the Daily Update email
Favorite

Comments (13)

Showing 1-13 of 13

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-13 of 13

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

Readers also liked…

  • Former Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel applauds Trump's EPA choice of climate change denier Scott Pruitt

    Dustin McDaniel gives the thumbs up to a man set to dismantle EPA regulations.
    • Dec 8, 2016
  • Trump immigration protest at LR: Quick and fierce

    It was not even 24 hours ago that Sophia Said, director of the Interfaith Center; City Director Kathy Webb and others decided to organize a protest today of Donald Trump's executive order that has left people from Muslim countries languishing in airports or unable to come to the US at all — people with visas, green cards,a  post-doc graduate student en route to Harvard, Google employees abroad, families. I got the message today before noon; others didn't find out until it was going on. But however folks found out, they turned out in huge numbers, more than thousand men, women and children, on the grounds of the state Capitol to listen to speakers from all faiths and many countries.
    • Jan 29, 2017
  • Your daily dose of Jason Rapert

    Sen. Jason Rapert really, really didn't like it when a KATV reporter asked him about the hypocrisy of his political arguments.
    • Feb 4, 2017

Most Recent Comments

Slideshows

 

© 2018 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation