Why Does Congress Sell Itself So Cheap To The NRA?
Posted by Richard Conniff on June 20, 2016
And it’s not.As one reader explains it:
Direct contributions to candidates is a sliver of the amount of money the NRA spends in campaigns via PACs and in spending against their chosen candidates’ opponents. In the case of Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), the following figures have been reported elsewhere:
Direct Contributions by NRA: $5,950 (this figure matches yours)
Independent Contributions (via PACs): $1,225,129
Campaign Spending to Defeat His Opponent(s): $2,708,120
Total Spending by NRA on Cory Gardner: $3,939,199
This data tells a much different story.