Corporates donate $160 million to RNC

According to an article dated Sept 1 (!) by CorpWatch, corporate donations to the Republican National Convention will reach $160 million this year, “making it the most expensive political convention in history. It will dwarf the record $95 million spent by Democrats on their 2004 convention.”

The article describes in detail how corporate interests sponsor both parties’ conventions in order to pave the ground for lobbying initiatives. Says AGA spokeswoman Peggy Laramie:

“We want to raise the visibility of natural gas issues in a fun atmosphere (!).”