July 30, 2012

Hollywood Much Louder than NRA on the Hill

From the left side of the aisle we often hear about how much power the National Rifle Association has on Congress, but in comparison to Hollywood's lobbying ability the NRA holds little power. Chris Frates of The National Journal compares the NRA’s donations to those generated by Hollywood:
“Time Warner, the parent company of Warner Bros. … has given almost $22 million in campaign contributions since 1989, mostly to Democrats. And that's just one of the six major studios. The NRA, by contrast, has given almost $19 million, mostly to Republicans, over the same amount of time. George Clooney's Hollywood fundraiser raised almost that much in one night for President Obama."