June 16, 2005

Dems Taking Wal-Mart Money

Sure, Wal-Mart PAC gives mostly to Republicans, but it also gives strategically to Democrats:

Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY), the current frontrunner for the 2008 presidential nomination, received a $5,000 check from Wal-Mart in February. Congressman Harold Ford (D-TN), a Democratic candidate for Senate and rising star within the party, also took a $5,000 contribution. And Congressman Bob Menendez (D-NJ), chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, received $5,000 from Wal-Mart in April. This year, Wal-Mart's giving has been nearly even between the two parties.

If Wal-Mart is so bad, why are Clinton, Ford and Menendez cashing their checks? And if Wal-Mart is so anti-worker, why is the firm's PAC contributing to liberals?

The article has much, much more on non-political subjects. [H/T: Don Boudreaux]

Posted by Kevin on June, 16 2005 at 03:55 PM