Friday, February 26, 2016

WHO OWNS YOUR CANDIDATE?

The political Establishment and those that operate in it have for all intent and purpose been bought by those who operate the machine and you can be sure it's not representing the voters.



The following graph is stark and revealing because it is a forewarning to voters of who has been bought by special interests and who is representing the voters;




The 2016 race started early with a large field of potential candidates, some of whom acted very much like, well, candidates — making appearances in early primary states, vying for commitments from big donors and assembling teams that could quickly pivot and become campaign staff. Meanwhile, constellations of groups working on behalf of each of the most serious White House hopefuls – including leadership PACs, super PACs, 501(c)(4) dark money outlets and more – cropped up like spring flowers, all but inviting spending records to be broken.

Darker bar represents outside money; lighter bar represents candidate committee money)


Hillary Clinton (D)$57,748,407

$130,443,637
Outside groups

Campaign committee
Ted Cruz (R)$46,726,605

$54,661,506
Outside groups

Campaign committee
Bernie Sanders (D)$44,968

$96,311,423
Outside groups

Campaign committee
Ben Carson (R)$13,807,549

$57,860,505
Outside groups

Campaign committee
Marco Rubio (R)$34,313,903

$34,652,654
Outside groups

Campaign committee
Donald Trump (R)$1,894,509

$25,526,319
Outside groups

Campaign committee
John Kasich (R)$6,729,311

$8,648,890
Outside groups

Campaign committee
Jill Stein (3)$0

$300,421
Outside groups

Campaign committee