NRA Plays Santa to Congress

Like Deep Throat said, ‘follow the money’. The NRA knows who’s being naughty and nice–from Insider Louisville…

As we referenced Wednesday, the New York Times has another interactive graphic, this one mapping NRA contributions to members of the United States Congress for the latest election cycle.

We noted then the ultra-conservative Congressman Hal Rogers, whose Fifth Congressional District covers much of Eastern Kentucky, is the darling of the Gun Lobby.

The NRA donated $6,500 to Rogers’ latest campaign. Which was the third-largest NRA donation to any member of the U.S. House of Representatives.

(Speaker of the House John Boehner got the largest NRA donation made to a House member, $12,450.)

What we missed was, the NRA donated $19,000 to Sen. Mitch McConnell, Senate minority leader, the largest donation to any member of Congress.

In all fairness, the NRA isn’t like Santa, who gives gifts to children. They’re more like a sugar daddy who it pays to please, and who will ruin you if you cross him. I’d bet Congress is more afraid of their wrath than in love with their money.

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