Luke Rosiak reported today on Open Secrets that Barack Obama is recieving donations from troops abroad at a six-to-one ratio to John McCain (and approximately 1.5 to one from all military personnel). Total donations to the Obama campaign from troops abroad were just over $60,000.00.
Wondering why my fellow servicemen were selling out my country, I got in and did some research myself. I came up with the following totals:
all personnel listing “army” as employer: $5,942.00
all personnel listing “navy” as employer: $1,000.00
all personnel listing “air force” as employer: $1,300.00
all personnel listing “marine corps” as employer: $0.00 (OOH-RAH!)
Now, I’m no great shakes at math, but that seems to fall a bit short $60,000.00.
Can anyone clarify where those other numbers came from?