Democrats’ have campaigned heavily this year on xenophobia — the outsourcing of jobs and foreign money supposedly coming into the election. Their crusade continues to reap dividends — but not for them:
Dems have raised more than $1 million this cycle from foreign-affiliated PACs
By Michael O’Brien and Hayleigh Colombo
Democratic leaders in the House and Senate criticizing GOP groups for allegedly funneling foreign money into campaign ads have seen their party raise more than $1 million from political action committees affiliated with foreign companies.
House and Senate Democrats have received approximately $1.02 million this cycle from such PACs, according to an analysis compiled for The Hill by the Center for Responsive Politics. House and Senate GOP leaders have taken almost $510,000 from PACs on the same list.
Yes, okay, this money is all disclosed (unlike the money that David Axelrod used to campaign for higher electricity prices in Illinois) and it comes from Americans. But when you attempt to campaign on people’s ignorance and blame evil foreigners for America’s ills (including that staged China currency vote), it still looks bad when you take their companies’ money.