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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...

http://michiganradio.org/post/energy-drink-founder-pours-money-politics


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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Response to Gothmog (Reply #2)

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.


http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/religious-freedom-measure-moves-forward-michigan

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