Business group blows $29 million on election losers
November 9th, 2012
08:45 AM ET
6 years ago

Business group blows $29 million on election losers

Washington (CNNMoney) - Most of the $36 million that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce spent on its pro-business agenda this election went down the drain.

According to federal records compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics, a watchdog group, $29 million of the money was spent in races that the Chamber's favored candidate lost.


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  1. Dave Jaipersaud

    Facts do matter. Ha! Ha! – Romney/Ryan & the Republicans lost. What a bunch of losers. The GOP can try to blame it on Democrats ground game, weather, too much regulations, tax increases on the rich, climate change etc. but the people saw through all the lies and nonsense they were selling. I hope the Republican learnt a lesson that the American people are not forgetful and stupid. We can remember clearly what happened when the Republicans were in charge of the White House.

    It was painful watching Fox News try to spin a major Republican loss into a major Republican win. All of their projections that Romney would win were dead wrong. It proves that Fox News has not credibility. Everyone of them. So for those folks who watch Fox News and listen to House and Senate Republicans and their surrogates spew their lies as gospel, this is a wake-up call. They are leading you down a losing path.

    Now we can continue to build and move this country forward.

    November 9, 2012 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  2. Kirk in michigan

    Union jobs support higher wages in same sector private companies, they have to pay a competitive wage to retain high quality workers, all you people bitchin probrably cant compete, or dont have credentials to get in a union, not always the case , but?

    November 9, 2012 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  3. Bill from GA

    When I was growing up. we thought of the Chamber of Commerce as a group of local businessmen working to better our community. I would never dream of supporting them, or thinking more highly of a member, these days.

    Further, the business of this country does much better with Democrat leadership in Washington. Higher GDP, rising stock markets, faster job growth. So why does the Chamber support republicans so much?

    When did they become affiliated with the republican party? (I know, a long time ago,)

    November 9, 2012 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  4. Dave Jaipersaud

    They should be fired for wasting $30 million on a bad investment (aka Republicans). They could have used that money to invest in their businesses and hire more people. And they call themselves job creators and patriots. These are not business leaders, they are losers

    November 9, 2012 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  5. rosethornne

    Ha Ha Ha

    Guess you can't buy everything.

    November 9, 2012 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  6. plain&simple

    Here's the deal ,truth endures!!!....time is the honest man's friend......all the money in the world can't change that! It's a fact!

    November 9, 2012 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  7. Rudy NYC


    Healthcare premiums have already risen $3000 and the Campaigner and Chief said it was to fallen by $2500 by now. How about that $5500 swing.
    Sounds like you've got problems. I suggest you follow your own ideology and shop for a more competititve price for health insurance. The market will determine the best prices. Right? Take your business elsewhere. Okay?

    November 9, 2012 11:27 am at 11:27 am |
  8. g

    the job shippers

    November 9, 2012 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  9. Malory Archer

    Kirk in michigan

    County municipalities should open theirbooks to the public, so they can see what position is making what...


    Public employee salaries are public record. All you have to do is contact the HR department of your federal, state, county or municipal government and request the salary range for a particular job, or you can ask for a list of employees, their jobs, length of employment and hourly wage/salary. Did you REALLY not know that?

    November 9, 2012 11:35 am at 11:35 am |
  10. Dave

    The do nothing right wing just got beat up. If you want more keep going down the same path. The American voter will make you extinct in 2014.

    November 9, 2012 11:38 am at 11:38 am |
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