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Friday, November 9, 2012

Planned Parenthood Dominated With Election Spending

Posted by on Fri, Nov 9, 2012 at 1:31 PM

It certainly helps when one party's platform includes mainstreaming rape, but still, this is awesome:

Planned Parenthood's political wing trounced other groups with a near perfect return on its election spending, according to a new numbers review.

The Sunlight Foundation found that Planned Parenthood's advocacy arm and super-PAC spent about $5 million and $7 million, respectively, to oppose Republicans and support Democrats in the general election.

In the end, the two groups saw returns on investment of about 98 and 99 percent, according to Sunlight.

... Much further down on Sunlight's list were conservative groups. Americans for Tax Reform was on the higher end of that range, with a rate of return of about 57 percent, according to the report. American Crossroads, Karl Rove's 527 organization, had a rate of return of 1.3 percent, the report found.

American Crossroads spent about $105 million to Planned Parenthood's $12 million, which only goes to highlight the scope of Rove's enormous failure, doesn't it?


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I would like to know how "return on investment" is calculated in this context. Does it just meant that most of the money went to support winning candidates? That, by itself, does not make the money well-spent.
Posted by minderbender on November 9, 2012 at 2:07 PM · Report this
merry 2
OMG that phone ringing for the Repugs is getting deafening.... Won't anyone over there answer their wake-up call from America???

I have never seen such self-immolation in a political party before... Wisht I had me some marshmallows...
Posted by merry on November 9, 2012 at 2:27 PM · Report this
@2: marshmallows are cheap & easily obtained, you have only yourself to blame
Posted by minderbender on November 9, 2012 at 2:32 PM · Report this
Geocrackr 4
I agree w/ @1: It suggests to me that PP only donated to sure things, and ignored the marginal candidates who they might've really helped.
Posted by Geocrackr on November 9, 2012 at 2:51 PM · Report this
merry 5
@ 3 - Too true.

I must be one of those 47%ers who won't take responsibility for their lives... or their marshmallows.... :(
Posted by merry on November 9, 2012 at 3:54 PM · Report this
1 & 4: yes, you're sure those grapes out of reach of the repugs must be sour.

#6, hmm, if you wrote in English, we might better be able to assess wtf you're trying to say.
Posted by judybrowni on November 9, 2012 at 7:55 PM · Report this
Pridge Wessea 9
Won't somebody think of the marshmallows?
Posted by Pridge Wessea on November 10, 2012 at 1:37 PM · Report this

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