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Mon Mar 30, 2015, 09:50 PM

5-hour Energy energizes the GOP

Until the Citizens United decision is rectified it may be worthwhile identifying where money buying Judges and Politicians is coming from ..

The founder of 5-hour Energy drinks has quietly made millions in political contributions

Manoj Bhargava isn't a household name, but a report from the [font color=blue]Center for Public Integrity says the Michigan-based billionaire’s campaign contributions rival the Koch Brothers'.[/font]

Bhargava is the founder of 5-hour Energy drinks. Since 2009, he’s made about $5.3 million in state and national campaign contributions through his Michigan-based companies.

In 2014, Bhargava’s investment firm [font color=darkred]ETC Capital gave $2.5 million to the Republican Governors Association, a donation that placed him among the group's top five donors.[/font]

Ben Wieder is a data reporter at the Center. He said Bhargava has worked hard to keep his political activities under wraps...


Which all helps to explain why Michigan Governor Rick Snyder is putting what little credibility he has on the line to Pardon a Drunk Driver...

Snyder pardons well-connected lawyer that works for maker of 5-hour Energy drinks

Rick Snyder pardons DUI for 5-hour Energy exec/donor

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niyad Mar 2015 #1
Gothmog Mar 2015 #2
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Mon Mar 30, 2015, 10:03 PM

1. the best govt money can buy.

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Tue Mar 31, 2015, 08:19 AM

2. Synder is rewarding his financial supporter

This sounds like a bribe

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Tue Mar 31, 2015, 11:16 PM

4. Dark Money

It's used to elect clowns like Snyder and Walker and Pence ...
Mark Ruffalo @MarkRuffalo · Corporate #darkmoney is destroying Washington. Have you seen SEC Chair Mary Jo White? #WhereisMJW #SECDisclose http://www.whereismjw.com

and we end up with RFRA ... RTW ... it's a vicious cycle.


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