Candidates Bobbing for Bailouts



The little consumer fishes get crumbs, if the sharks haven't eaten them yet.

Companies that received bailout money giving generously to candidates
Companies that received federal bailout money, including some that still owe money to the government, are giving to political candidates with vigor. Among companies with PACs, the 23 that received $1 billion or more in federal money through the Troubled Assets Relief Program gave a total of $1.4 million to candidates in September, up from $466,000 the month before.