Senators who backed Syria resolution got 83 per cent more defense lobby money than those who voted against it, campaign finance numbers show

WHO GOT THE DEFENSE DOLLARS, AND HOW THEY VOTED ON  SYRIA

The Center for Responsive Politics tracks  financial donations to political candidates from individuals, companies and  political committees. Its data show that over a 5-year period, most of the  $1,006,887 that flowed from the defense lobby to senators who weighed in on  Wednesdays war powers resolution went to those who cast ‘yes’ votes.

On average, those ‘yes’ votes came after  $72,850 in defense-contractor campaign dollars, while a ‘no’ vote followed just  $39,270.

Here’s how it stacked up.

 

YES VOTES

$176,300 – John McCain (R-AZ) $127,350 – Dick Durbin (D-IL) $101,025 –  Tim Kaine (D-VA) $80,550 – Ben Cardin (D-MD) $70,850 – Bob Corker  (R-TN) $60,000 – Bob Menendez (D-NJ) $41,872 – Jeanne Shaheen  (D-NH) $26,900 – Jeff Flake (R-AZ) $24,150 – Barbara Boxer  (D-CA) $19,500 – Chris Coons (D-DE)

 

 

NO VOTES

$86,500  – John Barrasso (R-WY) $62,790 – Marco Rubio (R-FL) $59,250 – Chris Murphy  (D-CT) $19,250 – Ron Johnson (R-WI) $18,700 – Tom Udall (D-NM) $17,900  – Rand Paul (R-KY) $14,000 – Jim Risch (R-ID)

 

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