Drug Money? You Don't Say!

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  • 09/05/2007
Whose giving what to whom? Well, since you asked ...

According to the Institute for Health and Socio-Economic Policy, the research arm of the California Nurses Association/ National Nurses Organizing Committee (CNA/NNOC compiled the research report in concert with the release of director Michael Moore's SiCKO, so consider the source), Democratic and Republican presidential candidates have accepted more than $3.7 million in campaign contributions this year from health-care industry sources, with more than 45% of the money going to just two candidates, Senator Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. Overall, health-care contributions to the 18 announced Republican and Democratic presidential candidates total an aggregate $12.8 million since 1989--with 29% of that total donated just in the first quarter of 2007.

Ms. Clinton topped the recipient list with $868,722, which is 23% of all the health-care money donated to candidates this year. Mr. Romney was a close second at $833,385, which is 22% of the total. Senator Barack Obama, D-Ill., received 15% of the total, or $574,268; Senator John McCain, R-Ariz., received 11%, or $423,751; former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani also received 11%, or $408,822; and former Senator John Edwards received 6%, or $222,950.

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And, remember -- it's not what you say ... it's what you don't say.

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