If you didn't already know this, the fix is in. The winner of the US Senate races will be bankers and brokers. The securities and investment industry has already purchased the Republican leadership, and they will dominate public policy after the GOP takes power.
The Washington Post published an article about the top 13 most consequential races this election. Using data from Open Secrets, I found the top contributors for both sides in every race.
Below is a list of Republican Senate candidates with how high up the Securities and Investment industry ranked among their top donors:
Mitch McConnell (Kentucky) - S&I rank: 1
Scott Brown (New Hampshire) - S&I rank: 1
Thom Tillis (North Carolina) - S&I rank: 3
David Perdue (Georgia) - S&I rank: 2
Joni Ernst (Iowa) - S&I rank: 3
Pat Roberts (Kansas) - S&I rank: 3
Cory Gardner (Colorado) - S&I rank: 3
Dan Sullivan (Alaska) - S&I rank: 1
Bill Cassidy (Louisiana) - S&I rank: 4
Tom Cotton (Arkansas) - S&I rank: 1
Mike Rounds (South Dakota) - S&I rank: 4
Shelley Moore Capito (West Virginia) - S&I rank: 5
Steven Daines (Montana) - S&I rank: 1
In five of the 13 races, it is the top contributor. The top categories in the remaining eight races are:
Retired (Tillis, Perdue, Ernst, Gardner, Capito)
Leadership PACs (Roberts, Rounds)
Health Professionals (Cassidy)
As you can see there's only one actual industry in this group! I'll dig into this some more soon, but the rankings here speak for themselves. When the GOP takes power there is one group of people who will get their calls returned. Every time.
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