March 18th, 2009
11:00 AM ET
5 years ago

AIG's political donations

(CNN) - As Congress grills AIG's chief executive Wednesday, here's a look at the top ten political recipients of AIG donations for the 2008 election cycle, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.

The top ten recipients of AIG donations for the 2008 election cycle:

Sen. Chris Dodd, D-Connecticut: $103,100
President Barack Obama: $101,332
Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona: $59,499
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton: $35,965
Sen. Max Baucus, D-Montana: $24,750
Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney: $20,850
Vice President Joe Biden: $19,975
Rep. John Larson, D-Connecticut: $19,750
Sen. John Sununu, R-New Hampshire: $18,500
FormerpPresidential candidate Rudy Giuliani: $13,200


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soundoff (56 Responses)
  1. JLS

    Where is Chris Dodd??? MIA?? He is the one most responsible for letting these bonuses get paid, but yet nobody has heard word one from him.

    March 18, 2009 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  2. derek sell

    Maybe Mr. President Obama will give his donation back as he is asking the executives to give back their bonuses.

    March 18, 2009 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  3. Chas in Iowa

    Basiclly due to the fact that AIG ran it's business into the ground and needed a bailout to survive the bailout dollars were and are going to these types of contributions. If AIG would watch it's business and stay out of politics they would be farther ahead.
    The government needs to call in the note on AIG to stop this atmosphere that they can do no wrong.

    Astala-bye-bye

    March 18, 2009 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  4. Dustin

    sooooooo, this has what to do with AIG giving out millions of tax-payer dollars in bonuses?

    March 18, 2009 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  5. Lucy

    WAITING on The President, Congress Senators and United States Postmaster to take a 25 % to 50% PAY decrease like the rest of the working americans have taken. If they still have a job.I doubt if you will see any of our elected offiicals stating they will take a decrease in pay.
    AIG is Defunct let it file chapter 11
    Stop the bailouts start working on getting our country Back from CHINA before they call in the Over 1 Trillion dollar debt .

    March 18, 2009 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  6. Pearne Robbins

    If we had an election system where, a, illegal to accept ANY money, b, illegal to advertise in any form, c, legal to talk to groups and individual, AND for a two week period prior to election, ALL TV stations, nation wide, were available to legit canditates on rotating 15 minute schedules, 24 hours a day, to make their pitch for office.
    Election reform, no buying.

    March 18, 2009 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
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