Should ‘Government Motors’ Be Making Campaign Contributions?

September 30, 2010 05:51

General Motors has given more than $90,000 to political campaigns this year, according to data released by the Federal Assistance Commission last week. – NRO’s The Corner

General Motors Contributions to Federal Candidates 2010

From the Center for Responsive Politics

Total to Democrats: $8,000
Total to Republicans: $7,000
Recipient  ? Total  ?
Camp, Dave (R-MI) $5,000
Cantor, Eric (R-VA) $2,000
Dingell, John D (D-MI) $5,000
Kilpatrick, Carolyn Cheeks (D-MI) $1,000
Peters, Gary (D-MI) $2,000
Total to Democrats: $14,000
Total to Republicans: $15,000
Recipient  ? Total  ?
Blunt, Roy (R-MO) $5,000
Brown, Sherrod (D-OH) $2,000
Coats, Daniel R (R-IN) $5,000
Klobuchar, Amy (D-MN) $1,000
Portman, Rob (R-OH) $5,000
Schumer, Charles E (D-NY) $5,000
Stabenow, Debbie (D-MI) $5,000
Wyden, Ron (D-OR) $1,000

Based on data released by the FEC on September 13, 2010.

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Government-controlled companies should not have PACs – Washington Examiner

‘General Motors is controlled by the federal government, plus the governments of Canada and Ontario own minority shares. So the question becomes should such a corporation be allowed to operate a PAC and contribute to partisan candidates for federal office?’

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