Jill Stein raised $3.5 million for her whole campaign, Now in a few days raises $5.7 for a recount? Did she have help?

It is reasonable to ask whether the Clinton campaign asked Stein to file the complaint and then helped her raise the money to do the recount.* Stein, who the Clinton campaign dismissed and derided (Stein said nasty things about Clinton too) may have been pulled into the fold with the prospect of significant money going to her campaign and party. After the recount the “leftovers” go to Stein and the greens. A nice payday. 

Image: Law Newz

It should be noted also that to our knowledge there has never been such a gap between the popular vote and the electoral college as there was in the most recent presidential election.

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State Rep. Says General Electric Told Him to Lie About Ex-Im Bank

The GE Building

Boeing and GE really really want to keep the taxpayer underwritten Export-Import Bank. It’s a sweet deal for them and they (along with a few other companies) have deployed an army of lobbyists in an effort to keep the boondoggle alive. In this case it appears that one of GE’s lobbyists stepped over the blurry ethical line. Not that this isn’t to be expected. There’s a lot of taxpayer money potentially at stake.

(From The Washington Free Beacon)

A General Electric employee pressed a Wisconsin legislator to falsely blame the closing of a facility there on the expiration of federal subsidies,

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Is Walker’s Withdrawal From The Presidential Race About Him or About Us?

More about us.

We have had some bones to pick with Governor Walker in the past. He seemed to us to be too close to some corporate interests (see our 8/11/15 story), which made us worry that he was too comfortable with crony capitalism.  But we also admired the way he fought some other special interests, most notably public sector unions. He was determined, courageous, and effective. We also admired the way he made his way in life without a college degree.

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