Longtime readers of MHProNews know that we’ve published more than one article that cast concerns about billionaire George Soros. That disclaimer noted, this is one of those classic cases of the need to separate the wheat from the chaff with all people, organizations, and things. There is good, bad, and meh to be found in all people and things. Because what follows comes with a tip of the hat to the Soros-funded “Open Secrets” platform. Why? Because it is data – not opinion – driven.
Per Open Secrets Center for Responsive Politics, the following is based upon the data obtained by the Federal Election Commission (FEC) data released on February 01, 2019.
Our concerns about the Arlington, VA based Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) are likewise well know to longtime, attentive readers.
In the days ahead, this article will likely be referenced several times in our ‘related reports’ that follow so many of our Daily Business News reports or Masthead news, commentaries, fact-checks and analysis.
|Total Contributions from this PAC to federal candidates
(27% to Democrats, 73% to Republicans)
Total to Democrats: $44,500
Total to Republicans: $123,500
|Aderholt, Robert B (R-AL)||$1,000|
|Barr, Andy (R-KY)||$12,500|
|Bost, Mike (R-IL)||$1,000|
|Budd, Ted (R-NC)||$1,000|
|Byrne, Bradley (R-AL)||$1,000|
|Calvert, Ken (R-CA)||$1,000|
|Carbajal, Salud (D-CA)||$1,000|
|Carter, John (R-TX)||$1,000|
|Correa, Lou (D-CA)||$3,000|
|Costa, Jim (D-CA)||$1,000|
|Cuellar, Henry (D-TX)||$1,000|
|Culberson, John (R-TX)||$2,000|
|DeFazio, Peter (D-OR)||$2,500|
|Diaz-Balart, Mario (R-FL)||$2,500|
|Duffy, Sean P (R-WI)||$5,000|
|Emmer, Tom (R-MN)||$1,000|
|Fleischmann, Chuck (R-TN)||$5,000|
|Foster, Bill (D-IL)||$2,000|
|Gonzalez, Vicente (D-TX)||$1,500|
|Gottheimer, Josh (D-NJ)||$3,000|
|Graves, Tom (R-GA)||$5,000|
|Guthrie, Brett (R-KY)||$1,000|
|Hensarling, Jeb (R-TX)||$3,000|
|Hill, French (R-AR)||$2,500|
|Huizenga, Bill (R-MI)||$2,500|
|Hultgren, Randy (R-IL)||$2,000|
|Joyce, David P (R-OH)||$1,000|
|Kelly, Trent (R-MS)||$500|
|Kihuen, Ruben (D-NV)||$1,000|
|Kind, Ron (D-WI)||$1,000|
|Knight, Steve (R-CA)||$2,000|
|Kustoff, David (R-TN)||$4,000|
|Loudermilk, Barry (R-GA)||$3,000|
|Love, Mia (R-UT)||$2,000|
|Lucas, Frank D (R-OK)||$1,000|
|Luetkemeyer, Blaine (R-MO)||$5,000|
|MacArthur, Thomas (R-NJ)||$1,500|
|McHenry, Patrick (R-NC)||$2,500|
|Moolenaar, John (R-MI)||$2,000|
|Murphy, Stephanie (D-FL)||$1,000|
|Nunes, Devin (R-CA)||$1,000|
|O’Halleran, Tom (D-AZ)||$1,000|
|Palazzo, Steven (R-MS)||$2,000|
|Panetta, Jimmy (D-CA)||$2,500|
|Peters, Scott (D-CA)||$2,000|
|Peterson, Collin (D-MN)||$1,000|
|Poliquin, Bruce (R-ME)||$10,000|
|Rice, Kathleen (D-NY)||$6,000|
|Roby, Martha (R-AL)||$1,000|
|Rogers, Hal (R-KY)||$1,000|
|Rogers, Mike D (R-AL)||$1,000|
|Roskam, Peter (R-IL)||$1,000|
|Ross, Dennis (R-FL)||$2,500|
|Rothfus, Keith J (R-PA)||$2,500|
|Scalise, Steve (R-LA)||$2,500|
|Schneider, Brad (D-IL)||$1,000|
|Scott, David (D-GA)||$2,500|
|Sessions, Pete (R-TX)||$3,000|
|Sewell, Terri A (D-AL)||$5,000|
|Sherman, Brad (D-CA)||$2,000|
|Stivers, Steve (R-OH)||$3,000|
|Suozzi, Tom (D-NY)||$2,500|
|Tenney, Claudia (R-NY)||$1,500|
|Tipton, Scott (R-CO)||$1,000|
|Valadao, David (R-CA)||$1,000|
|Veasey, Marc (D-TX)||$1,000|
|Walden, Greg (R-OR)||$2,500|
|Walorski, Jackie (R-IN)||$1,500|
|Walters, Mimi (R-CA)||$1,000|
|Williams, Roger (R-TX)||$2,500|
|Yoder, Kevin (R-KS)||$2,000|
|Young, David (R-IA)||$4,000|
|Zeldin, Lee (R-NY)||$1,500|
Total to Democrats: $12,500
Total to Republicans: $28,500
|Boozman, John (R-AR)||$2,500|
|Brown, Sherrod (D-OH)||$500|
|Capito, Shelley Moore (R-WV)||$1,000|
|Cotton, Tom (R-AR)||$3,500|
|Crapo, Mike (R-ID)||$5,000|
|Daines, Steven (R-MT)||$1,000|
|Graham, Lindsey (R-SC)||$1,000|
|Heller, Dean (R-NV)||$2,500|
|Kaine, Tim (D-VA)||$1,000|
|Manchin, Joe (D-WV)||$2,500|
|McConnell, Mitch (R-KY)||$5,000|
|Scott, Tim (R-SC)||$5,000|
|Sinema, Kyrsten (D-AZ)||$7,500|
|Tester, Jon (D-MT)||$1,000|
|Wicker, Roger (R-MS)||$2,000|
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MHI is widely seen as being in the sway of a relatively small group of ‘big boy’ corporations. Chief among those is Warren Buffett led Berkshire Hathaway. Berkshire’s brands in MHVille include, but are not limited to, Clayton Homes, 21st Mortgage Corp, and Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance.
See the related reports below for more insights on those operations.
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