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Campaign Contributions Go to Both Parties from Defense Firms

Defense News reports that “for every campaign contribution from a major arms manufacturer to a Republican candidate or group, one of comparable size to a Democrat is not far behind.”  

“Defense-sector insiders have said for months that they would prefer Republicans to control the House, which they have for several years, and the Senate, which most prominent analysts say likely will happen after the Nov. 4 midterm elections.”  

“Their thinking is that GOP leaders would move annual Pentagon policy and spending bills much earlier than has Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in recent years. Congress might actually send the president full-year defense appropriations bills under full GOP control, something Pentagon and industry officials want.”

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