Liberal punching bags, the Koch brothers, are not even in top 50 political donors in America

koch bros 2Supposedly nefarious Republican moneybags, Charles and David Koch, don’t even come close to making the hit parade of America’s biggest political kahunas, according to information compiled by OpenSecrets.org.

In fact, federal elections donations reported from 1989 to 2014 show that the Kochs only come in a sorry 59th  among campaign donors.

The top spot belongs to ActBlue, which contributed nearly $100 million to Democratic candidates and committees since 2004. Federally registered as a political action committee, ActBlue describes itself as “the online clearinghouse for Democratic action,” OpenSecrets.org reported.

Six of the top 10 slots belong to unions, led by the muscular American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) at $60.6 million and the National Education Association (NEA) at $53.5 million. With the Koch brothers mustering a paltry $18 million, it almost doesn’t seem fair, does it?

Richard Berkow

Former political news reporter Richard Berkow lost his idealism in the Kennedy years, and his innocence in Vietnam, Lebanon, and the Soviet Union. He hasn’t mellowed since, and can be harassed at [email protected]

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