Newark Mayor Corey Booker's campaign contributions from Bain Capital executives

2 posts / 0 new

Newark Mayor Corey Booker raised some eyebrows over the weekend when he slammed the Obama campaign’s ads against Mitt Romney and Bain Capital. Booker’s comments have been picked by Conservatives to criticize the Obama campaign strategy. Now, ThinkProgress is out with some new information explaining why Booker was so quick to defend Bain.

Going as far back as 2002 – when Booker first ran for Mayor – he’s collected tens of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions from – you guessed it – Bain Capital executives. He’s also received more than a half-million dollars from the Wall Street and the financial industry during his political career.

Booker is a savvy politician – and he knows rule number one of politics in the post-Citizens United age, and that’s don’t bite the hand that feeds you.

Thom Hartmann Administrator's picture
Thom Hartmann A...
Joined:
Dec. 29, 2009 10:59 am

Comments

Isn't one of the President's main "bundlers" a Bain executive?

mjolnir's picture
mjolnir
Joined:
Mar. 3, 2011 12:42 pm

Currently Chatting

Time to Rethink the War on Terror

Thom plus logo

When Eric Holder eventually steps down as Attorney General, he will leave behind a complicated legacy, some of it tragic, like his decision not to prosecute Wall Street after the financial crisis, and his all-out war on whistleblowers like Edward Snowden.

Powered by Pressflow, an open source content management system