Top Dem Steve Israel backed by Big Labor, Big Business.
Posted on February 8, 2012 at 1:54 PM EST
Do you ever wonder where a self-proclaimed corporate raider and Occupy Wall Street supporter such as Congressman Steve Israel gets his campaign donations from?
According to Open Secrets, Israel has raised $1,581,081 for this election cycle (2011-2012), of which $15,790 comes from small donors, the ‚Äúaverage Joe‚ÄĚ like you and me.
Another $965,850 was raised from his top 100 donors, an all-star team of big labor and big business; many of those businesses from industries, which based on his committee assignments, Israel¬† is supposed to be overseeing (including those Wall Street firms he talks about on his campaign site). The following takes a look at the donations to his reelection campaign and political action committee (PAC).¬† All of the raw data comes from Opensecrets.org, a non-partisan organization which tracks campaign donations for all candidates of all parties.