Supposedly 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?
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