For example, this list does not include casino magnate Sheldon Adelson. He and his wife Miriam donated nearly $93 million in 2012 alone to conservative super PACs — enough to put him at No. 2 on this list. Similarly, the list excludes former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg, who has donated more than $19 million in the past two years, largely to groups that support gun control. Neither Adelson nor Bloomberg — or the organizations they report as their employers — qualifies as a "heavy hitter" under our current definition. It's also important to note that we aren't including donations to politically active dark money groups, like Americans for Prosperity, a group linked to the Koch brothers, or the liberal group Patriot Majority — because these groups hide their donors; see a list of top donors that we've been able to identify to such groups. We are working to revise this list to take into account the new realities of campaign finance created by the Citizens United decision, but as it currently stands, there are significant omissions.
You can dance without a lawyer
Example, the story just hit today of Elmendorf telling congress that our debt is now unsustainable by 2025, and not one MSM on Google has it reported....Why?
Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
Alexis de Tocqueville
While it is being reported that Koch brothers are going to spend 900 million on this next campaign, how much will Soros and all his 527 groups cough up is still to be revealed. And another thing to remember is the Koch brothers have heavily donated to certain Democrats in the past like Mario Cuomo. Soros doesn't have that kind of record. So this whole thread is based on jive time nickel dime Bull S***.
I am aware that five justices on the supreme court interpret the First Amendment as applying political donations, but it has led to an oligarch. Lobbyist have literally been in the room while politicians negotiate and write legislation. They are buying our politicians and paying them off for favors.