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Sunday, June 04, 2006

Al Franken - in the news

Al Franken was on At Issue with Tom Hauser (KSTP TV) this morning, touting (among other things like his potential run for the Senate in 2008) his Midwest Values PAC. He talked about how he was using the PAC to promote "Midwest values". So being the rather curious blogger that I am, I went to Open Secrets and checked out their PAC page. I found it very curious that only one of the top 10 and 3 of the top 20 donors to the PAC are from the Midwest. The rest are from the East and West coasts. Some notable names....

Phil Donahue (number one individual donor!)
Nora Ephron (of when Harry met Sally fame)
James Sinegal (CEO of Costco)
Larry & Laurie David (Movie producers and longtime DNC activists)
Harvey Weinstein
Loren Michaels (of SNL Fame)

All in all, Mr. Franken's PAC has taken in over $400,000! On the other side of the ledger, he has given out a total of $11,000 to candidates all over the country including:

Francine Busby (CA)
Tammy Duckworth (IL)
Nick Lampson (TX)
Lois Murphy (PA)
Coleen Rowley (MN)
Tim Walz (MN)
Sherrod Brown (OH)
Conrad Kent (OH)
Bernie Sanders (Socialist VT)

The candidates are all far left candidates and the donors are all far left as well. I found that all to be quite interesting indeed.


Nordeaster said...

Looks like Midwest Values PAC means midwestern European values.

11:27 AM  

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