November 16, 2014 3:00 pm -

He’s Democrat Cory Booker of New Jersey.

[Booker]“received $1.87 million from the securities and investment industry, making him the top recipient of Wall Street money this election cycle,” NPR reports. “Booker also received more money from real estate groups than any other member, as well as more from the entertainment and tech industries, accountants, and groups considered to be pro-Israel.”

Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) “got the second highest draw from Wall Street – $1.26 million.”[su_csky_ad]

D.B. Hirsch
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7 responses to Wall Street’s Favorite Senator

  1. Suzanne McFly November 16th, 2014 at 3:12 pm

    There has to be a way to remove money from politics. An idea of mine could start out as-If someone wants to run for an office, they need to pass an American history test and answer questions submitted from constituents. Given free air time to debate their opponents, state in common words (not political talk) where they stand on issues, and have background checks on each one and let there past become public knowledge. Have they ever been arrested? Have they ever supported fringe groups and if so, who? Did they actually graduate from a college or did they just buy their degree?

    • Larry Schmitt November 16th, 2014 at 3:55 pm

      Problem is, it’s the people in power now who make the rules. And they will not be voting to strip themselves of the power. It’s the golden rule. Who has the gold, makes the rules. And they have the gold.

    • tiredoftea November 16th, 2014 at 3:58 pm

      What, and spoil all our fun??!!

  2. fancypants November 16th, 2014 at 3:32 pm

    who predicted this would ever happen ?

  3. mea_mark November 16th, 2014 at 5:48 pm

    It will be interesting to see what he does over the next four years. I am sure the first two will be different from the last two.

  4. Kick Frenzy November 16th, 2014 at 7:30 pm

    Important note not included above… this was for the entire election cycle, which means it includes both races that Booker was in.

    That isn’t to say it doesn’t make me raise an eyebrow, but I don’t know of any actions he has taken that I disapprove of, so while it looks possibly questionable… I doubt that it is.

    (And yes, it’s assumed more when Republicans get money, but that’s because they have proven track records that favor the wealthy and businesses (people, my friend).)

  5. GreatLakeSailor November 16th, 2014 at 8:56 pm

    Booker has been a perfect Wall Street Lackey and Beltway Dem from day one.

    It’s fine if you like Booker. He’s personable, charming, really good at Twitter, and he has done lots of stunts designed to make people aware of poverty, or at least to make people aware of Cory Booker’s awareness of poverty. He is a Good Liberal on many issues.

    But he’s also an avatar of the wealthy elite, a camera hog, and a political cipher who has never once proposed anything to address the structural causes of the problems he claims to care so deeply about. He represents the interests of both Wall Street and Silicon Valley, two very prosperous industries full of incredibly arrogant rich men who believe that the world’s problems would be solved if arrogant rich men exactly like themselves were given free rein to make as much money as possible by any means necessary. They see, in Booker, a peer — a smart man with the right qualifications and the correct worldview. Booker and his crowd believe that the charity of the benevolent elite — people who know they are rich because of their innate skill, their brilliance, their work ethic, everything besides fundamentally inequitable distribution of resources and opportunities for economic advancement — is the only acceptable and effective means of addressing the needs of the lower orders.

    Cory Booker became a millionaire because this is how the economy works for people of his class: Rich people give other rich people money to do nothing, simply because they “deserve” it. He is the worst sort of Democrat, and Democrats should be doing everything in their power to wrest control of the party away from people like him.