Contracts, Campaigns and Money

Robert Brodsky of GovernmentExecutive.com takes a good run at the role of contractors in the presidential election.

"Despite an audacious vow last spring to cut 500,000 federal contractors if elected the next president of the United States, Sen. Hillary Clinton has emerged as the top choice for the White House in 2008 by the leading companies that do business with the government," he writes.

"According to an analysis by Government Executive, the former first lady has outpaced all candidates -- both Democrats and Republicans -- racking up more than $243,000 in direct campaign contributions from employees of the 50 biggest federal contractors. Clinton, D-N.Y., also added another $9,600 in contributions from the political action committees controlled by the contracting firms."

Nice spotlight story. Illuminating.

By Robert O'Harrow |  December 21, 2007; 6:45 AM ET politics
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This was indeed a nice story. But "despite an audacious vow..."???
More likely "because of..."

Posted by: JerseyBoy | December 21, 2007 12:02 PM

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