If there could have been an image purposefully designed to wreck the Democrats’ recapture of Congress in 2018, it couldn’t have done a better job than the photographs of Senator Charles Schumer and Representative Nancy Pelosi making friends with Donald Trump in the Oval Office.
As this list shows, corruption is somewhat bipartisan, in case of the influence of United Technologies Corporation. In the current election cycle, however, the United Technologies PAC is giving two thirds of its money to Republican candidates, and just one third of its money to Democratic candidates.
Yesterday, Ed Markey was elected to take the seat that John Kerry vacated in the U.S. Senate. Markey had been the ranking Democrat on the House Natural Resources Committee, and so that position, as well as Markey’s seat in the House, is up for grabs.